Formerly called the Kingdom of Siam, Thailand is a multifaceted country. This Buddhist country has a luxuriant natural environment with beaches, mountains and tropical forests. In Thailand, you will also find ultramodern cities like Bangkok - the capital, paradisal islands like the Phi Phi Islands, more than 30,000 Buddhist temples and even floating markets.
There are mountains in the northern part of the country and the middle belt has big plains with rice fields. The majority of the population lives in this region near Chao Phraya, the great Thai river.
The southern part of Thailand has very different but paradisal landscapes. There are numerous national parks and more exotic vegetation. It is the perfect destination for hiking. There are paradisal beaches on the coastline and the water is turquoise and crystal-clear. In Phang Nga bay, you will discover imposing limestone caves and cliffs. You may even encounter funny-looking monkeys called gibbons.
Phuket is a top destination for tourists. Families will enjoy the getaway experience and range of activities.