Thailand, or The Kingdom of Thailand as is its official name, is a big country in the middle of South East Asia. The country is blessed with tropical and warm climate and lots of islands with stunning beaches. Tourism is the country`s biggest and most important sector of the economy. Since they have had tourism for so many decades, it is a fairly easy country to travel in.
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:
Blogposts from Thailand
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 restaurants cater mostly to tourists, and the food might not be top quality, since tourists are usually easier to satisfy than the locals. What we want is places that serve authentic and delicious Thai food, Thai food that the Thais themselves love to eat. Here are our top 7 Thai food places in Bangkok!
- Population: 66 million
- Capital: Bangkok
- Land Area: 513 120 km²
- Language: Thai
- Religion: Buddhist
- Currency: Baht (THB)
- Time zone: UTC+7
- Drives on: Left
Recent Thailand Comments
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...
Beneath the dust and chaos, Bangkok is packed with things to do and places to see. From street-side restaurants with plastic chairs and road side amulet stalls, to top-notch restaurants and the hippest rooftop bars. From exploring ancient temples to...
Lumphini park is a great place to head if you need some "nature" and peace and quiet. It has a nice atmosphere, and is the perfect place to go for a picnic or just relax and watch people work out....
The Jim Thompson House is a charming house and garden full of antiques, with a sad and mysterious story! You will never believe what happened to Thompson!
I simply LOVE markets! I like the vibrant atmosphere and walking around in between the different booths looking at all the strange and useful and sometimes not so useful things they sell. And when I find the perfect thing that...
The beautiful, hip and cool white villa restaurant "Spring & Summer" has a kind of a ´funkis´ style to it. It is located in a beautiful lush garden surrounded by trees and flowers. You will not believe what we ate...
We did a night tour of Bangkok by Tuk-Tuk - the best, most fun and most authentic way to experience the "city of angels"! Even though we have been to Bangkok many times, Expique showed us some places we have...