Thailand is world’s 50th largest country in terms of area. It is situated in the Indonesian peninsula and offers you two distinct aspects to explore in accordance to your interest. It has a progressive urban aspect, that is laden with glittery lanes, luxe restaurants, great urban centers for modern entertainment, indulgent spa and massage centers and more. The rural lanes are dotted by pretty traditional houses, quiet beaches, lush forests, bustling local marketplaces and friendly locals.
There are so many aspects to Thailand one can explore. A truly versatile tourist destination, it offers great beach experiences in sea green waters, a tour through towering skyscrapers, mysterious limestone caves, elephant bathing hideouts and more. The cuisine of Thailand is unforgettable. Apart from the freshly procured exotic seafood, you should also try on the sweet tea, loaded with rich condensed milk. The world famous and refreshing green papaya juice flavored with tangy tamarind juice.
History of Thailand
The word Thai stands for the phrase "free man". Many kingdoms stepped into this territory, from the Kingdom of Funan, Sukhothai Kingdom, Ayutthaya Kingdom, who were attacked by the Burmese Alaungpaya Dynasty. Presently, the King of Thailand is Rama X or Vajiralongkorn who is a representative head of the nation and is assisted by the Privy Council of Thailand.
Places to Visit
Wat Rong Khun
An impeccably designed Buddhist temple that adorns a contemporary architectural look.
Tiger Cave Temple
Climb up the 1,237 flight of stairs all the way to the top to get a bird’s eye view of Thailand besides a towering Buddha effigy.
Excellent location for trying a hand at cave exploration through the shallow sea green waters of Krabi.
You can bathe and pet friendly elephants in the nearby creek and have a great time bonding with the gentle giants.
Koh Phi Phi
Snorkeling through the mild waters of Koh Phi Phi will let you encounter hundreds of colorful corals & fishes.
Good To Know
513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi)