Powdery beaches, blue sea waters, rainforests, river valleys, canals, a floating market, innumerable pretty Buddhist temples, dynamic famous City Thailand Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, and the list goes on…. Thailand, originally called Siam, has the Andaman Sea to its west and the Gulf of Thailand to its south. It has mountains, a plateau region, thick forests, the Chao Phraya and Mekong rivers irrigating the land, and many surprises.
Blessed by nature in the form of several beautiful beach regions, people flock to Thailand to sunbathe at the beaches, swim, water-ski, snorkel, wind-surf, or sail along. Skydiving and bungee jumping sends the adrenaline pumping in the dare-devils.
For those who want to keep their feet firmly on terra firma, there’s plenty of excitement in the form of an active nightlife, delicious Thai seafood, eateries dishing out varied authentic cuisine, quaint ancient temples, grand monuments, and cruises down the canals in its capital city of Bangkok – ‘City of Angels’ – to a floating market.
Bangkok’s thickly-forested Lumphini Park, a captivating Butterfly Farm, Dusit Zoo, the Thai Aquarium, the Thai Water Amusement Park, numerous enchanting gardens, two huge parks – Rama IX and Chatuchak – that contain lakes, botanical gardens, besides traditional English, French, and Japanese gardens, are added attractions.
There are several charming Buddhist temples in Bangkok, including the Reclining Buddha temple with a huge statue of a reclining Buddha; Wat Pho, the oldest of the city temples opposite the stately Grand Palace; and, the Golden Buddha or Wat Traimit temple, which has a solid statue of the Buddha weighing 5.5 tonne in gold!
Pattaya is known for its’ cleanest and prettiest beaches. Many go for river rafting, jet-skiing, or para-sailing. It has a vibrant nightlife besides many other delights including Ripley’s World of Entertainment, Thailand holiday in the near future, plan it carefully so that you get to see real culture, natural beauty of Thailand. Mini Siam with a spectacular collection of miniature replicas of some of the world’s historic sites, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens, and an underwater aquarium. There are trips in glass-bottomed boats to see its rich marine life off the Coral Island.