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Thailand Travel Guide

Thailand is situated in Southeast Asia, with Cambodia and Laos surrounding its eastern boundaries, Malaysia to its south and Myanmar on the western part. Surrounded with the Gulf of Thailand to its south and the Andaman Sea along the western coast, Thailand serves tourist spots that involve scenic sea adventures as well.

Catering to almost every and any type of traveler, Thailand extends open arms to the traveling businessman, the adventure enthusiasts, the Asian explorer, a couple on the quest for a romantic escapade, a family looking for quality time and experience, or just an individual on for soul-searching. Once you get to Thailand, it seems that there's no way of turning back or coming back to where you have been because of the many activities that would entice you to become a local.

For the water adventurer, Thailand offers top places for white water rafting, Wind Surfing, wake boarding, and jet skiing. You can also go canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. If you would like to spend time with nature, Thailand will never fail you as well. There are actually a number of activities in Thailand that will make you nature's ultimate buddy. Primary of which are mountain biking, rock climbing, trekking, butterfly watching, and bird watching.

Aside from the numerous fun-filled activities that Thailand welcomes its guests with, the country is also a good spot for those who would like to explore arts. The country boasts of a wide variety of classical arts that are in line with the most popular religion in the local- Theravada Buddhism. The most prominent of which is the Wat, characterized by the combination of glass mosaic stucco relief, gilt, woodcarving, and mother - of - pearl inlay mixed with multi - tiered roofs adorned with Buddha images and murals. As for Thailand's entertainment industry, the local films mostly carry themes of thrillers, comedies, and period dramas and the forefront of its traditional sports sector remains to be takraw- a ball game played much like volleyball, using the feet.

Thailand also surprises its guest with a number of national festivals characterized with lots of merry making. Primary of these is the Thai New Year, also known as Songkran, which is celebrated in mid-april. During this ceremony, Buddha images are bathed and so are people outdoors - because people toss a lot of the water in the air for the fun of getting wet. Another awaited festival is the Rocket Festival held in may. The celebration starts of by firing 'rockets' to the heavens so as to convince the heaven to bring forth rain to the new rice season. Other festivals that both locals and travelers should look forward to are the Rice Harvest season from september to may, the Vegetarian Festival, the Elephant Roundup in november, and the Loi Krathong Festival.

If you're on to a good city-life adventure however, you ought to go straight to Bangkok or in the other major cities of the country such as Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani, Phuket, Nakhon Sawan, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok, and Hat Yai.