Thailand is a kingdom in Southeast Asia. It is located in the central part of Indochina, and borders Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. It covers an area of 513,000 square kilometers and has about 62 million inhabitants (80% are Thai, 10% Chinese, 4% Malay). The vast majority of residents, about 95% of them, are Buddhists, Muslims make up about 3%, and the rest of 2% are all others. The Kingdom of Thailand was formed in 1782 and is a parliamentary monarchy.
Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand. It is located in the southern part of the country, on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, not far from the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of 1,568.7 square kilometers, and about 8,200,000 inhabitants live in it. Bangkok is one of the most economically dynamic cities in the world, and it is also an extremely popular destination on the tourist map of Thailand.
A tropical humid and dry climate prevails in the area of Bangkok, with a strong influence of the South Asian monsoons. During winter, temperatures do not drop below about 20 degrees Celsius. Summer temperatures can reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius.
Krabi is a city located on the west coast of southern Thailand, at the confluence of the Krabi River with Phangnga Bay. It is located in the province of Krabi, of which it is also the administrative center. Also, the city is the administrative center of the district of the same name. About 25,000 inhabitants live in Krabi. This is one of the centers of industry and tourism in Thailand.
Facing the Andaman Sea, like Phuket, Krabi is affected by the six-month rainy season between May and November. Average temperatures are very high, ranging from 29 to 32 degrees Celsius.
Khao Yai National Parkextends in the western part of the Sankamphaeng mountain massif, on the southwestern border of the Khorat plateau. The highest mountain in this region is Khao Rom, which rises to a height of 1,351 meters. The national park lies mostly in Nakhon Ratchasima province, but also includes parts of Saraburi, Prachinburi and Nakhon Nayok provinces. This is the third largest National Park in Thailand. It occupies an area of 2,168 square kilometers, a large part of which is made up of evergreen forests and green areas. The height of the park generally ranges from 400 to 1,000 meters above sea level. There are about 3,000 species of plants, 390 species of birds, and about 112 species of mammals. Khao Yai National Park was added to the list of ASEAN Heritage Park in 1984, and in 2005, together with parts of the Dong Phaya Yen mountains, it was included in the UNESCO list of natural heritage.
Phuket is an island located in the southwest of Thailand, in the Andaman Sea. Phuket is located in Phuket Province, and its capital is Phuket. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, covering an area of 540 square kilometers. About 600,000 inhabitants live on the island. This is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia.
A tropical climate prevails in the area of Phuket, more precisely a tropical monsoon climate. The dry season lasts from November to April, and the rainy season from May to October. Average temperatures are constant throughout the year, ranging from 29 to 33 degrees Celsius.
Hua Hin is a famous resort and city in Thailand, located on the western part of the Malay Peninsula, about 200 kilometers from Bangkok Hua Hin covers an area of 911 square kilometers and has a population of about 85,000. This is one of eight districts in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Hua Hin is a very popular destination on the tourist map of Thailand, with a very rich offer.
The tropical savannah climate prevails in the area of Hua Hin. Temperatures are very high throughout the year, with very little variation. The year begins with the dry season, from December to April, before the monsoon season begins in May.
Chiang Mai is a city located in the northern part of Thailand. It is located in the province of Chiang Mai, of which it is also the administrative center. It covers an area of 40,216 square kilometers, and about 150,000 inhabitants live in it. Chiang Mai was included in the list of “Top 25 destinations in the world” by Trip Advisor. On this list, he ranks twenty-fourth.
A tropical wet and dry climate prevails in the area of Chiang Mai. Daytime temperatures are very high throughout the year. However, during the dry season, night temperatures are significantly lower. Daily temperatures hover around 32 degrees Celsius.
Floating Markets – When talking about shops, most people think of an air-conditioned supermarket. Some think of markets and flea markets. But what no one thinks about are the floating markets, and they are just like that in Thailand.
In ancient times, most communities in Thailand were established on the banks of rivers. Many were engaged in transporting goods and people from one side of the river to the other. Such communities, particularly in Chao Phraya on the Basin River, have given rise to a series of floating markets.
Floating markets have become a symbol of community in Thailand over the centuries. This type of market gained its greatest popularity during the Ayutthaya period from 1350 to 1767, thanks to the connected canals that connected large trade centers.