There is never a dull day in Thailand. Whether it is the Songkran Festival or the first cool breeze of the winter season, there is always something to make you smile, laugh, cry or get excited about. Thailand is a land of magic and mystery attracting the Western world in seek of advantage and romance. Blessed with a huge allocation of beautiful natural resources and extraordinary culture, it is no wonder that Thais are such fun-loving people. Quite simply, where else can you find pristine beaches, crystal blue waters, an assortment of activities and a choice of modern or primitive accommodations all in one compact package? Take the opportunity to view the destinations below and see what hidden treasures await you.
Happiness Has Many Choices – Happiness is following your interests or discovering new ones. Whatever your interest, you’ll find very special states of happiness in Thailand. These range from sports to shopping, spa treatments, adventure excursions, dining, festivals, romance and good health
|The Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.|
From the stupa-studded mountains of Mae Hong Son and the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to the pulse-pounding dance clubs of Bangkok and the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River, Thailand offers something for every type of traveler.
Of course Thailand, like other Asian countries, has been influenced by contact with foreign cultures. But the never-changing character of Thai culture has remained dominant, even in modern city life. Often depicted as fun-loving, happy-go-lucky folk (which indeed they often are), the Thais are also proud and strong, and have struggled for centuries to preserve their independence of spirit.Thailand is divided into 5 regions:
The Central Region is extremely rich in historical sites. These include Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi. Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Lopburi and, most important of all, Bangkok, Thailand s capital and major point-of-entry.
The East Coast unfolds in a series of bays and beaches to the Thai-Kampuchean border. Many popular resorts, including Pattaya, Asia’s premier beach resort, occupy a coast characterized by cliff-hidden bays, palmfringed beaches, fishing communities, lovely islands and largely tranquil Gulf waters.
The North – Bordered by Burma and Laos, characterized by forested mountains — lower extremities of Himalayan foothills — and fertile river valleys, northern Thailand encompasses part of the fabled Golden Triangle and was the cradle of Thai civilization where several centuries ago, small independent kingdoms held sway.
The Northeast Plateau is a distinctive region thanks to a topography of forested mountains and national parks and rolling farmland: to its colorful inhabitants who speak their own melodious dialect, have a delicious highly spiced cuisine, and a hospitable, vibrant and oftentimes boisterous folk culture: and because of archaeologically significant excavations and shrines — such as Ban Chiang where the world’s oldest Bronze Age civilization flourished some 5,600 years ago: and venerable prasat hin (stone castle) temples, legacy of I-San’s former importance to the Angkor-centred Khmer empire.
The South is characterized by lush tropical islands, dazzling palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs teeming with colorful marine life, picturesque fishing villages with handpainted boats, remote national parks, forested mountains, waterfalls, historic cities, ubiquitous rubber estates, wildlife sanctuaries, and the juxtaposition of temples and mosques.
|Travel to Bangkok – The City of Angels – Thai people call their capital “Krung Thep” which means the city of angels. It was founded about 300 years ago to replace the old capital city, Thonburi. Most interesting tourist places in Bangkok are grand and splendid temples and palaces, canals and rivers. Furthermore, Bangkok is also a shopping center of all kinds of goods.|
Travel to Pattaya – Beaches in Pattaya are urban beaches, mere steps from hotels, guest houses, restaurants and food stalls. On Pattaya’s beaches you can soak up the sun, get a massage, rent watercraft, order food and people watch.
Golf around Pattaya is pretty close to golfers heaven for high and low handicappers alike. Twenty or more international standard golf courses are within an hours drive of Pattaya.
Travel to Hua Hin/Cha-Am – For those who want to relax in peaceful surroundings, play some wonderful rounds of golf and soak up the tropical sun, Hua Hin, with its numerous water sports activities, 7 world class golf courses (and 4 others nearby) and great seafood dining options, is the ideal place to be.
Travel to Phuket – The area features top notch beach resorts, as well as hundreds of beaches with peach colored sand, crystal clear waters, and dozens of tropical palm trees. Phuket, Thailand truly is a tropical destination. There are also many islands located just off the coast of Phuket that are accessible by boat and feature many tourist attractions. Some of these islands include the Phi Phi Island, Surin Islands, and the Similan Islands.
Travel to Koh Samui – Enjoying the sun and beach atmosphere lull you into the feeling that you never want to budge from the beach. But Samui is an island of great natural beauty and has lots of things to be see. Even those who don’t get excited about sightseeing will find that the journeys to these popular attractions will provide their own delights.
Travel to Krabi – Krabi is an ideal getaway destination teeming with natural attractions including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous large and small islands and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls.
Travel to Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai is…the land of beauty, warm hospitality and good manners …the land of fascinating, mist-shrouded mountains and fertile valleys …the land of religion with over 1,100 Buddhist temples…and the land of Thai arts and handicrafts. If you have a chance to visit this tourist paradise, you will understand why people call it “The Rose of the North“.
Travel to Koh Chang – Koh Chang is a perfect hideaway for nature lovers. Koh Chang is the largest in a group of 52 islands belonging to the Koh Chang National Marine Park, and is acclaimed for its pristine rainforests and stunning marine life. Lush, green and mountainous, the island has a multitude of natural treasures which visitors can explore. Apart from taking advantage of the soft white sand beaches, more adventurous guests can enjoy hiking in the rainforests, elephant trekking, fishing, sailing, snorkeling and diving. Day trips to the surrounding islands can easily be arranged and there are two multi-level waterfalls with refreshing pools to swim in.
|Thailand AttractionsAttractions for the visitor to Thailand are many and varied. From hill trekking in the north, to the frenetic pace of Bangkok, and the laid back beaches of the south – Thailand has it all. more about Thailand tourist attractions ….|
Scuba Diving in ThailandScuba diving is fun, adventures and popular. Thailand offers you fantastic diving areas in the Andaman sea and Gulf of Thailand. see the Diving Sites In Thailand
Thai CookingThe Thais love to eat, often consuming four to six small meals a day. Throughout Thailand, you’ll find a fascinating mix, from world-class restaurants to street vendors. It’s fun to watch a vendor stretch out dough, dice bananas into a cup, add an egg, cook it on a hot grill, pour a little sugar and coconut cream on top and hand you delicious banana pancakes. Click here to learn cooking some dishes on your own
3 Most popular dishes: Sour & Spicy Prawn Soup (Tom Yam Koong) – Chicken soup with lemongrass – Tom Khaa Gai – Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam)Thai-grown tropical fruits are becoming legendary the world over. Their heady fragrances, ripe colours and succulent flavors have rightfully contributed to the country’s burgeoning reputation as one of the world’s major culinary hubs.
|History Of Thailand – The area, which is now Thailand, has been populated ever since the dawn of civilization in Asia. The first humans in this region were hunter-gatherers whose way of life was based on hunting wild animals and gathering whatever grew wild in the woods and the hills. Later on man learn|
Thailand’s Weather and Climate
|Thailand’s Weather and Climate|
|ClimateThailand’s climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity, and dominated by monsoons. April and May are the hottest months of the year, when even the locals are moved to complain about the heat. June sees the beginning of the South West Monsoon, and brings with it the rainy season, which continues intermittently until the end of October.From November to the end of February the climate is much less trying with a cooling North East breeze and a reduction in the humidity level. This is also the main tourist season, and the best time to visit Thailand.The area of Thailand north of Bangkok has a climate determined by three seasons whilst the southern peninsular region of Thailand has only two.In northern Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Between November and May the weather is mostly dry, however this is broken up into the periods November to February and March to May. The later of these two periods has the higher relative temperatures as although the northeast monsoon does not directly effect the northern area of Thailand, it does cause cooling breezes from November to February.The other northern season is from May to November and is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall in the north is at its heaviest.The southern region of Thailand really has only two seasons — the wet and the dry. These seasons do not run at the same time on both the east and west side of the peninsular. |
On the west coast (Phuket) the southwest monsoon brings rain and often heavy storms from April through toOctober, whilst on the east coast (Koh Samui) the most rain falls between September and December.Overall the southern parts of Thailand get by far the most rain with around 2,400 millimetres every year, compared with the central and northern regions of Thailand, both of which get around 1,400 millimetres.