Thailand Discovery Guide

Overview

Thailand is truly an amazing country. Made up of 26 different provinces, the country of Thailand is located on the western region of Southeast Asia and shares its borders with the country of Burma. It is the home of lush forests and majestic mountain ranges, most of which can be found in the northern part of the country. The Mekong River that runs through Thailand, as well as the Chao Phraya River and Mae Nam Ping River, provides the country with fertile river valleys. The western region of the country is home of some of the thickest rainforests which are fed annually by the monsoon rains. Sadly, many of these rainforests are slowly thinning out as a result of mining and the harvesting of teak wood which is in demand in other parts of the world. This led to frequent floods to be experienced within the region. To prevent further damage in the country’s ecosystem, the government had forbidden any logging and mining activities to be done in this region.

Travelers visiting Thailand are greeted with numerous temples that line the main avenues. This is to serve the Buddhists living in this area since Buddhism is considered as the main religion of the country. One interesting fact that fascinates tourists visiting Thailand is the fact that it is one of the few remaining countries in the world where the monarchy is still the primary ruler of the land.

Because of its geographic location, the best time to visit Thailand is during the months between May and September. While many visitors traveling to Thailand head to the country during the months of October to February, it is during the months of May to September that are considered to be off-peak months. As such, travelers visiting Thailand on a budget would be able to avail of numerous discounts and lesser tourists to contend with while visiting some of the top tourist attractions in the country. Just make sure to bring an umbrella and proper rain gear since certain parts of Thailand, particularly its southern region experiences rainfall all year round.

One of the premiere tourist destinations in Thailand is Phuket. Recognized as the country’s premiere holiday destination, thousands of tourists visit this region mainly for its world-renowned beaches. Its pristine waters are home to some of the most breathtaking diving and snorkeling spots in the world, many of which have been classified as marine reserves to protect the diverse marine life thriving in its waters.

If you are visiting Thailand for the first time, it is a must to try out any of the available safari expeditions offered in the country. The diverse landscape of the country provides travellers looking for a chance to discover the beauty of Mother Nature. There are a number of different safari expeditions to choose from. The most popular among tourists are those expeditions where you are able to get up and close with nature on the back of the majestic elephants which are native to this country.

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