Thailand Tour

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand formerly known as Siam is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. Thailand is the world’s 51st-largest country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok.

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Tourism in Thailand

Tourism is a major financial factor in the Kingdom of Thailand. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) uses the slogan “Amazing Thailand” to promote Thailand internationally. In 2015, this was supplemented by a “Discover Thainess” campaign.

Tourism in Thailand

“Discover Thainess” Tourist Initiative

In order to reignite growth in Thailand’s tourist industry, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has embarked on a new campaign for 2015 entitled “2015 Discover Thainess”. TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik said the campaign will incorporate the “twelve values” that Thai junta leader and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants all Thais to practice.

“Discover Thainess" Tourist Initiative

Attractions in Thailand

Thailand’s attractions include diving sites, sandy beaches, hundreds of tropical islands, nightlife, archaeological sites, museums, hill tribes, flora and bird life, palaces, Buddhist temples and several World Heritage sites. Many tourists follow courses during their stay in Thailand. Popular are classes in Thai cooking, Buddhism and traditional Thai massage.

Thai national festivals range from Thai New Year Songkran to Loy Krathong. Many localities in Thailand also have their own festivals. Among the best-known are the “Elephant Round-up” in Surin, the “Rocket Festival” in Yasothon and the “Phi Ta Khon” festival in Dan Sai. Thai cuisine has become famous worldwide with its enthusiastic use of fresh herbs and spices.

Attractions in Thailand

Sex Tourism in Thailand

Sex tourism leads to to tourist arrivals. Although officially illegal, prostitution in Thailand is monitored and regulated by the government to stem the spread of STDs and to prevent excesses. Prostitution catering to foreigners is believed to be around 20 percent of the total prostitution scene in Thailand, and is concentrated in red-light districts such as Pattaya, Patpong, and Patong as well as other tourist destinations.

Sex Tourism in Thailand

Elephant Tourism in Thailand

Elephant trekking has been an attraction for tourists in Thailand for decades. Ever since logging in Thailand was banned in 1989, elephants were brought into camps to put on shows for tourists and to give them rides. The Asian elephant is the main species found in elephant camps, being native to Thailand and found in the wild there.

Elephant Tourism in Thailand

Medical Tourism in Thailand

Medical tourism is a large and growing sector within Thailand’s extensive tourism and healthcare industries. The country is attractive to potential medical tourists and international patients for a number of important reasons: Thailand was the first Asian country to achieve Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2002.

As of April 2014, 35 hospitals were JCI-accredited: experienced, often Western-trained, medical professionals; the latest medical technology; and significantly lower costs of treatment when compared to corresponding procedures in the West. Taken together, all these factors—plus the country’s reputation as a popular tourist destination—have made Thailand one of the world’s most popular medical tourism destinations.

Medical Tourism in Thailand

Major Destinations in Thailand
Central Thailand and Eastern Seaboard

1. Ayutthaya
2. Bangkok
3. Hua Hin
4. Kanchanaburi
5. Ko Chang
6. Ko Samet
7. Lopburi
8. Pattaya
9. Rayong
10. Sriracha

Bangkok

Northern Thailand

1. Chiang Mai
2. Chiang Rai
3. Lampang
4. Mae Hong Son
5. Nan
6. Pai
7. Santikhiri (Mae Salong)
8. Sukhothai Historical Park

Mae Hong Son

Northeastern Thailand

1. Buriram
2. Khao Yai National Park
3. Khon Kaen
4. Nong Khai
5. Phimai historical park
6. Ubon Ratchathani
7. Udon Thani

Udon Thani

Southern Thailand

1. Hat Yai
2. Khao Lak
3. Ko Lipe
4. Ko Samui
5. Ko Tao
6. Krabi
7. Nakhon Si Thammarat
8. Phang Nga
9. Phuket
10. Songkhla
11. Tarutao
12. Trang

Phuket

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