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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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The Tapong Fruit Market - Rayong
The Tapong Fruit Market The Tapong Fruit Market, and Fruit markets and orchards throughout Rayong province) The province of Rayong has thus made a name for itself as a treasure trove of exotic tropical fruits. To promote the sales of fresh fruits from the surrounding orchards, processed food items and other local products, Rayong province hosts an annual Rayong Fruit Festival. Activities - Fruit Festival Parade featuring a procession of floats decorated with fruit - Beauty contests - Fruit contests including the ?Best Fruit' and quality product contest - Sales of freshly-picked fruit - Sales of village crafts and products under the OTOP - One Tambon (Village) One Product promotional campaign - Sales of local handicrafts and products fro...

Sukhothai - Sukhothai
Sukhothai Thailand | Destination Guide Thailand - Sukhothai Sukhothai This former capital and World Heritage Site had its heyday in the 13th and 14th centuries, leaving a rich legacy of ruins and temples. Ancient Ruins Thailand 13th to 14th C capital is now a huge historical park and World Heritage Site. The remains of the old city are scattered within and around its ancient walls, betraying the golden era the city is now synonymous with. The classic religious art and architecture of the Sukhothai period have never lost their influence on Thai culture, and many later temples have emulated this style. Temple Touring There is an entry fee for each of the parks five zones, and you can explore the old city by tram or bu...

Le Spa : A European Oasis opens in ESAAN - Khon Kaen
Le Spa : A European Oasis opens in ESAAN The Sofitel Raja Orchid Khon Kaen has just opened a new spa, in the Esaan region, introducing North-East Thailand to the world of luxury. “Le Spa,” a new 500 square meter property cost 15 million baht to build, and it combines European wellness and spa practices with Thai massage techniques. Le Spa offers nine beautifully appointed treatment rooms decorated with a modern spin on traditional Thai style. There is also one VIP treatment suite for couples and another VIP body scrub treatment room featuring the latest imported ‘wet bed' technology. Le Spa uses exclusive Decleor products from Paris, and these treatments are supplemented with Thailand's highest quality spa and massage products. All therapists ha...

Escape to Amphawa - Mae Klong
Escape to Amphawa Travellers looking for something different should visit Ampawa, a small hamlet located in the in the heart of the Mae Klong delta, just south of Bangkok. This area is part of the “green ring” that surrounds Bangkok, where numerous pomelo, mango, grape, guava, jackfruit, coconut and banana orchards are found. An intricate maze of canals and waterways connects this fertile land with the capital. Ampawa is the home of Thailand's legendary floating markets, as well as the highest concentration of temples in the kingdom. In the heart of the village, the newly opened Chotika Riverfront is a very small resort comprised of rooms created from 80-year-old canal–front stores reminiscent of a bygone era, when rivers and ...

A guide to Phuket best beaches - Phuket
A guide to Phuket best beaches Located midway along the west coast, Phuket's number one and most visited beach is Patong; a behemoth in terms of tourist numbers and reputation. The beach is quite nice here, although the whole package of shops, restaurants and bars is what gives this beach its great appeal. Just north and south of Patong are Kamala and Karon beaches respectively; both of which are a little less brash and easier on the eye. Karon is the busier of the two and is known for its collection of upmarket hotels and resorts. Not far to the south of Karon is Kata Beach, perhaps Phuket's all-round best beach. Phuket's must see beaches Kata has better sands than that of Patong and Karon, has fewer shops and bars and has a great feel to it, w...