Thailand is a diverse country in Southeast Asia famous for its beaches and historic attractions. In Thailand you can enjoy the bustle of the capital city, Bangkok or retreat to one of the nation’s myriad beaches. The nation if full of magnificent Buddhist temples, some of the world’s best street food and many low cost accommodations. Of course, there are also plenty of luxury hotels, so you have to do your research to locate bargains. Phucket has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, including Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Patong Beach, which are equally good for water sports and simply relaxing and working on your tan. If you want to find one of Phucket’s less crowded beaches, make your way to Freedom Beach, which is only accessible by boat or by hiking over a steep hill.