Welcome to Thailand
Thailand or Siam have meannig" Land og Tree".Thailand have capital name Bangkok or Krung-Thep Location:Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma ,Area:Tatal all 514,000 sq km,Climate:Tropical rain,warm,cloudy southwestmonsoon( mid-May to September)dry,cool northeast monsoonThailand, also called the Land of Smiles, is the most popular tourist destination in South-East Asia due to its wealth of natural beauty, culture and history, gorgeous islands and beaches and the mouth-watering food.In the North you will find breathtaking mountain ranges with waterfalls and fast flowing rivers for trekking and rafting, ethnic tribal groups with unique customs and clothing and people famous for their courtesy and hospitality.The North-East, or Isan, is one of the country’s most intriguing destination with many Stone Age and Bronze Age dwellings and artifacts, and several significant temples and national parks. The central plains and the east coast are dotted with national parks, seaside resorts and islandsThe country comprises 76 provinces that are further divided into districts, subdistricts and villages. Bangkok is the capital city and centre of political, commercial,
industrial and cultural activities. It is also the seat of Thailand's revered Royal Family, with His Majesty the King recognised as Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, Upholder of the Buddhist religion and Upholder of all religionsThailand is a constitutional monarchy with His Majesty the King recognised as Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, Upholder of the Buddhist religion and Upholder of all religions.Government: Thailand has a constitutional monarchy since 1932. Parliament is composed of 2 houses, The House of Representatives and the Senate. Both representatives and senators are elected by the people. A prime minister elected from among the representatives leads the government. The country is divided into 76 provinces. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration comes under an elected governor. Appointed provincial governors administer the other 75 provinces Changwat), which are divided into districts (Amphoe), sub-districts (Tambon) and villages (Mu Ban)April is the hottest month of the year in Thailand. Luckily though, it's also Songkran - the Thai New Year - and the annual water festival. In many areas of Bangkok during Songkran, people are armed with water pistols and not afraid to use them. Even a quick walk to the store will leave you drenched. But, it's all done in fun and it certainly keeps you cool, so don some shorts and a t shirt and head out into the streets with your own water pistol to join in the fun.The Chao Praya River is the enormous river that comes all the way from China and runs straight through Bangkok and out into the ocean. It also has some fabulous river breezes, which can cool you off on a hot day. Take a boat trip up the Chao Praya in one of Bangkok's 'taxi boats'. They arrive every 15 minutes or so and will take you from one end of the city to the other for less than the cost of a can of Coke. They're also the best place to see real Thai culture. There are also cruise boats you can join. They're a lot more expensive but will include a meal and drinks. Some will even take you as far as Ayutthaya, Thailand's old capital and the place to see Thai history. Ayutthaya was burned to the ground in 1767 by the Burmese, but the ruins still remain to this day and a modern city has now grown up around them. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth the boat trip.