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Thailand Travel Guide

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Want to learn more about Thailand? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Thai Massage

Thai massage, once only available at temples or tiny shophouses, has become much more popular in recent years. You'll find masseurs and masseuses...

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Ancient Sukhothai

Sukhothai is recognized as the first independent kingdom in what would eventually become Thailand. Its 13th-century ascendancy is referred to...

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Street Food

Rich and poor mingle over bowls of soups and curries at Thailand's street stalls. Many vendors are famous for a particular dish, whether pad...

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Ancient Cities and Ruins

Prior to its current incarnation as a unified modern state, Thailand consisted of a series of smaller kingdoms. While some of these kingdoms...

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Ecotourism in Thailand

Though the tourism boom has been great for Thailand's economy, it has had many negative effects on Thai culture and natural resources. These...

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Top Reasons to Go to Thailand

Beaches: Pristine strands and hidden coves bring vacation daydreams alive. Food: Rich curries, sour-spicy tom yum soup, and tasty pad Thai...

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The King

King Bhumibol Adulyadej has ruled Thailand for more than 60 years, and is revered by his people. Any insult against him is an insult against...

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Buddhism in Thailand

Almost 95% of Thailand's population is Buddhist (4% is Muslim, and the remaining 1% is Taoist, Confucianist, Hindu, Christian, and Sikh). Buddhism...

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Thailand with Kids

Thais dote on kids, so chances are you'll get extra help and attention when traveling with them, and the experience should be relatively problem...

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Songkran Festival

Each April, during Thai New Year celebrations (Songkran), the country becomes a three-day street party of water fights. Participants go armed...

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Chatuchak Market

There are almost 10,000 stalls at Chatuchak Market, which operates in northern Bangkok each weekend. One of the world's biggest markets, it...

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Beach Life

Thailand's beach culture is world class. The famous Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan heave with all-night raves; you may be happier lazing under...

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Transportation, Thai Style

With reasonably priced internal flights and reliable train and bus service, getting around Thailand can be efficient and straightforward. Taxis...

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

In the ninth lunar month, usually October, religious devotees known as Ma Song walk on hot coals and drive a variety of metal objects through...

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Diving

For unforgettable underwater theater, head to one of Thailand's top dive sites, where facilities range from beginner courses of a few hours...

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Muay Thai

With fighters allowed to inflict damage with anything but the head, muay thai (Thai boxing) is reputed to be the most brutal of all martial...

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Diving and Snorkeling

Some of Thailand's most spectacular scenery lies beneath its crystalline waters. The marine parks of the Similan Islands have made Thailand...

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Thailand Today

is politically divided. For several years, three major political parties were at violent odds with one another: the TRT, the PPP, and the PAD...

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Where to Stay Beachside

Thailand's beaches are so inviting you might be tempted to sleep under the stars. And you can do that if you like, but there are tons of other...

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