2.1. What to sea
2.2. Where to stay
2.3. What/Where to Eat
2.4. How to travel
At the heart of South East Asia, Thailand is an independent kingdom
combining 20th-century sophistication with an ancient culture that has evolved
over the past 700 years.
Covering just over 500,000 sq km it is bordered by Malaysia to the south,
Myanmar to the west, Laos to the north and Cambodia to the east. It is unique
amongst Southeast Asian nations in that it has never been occupied by a
foreign colonial power. Largely as a result, it has maintained a cohesive sense
of national identity and traditional culture.
Kingdom of Thailand
Ratcha Anachak Thai
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And largest city
14% Thai Chinese
11% Other (incl. Malay. Khmer ‘Hill tribes’)
Unitaty parliamentary constituional monarchy
Yingluck Shinawatra PT
House of Representatives
6 April 1782
24 June 1932
513 120 km2 51st
198 115 sq mi
2 230 km2
66 720 153 20th
65 479 453
132 1/ km2 (88th )
$121 985 billion
0.690 medium 103rd
Drives on the
ISO 3166 code
There is evidence of human habitation in Thailand that has been
dated at 40,000 years before the present. Similar to other regions
in Southeast Asia, Thailand was heavily influenced by the culture
and religions of India, starting with the Kingdom of Funan around
the 1st century CE to the Khmer Empire.
The ruins of Wat Chaiwatthanaram
atAyutthaya. The city was burned and
sackedin 1767 by a Burmese army under
Stupas at Ayutthaya
An example of pottery discovered
near Ban Chiang in Udon Thani
province, the earliest dating to 2100
Phimai, Prasat Phimai is the largest
temple in the country from the
The immense 19 metre high gilded
statue of a seated Buddha in Wat
Phanan Choeng, the latter from 1324,
pre-dates the founding of the city.
15 metre high Buddha image in
Sukhothai, Phra Achana , built in 13th
Painting of Ayutthaya, ordered by the
Dutch East India Company, 1665.
Kosa Pan presents King Narai's letter
to Louis XIV at Versailles, 1
What is Phuket?
Phuket Island is 50km long and you're never far from the sea at any given
point. The basic information, listed below, should be studied in advance of a
stay on the island. Listed are business hours, practical advice and essential
information to make your Phuket stay an optimal one.
The Island Phuket
Thailand has hundreds of islands both in the Gulf of
Siam and in the Andaman Sea. All of the islands of
Thailand are coastal islands.
Formerly most of the islands in Thailand were
uninhabited, but in recent times many have been
developed as tourist resorts.
Some of the island groups in Thailand come in
clusters of numerous individual islands.
Phang Nga bay has 67, the Mu Ko Chang National
Park has 52, Tarutao National Marine Park has 51,
and Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park has 42. Owing
to the large amount of islands in Thailand the list
below is not all-inclusive
Phuket is a melting pot of indigenous Thais, Thai-Chinese, ethnic
Malays and even sea gypsies.
The majority of the population in the rural areas is Muslim.
Outside of the provincial town, the rural folk speak with a thick
Southern dialect which is difficult for even other Thais to understand.
The provincial town’s economy having boomed over the past decade
has led to a lot of the youngsters leading similar lives to those in
Altogether, the lifestyle of the urban Sino-Thais in Phuket resembles
that of their counterparts in Bangkok.
Tin roof kaleidoscope: sea gypsy village,
as seen from Wat Siray hill.
Sea gypsy women arrive
home with the day’s catch.
The glorious glittering,
Fish traps in the making.
The village chief whittles away a sunny afternoon.
Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on
Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometers south of
Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber,
and enjoyed a rich and colorful history.
The island was on one of the major trading routes
between India and China, and was frequently mentioned
in foreign trader’s ship logs.
In recent times, though, Phuket's top earner has been
tourism, which has transformed the island into Thailand's
Phuket enjoys great popularity as a travel destination
Most beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to
the southeast and the airport in the north.
Where to Stay?
Thailand features not only some of the finest hotels and resorts in the world but
also arguably the greatest variety of accommodation to choose from. Thailand
accommodation options range from rural home stays to luxurious five-star sparesorts and nearly everything in between.
Swisssotel Nai Lert
place to stay i the
Patong Merlin Hotel
for its stunning palmfringed beached and
Where to Eat?
Baan Rim Pa Restaurant
(Supper/Night Dining, View/Scenery,
Fine Dining, Children/Family,)
(Fine Dining Corporate Functions
(Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Buffet, Children/Family,
Supper/Night Dining )
What to Eat?
Tom Yam Goong (The flavour is a unique combination
of spicy hot and sour and makes for an ideal start to a
meal, or - when paired with rice - a worthy main dish.)
Pad Thai (a diner-participation meal; you put on the
finishing touches of fish sauce, sugar, chili powder, and
crushed peanuts to suit your taste.)
Kuay Tiew (Noodle Soup) Brush up on your chopstick
skills and get your slurping muscles ready, noodle soup
is a quick-and-easy staple of the Thai eating
Kao Phad (Fried Rice) Ah, good old fried rice.
Augmented with your choice of meat ' shrimp and
chicken being the most popular. Spice to taste with chili
sauce and enjoy.
How to Travel?
Airplane (See Over the View)
Bus (View along the
Taxi (See the View
Tuk Tuk (See the View
Boat (See the view in
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