THAILAND’S rich culinary history is one of the key attractions for visitors, and gastronomic tourism is growing rapidly in the country.

Stemming from the ancient traditions of Siam, Thai cuisine has evolved into one of the world’s most popular, evolving along with the country.

With a growing gastronomic tourism industry, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Hello Taste Thailand guidebook to whet the appetite of visitors planning their next trip.

The guide, which has been developed with seasoned gastronomic tour companies provides 10 new epicurean adventures for tourists to enjoy while immersing themselves in Thai culture.

Chiang Mai

The tours take guests to meet food producers, eating festivals, restaurants and special places that have strong links to special foods combined with tastings and opportunities to watch chefs prepare Thailand’s signature dishes.

The guide outlines a series of programs that will leave guests hungry for more, including the one-day ‘Taste the More Natural Side of Chiang Mai’ tasting tour that lets visitors experience a more authentic side of the ancient capital’s rich culinary history, or the two-day ‘Phuket’s Perfect Combination’, which gives tourists a chance to prepare, cook and learn about new Thai dishes and drinks, and eat plenty.

The Hello Taste of Thailand guidebook can be downloaded at

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