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Why Travel Thailand?

Thailand is the country in Southeast Asia most visited by tourists. You can find almost anything here: thick jungle as green as can be, crystal blue waters that feel more like a warm bath than a swim in the ocean, and food that can curl your nose hairs while dancing across your taste buds. Exotic, yet safe; cheap, yet equipped with every modern amenity you need, there is something for every interest and every price bracket, from beach front backpacker bungalows to some of the best luxury hotels in the world. And despite the heavy flow of tourism, Thailand retains its quintessential Thai-ness, with a culture and history all its own and a carefree people famed for their smiles and their fun-seeking sanuk lifestyle. Many travellers come to Thailand and extend their stay well beyond their original plans and others never find a reason to leave. Climate : Cool: From November to the end of February, it doesn't rain much and temperatures are at their lowest, although you will barely notice the difference in the south and will only need to pack a sweater if hiking in the northern mountains, where temperatures can fall as low as 5°C. This is the most popular time to visit and, especially around Christmas and New Year's or at Chinese New Year a few weeks later, finding flights and accommodation can be expensive and difficult. Hot: From March to June, Thailand swelters in temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F). Pleasant enough when sitting on the beach with a drink in hand, but not the best time of year to go temple-tramping in Bangkok. Rainy: From July to October, although it only really gets under way in September, tropical monsoons hit most of the country. This doesn't mean it rains non-stop, but when it does it pours and flooding is not uncommon. Different cities in Thailand: Bangkok — Thailand's bustling, frenetic capital, known among the Thai as Krung Thep Ayutthaya — a historical city, UNESCO World Heritage Site and old capital of Siam Chiang Mai— de facto capital of Northern Thailand and the heart of Lanna culture Chiang Rai — gateway to the Golden Triangle, ethnic minorities and mountain trekking Chumphon— gateway to the Chumphon Archipelago, Pathio's unspoilt beaches & Ko Tao Island Kanchanaburi — home of the bridge over the River Kwai and numerous World War II museums Nakhon Ratchasima — largest city of the Isaan region Pattaya — one of the main tourist destinations, known for its nightlife Sukhothai — Thailand's first capital, with amazing ruins still Surat Thani — home of the Srivijaya Empire, gateway to Ko Samui

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