Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. With great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture, majestic mountains and great beaches, Thailand is a great attraction for travellers around the world. Despite the heavy flow of tourism, Thailand retains its archetypal identity, with a culture and history.
Bangkok is the capital and features at the start of many visitors' itineraries. It is a modern city, but has a rich cultural heritage. Most visitors like to see Grand Palace, an array of decorated buildings and monuments. It is the place for the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand that features Emerald Buddha.
Ayutthaya and Sukhotha are the places for those interested in Thai history. The latter could be combined with a visit to Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Khmer architecture is mostly found in Isaan, with the historical remains of Phimai and Phanom Rung being the most significant. For those interested in recent history, Kanchanaburi has a lot of sights related to World War II.
Thailand's beaches and islands attract millions of visitors each year from all over the globe. Pattaya, Phuket and Ko Samui are the all beautiful beaches. The Chumphon Archipelago has a great selection of islands with pristine glory of nature. The archipelago also includes 2 marine national parks. Krabi Province has some beautiful spots, including Ao Nang, Rai Leh and the long golden beaches of Ko Lanta.
Waterfalls can be found all over Thailand. The Heo Suwat Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park and the 7-tiered Erawan Falls in Kanchanaburi are among the most visited. The limestone formations of the Phang Nga Bay are really exciting.
Spas and wellness centres now exist throughout Thailand, with the larger and more exclusive ones concentrated in the main tourist Destinationss of Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, and Hua Hin.
Wildlife of Thailand has much to offer. Khao Yai National Park, the first national park of Thailand, is the closest to Bangkok. From tigers and elephants to monkeys and birds, there are many new species can be seen in Thailand.