Thailand is one of the most popular tourist attractions of entire South East Asia. Thailand has a unique charm, a blend of age old rich culture and traditions and contemporary new age lifestyle. The country offers solace from day to day life as well as hedonistic pleasures which attracts millions of visitors to visit the country. Thailand is blessed with pristine rainforests that cover its Northern region and beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear blue waters of the Southern region. Deep thick jungles filled with ancient remains of the North East and the modern contemporary cities like Bangkok, Pattaya fully loaded with urban entertainment and attractions.
By Air: Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world. Competition is tough between various airlines operating flights to and from Bangkok. Bangkok is well connected with major Southeast Asian cities and often long European flights to the Far East make transition stop in Bangkok. Thai Airways is the national carrier and is quite renowned for its in-flight services and hospitality. There are many low cost airlines operating regular flights to and from Bangkok from Southeast Asian countries.
By Road: Thailand is well connected with its neighbouring countries by good network of roads. You can enter Thailand from Malaysia and Singapore and can even cross into Laos and Cambodia.
By Train: Regular train service operates from Penang, Malaysia and Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand. Train takes near about 48 hours and is a cheap option of entering the country from Malaysia, Singapore.
By Ferry: Regular ferry services now connect Thailand’s Phuket with Langkawi in Malaysia and Singapore. Star Cruises also operates a cruise ship that connects Singapore, Penang and Langkawi with Phuket.
Thailand is an all year destination. The summer is suitable for exploring the Northern region and is best time for trekking in the beautiful national parks. The beaches and islands of the Southern region may feel hot but remains pleasant and mild because of continuous cool sea breeze. Rainy seasons bring in heavy torrential rains but that also means you have the entire beaches and islands of Southern region to explore. Also hotel cost will be less compared to other season. Winter is the beat season to visit Thailand when temperature is soothing in the Southern region while you will need heavy clothing if you are visiting the Northern region. However, this is the main tourism season and you may find flights and hotel reservation a bit of pain.
The Thai Cuisine is renowned globally ad incorporates five basic tastes – sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. Some common ingredients used in Thai cuisine include garlic, chillies, lime juice, lemon grass, and fish sauce. The staple food is rice and is included in every meal. Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai cuisine is known for being spicy. Balance, detail and variety are important to Thai cooking.
Enjoy a cruise in the waters of the Chaophraya River flowing through the heart of Bangkok. Admire the illuminated attractions located along the river banks and enjoy onboard entertainment and buffet dinner.