With the crossroads of the great Asian civilisations, bordered by Burma, Laos and Cambodia, Thailand knew to assimilate the external influences without losing its originality. This country with the multiple facets between modernity and traditions cumulates beauty of nature, fabulous temples to the architectural style blazing, paradisiac beaches and islands as well as a delicate cuisine and an exemplary hospitality which you will be able to appreciate in extremely refined luxury hotels.
Thailand is divided into four areas which offer each specific wealth. Insulated a long time, the North with Chiang Mai and the Gold Triangle accommodate in love ones with nature which want to discover the ancestral lifestyle of the mountain tribes all while impregnating omnipresent Buddhist culture in the cities. The central plain, Thai cradle of the civilisation holds the vestiges of the dynasties of Ayutthaya and Sukhotai whose influence is still present in all the country. The region of Isan, as for it, shelters temples of the civilisation Khmer competing with those of the large city of Angkor.
Lastly, the paradisiac beaches of the south do not have the similar one in all Asia and water of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea conceals a marvellous fauna for the amateurs of diving. Animated beaches or desert islands will be able to satisfy all the desires. Without forgetting vibrating it Bangkok with its Palais Royal, its ultra-luxurious shopping centres sharing the district with small travelling merchants and its trendy bars on the roofs of the turns, which will not leave you indifferent.
Even if they account for only 2% as of the population inhabitant of Thailand, these tribes arouse a great interest near the travellers. Each one has its own language and its own culture. One knows in particular Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Mien, Hmong and Karen. At the time of your stay to the country of the smile, you will be able to visit one of their village and you impregnate with their culture.
Put except for a great cultural wealth, Thailand has a priceless treasure… an archipelago with the white sand beaches and crystalline water. Leave on a tour of Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Pha-Ngan, Phuket, Krabi and many other islands in order to pass an unforgettable stay under the sun. Between idleness, water sports and plunged under navy, this archipelago does not have anything to envy the Caribbean.
Known in the whole world for its refinement, the kitchen inhabitant of Thailand was high rightly with the prestigious row “of one of the 5 best gastronomical kitchens of the world”. A Thai classical meal is composed of a soup stock like “Tom Ka Khai”, containing spicy chicken and of coconut milk. The famous dishes like the “NUA phat nam man hoi”, of ox fried with oyster sauce and onions, are often very marked in taste. Of course, this kitchen evolved much in the course of time and each area has its specialities.
The Inhabitants of Thailand attach great significance to the religion. The teaching of the Buddhist precepts is inculcated to the young people during a pilgrimage within a monastery. The duration of the stay can vary 5 days in a whole quarter, and is generally done during the rainy season. This period of training is commonly called the Retirement of the rains. Many faithful Buddhists inhabitant of Thailand of Visakha Puja in order to there will deposit their offerings but also will listen to the sermons in the temples at the time of the festival. This celebration is organized annually at the time of the birth of Buddha, its illumination and finally of its death.