Thailand is a magical country featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, elepahants and beautiful islands and beaches. It has a fascinating history and unique Buddhist culture. Thai food is now renowned throughout the world. The people are friendly and welcoming and epitomize Thailand as the ‘land of smiles’. Thailand offers a great variety of attractions. These include diving sites, sandy beaches, hundreds of tropical islands, varied night-life, archaeological sites, museums, hill tribes, exceptional flora and bird life, palaces, a huge amount of Buddhist temples and several World Heritage sites. During your stay you can follow courses popular classes in Thai cooking, Buddhism and traditional Thai massage.
Anyone going to Thailand is likely to first visit Bangkok with its many historical, natural and cultural sights. However it is well worth making the effort to also visit the southern beaches and islands and the north of Thailand which is the main region for trekking and adventure travel with its diverse ethnic minority groups and forested mountains.
Bangkok is a tropical metropolis that is also one of the most traveller-friendly cities in Asia. It is renowned for its main shopping malls, offering an astounding variety of international and local brands. “Chatuchak Weekend Market”is possibly the largest market in the world, selling everything from household items to liveanimals. The “Pratunam Market” specializes in fabrics and clothing. The night markets sell items such as T-shirts, handicrafts, counterfeit watches and
sunglasses. In the vicinity of Bangkok one can find several visually stunning floating markets. There are exotic orchids and delicious fruit everywhere with bougainvillea and frangipani blooming all over the city. The justifiably famous Thai cuisine is varied and affordable.
Most of Bangkok’s sights are concentrated in the “Old City”. There are hundreds of temples, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and WatArun being the best known. The WatPhraKaew houses the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image of Thailand.
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