Thailand Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 78%, Thailand is one of the king of travel destinations where you can combine some of the world's best beaches with a culture that is unspoiled and unique, having never fallen under the rule of a foreign power. The most obvious attraction is the capital Bangkok and it endless shopping and food choices. Pratunam Market and Tor Kor Food Market are just two among many, many more. Bangkok is where you will also find Khao San Road, one of best backpacker's hangouts anywhere. Period. After you're done hanging out with all of your "mates" or simply tired of the city, it's time to push out beyond the capital. Start out with the ruins of Ayutthaya, the capital of ancient Siam, where you'll come across thousands of Buddhas and get a glimpse at the origins of Thai culture. Take a train journey and cross the historic Bridge Over the River Kwai and the infamous Death Railway. Moving on, explore the wonderful city of Chiang Mai, where you can attend one of the many cooking schools that teach local techniques which are guaranteed to contribute to your waistline. But the beaches will eventually beckon and, with such picturesque islands as Kho Phi Phi Don and Phuket, you're bound to end up golden brown - and hung over when you party the night away at a Full Moon Party in Ko Pha Ngan. Thailand may have never been taken over by foreign power, but it's certainly been overrun by legions of PlanetHoppers!
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Take a day trip to the island of ancient Ayutthaya, the original capital of Siam for over 400 years. The city once held over 4,000 golden images of Buddha and 1,700 temples and palaces. Today the area is dotted with ruins, with....
Pay your respects to all of the men who lost their lives constructing the "Death Railway" during WWII, which is symbolized by Thailand's Bridge over the River Kwai. The bridge exists to this day and carries regular passenger tra....
Walk the length of Bangkok's Kho San Road and revel in the fact that you're amongst kindred spirits. This energetic road was once mainly a hangout for hippies and the budget-minded, but over the last few years, people from all w....
Shed your cares away with a relaxing visit to Thailand's Kho Phi Phi Don, an island that has been a mainstay on the Southeast Asia tourist route for decades. This is the place to come if all you want to do is while away the hour....
Sample a culinary delight of your own making with a visit to one of Thailand's famous Chiang Mai Cooking Schools. While Chiang Mai may be the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand with millions of vis....
Join the thousands of party-goers who descend upon Thailand's Kho Pha Ngan for the monthly Full Moon Festival. A while ago a group of PlanetHoppers! saw the most beautiful full moon rising over Koh Phan Ngan and arranged for a p....
|Coordinates:||15 00 N, 100 00 E|
|Government:||Unitary Parliamentary Democracy & Constitutional Monarchy|
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- Location: Thailand