Travel guide,vacation,tourism,things to know Thailand
- Capital: Bangkok
- Surface area in square kilometers: 513, 115
- Population: 63, 883, 661 (2006)
- Religion: mainly Buddhism,Muslim minority
Where is ThailandThailand is located in Southeast Asia in the Indochina peninsula,bordered to the west and north west with Burma ,northeast and east by Laos,southeast with Cambodia,to the south by Malaysia.It overlooks the Andaman Sea to the west and the Gulf of Siam to the east.The country is made up of a wide central plain,corresponding to the fertile valley of the river Menam Chao Phraya.Drylands are Khorat plateau to the east,while to the north of Thailand is closed dall'altipiano Burmese Shan and the south-western spurs of the mountainous Laotian.The findings continue south,forming a long chain on the border with Burma,thus outlining the western part of the plain of the Menam.Vast rainforests cover the highlands of the country.
The Menam Chao Phraya river,which flows into the Gulf of Siam and has a regime affected by the monsoon rains,is the most important of Thailand.To the east of the country,the Mekong River marks the border for more than 800 km with Laos.
The climate of Thailand,which is subjected to the influence of the monsoon,it differs in three seasons covering the eastern,northern and central parts of the country and only two seasons covering the southern part.
To the north,east and center of the country
- From the middle of October / beginning of November to January ,cool season (temperatures from 18 ° to 32 ° C,with less humidity)
- From February to April / May ,warm weather (temperatures above 40 ° C,high humidity,no rain)
- From June to October,the rainy season (with different characteristics depending on the region).
To the south you can go directly from the rainy season to the hot,since the rainy season lasts longer,than in other regions.
The population of Thailand belongs to the Thai ethnic group.The largest minority is made up of Chinese.Other groups are formed by Malay-speaking Muslims living in the south,from the hill tribes to the north and east of the Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees.The majority of the population lives in rural areas.
Beyond the guidebook2005-10-10 12:24:34 by Thailand
Yes, definitely get a guidebook. BUT, beyond that.....
Thailand is a great destination and very inexpensive. You will have a blast. My sister and I spent a week there in 2005. One week isn't enough to see even a fraction of the country, but it's a good start. We started in Bangkok (as most people do), for two days. We spent it touring the temples, the markets, and taking a long tail boat d...d regulary.
Next trip we plan to go up North to visit the hilltribes.
Don't know what else to share as I don't know what your interests are, or what type of vacation you are looking for. The internet though has a WEALTH of information. If there is anyting specific you want to know, just ask. I'll try to answer it (of course, I don't have all the answers....we were only there a week).
Scattered thoughts2005-03-04 12:12:15 by wat2dowat2do
Thanks. I'm only a happy snapper...
We went to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, etc. How long have you got? I assume 2 weeks.
Use BKK as the hub. Not only do Cathay and Sing air have return economy tickets at the moment for less than $800, but Bangkok is a hub for most of those countries. Bangkok airways is great, just like the old Reno Air.
Fly to BKK. You will get ... you can only get a taste, then Saigon is a great city to taste). You won't get to see Ho Chi Min in his tomb glowing pink but, hey he's preserved for prosperity, right?
BKK - SIAM REAP - SAIGON - BKK (2nights in BKK) then separate ticket
BKK- Laos - BKK
With Laos, give little time to Vieteniene unless you have the time.
There's some sample itineraries on this website :
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