As one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations, Thailand has long been known for its cultural diversity and entertainment are very rich, and there are always new things that you can find. We try to summarize some attractions and activities you can experience in the country known as the “Land of Smiles” is.
Kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it the gateway to Indochina region (Vietnam, Cambodia), Myanmar and Southern China. This fertile area of the country has 76 provinces, generally divided into four natural regions, namely forest and mountains in the North (eg, provincial Lamphun, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son), and the granary areas in the Central region (excluding Bangkok , Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi) and eastern Thailand (Rayong, Chantaburi, Trat), the most fertile farmland in the Northeast (Isan region), up to the tropical islands and coastal areas in the South (Krabi, Phuket, Songkhla). The meaning of the word Thailand (or Muang Thai) is the “land of freedom”, because it was never colonized other nations. Currently led by the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, or King Rama IX, the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty. He is the leader of the world’s oldest monarchy.
The customs Thailand
Great respect for the people of Thailand Royal family and religion, and therefore we have to wear decent clothes when visiting the palace, temple or religious place, for example by not using shorts or sandals. Traditionally, Thai people greet each other with a wai, the clasped hands in front of chest. If anyone gives Thai wai to you, you should respond in the same way. Avoid touching the head (even the kids), because the head is considered the holiest part of the body. Also not polite to point something with legs.
Religion and Beliefs in Society
The majority of Thai people are Buddhists, Theravada wing (part of Hinayana), but the King of Thailand is very supportive and protect all religions in accordance with religious tolerance was excellent. Islam is the largest minority religion, along with other religions such as Hindus, Sikhs and Christians and Catholics. Several places of worship also provide worship in English.
Visa Login Region
If you are tourists from ASEAN member countries (such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines and Timor Leste), you do not need a visa to visit Thailand for less than 30 days. More than 30 days, you can request a tourist visa to 60 days (may be extended for 30 days). For retirement visa in Thailand or long-term visas (eg 6 months upwards) facilities ‘long stay visa’ which can be requested at the Thai embassy in your country. If you go without a tour guide, it’s good to go to the website and the hotel where you will visit, then print the address in Thai. It makes it easy when using a taxi / tuk-tuk. However, you can also ask for directions to the officers in the TAT booth (located at airports and tourist centers), or the clerk at the BTS Skytrain.