If you plan a trip to Thailand, know that there are several different types of Thailand. Firstly let’s begin with Bangkok. The Venice of the East, a hyperactive megalopolis with more than 12 million people, a perfect blend of golden temples, bazaars and glass towers where you can lose yourself with pleasure. Then the South; its islands, beaches and rocks rising up from the sea along with its spicy cuisine and Muslim influences. Finally, the northern most authentic region with its ancient founders kingdoms, its relaxed pace of life and Buddhist temples. 95% of the Thai population is Buddhist and many tours offer to follow "in the footsteps of the Buddha." Introductory courses in meditation are also offered by some travel agencies. A holiday in Thailand offers a mosaic of experiences and discoveries. Between sports and fun beach activities, adventures in lush forests and discoveries of ancestral sites, well-being of body and mind, Thailand is a destination that surprises and amazes each time.
Thailand is now a major destination for millions of travelers. Reliable and easy, backpackers seeking adventure as well as tourists come here to spend their holidays. Several sites are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO such as Sukhothai. The "city of happiness" is a great glimpse of traditional Thailand; it is bursting with temples dating back to the Kingdom of Siam. With regards to bathing and swimming, the Kra Isthmus is known for its beaches and beautiful landscapes. In the South, the Phang Nga Bay is a feast for the eyes that can be discovered by canoe or long tail boat. Finally, Thailand is one of the best world tourist destinations. There are many must-try dishes like curry with coconut milk or Chinese noodle soup. Holidays in Thailand allure tourists from all over the world, fans of historical relics and Buddhism as well as comfort lovers; those seeking to relax on exotic beaches with cocktails. This kingdom called "the land of smiles" is undoubtedly the ideal destination to discover an Asia with many faces.
The central plain
The plateau of Isaan
The Kra peninsula