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).
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
- Population: 66 million
- Capital: Bangkok
- Land Area: 513 120 km²
- Language: Thai
- Religion: Buddhist
- Currency: Baht (THB)
- Time zone: UTC+7
- Drives on: Left