Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia. Thailand is adjoined to Laos and Myanmar to the north, Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand to the east, Myanmar and the Andaman Sea to the west, and Malaysia to the south. Its capital city, Bangkok, is the most populated city in Thailand. Located in the central region, Bangkok is the center of Thailand’s economic and political activities. Major cities in the north are Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Nakhon Ratchasima, KhonKaen, UdonThani, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan and UbonRatchathani. Meanwhile, major cities in the south are Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Surat Thani and Hat Yai.
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, with the king as head of the country. However, the country has the parliament and the prime minister is the head of government. Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation. With a tropical climate, great food, fascinating culture and superb beaches, Thailand is a magnet for travelers the world over.