The South East Asian marvel that steals every heart
For several good reasons, Thailand has become one of South East Asia’s biggest tourist destinations. The country itself is enchanting, with its elephant-rich highlands, miles of pristine shoreline, and jewel-like tropical islands. Equally welcoming are the Thai people. Easygoing and quick to return a smile, the Thais have enjoyed centuries of relatively peaceful self-rule, and you can sense it. The local cuisine ranks among the best on the planet. The culinary alchemy that creates steaming curries and pungent lime-scented soups has taken centuries to perfect, and you will look forward to every meal. The curling intricacies of Thai art gleam from the soaring spires of the countless impressive Buddhist temples. Ubiquitous portraits of the revered royal couple smile down at you continually, a reminder of the Thai people’s fervent loyalty. It is remarkably easy to travel through Thailand--whether it’s the natural beauty, the amazing food, or the relaxed pace of life; many tourists discover that they never want to leave, starting new lives under the sway of the coconut palms. Once you visit, you’ll understand why there’s always a reason to return, and why Thailand will stay with you long after you’ve left.