Thailand - Kingdom of Thailand (ราช อาณาจักร ไทย)
A country in the South-East Asia, located in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula and the northern part of the Malay Peninsula. Name (the word "Thai» (ไทย) means "Freedom") is quite justified: Thailand - the only country in Southeast Asia that has been able to preserve the independence of the European states. "Thailand» (Thailand) - Germanized version of the name of the country, entered into use in 1930 - means "the country of Thais", the Thai version sounds like "Prathet Thai".
This is probably the most popular destination in South-East Asia, aided by a rather intense excursion program, high-quality and affordable beach holiday, shopping. The most popular beach resorts in the country: Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket, where are just perfect conditions for diving, nightlife, entertainment for every taste. In Thailand there are a lot of reserves where you can touch the pristine tropical nature, many Buddhist temples and ancient palaces, wonderful pagodas. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - trips and recreation, beach holidays, active leisure, shopping.
The location, grounds and landscape
Thailand is conditionally divided into four main regions. Central Valley - this is the most fertile part of Thailand with the capital Bangkok. Here you can find the oldest settlements, the most amazing temples, historic ruins, daily markets. North is home to the majority of the Thai hill tribes are located here are great rolling plains and waterfalls. The region is endowed with cultural and architectural gems. Northeast is located on the Khorat Plateau, where traditional customs thrive. In the ruins of the ancient temples effect of Khmer and Laotian culture that is evident in the food, architecture, and dialect. South of the country is a paradise for beach lovers, that is bordering with the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.
Population: more than 70 million 495 thousand people.
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.