Thailand is often referred to as a golden land, not because there is precious metal buried underground but because the country gives off a certain lustre, be it the fertile rice fields of the central plains, white sandy beaches or the warm hospitality of its citizenry. First introductions are made in Bangkok, a modern behemoth of screaming traffic, gleaming shopping centers and international sensibilities interwoven with devout Buddhism. Chiang Mai, the country's bohemian center, is where the unique and precise elements of Thai culture become a classroom, for cooking courses and language lessons; while climbing into the mountain ranges around Mae Hong Son you'll find stupa-studded peaks and villages of post-Stone Age cultures. Sliding down the coastal tail are the evergreen limestone islands of Ko Tao and Kho Phi Phi Don, filled with tall palms angling over pearlescent sand. Thailand's beaches are stunning, hedonistic and mythic among residents of northern latitudes. The northeast is a region better suited for homestays and teaching gigs than quick souvenir snapshots: here, you can dive deep into the Thai psyche, emerging with a tolerance for searingly spicy food and a mastery of this strange tonal language. Welcome to a life-altering experience disguised as a holiday.

Official name

Kingdom of Thailand


Political Regime

Constitutional monarchy



513.900 km² km²



66.445.000 inhabit. people.





Ethnic Groups

Three quarters of the population are Thai, 12% are Chinese and a little part are Malays. Then can find some minorities like Mon, Khmer, Phuan and Karen.



The official language is Thai



95% of the population are Buddhists and the rest are Muslims



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