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Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it the gateway to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Southern China. Thailand's four natural regions are: the mountains and jungles of the Northern district; the verdant, well kept rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the lovely tropical islands and snow white beaches along the coastline of the southern peninsula.
Thailand, the only Southeast Asian nation never to been colonized by European powers, is a constitutional monarchy whose current head of state is HM Bhumibol Adulyadej. An unified Thai kingdom has existed since the mid-14th century, and Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand. This marvelous country is warm and lush and it is a country of great natural riches that you can explore from both in and outside the capital of Bangkok. The country covers 2,000 kilometers and the variation from the green mountains and big rivers in the north over the rice fields and open green areas in the central region to the long beaches in the south.
Many people begin their visit to the miracle country of Thailand by flying to Suvarnabhumi –the international airport of Bangkok. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand which is a vibrant city, filled with incredibly interesting opportunities, from fabulous shopping, to visiting the floating market, etc...Invariably, every Thailand holiday includes a visit to the kingdom’s capital city, Bangkok, or Krung Thep to the locals, “the city of angels” as it is known to its inhabitants. Many tourists who travel to Bangkok are immediately overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and the vast number of attractions Bangkok has to offer. Indeed there are a wide variety of Bangkok sightseeing opportunities spanning more than two centuries of rapid development following the city’s founding in 1782 by King Rama I, the first king of the present Chakri dynasty; since that auspicious date, Bangkok has swelled to a cosmopolitan, 21st century city of more than ten million inhabitants.While the immensity of the city and the chaos of its bustling streets can be intimidating at first, those who spend some time in Bangkok are quickly enamored by the variety of attractions Bangkok contains, from exotic temples, which epitomize Thailand’s strong Buddhist history, to modern shopping malls, which have make shopping an integral part of any Bangkok holiday. As the kingdom’s political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital, Bangkok features attractions guaranteed to please visitors either simply passing through the city or spending their entire Thailand holiday in Bangkok. Nearly every Bangkok holiday includes a visit to Thailand’s Grand Palace, arguably the premier Bangkok sightseeing attraction.
Popularly known as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai is blessed with stunning natural beauty and unique indigenous cultural identity. Founded by King Mengrai the Great as the capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom by merging the various city states in the region in 1296, Today Chiang Mai is the economic, communications, cultural and tourism centre of Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996. King Meng Rai the Great founded the city as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom on Thursday, April 12 1296 around the same time as the establishment of the Sukhothai Kingdom. King Meng Rai even conferred with his friends, King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai and King Ngam Muang of Phayao before choosing the site where the capital of the Lanna Kingdom was to be founded. Henceforth, Chiang Mai not only became the capital and cultural core of the Lanna Kingdom, it was also to be the center of Buddhism in northern Thailand, King Meng Rai himself a very religious leader who even founded many of the city’s temples that remain important to this day. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side: the city features centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels.