Bhutan it's known by many names: "The Land of Peaceful Thunder Dragon", "The Forbidden Kingdom", "Southern Valley of Medicinal Herbs". Bhutan is known hidden in the eastern folds of the Himalayas. The total area of Bhutan is 18,000 sq miles, (47,000 Bhutan is bordered by Tibet in the north, Sikkim in the west and indian in the east.
Thailand Travel Information
» Introduction
Thailand is a Southeast Asian, predominantly Buddhist kingdom almost equidistant between India and China. It covers an area of some 510,000 square kilometres. Thailand, formerly known as Siam has its capital city as Bangkok. It attracts many tourists due to it's irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms. Thailand amongst other Asian countries is one of the largest producers of rice.

One-fifth of Thailand is covered by monsoon forest or rainforest, and the country has an incredible array of fruit trees, bamboo and tropical hardwoods. From the powdery sand of its southern beaches to its fertile central ricelands and the mountains of the north, this is a land where much is still untouched and there is still plenty to discover.

Facts and Figures

Location It is located in Southern Asia.

517,000 sq km




Average: 29°C.



Best Time To Visit

November to March.

» Destinations
Bangkok:- Bangkok, the capital is hot spot of Thailand. It's charm stems from the social climate and the breath of tolerance that characterizes the country. It is actually a buzzing metropolis with a laid back attitude, elegant temples and palaces stand side by side with Romanesque concrete skyscrapers and charming wooden houses. It is also very much a city of entertainment and fun.

Wat Phra Kaeo (The Emerald Buddha) The Grand Palace Wat Pho
Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) National Museum Ko Rattanakosin


Pattaya:- Pattaya is 145km southeast of Bangkok. Pattaya is Thailand's premier beach resort and annually attracts hundreds of thousands of pleasure-seeking tourists from all over the world. The 5-mile long beach is the hottest destination in Thailand.

Koh Larn Pattaya Beach Pattaya Water Park
Mini Siam The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm Elephant Village
Khao Pattaya Siriporn Orchid Farm Wong Prachan Beach


Chiangmai:- Chiang-Mai is popularly known as the 'rose of the north'. It is Thailand's second largest city. The city is located in a valley on the banks of the river Ping. With over 300 temples and the backdrop of Doi Suthep Mountain rising to 1876 metres to the west, this is a visually striking city.

Phu Ping Palace Chiang Mai Zoo Orchids & Butterflies
Chiang Mai National Museum Mae Klang Waterfall Doi Inthanon National Park
Wat Phan Tao Wat Phra Singh Mae Sa Valley


Krabi:- Krabi, which sits on the banks of the Krabi River, is located 180km by road from Phuket town and almost 1000km from Bangkok. Diving, snorkelling and beaches are the main attraction. Krabi town is small but offers a reasonable range of shops and there is a good market selling all the local food varieties.

Hat Noppharat Thara National Park Krabi Caves Railay Beach
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave) Ao Nang Beach


Phuket:- Phuket, a large island in the Indian Ocean, is 867 kms. from Bangkok. The island is blessed with magnificent bays, powdery, palm-fringed white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, sincerely hospitable people, comfortable accommodation, superb seafood, tropically vegetated mountains, lovely waterfalls and parks.

Phuket Aquarium Phuket Sea Shell Museum Khao Rang
Chalong Temple Phuket Fantasea Thai Village and Orchid Farm
Mangrove Forest Thalang National Museum Phra Tong Temple


Ayutthaya:- Situated some 89 kilometres to the north of Bangkok, Ayuthaya is the former capital of Thailand. Ayuthaya has many historic ruins, two museums and is a fascinating place to visit. It is a centre for international commerce.

Ayutthaya Historical Park Ancient Palace Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit
Prasat Nakhon Luang Monument of Queen Sunantha Phra Utthayan Phumisathian


Phi Phi Islands :- The two Koh Phi Phi islands (Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Ley) are located in the Andaman Sea, approximately 50 km southeast of Phuket. The islands are known for their beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters and strange limestone landscapes. Diving and snorkeling are the major attractions.

Phi Phi Don Phi Phi Ley Bida Nok
Bida Nai Yung Phai


Ko Sumai :- Koh Samui is also known as holiday coconut island. It has a lively nightlife and also has a lot of activities such asdiving, snorkelling, jeep safaris, midget golf, elephant trekking, tennis, sailing and carting. And the choice of accommodation is overwhelming.

Chaweng Beach Budda's Footprint Hin Ta Hin Yai
Samui Aquarium Lamai Beach Thai boxing
Bo Phut Beach Monkey Theatre Choeng Mon Beach


Kanchanaburi :- Kanchanaburi is 130km west of Bangkok in the valley of the Mae Klong river. There are several valleys and waterfalls, dense jungles and rugged hills that are really worth seeing.

The Bridge Over The River Kwai WWII Museum The Death Railway
Sai Yok Yai Waterfall Wat Tham Mongkon Thong The Jeath War Museum


» Travel Information

By Air:- Thailand has 3 international airports. The Don Muang International Airport north of Bangkok serves central Thailand. In the north, there is an international airport at Chiang Mai while the south has Phuket International Airport. The flag carrier of Thailand is Thai Airways, which provides international and domestic air services.
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