Thailand is a Southeast Asian nation. It is famous for its scenic beaches, opulent historical palaces, intricate ancient temples and ornate monuments showcasing figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the country’s capital, an ultra modern cityscape rises against a tranquil, canalside atmosphere and the world famous temples of Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the world famous Emerald Buddha temple. Nearby beach destinations include bustling Pattay and more trendy Hua Hin. The country’s cultural diversity is reflected in an array of music, arts and dance forms ranging from traditional Thai dances to contemporary rock music and pop music.
In addition to being the world’s most important tourist destination, Thailand’s beaches are also popular places for families. There are many family friendly activities on the island of Phuket and Krabi beaches on the north. Phuket has a wide variety of swimming pools and spas to suit all budgets, from luxury resorts to budget accommodations with basic amenities. Krabi, the former capital of Thailand, is located in the south and includes a large, centrally located lake surrounded by rice paddies. This picturesque location makes Krabi popular with retirees and those who prefer a quieter lifestyle. Families can enjoy kite boarding, snorkeling and other water sports or have some fun boating and fishing at the local marina. Other popular activities include parasailing, hiking and kayaking.
With its warm climate and warm weather, Thailand is an extremely popular tourist destination for both backpackers and vacationers. If you’re looking for a family vacation to experience some unique Thai culture, head for Koh Chang and Pattaya beaches. While Koh Chang is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle, Pattaya Beach offers a more vibrant nightlife as well as a more laid back atmosphere for travelers. Koh Chang is popular with travelers seeking Thai food while Pattaya Beach is a favorite with tourists seeking the island’s tropical weather and quiet atmosphere.