About Thailand

Thailand is 12th largest country in Asia and 50th largest country in the on the globe. Thailand covers a total area of approximately 513,000sqkm and its location is towards Southeast Asia.

The north of the country borders Myanmar and Laos. The northernmost point is Amphoe Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province, with tourist attractions like Mae Sai Market, Golden Triangle, Wat Phra That Doi Wao, and Wat Thampla (locally known as Money Temple).

The south of the country is next to Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand. The southernmost point is Amphoe Betong, Yala Province, which contains tourist attractions like La-ong Rung Waterfall (Rainbow Waterfall), Chaloem Phrakiat Waterfall (I-yer Khem Waterfall), Bala-Hala Forest, the sea of fog at Microwave Mountain, and Betong Hot Spring.

The east of the country borders Cambodia and Laos. The easternmost point is Amphoe Si Mueang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani Province, with tourist attractions like Sai Rung Waterfall (Rainbow Waterfall), Kaeng Chu Kan, and Hin Huai Soob Stone Yard.

The west of the country is next to Myanmar and the Andaman Sea. The westernmost point is Amphoe Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son Province, with tourist attractions like Wat Phra That Chom Thong, Wat Phra That Chom Chaeng, Wat Phra That Chom Kitti, Salawin National Park, Bua Tong Field at Doi Mae Ho, and Mae Sawan Noi Waterfall.

Thailand is divided into six regions: North, Northeast, Central, South, East, and West.

Country’s highlands are situated on the North. Vast mountain ranges dominate the landscape and are the source of many rivers. Thailand’s tallest peak is famous among tourists during the cool season for the Mae Kha Ning (frost flower) phenomenon as well as a sea of fog, nature trails, waterfalls, and botanical scenes.

Central Thailand is mainly plains and is a huge area of rice farming and agriculture. The Chao Phraya River is very important to Thailand’s history. Interesting places to visit are ancient historical temples, Bang Pa-in Royal Palace and Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center in Ayutthaya Province, and Koh Kret in Nonthaburi Province. And if you like shopping, there are plenty of local markets in Bangkok for you to explore such as Wang Lang Market, Tha Phra Chan Market, Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge) Night Market, and Asiatique Night Market. There are also Chao Phraya boat tours from Bangkok to Ayutthaya every day.


Travel to Thailand

Thailand is one of the countries that can answer a great variety of tourist lifestyles. With its geography of highlands in the North, plateau and mountains with the Mekong River running through in the Northeast, the plains and basins with many rivers in the Central region, including the Chao Phraya River, and the mountains and oceans in the East and the South, Thailand contains a vast array of different natural attractions. It has beautiful beaches, pure islands, stunning coral reefs and sea life, spectacular views from high mountains, refreshing waterfalls, green forest, flowers, and wildlife for you to enjoy.

Those who are enthusiastic for ancient civilizations and cultures won’t be disappointed as well. With its very long and rich history and traditions that have passed on from generations to generations, Thailand has a memorable experience to offer.

Thai arts, architecture, and craftsmanship are also unique and exquisite. You can see these in their temples, residences, appliances, their way of living, and even their foods.

When it comes to tourist facility, Thailand has all it takes to be a tourist friendly country, with good accommodations and technology.

Thailand travel is also about food as Thai foods are popular around the globe. From luxurious restaurants to street food, which is said to be the best on the planet, you can choose to dine anywhere and anytime. For more information, please visit www.tourismthailand.org.