25 May 2010

Thailand Places to Visit





Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized. Its government structure has undergone gradual and practical evolution in response to the changing environment. Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy, with a king as head of state and a parliamentarian form of government.

The Kingdom of Thailand is southeast Asia's premiere destination with over 14 million visitors per year sampling its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, outstanding hospitality and superb cuisine. The Kingdom of Thailand, is a country blessed with political stability and economic prosperity.





There is a wealth of things to do and see in Bangkok if you can tolerate the traffic congestion, which can become almost grid locked during the rush hour. The city is very urbanised but still manages to retain its oriental flavour. Street vendors abound, and the city has a much more vibrant feel than most western capitals. Bangkok can be a confusing city to navigate so get yourself a good map, preferably one marked with bus routes and the new "Sky Train" and mass transit railway.

What makes Bangkok different from other big Asian cities is its rich traditional culture. Everything that one associates with the exotic Orient glittering temples and palaces, beautiful Buddha images and opulent art, are all to be found here in abundance.

East meets west, albeit tentatively in this chaotic city and the senses are assailed by the many sights, sounds and above all, smells of this bustling place. Soak up the entire experience, from the wonderful food to the motorbikes perilously weaving in and out of the rush hour traffic laden with vendors carrying all manner of wares. A real eye-opener and a true slice of Asia for first time visitors!





Located 140km south-east of Bangkok, on the Eastern Seaboard of the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is popular with both residents of Bangkok and international tourists. Over one million people visit this beach resort every year to sample the sun, sand, sports facilities and many fine attractions. After dark Pattaya really comes alive and the city takes on a party atmosphere which lasts until the early hours.

Much of its success lies in its reputation for offering vibrant entertainment in a laid-back resort ambiance with its infamous nightlife of go-go bars and beer gardens galore. Pattaya has become a Mecca for single men seeking paid companionship and more, and the sight of young Thai girls (and boys) on the arms of a foreigner is all too familiar. That said, there is more to Pattaya than just 'sex and the city'.





Phuket, is commonly referred to as the 'Pearl of South' and is the largest island in Thailand. Phuket is broken by a chain of mountains and valleys mainly from a north-south range running down the west coast. The island offers many different looks and feels for you to discover and enjoy. Kata Beach with its spectacular tropical scenery compared with the stately cassurina trees that are found on Nai Yang Beach just a few kilometers north.

The triple canopy rainforest of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park to the mud flats and mangrove swamps of Koh Siray. Limestone outcroppings line the east coast and solid granite boulders on the west. Phuket is truly a tropical wonderland and offers something for just about everyone.



Koh Samui


Samui Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand 20km from the Thai mainland and about 600km south of Bangkok. It is Thailand's third largest island and covers an area of 247 square km. The island has some magnificent scenery, excellent facilities, and has attained an almost legendary status with Asian travellers.

The best time to visit Samui is from February to June when the weather is hot and dry. July brings the rainy season which lasts until October, but there is still plenty of sunshine between the showers. From October to January there are sometimes heavy winds.





Krabi is about 900 km and 90 minutes by air from Bangkok. The province includes two major neighbouring islands, the developing resort destination of Koh Lanta and the thoroughly well (over) established Koh Phi Phi. There are also 100 other pristine and untouched islands of all shapes and sizes surrounding Krabi.

What draws people to Krabi is its natural beauty. The vivid presence of dramatic limestone karsts within the town and in the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea are majestic works of art by Mother Nature. The focus here is very much on the great outdoors. Whether it's a hike in the rain forest, island hopping, snorkeling, diving or kayaking, there's plenty to see and do.



Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is Thailands second city and sits in the cool green north of the country. Its quite unlike the cluttered sprawl of manic Bangkok and although urbanized, retains much tradition and spirit. Founded around 700 years ago, quite a bit of history is still evident in Chiang Mai and certainly a bit of culture. The Rose of the North is surrounded by the hills, and with vintage teak houses, flowers and temples galore, theres plenty to appreciate.

Chiang Mais main appeal however lies in its identity as the capital of the colorful ethnic North. To make the most of your trip get out into the countryside and experience both the challenging terrain and the colorful hill tribes.



Khao Lak


Khao Lak's greatest asset now is its pristine, raw jungle, and its clear waters. It's really beautiful - it's Thailand untouched by mass tourism - it's Khaolak. A beautiful unspoilt paradise location, which lies in the Takua Pa district of Phang-Nga province on Southern Thailand's azure Andaman coastline, about 1 and 1/2 hrs drive from Phuket International Airport. It offers an almost unsurpassed appeal to nature lovers and those seeking peace, tranquility and complete relaxation in a wonderfully scenic environment.

In essence, Khao Lak offers relaxation, tranquility and charm in a splendid unspoilt environment on the beautiful Andaman coastline surrounded by National Park forest. It is also ideally situated to provide visits to numerous points of interest and natural attractions, including several Marine and Land based National Parks, not only in Phang-Nga province but also in neighbouring Surat Thani and Ranong Provinces


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