Thailand - a diverse and wonderful land
British travellers have traditionally loved Thailand for its adventure travel opportunities, with the nation offering a diverse range of experiences that live long in the memory.
Wild and interesting cities such as Bangkok are juxtaposed with insanely stunning beaches and island getaways that some could only dream of visiting.
Those heading to Thailand on an overland tour of Asia can expect to visit Buddhist temples, trek through rainforests, paddle on rivers and across calm seas and relax on beaches all in one adventure holiday.
Intrepid travellers can visit wildlife sanctuaries, ride elephants, photograph hippos and rhinos and check out ancient ruins during their stay.
Those who wish to can also live for a short time with a local village, where they can learn about Traditional Thai herbal medicine and experience the culture firsthand.
However, a visit to the wonderful south-east Asian nation need not all be about nature and rural living - the country is also developing a reputation for top-class golfing and other premium leisure facilities.
According to Golfasian, the Thai golf tourism industry is expected to be worth 60 billion baht (£1.26 billion) in 2012.
It based its figures on a Tourism Authority of Thailand forecast that of the 19 million projected visitors to the country next year, 600,000 would be there to play or watch golf.
Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Chiang Mai are the main destinations for fans of the sport, who enjoy pleasant weather and beautiful courses during their visit.
Golfasian owner Mark Siegel explained that he is looking forward to a great season, thanks to the popularity of Thailand.
"The political situation is calm, there have been no natural disasters [elsewhere] to deter tourism, and Thailand's cultural capability to attract tourists remains streets ahead of other markets," he said.
Of course, those who would prefer a more cultural break could always hop on an overland tour and take a journey into the heart of the country, where they can discover what Thailand is really all about.