If you’re looking to book an exotic trip for the New Year, adventure awaits with direct flights from London to Bangkok for less than you think. Once in the Thai capital, a plethora of destinations will be at your fingertips with a simple onward flight… perhaps Australia or Cambodia take your fancy?

On the hunt for a New Year bargain? With direct flights from London to Bangkok from as little as £499, it’s not just mainland Thailand that will be waiting for you. With simple onward flights, you can explore the ancient ruins of Siem Reap in Cambodia, the cool atmosphere of Melbourne or take part in some island hopping around Thailand — or all of the above!

Seeing is believing, so to give you a better idea of the sights that await, feast your eyes on some of these stunning Instagram shots:

Siem Reap, Cambodia


Siem Reap is a gateway to the mind-blowing ancient world of Angkor. Its most iconic temple, Angkor Wat, built in the first half of the 12th century, is a must-see sight. You can see why it’s both a symbol of national pride for Cambodians and one of the seven wonders of the world…


Dubbed the ‘Tomb Raider Temple’, Ta Prohm has to be one of the most atmospheric ruins in Angkor. It stands out from the other monuments of Angkor due to the fact it appears to have been swallowed by the jungle…


Siem Reap is home to the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia — one of the richest inland fishing waters in the world. Here, you’ll find the ‘floating village’, home to over a million people, the majority of whom live directly on the lake in these eclectic houseboats.

Thailand: island hopping


With over 5,000 miles of coastline, Thailand’s beaches and islands are crying out to be explored. Island-hop in the Andaman Sea off Phuket and Krabi and you’ll witness magical scenes like these of Ko Phi Phi. Don’t forget your underwater camera!


This Thailand paradise, known as ‘James Bond Island’ due to its appearance in the 1974 movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, is brimming with wildlife, limestone cliffs, unspoiled rivers and some of the most enchanting caves you’ll ever see.


Thailand’s largest island is wrapped in white-gold sand and surrounded by turquoise waters, so clear they look like they’ve been Photoshopped. From Thai cookery classes to snorkelling, there’s something for everyone on this magical island.

Melbourne, Australia


Not dissimilar to New York’s Central Park, Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens are simply stunning. In the summer, the gardens host a Moonlight Cinema, and you can also book yourself onto a free tour to make sure you don’t miss a single square-metre of this city centre paradise.


It’s easy to see why Melbourne is known as Australia’s cultural capital, and this is one famous lane that really showcases its urban sophistication, with its multi-coloured, graffiti-lined walls. Prepare for Instagrammable shots in abundance!


Considered holy ground by many Aussies, no trip to Melbourne would be complete without watching a game in this 100,000-capacity sporting venue. The grounds host cricket in the summer months and the Australian Football League in winter.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your adventure today from London with Thai Airways.

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