It’s possible to have a range of different travel experiences in Thailand, and the region travelers choose will often determine the direction their vacation will take. In the north, where culture and natural activities reign supreme, there is no better way to immerse oneself in the atmosphere than at Four Seasons Tented Camp, near the Laos border, where guests can have breakfast with baby elephants. To the west of this sits Thailand’s second-biggest city, Chiang Mai, which is loved by all because of its non-city feel. Here, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is a place one visits to feel like the royalty of times past, modelled after an ancient Lanna Kingdom. Bangkok, now one of the shopping capitals of Southeast Asia, but once referred to as the Venice of the East due to its intricate canal transportation system, is home to several hotels that reflect the old-meets-new vibe of the city. The Siam is one such hotel: positioned on the famous Chao Phraya River, this luxury retreat is home to many unique cultural Thai relics. Of course, no trip to Thailand would be complete without a visit to its stunningly beautiful beaches in the south. There are all kinds of luxury beach resorts to choose from here, but our top picks include Amanpuri, Phuket’s most magnificent beachside property, as well as the Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay, located in the picturesque Krabi region, where it’s possible to perform a marriage ceremony under the sea amongst vivid corals and sea life.