Few people have an endless amount of time to spend on vacation. Often, their travel is limited to about a week per year. For those that want to discover all the many beautiful sights of Thailand, a week is not nearly long enough. If a week is all that is...

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Nearly all the people of Thailand are Theravada Buddhists. They revere elephants and treat them as part of the family. Elephant keepers will sacrifice food and shelter to ensure the safety and comfort of their elephant herds. Many herds have been passed down through several generations. Children are raised to...

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Many people visit Thailand for its magnificent collection of temples and ruins. While these ancient sites are often interesting, some people seek the adventure of jungle tours and safaris. Thailand has a wide range of these tours available in boats or while riding elephants. Unlike other countries where the animals...

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Visitors to Thailand often choose the capital city of Bangkok to begin their visit. This is a modern megacity with over 10 million people in permanent residence. While the Thais have chosen to update their capital city, they have kept the older sections of Bangkok in use. Each visitor has a choice of new or old in any facet of their visit to this city.

Visitors will find luxurious modern hotels and restaurants when they step off their international flight. A taste of traditional lodging can be found in the older section of the city in the hostels and private cottages for rent. Many visitors to Thailand dream about small shops with handmade goods. Those can be found in the older trade and shopping districts of the city. For those that prefer modern malls, Bangkok is host to the largest mall in all of Asia. Modern business buildings shape the skyline of Bangkok, while the Royal Palace and thousands of ancient temples are just a boat ride up or down the river. This is just the beginning of the many contrasts visitors will find in this fascinating country.