Thailand is a parliamentary democracy, with a monarchy. The King is highly regarded and respected, and have a huge influence. Despite pressure from several European countries, Thailand is the only South-East Asian country that has never been colonized.
Thailand is called “the land of smiles“, and really lives up to that expression as the people are extremely friendly and welcoming.
When To Visit Thailand
High season for visiting is from December – March (dry season). Shoulder season is April and September – November, while low season is May – August (rainy season).
We used the Lonely Planet`s Thailand travel guide on our trip. You can get that and other great books by clicking on the pictures below which will take you to Amazon.com (affiliate links):
Blogposts from Thailand
Wondering what to do and see in Phuket Town? Or perhaps you are still undecided whether to include Phuket Town on your upcoming trip? In this travel guide, we give you the top sights, the best cafes, markets, and restaurants, as well as our recommendations for where to stay in Phuket Town.
- Population: 66 million
- Capital: Bangkok
- Land Area: 513 120 km²
- Language: Thai
- Religion: Buddhist
- Currency: Baht (THB)
- Time zone: UTC+7
- Drives on: Left
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Karon Beach is a stunning 3,5-km long beach with super soft white sand and clear turquoise sea. Karon Beach is a favorite among families because of its beautiful and relaxed beach, a great mix of lovely hotels for all budgets,...
Patong is the most popular and famous beach holiday destination in Phuket with its long white sandy beach lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars. Patong has a well-earned reputation as a party town with a notorious raunchy nightlife. Here you...
The 8 km long Bang Tao Beach is the most beautiful beach in Phuket (in our opinion). Read our complete travel guide to Bang Tao Beach Phuket with all you need to know. Things to do, how to get there,...
Thailand´s capital Bangkok is obviously one of the world's best place to eat tasty Thai food. There are so many restaurants and street vendors selling Thai food that it can sometimes be difficult to spot the really good ones. Some...
The beautiful Golden Mount (Wat Saket) is one of our favorite temples in Bangkok and a must-visit when in Bangkok. To reach the temple, you have to walk 344 steps up a hill. The 360-degree view of Bangkok from the...
Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is an important part of Thai culture and a sport that the Thais are very proud of. Bangkok is the best place to see and experience Thai Boxing. You can even take a lesson if...
Being a popular tourist destination, Bangkok is packed with hotels and places to stay at all budgets. It can, however, be a bit overwhelming choosing where to stay in Bangkok, as there are so many options available. Having spent a...
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