Thailand offers so much for the traveller looking for adventure and new experiences.
From tropical beaches and secluded islands in the south to the rural towns, unique cuisine and rolling hills of the north, Thailand is a country that deserves to be explored from end to end.
Thailand shares borders with Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Burma. Time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Universal Coordinated Time (UCT+7). In 1920, they officially moved their clocks ahead by 17 minutes, 56 seconds to match the time in Southeast Asia.
November to February is the best time to visit most parts of Thailand — the climate is cooler and everything is lush and green after the wet season.
The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year. Therefore, Thailand splits their seasons into hot, cool and rainy which is different from the four seasons we are used to.
Bangkok has a large public transport network of bus and light rail. Tuk tuks (motorcycle taxis) for shorter trips start around 30 Baht (negotiate a firm price before you depart!). Taxis will be cheaper for anything longer, but may take more time. Bus and rail long distance services are cheap and popular.
National icons are the Garuda (half human-half bird) and the Thai Elephant.
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