Travel to Thailand • Country Guide

Travel to Thailand • Country Guide

Kingdom of Thailand

  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Official language: Thai
  • King: Maha Vajiralongkorn
  • Population 2015: 67,959,000
  • Currency: Thai Baht
  • Total Area: 513,120 km²
  • Time zone: UTC +7
  • International phone code: +66
  • Climate: Tropical, humid tropical and humid subtropical
  • Visa: To travel to Thailand you can apply for a visa on arrival at the airport.
  • Borders : Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia.

Places not to be missed during your holidays in Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Ko Lanta, Chiang Rai, Ko Pha Ngan, Erawan National Park, Rayon, Doi Ithanon National Park, Ko Yao Yai Island, Ayutthaya, Ko Chang, Phang Nga Bay, Ao Nang, Phuket, Cha-Am, Udon Thani.

11 Things to like about Thailand

  1. Thai food is very tasty.
  2. The various monuments in the city center of Chiang Mai.
  3. Mekong River Boat Tour on the Golden Triangle.
  4. Visit the Lisu tribe’s villages of the Lahu, Akha.
  5. The various Buddhist temples in the capital Bangkok.
  6. The friendliness of Thai people.
  7. Watch a Muay Thai match.
  8. Go to Maeklong where the train passes in the middle of the market.
  9. Visit the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak and Taling Chan.
  10. The panoramic view of Bangkok from the top of Wat Saket Temple.
  11. Amazing islands of the coast of Phuket and Krabi.

When to travel to Thailand

To think about when to go on holiday in Thailand you need to know a little better about the seasons and climate. The best time to visit Thailand is between the months of November and February, as during this time the temperatures are cooler.

Thailand’s climate is tropical, hot and humid, as it is dominated by monsoons. This country is characterized by two seasons, as it has a rainy summer between May and October and a dry winter between November and April. The hottest months of the year are the months between March and May. The North and Northeast of the country are, as a rule, cooler than in the rest of the country.

History of Thailand

Girls with traditional clothing in Chian Mai
Girls with traditional clothing in Chian Mai

The history of Thailand tells that this country was forced to give in to colonization by Japan, during the Second World War, which tried to put the colonized people against the USA, but without success. As the USA did not accept Thailand as an enemy, they joined the war against Vietnam, receiving immense compensation and increasing its economy through the war. With a lot of Western political influence, Thailand’s political regime is a constitutional monarchy, whose monarch is chosen by succession, the prime minister being defined from the meeting of the members of the House of Representatives. It is a country that has experienced immense internal conflicts, namely coups d’état, which despite having an apparently stable policy, there have been ruptures from time to time, causing a revolt in the population.

Geography of Thailand

The geography of Thailand has a territorial area of ​​514 000 km2, and this country is located in Southeast Asia, which covers the central part of the Indochina Peninsula and a part of the Isthmus of the Malacca Peninsula. Thailand borders Myanmar to the west and northwest, Laos to the north and northeast, Cambodia to the southeast and Malaysia to the south. This territory is bathed in the west by the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean, as it is bathed by the Gulf of Thailand to the east, belonging to South China, in the Pacific Ocean. The landscape here is mainly composed of a very mountainous area to the north, where the Ping, Wang and Yom valleys and the Nan River are located, covered with tropical forest. The highest point in Thailand is located in the Northwest and is illustrated by Mount Inthanon, with an altitude of 2 585 meters. In the central zone, we find a plain generated by the Chao Phraya River.

Culture of Thailand

Thai Boxing in Bangkok
Thai Boxing in Bangkok

Thailand’s culture is heavily influenced by religious beliefs, which merge with indigenous knowledge and roots, just as there is an immense mix of ethnic groups from Europe, the USA, India, China, and Cambodia. It was during the Sukhotai Period that the Thais were in a posture of cultural receptivity when they received many cultural elements from the emigrant communities. The religions present here are based mainly on Animism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The official language is Thai, whose language is a member of the Tai language group of the Kradai language and which is “communicable” with the neighboring people – Laos. Thai food is one of the strengths of the country’s, as you can taste sweet, spicy, acidic and savory flavors in the same dish, with the help of herbs, spices and fruits. Some of the interesting facts about Thailand and one of the fundamental rules is never to point a finger at a person, or touch someone’s head, as it is considered rude and unwelcome.

Tourism in Thailand

Region by region

The North

Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle, the region between Myanmar, Laos and the rest of Thailand. Expect authenticity, rural villages, and stunning landscapes.

The South

White sandy beaches with crystal blue waters. A true beach paradise to enjoy your holidays with a party and exploring several great tourist attractions.

The Isan

A vast territory still not much explored. In Isan expect endless rice fields and tropical rain forests. Here, still Thai heritage and its history are preserved.

The West and the Central Plains

The birth of modern Thailand mixes with jungles and elephants. Bangkok the country’s capital is one of Thailand’s best destinations.

The East

Region of extremes with blue turquoise waters and precious stones markets. Don’t miss out on its amazing natural parks.