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Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest. The capital and largest city of Thailand is Bangkok. It is also the country's center of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. Thailand is the world's 50th largest country in terms of total area , with a surface area of approximately 513,000 km2 , and the 21st most-populous country, with approximately 63 million people. About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% is of Chinese origin, and 3% is ethnically Malay; the rest belong to minority groups including Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes. The country's official language is Thai. About 95% of the population are Buddhist. Thailand is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world, while having the third highest firearms related homicide rate in the world , and significant underground sex and gambling industries. The national religion is Theravada Buddhism which is practiced by more than 95% of all Thais. Culture and traditions in Thailand are significantly influenced by India, as are Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, as the ruling monarch. The King has reigned for more than half a century, making him the longest reigning Thai monarch and the longest reigning current monarch in the world. The King is recognized as the Head of State, the Head of the Armed Forces, the Upholder of the Buddhist religion, and Defender of the Faith. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by a European power. During the Second World War, the country was allied with the Imperial Japanese Army. Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1995 and today is a newly-industrialized country with an emphasis in exports and a flourishing tourism industry, thanks to various world-famous tourist destinations such as Pattaya, Bangkok, and Phuket.

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Chiang Mai Trekking - Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Trekking I really enjoyed 3 days Chiang Mai Trekking. This was one of my unforgettable experience. While trekking experience the subsistence life of the hilltribes Typically, a trek will last between three and five days and can include fun activities such as elephant riding and skiff rafting down rivers. Of course, there will be quite a bit of walking - sometimes uphill! A backpack (or better still a daypack) with limited clothing is needed, plus a sleeping bag and warm jacket during the winter months. The routes are usually designed to take in several of the different hill tribe villages, allowing you to familiarise yourself with several of these unique and colourful ethnic minority groups. They include the Hmong, Karen, ...

Doi Suthep Temple - Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep Temple During my trip to Chiang Mai, I visited the Doi Suthep temple. This is one of the international and local tourist destination. The temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is certainly one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai, as well as one of the most revered among all Thais. The temple is a major pilgrimage destinations during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Visak. Its importance, as well as its location, owes much to the legend of its founding. According to this legend, a Buddha relic, which some say glowed, magically replicated just before it was about to be enshrined in the big chedi at Wat Suan Dok. The “cloned” relic was placed on the back of a sacred white elephant, which was allo...

Songkhran - The Water Festival - Bangkok
Songkhran -  The Water Festival The important part of Songkhran festival is to celebration and pay respect to the elders. Songkran or the water fest is celebrated in Thailand from April 13 to 15 and is a much awaited event for the Thais.Woon said it was also the only time those working in the cities and outskirts of the country make their way back home to celebrate the festival with their families. Many countries have a water-splashing festival. From India to Sri Lanka to Myanmar and Cambodia, people gather together to give thanks for the return of the rain which will help them grow their rice and keep their families fed and healthy. This also known as the Thai New Year, started off with the young paying respect to the elders at home and aski...

Tiffany Show - Pattaya
Tiffany Show Tiffany Show is also a one of the most favorable tourist destination in Pattaya, Thailand. Back in 1974, TIFFANY’S SHOW has started the performance in a small stage at the south-end of the Pattaya coast with only 3 performers who loved to perform their talents as many famous pop-divas of New-York Broadway like Barbara Strisand or Donna Summer, etc. Growing popularity among tourists enormously, TIFFANY’S SHOW moved to the unique and elegant-style theater (1,000- seat capacity )fully equipped with modern light & sound stage equipment. Over 100 professional performers in dazzling costumes have astonished audience with a memorable life-time experience that you won’t believe that the spectacular show like Paris sh...

Chatuchak Market - Weekend Market - Bangkok
Chatuchak Market - Weekend Market Today I visited Chatuchak (Weekend) Market in Bangkok, Thailand. This is well known destination for tourists as well as local for Thai peoples. This is quite big market and open only on Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to visit this market then you must plan for whole day. You can shop all kinds of items here. As well as you can eat local and international food too. This Market is near to Mouchit BTS (Sky Train Station) and Chatuchak MRT ( Underground Train Station). It would be no exaggeration to say that hardly any especially Bangkok doesn’t know Chatuchak Market. This is The Worlds Biggest Weekend Market selling practically everything under the sun, from the smallest nails, to foods, trendy fashions,...