Thailand is one of the countries that can answer a great variety of tourist lifestyles. With its geography of highlands in the North, plateau and mountains with the Mekong River running through in the Northeast, the plains and basins with many rivers in the Central region, including the Chao Phraya River, and the mountains and oceans in the East and the South, Thailand contains a vast array of different natural attractions. It has beautiful beaches, pure islands, stunning coral reefs and sea life, spectacular views from high mountains, refreshing waterfalls, green forest, flowers, and wildlife for you to enjoy.
Those who are enthusiastic for ancient civilizations and cultures won’t be disappointed as well. With its very long and rich history and traditions that have passed on from generations to generations, Thailand has a memorable experience to offer.
Thai arts, architecture, and craftsmanship are also unique and exquisite. You can see these in their temples, residences, appliances, their way of living, and even their foods.
When it comes to tourist facility, Thailand has all it takes to be a tourist friendly country, with good accommodations and technology.
Thailand travel is also about food as Thai foods are popular around the globe. From luxurious restaurants to street food, which is said to be the best on the planet, you can choose to dine anywhere and anytime.
The people of Thailand are called Thais, which can refer both to the citizens of Thailand and ethnic Thais, who are related to ethnic Lao in Laos. There are over 67 million people in Thailand (estimated 2012). About 34 percent of the people in Thailand live in urban areas (compared to 82 percent in the U.S.). The other 66 percent live mostly in small agricultural villages.
Thai culture is deeply influenced by religion. With around 95% of the country being Theraveda Buddhist, the belief system and values of Buddhism play a huge role in day-to-day life. Throughout the country, the most important values that Thai people hold to are respect, self-control, and a non-confrontational attitude.
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