traveling into Thailand are immediately impressed with this
only is Thailand an interesting place full of rich history
but it is also an exotic country.
The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok and here,
life is anything but still.
People are milling about, businesses being run, and
life is very busy. However,
if you take a short trip from Bangkok, you will find a
number of charming towns where ancient ruins, temples, and
simple cottages exist.
One of the
things making Thailand so intriguing is that it respects its
past while embracing the future.
Dating back 800 years, Thailand has established
distinctive ways of life that draw people back to visit year
after year. The
culture and traditions blended with architecture and the
arts are admired by people around the globe.
The people of Thailand have proven that they can
adopt foreign influence while maintaining their own special
of Thailand is very agriculturally strong.
While agriculture remains a key component of the
lifestyle here, around the middle of the 1980s,
agro-industrial economies were formed. That led to foreign investors bringing modernization into the
country, reforming the country, as we know it today. If you plan to visit Thailand, you will find a country that
continues to uphold its traditional Orient culture while
offering modern day sporting events, entertainment,
restaurants, and shopping.
two primary national identities.
The first element is that the people of Thailand
believe in and revere their monarchy and second, the people
have a strong faith in Buddhism.
While tourist may not understand the unrivaled belief
in this faith, it is passed down from one generation to
King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ruler of Thailand, holding
the longest reign of more than 50 years.
Thailand experienced a difficult, economic time.
It was then that the people drew their strength from
Buddha. To see for yourself the strong bond within Thailand, you want
to travel to Cambodia, Laos, Mekong, Myanmar, or Vietnam.
These areas are considered top travel destinations
within Thailand, each offering convenient accommodations and
the belief in Buddhism, you will find all types of
festivals, gorgeous works of art, architecture, literature,
and sculptures, each depicting a special story of the
Buddhist lifestyle. In
fact, more than 95% of the people of Thailand practice
Buddhism, showing how deeply rooted this faith is.
Now keep in
mind that people living in Thailand are supported and
encouraged to practice whatever religion they choose.
For instance, you will also find Muslims, Christians,
Confucians, Taoists, Hindus, and Sikhs.
Throughout Thailand are amazing temples that have a
strong Chinese architectural influence, as well.
Additionally, this diversity in religious belief is
supported by the current monarchy.
of Thailand is a tropical place that typically has high
levels of humidity. Located
equally between China and India, the area that Thailand
covers is about the same size as France, being 198,115
square miles. Because
of its location, people consider Thailand to be
strategically placed, making it the heart of Southeast Asia.
On the west and north is the border of Myanmar, Lao
is on the north and northeast border, to the east is the
Gulf of Thailand and Cambodia, and then to the south,
you will find very diverse landscaping, ranging from fertile
plains that are dotted with rice paddies, to massive
Thailand offers pristine beaches covered with white sand.
The country is divided into four sections, which
consist of the north, Caho Phraya river basin or the central
plains, the Korat Plateau or the northeast, and the southern
peninsula or the south.
sections of Thailand are divided according to the natural
lay of the land. For instance, to the north, you will find primarily mountains
that are made up of ridges, valleys, and dense forests.
Then in the central, you will find lush valleys, rich
and perfect for growing crops of rice. In fact, this section of Thailand is often referred to as the
“Rice Bowl of Asia.”
Here in the central section is where you will find
the Korat Plateau is an area that is somewhat arid,
consisting of rolling terrain and hills.
This particular section is known for its harsh
weather conditions, which often means drought or flood.
Finally, the south is a breathtakingly beautiful part
of Thailand with its tropical setting and beaches.
Because this part of Thailand has the ocean supply
and rich soil, you will find a wide variety of fauna and
planning a trip to Thailand, you would expect to find
consistent warm and mild temperatures. However,
there are some differences between the four sections.
For instance, the southeast section has a strong
monsoon season. For
the seasons, November to February produces cool
temperatures, from April to May temperatures are quite hot,
and then from June to October, the weather is mild and
is advised that when visiting the north area during November
to February, you pack a jacket or sweater since this section
tends to be a little cooler than the other sections.
average population of 61.5 million people, the country of
Thailand offers something for everyone.
There is a strong ethnic diversity although Thais
form the majority. Other
ethnic groups include Khmer, Burmese, Mon, Indian, Malay,
and Lao. When
it comes to the tourist industry, there is yet another group
called the Hill Tribe people. Being prominent and with a powerful presence in the culture
and economic area of tourism, the Hill Tribe people are
the Chinese are the largest ethnic group in Bangkok, as well
as some of the other larger provinces.
Thailand such as great place to visit is that the people
here believe life should be enjoyed and never achieved by
infringing on other people’s rights. The people in Thailand are very hospitable, with a wonderful
and witty sense of humor.
The Thais are mellow, easy to get along with, and
eager to please. When it comes to conflict, the Thais choose harmony.
Interestingly, the women of Thailand have a strong
societal influence. In
fact, when it comes to businesses and homes, the women often
are the ones holding positions of power and high rank.
While the women are still not equal to the men,
compared to other Asian countries, the Thai women are
English language is widely spoken in Thailand, especially in
the larger provinces such as Bangkok, you can get around
quite easily. This
makes the tourist process much more enjoyable and trusting.
However, while visiting if you want to learn to speak
a little Thai, you will find the people excited to teach.