Learn More About Thailand Tours
Marvelous, mystical Thailand beckons international visitors with the opportunity to see grand palaces, ride an elephant and experience the warmth and joy of the Thai people. Visits to an orchid farm, enjoying a Thai massage, bartering in small markets and riding on Thailand's waterways by boat are other popular things to do on a Thailand vacation.
Typically, Thailand tours begin and end in Bangkok, the country's capital. This is Thailand's hub of business, economic and political affairs, but a boat ride on the city's "klongs," or canals, give you a glimpse into the everyday life of the Thai people, as you pass by family homes and temples. The famous Floating Market is where goods are bartered and sold from longtail boats. Two important sights in Bangkok (among many) the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, with a Buddha statue that is 156 feet long and nearly 50 feet high, and Temple of the Dawn, whose 260-foot spire has become a symbol of Bangkok.
In the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Mai has a rich agricultural heritage. This is Thailand's second-largest city, where visitors on a Thailand vacation go to visit the northern hill tribes to witness daily life in the village. Doi Suthep temple is perched on a hilltop; take a funicular to the temple or walk up a staircase with 400 steps. Elephant trekking is very popular in the Chiang Mai area - what better way to document and remember your Thailand tour than with a photo of you atop one of these grand animals!