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Thailand Travel Information

Thailand is a country of a thousand smiles! These are not just words. As soon as you first get off the plane, landed in Thailand, you will immediately feel it. Probably Thais are the friendliest people on the planet.

The modern name of Thailand is translated as “Land of the Free”, and this is no coincidence. Thailand is the only eastern country that did not know the “colonial slavery” of England or France, which was greatly facilitated by the friendship of the Russian emperor Nicholas II and the Thai king Rama V (and before that, Alexander III began to establish friendly relations with Thailand). That is why the birthday of any Siamese emperor (and especially Rama V) is celebrated here on a grand scale.

Phuket Big Buddha
Among Russian tourists in recent years, Thailand has been wildly gaining popularity. And this is felt not only by the large number of tickets sold, but also by the fact that more and more often on the streets of Thai resort towns you can hear Russian speech from Thais, see signs in Russian on the streets, in shops, hotels and restaurants, and in some places you can even exchange Russian rubles for baht. In addition, this is the most popular and fashionable holiday destination for show business stars not only from Russia, but also from all over the world.

For most Russian tourists, Thailand has long been a kind of starting point for exploring Southeast Asia, and for many it has remained the place of first love with travel. Well-developed tourist infrastructure, convenient inexpensive transport, low prices, and most importantly – a friendly population, made the country the most convenient for independent travel. Therefore, if you are planning for the first time to go on an independent trip abroad without a ticket, you can not find a better place than Tai. And to make it easier for you to organize and plan a trip, in this section we have collected all the necessary information for independent travels in Thailand.

Major Cities and Resorts of Thailand:
Beach resortsBeach Pattaya, about. Koh Lan, Fr. Phuket, about. Samui, about. Phangan, about. Tao, Krabi (islands and province), about. Chang, Hua Hin, about. Samet, Rayong, Cha-Am, about. Koh Kood, Fr. Koh Lipe, Chumphon, Ch. Tarutao, Pranburi
Excursion ResortsExcursion Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lopburi, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Kanchanaburi (province), Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi
Transit Cities Transit Cities Hat Yai, Surat Thani, Satun, Chumphon
A little history of Thailand
Temple Wat Phra Mahatat
The Kingdom of Thailand (until 1939 and in 1945-48 it was called Siam) is a state in Southeast Asia on the peninsulas of Indochina and Malacca, washed by the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand of the South China Sea. Area 514 thousand km2. The population of 62.4 million people (2000), about 3/4 – the peoples of the Thai group, about 1/5 – Lao. The urban population is about 22%. The official language is Thai (Siamese). The official religion is Buddhism. Administrative division: 73 Changvata (provinces). The capital is Bangkok.

Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. The head of state is the king. The legislative body is the bicameral National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives).

Climate of thailand
Pattaya City Beach
Humid tropical and subtropical. This is due to the location of most of the country in the tropical and subtropical zones and the influence of the southwest and northeast monsoons. The distance between the extreme northern and southern southern points of Thailand is 1860 km, and the latitude difference is about 15. Such a length from north to south makes Thailand’s climate one of the most diverse in Southeast Asia. The southwest monsoon brings rains and relative coolness in late May – mid July. By November, the rains stop and the “cool dry” season begins, lasting until mid-February. At this time, the influence of the northeastern monsoon, not directly affecting Northern, Northeast and Central Thailand, but bringing coolness, also affects. After the weakening of the monsoons, in February – May, intense heat sets in, with air humidity gradually increasing until the start of the new monsoon season, and then the cycle repeats again.

Rain season. The duration of the rainy season is very difficult to determine. Usually it begins in May – June and can last until November. In the center of the country and on the east coast, heavy rains occur in August – September. October is usually the last month of the wet season, when significant volumes of water have already accumulated in irrigation systems and urban drainage, as a result of which quite frequent floods occur during infrequent and not very heavy rains. In particular, when the Chaopraya River overflows, some parts of Bangkok are flooded, because about a third of the city is below sea level. The rainy season in Thailand is incomparable with the same time of year in other countries of Southeast Asia.

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