Did You Know?
The map of Thailand looks like an elephant head.
Nestled in the heart of the Indo-China peninsula, Thailand is resplendent with exotic wildlife, spectacular islands, and smiling people. Thailand has been termed a premier tourist destination in southeast Asia. With an irresistible combination of breathtaking natural ambiance and awe-inspiring man-made beauties, Thailand boasts of welcoming more than 10 million visitors each year.
You can learn to scuba dive, indulge in photography, or get up close and personal with the flora and fauna. Other than experiencing a real adventure, you can also take time to rejuvenate in the lush ambiance at Thailand's farming villages. Allow yourself to be enveloped in peace and tranquility at one of Thailand's Buddhist temples. With all that it has to offer, we can definitely say Thailand is a perfect holiday destination.
Undoubtedly Thai, it is everything you would want for a perfect holiday - stunning beaches, sophisticated cuisine, exotic marine life, and unique history.
The heart of Thailand reverberates in this chaotic, pulsating metropolis. Popular among the locals as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, the city blends together tradition and fashion. Its open air markets and colorful nightlife is sure to magically bind you to its marvels. The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo, and Wat Pho are some of the places you must visit while in the capital.
Blue skies, pristine waters, and fine sand is what will welcome you at this East coast beach just 2 hours away from the capital. Hike up to the Khao Phra Bat or the Pattaya hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the curved bay. Catch crocodiles in their natural habitat at the crocodile farm that is just a 15-minute drive from the center. Do make it a point to catch their world famous cabaret show, and visit the Sriracha Tiger Zoo where you can cuddle up with baby tigers.
If all you are looking for is inner peace, then a visit to the religious city of Chiang Mai is a must. Lined with temples and craft shops, this old city is deep-rooted in culture and is sure to rub off some of its essence on you. Known as The Rose of the North, this place is a tourist's paradise. There's trekking and river rapids to take on for those of you with an adventurous spirit. Do not miss the famous Songkran festival held in the month of April, especially if you want to experience the wild side of this province.
If your idea of fun is swimming with elephants, this island is where you should immediately rush to. Ko Chang literally translates to Elephant Island and offers one and all a unique experience. The island boasts of serene waterfalls and thriving coral reefs, and pearly white sandy beaches and lush rain forests. Undoubtedly, you might even come across wildlife that calls this island home.
Located on the western coast of southern Thailand, the province houses several national parks, including Railay and Ko Phi Phi. Among the many things you can do when you land here are snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing. Rock-climbing at Railay is a must for those interested in a little adventure. A visit to the Tiger Cave Temple, located in the north east, is a must. You can also lose yourself in the maze of caves that form a part of the trail.
Who wants to go diving? Phuket, with a plethora of dive sites, is the place for divers to be in Thailand. Explore the coral forests at Ko Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi only if you are an experienced diver. You can partake in kite surfing at Nai Yang in summers, and Chalong Bay in the winters. If you are up for some serious snorkeling, try Ko Phi Phi islands, Patong, and Kata. Try sea-canoeing at Phang Nga Bay, visit Ko Panyi - the village on stilts, or simply sunbathe on the white sandy beaches.
Thailand, with all its wonderful treats, is a tropical heaven whose favorable climatic conditions opens its doors to visitors all through the year. Thai people are very open and encouraging, which makes the entire Thai experience even more alluring. Whether you stay in a five-star hotel or a beachfront bungalow, Thailand is sure to leave you satisfied and rejuvenated to the very core.