“The Land of Smiles,” Thailand has been open to visitors for a long time, which makes it a welcoming place blessed with enthralling natural beauty, fascinating and perfectly preserved temples, and kind locals. Its nickname comes from the mentality of the people, who will always graciously greet visitors with a smile and a bow. Thailand is also home to tranquil villages, fertile rice fields, wild rainforests, and vibrant beach cities. Thailand is one of those destinations that simply has something for everyone.
Population: 69,709,092 (as of Dec. 2019)
Area: 136 per Km2 (198,120 sq. miles).
Time Zone: UTC + 7 hours
Weather: Thailand can be visited year-round, however, the influence of the tropical climate leads to the temperature variation between the north and the south. In northern Thailand, the dry season is between November and May, while June to October has heavy rainfall and temperatures are cooler between October and January. The south can be split into two regions, the west coast has wet season between April and October, while the east coast experiences heavy rainfall from September to December. During the rest of the year, dry and sunny weather is the order of the day.
Usually, Thailand’s high season is from November to February due to the dry and cool weather.
It’s hard to summarize the diversity of travel in Thailand. Its capital, Bangkok, is a teeming metropolis with glistening temples and palaces. The two coastlines, on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, have perfect peaceful beaches with clear waters. In the mountainous interior, ethnic minority groups live as they have for millennia. Wherever you travel in Thailand, there’s always amazing food. From fresh seafood to countless curries, and noodle dishes so delicious you’ll never want to return to your local Thai take-out. Your most lasting impression, however, will be the friendliness of the locals. Calling Thailand the “Land of Smiles” may seem like a cliché, it is based in the sincere generosity and openness of the people.
Name: Bobby Nguyen
Deputy General Manager
Name: Truong Thi Thao