Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country which lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. The country is bordered to the north by Laos and Burma, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Burma. By the maritime boundary, the country is bordered to the southeast by Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand, to the southwest by Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea. The population of Thailand is 63,038,247.

The capital and largest city of Thailand is Bangkok. It is also the country’s centre of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. Bangkok is known in Thai as “Krung Thep Mahanakorn,” or, more colloquially, “Krung Thep.”

Activity Details

SCUBA DIVING

Scuba diving in Thailand has always been considered world-class. To reach the best scuba diving sites, liveaboards are the way to go in Thailand. There are two distinct diving regions: Phuket in the west and Koh Tao in the east. Not only is the land diverse above water but below as well, with huge boulders that create havens for both large and small fish. The Similan Islands National Park has nine uninhabited islands that are densely wooded and boast a number of beautiful white sand beaches. The Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock are favorites with chances to observe octopus, mating cuttlefish and schooling barracudas, plus chance encounters with shovelnose rays. The diving in Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar has a fantastic biodiversity of marine creatures. Dramatic underwater topography and relatively few divers

TOURING

Thailand has something for everyone. In recent years, Thailand has taken steps towards ecotourism, offering a wide array of exciting adventures for active and off-the-beaten-track travelers: scuba diving, sea kayaking, bicycle tours, elephant rides, white water river rafting, village stays and more. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, to the mist shrouded hills of the north; from the relaxing beaches in the south, to the hundreds of national parks throughout the country, Thailand is an adventure traveler´s dream.