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Most Beautiful Trips - Thailand

Koh Samui - Thongtakian Beach
Koh Samui - Chaweng Beach
Koh Samui - Na Muang 1 Waterfall
Ang Thong National Marine Park
Koh Samui - Butterfly Garden
Koh Samui - Hin Ta & Hin Yai
Koh Samui - Na Muang 2 Waterfall

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Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries with its lush, tropical landscape and friendly people. It lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. The local climate is tropical and characterized by monsoons.
It is an independent country. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, as the ruling monarch. The capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Thailand is Bangkok. Bangkok was founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty. It is also the county's center of commercial, political, industrial and cultural activities. Bangkok is known in Thai as Krung Thep Mahanakorn, meaning City of Angels. It is home to approximatlely ten million people or more than 10% of the county's population. Thailand is the world's 51st-largest country, roughly equal in size to Spain. It has approximately 63 million people. About 75% procent of the population is ethnically Thais, 14% is of Chinese origin and 3% is ethnically Malay, the rest belond to minority groups including Khmers, Mons and various hill tribes.
The country's official language is Thai language. It is the principal language of education and government and spoken throughout the country. The standard is based on the dialect of the Central Thai people. It is written in the Thai alphabet, an abugida script that evolved from the Khmer script. Numerous tribal languages are also spoken. English is a mandatory school subject.
The most of the population are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Muslims are the second largest religious group in Thailand. The culture incorporates a great deal of influence from India, Cambodia, China and the rest of the Southeast Asia. An essential part of Thai spiritual practice is respect towards ancestors. Seniority is an important concept in Thai culture.
The national sport in Thailand is Muay Thai or Thai boxing.
The diversity of Thailand's flowers reflects its range of natural habitats. Most famous of all are its orchids.
Thai cuisine blends five fundamental tastes: spicy, sweet, sour, salty and bitter. The staple food in Thailand is rice, particulary jasmine variety rice, which is included in almost every meal.
Wai is the traditional Thai greeting. Generally is offered first by the youngest of the two people meeting, with theri hands pressed together, fingertrips pointing upwards as the head is bowed to touch their face to the hands. Usually is coinciding with the spoken word Sawat-dii khrap for male speakers and Sawat-dii ka for females. The wai is a sign of respect and reverence for another, similar to the namaste greeting of India.
For the perfect Thailand experience, get PADI scuba certified in Koh Tao, or take some guided dives in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand. PADI Courses start daily in any language PADI open water with free scuba insurance, dive computer usage and 4 nights accommodation 9800THB Claude Kelly and his experienced multilingual dive team at Asia Divers offer fun safe and professional scuba diver training and guided dives

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Most Beautiful Trips

Thailand - Spas and massages <br> Thai massage

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Spas and massages

Thai massage
Thailand - Thai Cuisine <br> Thailand - Cuisine

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Thai Cuisine

Thailand - Cuisine
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Thongtakian Beach

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Koh Samui

Thongtakian Beach
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Thongtakian Beach in the morning

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Koh Samui

Thongtakian Beach in the morning
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Long tail boat at Thongtakian Beach

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Koh Samui

Long tail boat at Thongtakian Beach
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Very beautiful Thongtakian Beach

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Koh Samui

Very beautiful Thongtakian Beach
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Na Muang 1 Waterfall

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Koh Samui

Na Muang 1 Waterfall
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Na Muang 2 Waterfall

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Koh Samui

Na Muang 2 Waterfall
Thailand - Koh Samui <br> Chaweng Beach

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Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach
Thailand - Ang Thong National Marine Park <br> Ang Thong National Marine Park - Koh Mae Koh

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Ang Thong National Ma...

Ang Thong National Marine Park - Koh Mae Koh
Thailand - Ang Thong National Marine Park <br> Koh Sam Sao

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Hotels, Apartments and Rooms

Bangkok
From 1100 THB per room
Pattaya Central
From 750 THB per room
Bangkok
From 400 THB per room
Ubon Ratchathani
From 1000 THB per room
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