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.