Thailand is one of the most exotic, unusual, interesting countries in the world, so millions of tourists from all over the world go on a trip to Thailand every year. Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and is washed in the east by the waters of the Gulf of Thailand, and in the west by the waters of the Andaman Sea. A huge number of well-equipped beaches and resort areas on the territory of this country allow Thailand to be called one of the most popular resort countries in the world.
The most developed tourist centers in Thailand are, of course, its capital, Bangkok, Jomtien, Pattaya, Samiu and Phuket.
According to Directory of Maps, Bangkok is a visiting card of Thailand – a city of contrast between oriental culture and modern traditions. Bangkok is often compared to Venice, as some areas of this city are located on the water.
The unique natural conditions of Thailand, its picturesque nature, rich underwater world allows every visitor to find something to their taste here: scuba diving, various types of fishing, windsurfing, parachuting, water skiing. For more lazy vacationers, equipped sandy beaches, swimming pools, cafes, restaurants, high-class hotels. As you know, the cult of Buddha has taken root in Thailand since ancient times, as evidenced by numerous temples in various parts of the country.
Many religious holidays are non-working days. Thailand is also famous for its colorful festivals. Thai cuisine deserves special attention. Due to the special climatic conditions, the geographical location of the country, there is no limit to the variety of Thai dishes.
Rice and fruits are the main components of any dishes. Eateries right on the street are very popular, where, unlike restaurants, you can watch the cooking yourself. “Lighted up” with the idea of a holiday in Thailand? Then welcome to the “country of smiles”, bright sun, beautiful beaches, indescribable nature and a great vacation!
Resorts of Thailand
One of the most famous resorts in Thailand – Pattaya, an ancient city on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand – is located in the east of the country, about 150 km from Bangkok. Pattaya is the most active and “party” resort in Thailand. The city has many bars, discos, restaurants for every taste, as well as a variety of shows, bowling alleys, shooting galleries, archery grounds, tennis courts, shopping arcades, many shops and shops, a lot of all kinds of excursions and entertainment programs.
Another popular resort in Thailand is the island of Phuket. located in the southeast of the country, an hour’s flight from Bangkok. It is the largest island in Thailand and is considered the pearl of the Andaman coast. The beaches of the island are distinguished by a well-developed infrastructure and are very popular with lovers of entertainment and nightlife. The coast of the Andaman Sea with wonderful sea and underwater landscapes, coral thickets and caves is popular with those who are fond of scuba diving. On the island at any time you can rent a yacht, play golf, and do a variety of water sports.
Koh Samui – one of the most prestigious resort islands in the world is located in a 70-minute flight from Bangkok, in the Gulf of Thailand. The island has become famous recently, and now competes with the island of Phuket for the title of the most popular beach resort in Thailand. The unique nature all year round attracts tourists from all over the world. The island has quiet beaches, deserted shallow coves, coconut plantations and rice fields. Koh Samui offers both luxurious hotels and accommodation in beach bungalows for recreation. Despite the fact that this is a very small island that can be circled in an hour, there are hotels of leading world and Asian companies here.
In addition to the well-known large resorts in Thailand, there are many small islands, most of which are practically uninhabited. Krabi resort is famous for its beauty. Lonely cliffs, palm groves, white sand beaches, small islands and transparent sea – all this makes an unforgettable impression. Currently, Krabi is well equipped and every year it becomes more and more popular with tourists from all over the world. The sights of the island are the “cemetery of shells”, a monastery in a tiger cave, picturesque parks and caves.
Phi Phi Islands located 20 km southeast of Phuket. Here, in addition to the pristine beauty of nature, the blue sea and lush tropical vegetation, you can find “edible” bird nests that Chinese gourmets use to make soup. On the cliffs and in the caves, you can see special structures made of bamboo, on which the collectors of bird nests climb.
Chang Island has always been a favorite vacation spot for locals. The mountainous island is covered with tropical rainforest with many species of untouched fauna, including macaques, deer, wild boars, and more than 70 species of birds live on the mountain slopes of the island. Koh Chang and the nearby islands have been combined into a marine national park in order to preserve the rich nature of this region as much as possible. The island is located at the very tip of the Thai maritime possessions, which made it so secluded and quiet. Largely untouched by modern civilization, Koh Chang has retained its charm. Local residents still live a quiet measured life, as in ancient times, mainly due to fishing, growing fruits and cultivating rubber.