Destination | Thailand
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Geographic Location: Southeast Asia
Capital City: Bangkok
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Quick Conversions: $1 USD = ฿ 30 THB
Climate: Tropical. The hot season from March to May, rainy season from June to October, and cool season from November to February.
Famous for: Emerald water and white sandy beach, Full/half moon parties, Songkran Festival, Buddhist temples, Thai food, street food, Thai massage, wood carved furniture, elephants, martial arts (Muay Thai), etc.
Thailand is a peaceful and beautiful country in Southeast Asia. From emerald water and picturesque beach resorts to historical Buddhist temples and street food, the country offers anything and everything vacationers want at all budgets.
This tropical paradise is one of the most popular Asian destinations for a good reason. The weather is mild all year round with plenty of sunshine. From street food to gourmet cuisine, mouthwatering Thai food attracts foodies from all around the world. As the country is known as the Land of Smiles, Thai people are quiet, friendly and respectful to others.
Traditionally, Thai culture is deeply rooted in Buddhism. There are more than 40,000 Buddhist temples in the country, which are all unique in some ways and visited by both Buddhists and tourists every day. No matter where you are in Thailand, you will be able to experience spectacular ancient temples and Buddhism as a lifestyle.
One of the most fun ways to experience Thai culture is to join a local festival. Songkran (Thai New Year) is celebrated in April with nationwide water fight for three days. Another significant festival is the Loy Krathong Light Festival & Yi Peng Lantern Festival held on the full moon night in November and celebrated respectively by releasing of candles and flowers onto the river and sky lanterns into the dark sky as a way to make a wish.
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