Thailand Travel Guide - Information to Help You Plan Your Trip to Thailand
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a lush and tropical country full
of culture, beauty, and history. Thailand is a kingdom, and has the
most recorded reigns of any other country in the world. It is the 51st
largest country in the world, with a population of 64 million people.
Amazing Thailand's Many Attractions
Thailand is booming as a destination because it
has many interesting and memorable tourist attractions. When it comes
to tourism, the country is often referred to as "Amazing Thailand". It
has become the countries international slogan. There are many
historical sites to see such as temples and ancient ruins. There is
also a wide variety of beaches and tropical hot spots. Thailand has
something for everybody.
This country is bursting at the seams with attractions. The capital city, Bangkok
has more than enough to keep you busy during your trip. You can
visit The Grand Palace, an amazing building and a part of
Thailand's history, it served as the home to royalty. Bangkok is also
where you will find much of Thailand's wild and thriving nightlife. In
this city you can find everything from a floating market, to a huge
As you explore more of Thailand, there is even more for you to see.
Anyone who visits must see Ayuthaya during their trip. This was the
capital of Thailand until it was destroyed by invaders. The ruins still
stand and are a unique window into Thailand's history.
Thailand also has many natural beauties. You can take part in all sorts
of activities, such as rock climbing and scuba diving. And you'll be
doing this in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
The Climate of Thailand
Thailand is typically a very tropical country. You'll find lush locations with exotic plant life. It can also be very humid.
The main thing to take note of is the monsoons. These are "wet
seasons" in which there can be huge amounts of rain on a regular
basis. This can interfere with or even prevent travel. If nothing else,
it can spoil a day of sightseeing.
The monsoons come at different times depending on which part of
Thailand you're visiting. Typically, the west coast monsoon will take
place between April and October. While the east coast monsoon will take
place between September and December.
Health & Safety
When visiting a foreign country, you want to learn about any potential
dangers or health that you will need to be avoid. Luckily, Thailand is
one of the safest foreign countries to visit. There is nothing
outstanding of note as far as crime of health issues. Still, you should
follow all the basic precautions when it comes to traveling in general.
Never carry too much money on your person. Any money you do have
shoulder be in an area that cannot be accessed easily by pickpockets.
Avoid wearing fancy jewelry or wrist watches.
Be careful when selecting food and drink. It's better to focus on
restaurants that are used to catering tourists. Never drink tap water
unless you boil it first. Try to stick to bottled water whenever you
One small thing to note about Thailand specifically is the small
monkeys that can be found there. These can be an entirely different
breed of pick-pocket (and I mean different breed literally). They're
small and cute, but they have a tendency to steal food and all sorts of
personal items. For example, don't let them reach out and grab your
glasses. You may think it's cute at first, but it won't be so cute when
the monkey scrambles up a tree and shows no intention of giving them
Thailand is a truly amazing country. The many diverse tourist attractions
have well earned it the nickname
Thailand". But you won't know just how amazing it is until you go for
yourself. Rather you just want to enjoy some peaceful history, rock
climb in the tropics, or party like there's no tomorrow, Thailand is
the place for you.
Holidays and Festivals
Make sure you are aware of holidays and special events before you visit
it. Any major holidays you don't know about can interfere with your
trip. Many Thailand festivals can be enjoyable to tourists, though. In
fact, Thailand's celebrations have played a part in making it a major
tourist country. Many of these are unique, and fun for both spectators
In March there is a kite flying festival. Kite flying is an old
tradition in Thailand, and you're certain to see many exotic and
beautiful designs fill the skies. Speaking of beauty in the skies,
Thailand also has huge rocket festival that takes place during the
second weekend in May.
Chinese New Year is a huge celebration in Thailand, even though it is not an official holiday.
Perhaps the most interesting of them all is The Monkey Banquet.
Thailand is famous for their small monkeys. To honor these little
fellows for their contribution in bringing in tourists, the locals
throw a huge banquet for them. Tables are filled with food and then the
people step back and let the monkeys enjoy themselves. This isn't
something you can see every day or probably anywhere else!
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