There is more visible historical evidence of past eras in Thailand than
in any other South-East Asian country, so if you're interested in ruins,
temples and deserted cities, this is the place to go. For pure holiday-making
magic, Thailand's islands and beaches are working definitions of heaven
(once you get out of the shadows of the evil multinational hotels). And
as for urban delights, the huge metropolis of Bangkok, although it can
alarm with its chaos and its scale, tends to so charm visitors with its
energy and cultural treasures that the steamy soupy diesel mixture that
passes for air in this city is more than forgiven.
Thailand is an easy country to travel in, with efficient transport, cheap
accommodation and a delicious national cuisine. The Thais are renowned
for their friendliness and hospitality to strangers. Although they're
often depicted as fun-loving, happy-go-lucky folk (which they often are),
they are also very strong-minded and have struggled for centuries to preserve
their spirit of independence.
*The above information was obtained from
www.lonelyplanet.com and Youth International
wants to acknowlege all due credit to the source of the information.