Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia. Cambodia and Laos border the country to the east and northeast, and Myanmar lies to the northwest. To the west is the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma. The long southern region, connecting with Malaysia, is hilly and forested.
Rain falls almost every day between the months of May and September. The moist and humid weather encourages the diverse and abundant wildlife in Thailand.
Lotus flowers are common and the favorite flower in Thailand. Lotus flowers live above the surface, but they are rooted in the mud. There are many flowering trees and shrubs, and fruit trees. In the jungle, one can find carnivorous (meat-eating) plants such as the mysterious insect-eating pitcher plant.
The deep forests are home to tigers, elephants, wild ox, leopards, and the Malayan tapir. The tapir is covered in black fur on the first half of its body and white fur to the rear. Cobrasand crocodiles are also found in Thailand.
Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia. Cambodia and Laosborder the country to the east and northeast, and Myanmar lies to the northwest. To the west is the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma. The long southern region, connecting with Malaysia, is hilly and forested. The highest mountains are in northern Thailand.
People & Culture:
About 90 percent of the people are Buddhist, but about three million Muslims live in the south near the border with Malaysia. Thai children go to elementary school for six years. Then they may attend high school for another six years, but their families must pay for the education. Boys begin military training in ninth grade. Food in Thailand is influenced by Chinese and Indian cultures. Most Thai dishes are spicy and many common dishes include hot chilies, lemongrass, basil, ginger, and coconut milk. Thai farmers cultivate mulberry trees that feed silkworms. The worms create silk, which is made into beautiful silk clothing in Thailand, France, and the United States. Bangkok is called the Venice of the East because there are 83 canals. As many as 10,000 boats full of fruits, vegetables, and fish crowd the canals and create a floating market. The city of Bangkok is home to many impressive Buddhist structures featuring gold-layered spires, graceful pagodas, and giant Buddha statues.
Government & Economy:
Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.
The king is the leader of the country. The prime minister is picked from among members of the House of Representatives, but is appointed by the king. Agriculture and tourism are the most important industries in Thailand. In December 2004, the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami hit Thailand, but the country's economy has largely recovered from the disaster's effect.
Around 2000 B.C. people built settlements in the hillsides of Thailand. The first one is thought to be Ben Chiang. Pieces of pottery, tools, and jewelry from 200 B.C. to 300 A.D. have been dug up in this area. Thailand, which means “land of the free,” was known as Siam until 1939.
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok To Pattaya
Arrive At Bangkok, Meet Our Representative At Airport And He Will Take You On A 2.5 Hour Drive To Pattaya, A Breathtakingly Beautiful Beach Destination.
Day 2 Coral Island Tour
Morning Breakfast At The Hotel, Proceed To Coral Island Tour By Speedboat, Through The Sparkling Aqua-Blue Waters Of The Gulf Of Thailand. Spend The Day Under The Warm Tropical Sun – Relax, Swim, Snorkel Or Just Laze Around On The Island’s Immaculate Golden Beaches. Return To The Hotel And Relish A Delicious Indian Lunch. Enjoy The Evening At Leisure, Overnight Stay At The Hotel.
Day 3 Pattaya To Bangkok
Morning Breakfast At The Hotel, Check Out And Proceed Back To Bangkok.
Day 4 Bangkok City Tour
Morning Breakfast At The Hotel And Proceed To Bangkok City Tour We Take You To Some Of Bangkok’s Most Distinguished Buddhist Temples Locally Known As Wats. Visit Wat Traimit, Temple Of The Golden Buddha Which Is Home To A 5.5 Ton Statue Of The Holy Buddha Made From Solid Gold And Is A Fine Example Of Sukhothai Art. Evening Is Free For You To Enjoy As You Like. There Are Several Indian And Local Restaurants To Enjoy A Sumptuous Dinner. Overnight Stay At The Hotel.
Day 5 Departure
Morning Breakfast At The Hotel And Check Out Well In Time To Proceed To The Airport And Board The Return Flight.
Day 1 - Arrive At The Bangkok Aiport
Thailand is an exotic country which is brimming with golden beaches, Buddhist shrines, deliciously spicy Thai cuisine, historic landmarks, raving party scene, floating markets and the famous Thai massages. Day Free At Leisure.
Day 2 – Half Day City tour of Bangkok
You can commence your Bangkok city tour with a visit to the Grand Palace (Royal Palace) and Wat Pho, where the famous reclining Buddha is located. It is an amazing experience to wander and take in the beauty of the architecture of the Grand Palace. After discovering Grand Palace and Wat Pho, head to Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and marvel at the stunning views of the city from atop the temple. Bangkok is home to a lot of incredible temples, and it is worth visiting atleast few of them. You can hire a tuk-tuk and tell the driver to take you to these temples - Wat Saket and the Golden Mount, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Kalayanamit. You can also squeeze in a food tour. Bangkok is a foodies’s paradise, and going on a food tour lets you experience Bangkok in its entirety.
Day 3 – Phuket : Phang Nga Bay
There are plenty of flights flying between Bangkok and Phuket daily; book a ticket according to your convenience. After checking in to your hotel room, you can go on a day trip to Phang Nga Bay. The most famous attraction in Phang Nga Bay is the James Bond Island. This is a splendid chance to see the majestic limestone caves and paddle the canoes by yourself. This can be a long day for you, but if you feel up to it, you can explore the Bangla Road at night.
Day 4 - Day Trip To Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi islands are an island group situated between Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca. This is the day trip which will give you an opportunity to enjoy snorkelling. You can head to the Mosquito Island, and enjoy your aquatic adventure. After you are done exploring the Mosquito Island, make the Bamboo Island your next destination. This island is breathtakingly beautiful with its vast stretch of white sand, clear
Day 5 – Departure Bangkok
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and check-out from your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. If you are taking the second flight, you can spend some time shopping and buying souvenirs.