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thailand

Land of Smiles

"Kingdom of Thailand" also more often described as "Land of Smiles". No matter where ever you go and who ever you talk to, you will get plenty of smiles from local Thai people. Also the visitors feels happy and smiling by Loving its Natural beauty, Scenic landscapes, Lush green gardens, Clear blue sea, White sandy beaches, Entertainment activities, Shopping & Tourist friendly atmosphere.



Visa: Procedures to get Visa on arrival seems very simple & tourist friendly, also a reason behind flooding tourists almost from every part of the world.



Temples: "Awesome ....!" is the only word that comes to the mind when you see Buddha temples (said as "Wat") in Thailand. To worship in the silence and admire its beauty, it's best to visit in the early morning. Most of the Buddha idols are gold colored and the temple has glittering decorations like no other. Experiencing Thailand is incomplete with out visiting a couple of temples.

Climate: Climate is tropical; it's warm throughout the year. Best time to visit is from November to February, but it's filled with tourist crowd and the airfares & room rates will be at its peak. You can also take advantage of its rainy season from July to October, by getting cheaper airfare, room rates and less touristy.

Food: "Yummy" and "Spicy", yeah it's all about Thai food. Rice, Noodle, Soup and Curry are the main course of Thai food. It's almost a mix of Indian & Chinese style. Food is really cheap and even safe to eat in street restaurants. Western, Chinese, Indian food is also available all over Thailand, if you really want to give a treat to your taste buds, then go for Thai food at Thailand & if you are too sensitive to spicy food, just ask them to tone down the spice levels.



Thailand is a popular destination for many travelers looking for natural wonders, cultural exploration, jungle trekking, bird watching, golfing, scuba diving, kayaking, shopping, partying & great food. The combination of all these things along with reasonable prices, warm weather all year round and friendly Thai people makes it understandable why many people come to Thailand and fall in love with the country and end up returning frequently.



I just speak about tourism here. Even though Thailand has got more upsides by catering the needs of a tourist, certainly it has got some downsides too.
  • Dual Pricing System: The practice of two tier pricing is widespread in Thailand, that seems to be endorsed by the Government. Most of the country's national parks, zoos and museums have a separate price for foreigners that is far greater than the fees charged to Thais. So, Be prepared.
  • Racism: In General, Thai people are friendly, Smiling and helpful. But I have also noticed racism when compared to western people in certain establishments and circumstances.

Visa on Arrival

Airports in Bangkok

Airport transfer

Money Exchange that
offers best rate

Riverside tourist
attraction in Bangkok

Explore Bangkok
on BTS & MRT

Shopping in Bangkok

Spend a day to see
Buddha temples in Bangkok

Serious Jogger?
List of Parks in Bangkok

Where to go with Kids
in Pattaya

Kayaking in Krabi

Places to Visit

Bangkok Ang Thong Ayutthaya Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Koh Larn
Krabi Pattaya
Bangkok:
It's the largest city and also the Capital of Thailand. Jam packed with bustling traffic, road side bars and crowded with international tourist (almost from every part of the world) it seems terrible at the first sight, but a lovely city with lot of temples, lush green parks, tasty Thai food, amazing shopping areas, theme parks and much more places to see and relax.
Ang Thong:
One of the Hidden Gem in Thailand. Located in a short drive distance from Ayutthaya. The Great Buddha (Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn), also the "Tallest Buddha statue in Thailand" is the center of attraction of this small town.
Ayutthaya:
Ancient capital of Thailand. Located at just One and a Half hour drive distance from Bangkok and has numerous magnificent ruins .  The great cultural value of Ayutthaya's ruins were officially recognized & became an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's also a popular day-trip destination for travelers from Bangkok.
Chiang Mai:
Once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom & Now the second largest city in Thailand. Mostly visited by Thai people on their Local Holidays. Bo Sang umbrellas, Doi Suthep & Tiger Kingdom are some of the must see places in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai:
The quieter neighbour of Chiang Mai. It's a fascinating province filled with cultural and natural wonders, including the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together.
Koh Larn Islands:
Not only well known for its Clear Blue sea and white sandy beaches, but also has many water sports related activities for those who seek adventure. Good place to rest & relax. Beach is very calm which makes you comfortable to play with kids.
Krabi:
Often called as Jewel of Andaman. Less crowded destination with Family friendly atmosphere and it has the most beautiful beaches and island in the whole of Thailand. Have more choices for Jungle Trucking, Mountain Climbing, Scuba diving, River rafting, Kayaking, Bird watching & so on.
Pattaya:
Nearest city from Bangkok. Mostly spoken, referred and seen as Adult oriented entertainment area and there is no denying that, but it has many family friendly tourist spots and plenty of activities available for both young and old.



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