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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

World tour guides to Thailand

Thailand is one of the nice tourist locations. It is a country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

The country is a kingdom, a constitutional monarchy with King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, who has reigned since 1946, making him the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. The largest city in Thailand is Bangkok, the capital, which is also the country's center of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. Thailand is the world's 50th largest country in terms of total area, and the 21st most-populous country, with approximately 64 million people. Its primary religion is Buddhism, which is practiced by around 95% of all Thais.

Kanchanaburi a good place for nature lovers, where they can raft down the stream watching and enchanting scenery. The Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai are also located here. On a trip to Saraburi Buddhists should not fail to pay homage to the Buddha's Footprint there. Lop Buri is famous for shrines in the Khmer style, the remains of King Narai's palaces of the 17th century, and the sunflower fields.

Just 2 hours drive from Bangkok is Pattaya Beach, the renowned recreation centre on the east coast. Its fine sand, blue sky and limpid sea are among many other good things that prove irresistible to both foreign and domestic tourists. Although Pattaya is the cream of Chon Buri , other places of interest are plentiful in this province Khao Sam Muk, where stands the Chao Mae Sam Muk Shrine highly revered by Thais; Bang Saen, the nearest-to-Bangkok beach resort for families; Ko Sichang, a paradise island whose name has become the title of a song. Chanthaburi (245 km), a coastal province famous for its gemstones, fruits, hot pepper and Chanthabun mats.

Rayong where the most attractive tourist spot is the Samet Island, which has become very popular among foreign visitors. Trat (315 km), the most far-flung province on the eastern coast, is well known for its Ko Chang Marine National Park. Prachin Buri is famous for its "Hin Phoeng" Rapids which is part of Khao Yai National Park. The 14 provinces in the South stretch along the narrow peninsula of Thailand from Chumphon to Malaysian border. The Andaman Sea coast on the west with numerous offshore islands and a beautiful underwater world offers many fascinating travel opportunities to the sea loving tourists.

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