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Amazing Thailand. What you need to know

The beautiful country filled with options, be it you seek leisure or you are travelling for wellness, Thailand will cater to your needs.  Given the opportunity to taste the remarkably mouth-watering Thai food, spend your nights in affordable luxury hotels and enjoy long strolls on the beautiful beaches of Ko Khum. If it is the culture that you seek you have the opportunity to enjoy the rich colors of ancient building and mesmerizing temples. The beauty of the vivid collars of the fabrics and patterns will hypnotize you. Thailand is amazing for any reason and any type of holiday. Amazing Thailand.

A few facts that you should know about Thailand is that, this country is practically the same size as France with a population of 69 million people.  95% of the population are Buddhist. Visiting Thailand you need to have a passport with 6 months validity after leaving the country. Thailand  does not accept Visas that are valid for 30 days . You can however extend your Visa form up to 60 days.  You do not a vaccine prior entering Thailand. They use a  currency called a Thai Baht (THB) .

Four regions of Thailand are:

*Northern Thailand

*Central Thailand

*Southern Thailand

*East Coast

Northern Thailand’s premier draw is its nature, and its rugged natural features is a playground for outdoor recreations ranging from a rafting excursion in Um Phang to a hike among wild orchids in Mae Hong Son. Regarded as  the birthplace of much of Thai culture this region is a great place to take part in activities, from exploring a Buddhist temple in Phrae to crashing at a homestay in rural Sukhothai.  There is also northern Thailand’s buffet of cultural attractions. The north also caters for niche players. Courageous explorers can join a hill-tribe trek in Mae Sariang or a road trip to Phayao. History fans can travel back in time at Sukhothai Historical Park. The inland party scene in Pai converts even the most heartfelt beach person.

Central Thailand is never far behind from the past. Ayuthaya, Siam’s former royal capital, is practically an open-air museum, with dozens of captivating temple ruins occupied by stone Buddhas. Kanchanaburi’s World War II memorials pays tribute to the thousands of lives lost building the Death Railway.  Nature is a major player here too. The jagged mountain ranges that dominate Kanchanaburi’s horizons host spectacular waterfalls, deep caves and some of Thailand’s few remaining wild tigers. Up in the remote far north, you’ll be within touching distance of Myanmar and among a vibrant ethnic mix. You can laze away the day lakeside in lovely and lethargic Sangkhlaburi or sleep among the tree tops at Thong Pha Phum National Park. Lopburi combines both nature and history in its own unique way, as hundreds of monkeys scurry among Khmer-era temples in what was once Siam’s second capital.

The climate is split into two in the Southern region; the southeast (Gulf of Thailand) and the southwest (Andaman Sea). Each is affected by a different monsoon through the year. Meaning that regardless of when you’re in Thailand, you will find a slice of good weather somewhere. Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Tao are the best known islands of Southern Thailand’s. Ko Lipe and Ko Lanta have also caught on in more recent years. Beyond these you still have dozens more islands to choose from, and many of the more obscure options often provide the best experiences. When selecting an island or two for your trip, it pays to do some research.

The East Coast islands have a more rugged beauty. Dominated in parts by small fishing villages and rubber plantations. Koh Samui is the original Thai Island paradise. There are worthwhile areas for exploration such as little fishing villages and hidden coves. It does have its charms, and  some of the best properties in the country. Koh Samed, closer to Bangkok, is a small, pretty island that you can walk around in an hour or so. It is famed for its white powdery beaches, as with most Thai resorts, Koh Samed is slowly having more development. Koh Kood, however, close to the Cambodian border, is still very underdeveloped – it is covered with wild jungle and deserted beaches, and is a definite undiscovered gem and ideal for a Thailand Honeymoon. The east coast has good weather all year round, with the rainfall at its lowest in January and February.

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