For centuries, Thailand has been a destination of choice attracting travellers from across the globe to explore its charm. Thailand’s diversity of activities and things to do is always worth being somewhere on your bucket list no matter what you are looking for; the beautiful art and culture, quite nature retreat, crazy nightlife, luxury getaway, or even shopping extravaganza.
Thailand aka Siam - the ancient name of the country, has a long and interesting history of more than 700 years under four different kingdoms of monarchy - Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Thonburi and the current (constitutional monarchy) Rattanakosin.
The nation, with about 68 million population, 77 provinces and covering 513,120 square kilometres, has developed to a newly industrial country and a major exporter in the 90s. Its economy leading factors are manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
Thailand can be divided into six regions, all with their own attractions; North, South, Central, East and North East (Isan) and West. They are connected to other neighbourhood countries including Laos and Myanmar from the North, Laos and Cambodia from the East while the South is connected to the Gulf of Thailand on the East Coast, the Andaman Sea on the West Coast and Malaysia can be reached by crossing the southern border. The different geography and culture of each part result in its distinctiveness.