Close to the size of Texas, the Kingdom of Thailand is located in Southeast Asia bordering Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia. Known for its natural beauty and cultural sites, Thailand has something to offer everyone.
Thailand consists of four regions: the mountains and lush forests of the North, the farmlands of the Central Plains and Northeastern plateau, and the tropical islands along the Southern coast.
Thailand's climate is tropical and humid with extended rainy seasons in the northern and southern regions. Although the rainy seasons vary by region, the driest months for all of Thailand are January, February and March.
U.S. citizens traveling to Thailand must have passports, but do not need visas for stays under 30 days. Travelers are encouraged to register with the State Department online before leaving the United States, or at the closest U.S. embassy or consulate upon arrival in Thailand.
What to Do
Tour the Buddhist temples, palaces and markets in Thailand's capital Bangkok. Relax at one of Thailand's luxury beach resorts, or enjoy sailing, sea kayaking, diving and windsurfing. Head to the jungles of the North for mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting and elephant safaris, or enjoy eco-tours in Thailand's wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
Before traveling to Thailand, check with the U.S. Department of State for travel warnings and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a list of required and suggested vaccinations.
Article Written By Michelle Ellsworth
Michelle Ellsworth has been a professional writer and researcher for 10 years. In addition to writing for Demand Studios, she writes for television documentary programs on forensic science, crime, extremism, and lifestyles. Ellsworth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a minor in philosophy from Old Dominion University.