Thailand is truly the "Land of Smiles". A smile is 'just a part of life' in Thailand. The Thai outgoing friendliness rubs off. You will find yourself greeting others with a polite smile after a few days. Thailand is approximately the size of France with a population of over 65 million people. Thailand is located on the Indochina Peninsula, between Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar (Burma). Thailand has tropical mountains (Himalayan foot hills) in the north (Chiang Mai) and tropical island resorts in the south. Thailand (Siam) has it's own distinctive culture, language, cuisine, customs, traditions, beliefs, and approach to life.
A visit to Thailand is sure to be an unforgettable experience, with a unique mixture of ancient Thai culture untarnished by foreign or colonial influence and a fast growing modern economy. It is both an exotic and sublime calming and relaxing experience with an abundance of happy smiling people even if they are poor.
Still the lure for the back packing traveller seeking a cheap holiday you can now stay at luxury 5 star hotels for a fraction of the cost you would pay in the west. Thailand offers constant sunshine with a tropical climate and long uninterrupted clear beaches, a diver’s paradise offering water sports galore, as well as fantastic scenery, and fantastic food. If you enjoy shopping then you will adore Thailand’s shopper’s paradise with opulent air conditioned shopping malls, hot steamy bargain markets and street traders everywhere. You are sure to return home with a great deal more in gifts, silks, hand made clothes, jewellery than you intended and one thing is for sure you will promise to return to the Land of Smiles.