Thailand: Overview

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* Thailand is a modern democratic Nation in Central South East Asia. ‘’ Thai ‘’ is the Tai word for ‘’ free ’’. Thailand’s natural landscape includes tropical wet evergreen forests in the South to temperate deciduous forests in the North and we explore these in the Thailand National Parks. Thailand art architecture and decorative objects need to be considered with regard to the influences of religion, mythological beliefs and regional artistic styles. Thailand is so large and diverse we detail all about it in separate regions, North or Northern Thailand, South or Southern Thailand , Central Thailand and North East Thailand [ I'san ]. * | |

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a metropolis where one can find both old and new, East and West, traditional and fashionable, blended together in a harmonious way. Samut Prakan (29 km) has countless tourist attractions such as historical sites, old markets and indigenous lifestyles along the canals. The largest crocodile farm in the world is situated here. Samut Songkhram (63 km) highlights King Rama II Memorial Park and Amphawa Floating Market. Those who love to experience the local lifestyles have many choices of homestay programmes to choose from.

Kanchanaburi (128 km), a good place for nature lovers, where they can raft down the stream watching enchanting scenery. The Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai are also located here.

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Nakhon Pathom (56 km) is the town that boasts the tallest Buddhist pagoda both in Thailand and in the world. The greatest Elephant Show in Thailand can be seen here. Phetchaburi (123 km) has many tourist attractions, including the famous Cha-am Beach and many other beaches, scenic mountains, limestone caves, historical sites, and ancient temples. 

Just 2 hours' drive from Bangkok is Pattaya, the renowned recreation centre on the east coast. Its fine sand, blue sky and limpid sea are among many other good things that prove irresistible to both foreign and domestic...
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