Thailand is situated just north of the equator in the heart of South-East Asia. The country is the third largest in the region and its shape resembles an axe, the handle being the long peninsula to the south. It is a place that can be visited at any time of the year with a variety of ethnic cultures and traditions and a wealth of natural attractions.
Thailand is divided into four main regions detailed below:
Central Plains: Twenty-four provinces make up central Thailand with Bangkok as its centre. The rain-fed network of rivers and canals makes this the most fertile part of Thailand, supporting vast fields of rice, sugar cane and a variety of fruit. Some of the oldest settlements are found here along with some of the most dazzling temples, day and night markets, and historical ruins.
North: The North’s hilly ranges are home to most of Thailand’s hill tribe population. These mountain ranges have vast rugged vistas, waterfalls, and footpaths where one can discover these remarkable features, wide range of traditional culture and architecture.
Northeast: know as the”I-San” region, traditional Thai customs continue to flourish in this area. The area rests on the Khorat Plateau. The people retain the same friendliness that is found throughout the Kingdom. Both Lao and Khmer influences can be seen and felt within the ancient temple ruins, distinctive food, architecture, and the region’s dialect.
South: Bound by the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, the south is a beach person’s paradise. Scattered islands off the coast accentuate this tropical haven. Brightly painted fishing boats catch a myriad of seafood, and long stretches of white sandy beaches beckon. The world seems brighter and more serene here, and one’s childhood dream of tropical beauty is within a few hours reach.