Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is on the Gulf of Thailand, an arm of the South China Sea. Thailand shares its borders with Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Malaysia. The geography of the country organically divides it into four regions. The south encompasses the long coastline, the central plains contain vast rice fields, the northeast includes semi-arid farmland and the far north encompasses mountains and forest land.
Bangkok is the exciting capital of the country where visitors are struck by how the city engages all of the five senses at once. The wide range of hotels, shopping malls filled with the finest of the East and the West, the beautiful temples and the thrilling nightlife all work to turn many guests into repeat visitors to the country.
Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand and only a short flight from Bangkok. The Night Bazaar full of Thai handicrafts is a favorite stop on most travelers' itineraries. Just outside the city many visitors choose to explore the nearby jungles and visit hill tribes who have kept much of their traditional lifestyle.
Many visitors take a breather from the hustle of Thailand's largest cities at the popular beach destination of Phuket, known as the 'Pearl of the Andaman' where the pace reflects island time. Hua Hin is another seaside resort town that was long favored by the Thai royal family as well as golf enthusiasts who enjoy the area's excellent golf courses. The island destination of Koh Samui is known for both for its relaxing day time atmosphere and exciting nightlife.
Most visited cities: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hua Hin, Koh Samui