“Amazing Thailand” is the slogan which was used to promote the beauty of Thailand in recent years. Local (foreign) residents frequently refer to the slogan in a more ironic sense. Nevertheless, Thailand is a fascinating destination. Especially when you are able to adapt to the pace and habits of the country and when you expect the unexpected.
United as a nation for almost 800 years, Thailand’s independence is the greatest pride of its people. Today, Thai society is much more modern and progressive; still it has never lost its unique identity.
The Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.
From the stupa-studded mountains of Mae Hong Son and the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to the pulse-pounding dance clubs of Bangkok and the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River, Thailand offers something for every type of traveller.
Of course Thailand, like other Asian countries, has been influenced by contact with foreign cultures. But the never-changing character of Thai culture has remained dominant, even in modern city life. Often depicted as fun-loving, happy-go-lucky folk (which indeed they often are), the Thais are also proud and strong, and have struggled for centuries to preserve their independence of spirit.