Thailand's diverse landscape is a sweet visionary treat for many a visitor. Its most popular island, Phuket, is home to some of the world's finest hotels and its own beautiful array of beaches: Kata, Patong, Surin and Karon. If you're more of an adrenaline seeker, go diving with whale sharks off Ko Tao or the Similan Islands, offering some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling experiences in Thailand. Retreat to the north for beautifully encompassing forests, fields and villages that synergise with the mountainous backdrops. Be bedazzled by gleaming temples and golden Buddhas, and join the religious devotion of Buddha, through meditation retreats at Chiang Mai and cave shrines in Kanchanaburi and Phetchaburi.