Thailand is an incredible destination with palaces, temples, markets, shopping, spas, friendly people, fine dining and some of the best hotels in the world. The word 'Thai' means freedom, so literally Thailand is the land of freedom and Thailand proudly proclaims that, unlike its neighbours, it has never been colonised. This has allowed the kingdom to retain its unique culture, traditions and language. The ‘way’, a traditional prayer-like greeting that can convey varying levels of respect depending on how it is performed, can be seen all across this beautiful country. With a long, rich heritage and abundant natural resources, from its mist-covered mountains in the north rising up to the Myanmar border, to the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River and the ever present pulsing energy of Bangkok, Thailand is without a doubt one of the most exotic destinations in Asia.
In addition to being one of the world’s most rewarding travel destinations, Thailand is also the most convenient gateway for travelling to Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Located in the hub of Southeast Asia, our Thailand DMC can assist with enquiries and arrange travel plans for these countries.
Sightseeing in Thailand
Thailand is full of color and vibrancy and the sites spell out just this. The places in and around Thailand are as fascinating as it can be and they have all the ingredients to make your tour a fascinating experience. Here are some of the places that you can visit-
Ancient City (Muang Boran), Thailand
This city is almost like a doorway to the multi faceted cultural heritage of Thailand.
Buddhist Temples of Bangkok
This temple is the highest in Bangkok constructed on a man made hill.
Grand Palace, Bangkok
This has been the home of the king and also the seat of administrative practices of the land.
Bang Pa-In Palace, Ayutthaya
It has a history that dates back to the 17th Century and it is located just 40 miles north of Bangkok.
Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
This temple is one of the most popular and the most revered among all the temples in Thailand.
Suwan Ku Ha Cave, Thailand
It is famous for the innumerable beautiful Buddhist statues.
Suan Mokhaphalaram Temple, Thailand
This famous temple is set in a forest and it was built by Ajarn Bhikkhu Buddhadhasa.
Ko Lan, Thailand
It is just 7.7 km from Pattaya and it is one of the biggest in the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand.
Golden Triangle, Thailand
This is the merging point of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar and it is the northern most point of Thailand.
Elephant Camps in Thailand
Here one will enjoy soccer being played by elephants and how these creatures can take in about 200 commands.
Ao Nang Beach, Thailand
This lies at the center of Krabi and it has grown from a small fishing village to a popular tourist destination.
Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo
This was founded in 1950 by Utai Youngprapakorn the famous crocodile King. It is among the world's largest crocodile farms.
Mae Sa Elephant Training Center
This rank among the best of the elephant camps in the Mae Sa valley and you can enjoy the sight of these gigantic creatures at play.
Thailand is one of the best places in Asia for shopping and visitors will be spotlit for choice with the huge, glitzy shopping malls, department stores, small shops and bustling street markets. Both Bangkok and Chiang Mai have excellent night markets.
Good buys include Thai silks and cottons, leather goods, batiks, silver and gold, pottery with celandine green glaze, precious and semiprecious stones (in particular rubies and sapphires are indigenous to Thailand), pearls, dolls, masks, painted umbrellas, lacquer ware, pewter ware, bamboo and wood artifacts and bronze ware.
The weekend market at Chatuchuk in Bangkok is a regular cornucopia with hundreds of stalls stocking items ranging from genuine antiques to fighting fish.
Tailor-made clothes are also good value and can be made in a matter of days, yet the standard is very high.
Duty free shops are located throughout the country and items can be purchased there and delivered to the airport in time for the departure flight. Value Added Tax ( 7% ) can be refunded on goods bought in shops labeled 'VAT Refund for Tourists', where there is a minimum transaction of ฿2,000 including VAT.
VAT Refund Application for Tourists forms are completed at the time of purchase and it is necessary to show one's passport.Cash refunds (minimum ฿5,000) can be obtained in the airport departure hall and often the goods purchased must also be shown.
Full country name: Kingdom of Thailand
- Area: 513,115 sq. Km.
- Population: 65.5 mln. p.
- Capital: Bangkok
- Nation: ethnic Thai and Lao 80%, 10% ethnic Chinese, Malays, Hmong, Khmer,Vietnamese
- Language: Thai, English
- Religion: Buddhism 94.6%, 4.6% are Muslims, from 0,7% to 1,7% of the population profess Christianity
- Government: Constitutional monarchy