Thailand gives the impression of eternal greenery and sunshine. The temples bask in the incense of spirituality; while the beaches relish the golden sweet spread of sunshine. There are also lovely streets to walk on and markets to explore in the cities across Thailand. If you a water baby, and love swimming, scuba diving or any other adrenaline water based activity, you are in the right country. You will also find slices of history scattered around, too. If planned carefully, you could be in for a satisfying budget trip.
There is enough evidence to suggest that the first human settlements in Thailand were set up at least 40,000 years ago. As a consequence of several Indian settlers choosing Thailand as home, the influence of Indian culture was inevitable. The Khmer Empire was among the many rulers who reigned over the region. The empire’s fall saw many other kingdoms rise and fall in the 13th century. Thailand is also the only Southeast Asian nation never to be colonised, despite attempts by European powers. Presently, Thailand is a peaceful monarchy.
Thai is the official language of the country, while many other languages are also spoken along the border regions. More than 90% of the localsfollow Buddhism while about5% are followers ofIslam. The rest include Jews, Hindus and Sikhs.
You will find a variety of sensations and flavours in the Thai cuisine. Rice is part of almost any meal, lime juice, garlic and chillies are regularly used ingredients. Monsoon season is a prominent one in Thailand; and you will see a lot of rainfall here. From highlands, river valleys and plateaus, this is a country with distinct geography.