Thailand

Thailand, or The Kingdom of Thailand as is its official name, is a big country in the middle of southeast Asia. The country is blessed with a 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

The high season for visiting is from December – March (dry season). The shoulder season is April and September – November, while the low season is May-August (rainy season).

Travel Guides

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):



Articles About Thailand

A guide to the best markets in Bangkok

10 Markets In Bangkok You Should Not Miss

by Maria Wulff Hauglann | Last updated Feb 23, 2020
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…

Better Than Sex!

by Maria Wulff Hauglann | Last updated Sep 20, 2018
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…

Night Tour Of Bangkok By Tuk-Tuk!

by Maria Wulff Hauglann | Last updated May 6, 2020
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…

Stepping Back In Time In Chinatown – Bangkok

by Maria Wulff Hauglann | Last updated Feb 5, 2019
We went on an off-the-beaten-track walking tour with the Bangkok Vanguards to explore Bangkok’s ancient Chinatown. Chinatown is a truly fascinating area of Bangkok, with action at all hours and surprises at every turn! It is a maze of alleyways,…
The best places to go shopping in Bangkok

13 Great Places To Go Shopping In Bangkok

by Maria Wulff Hauglann | Last updated Feb 23, 2020
Bangkok is one of my favorite shopping cities in the world! I just love shopping in Bangkok, with its combination of huge posh shopping centers with international and Asian fashion design, but once you pop out on the street you…

Facts

  • 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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