From the steamy jungles and misty highlands in the north to the white sand beaches and picturesque islands of the south, Thailand's ever-changing landscape has been fascinating and entertaining travellers for centuries. Cruising in south-east Asia offers the chance to relax and observe everyday life, the scenery and wildlife. The monsoon season is from July to November, so it can get quite wet and the weather may be uncomfortably hot and humid for those who aren't accustomed to it. This delicious plate of stir-fried rice noodles garnished with peanuts is full of flavour and can be served with fresh prawns, chicken, tofu or vegetables. This is Thailand's hub of business, economic and political affairs, but a boat ride on the city's “longs,” or canals, give you a glimpse into the everyday life of the Thai people, as you pass by family homes and temples. This is Thailand's second-largest city, where visitors on a Thailand holiday go to visit the northern hill tribes to witness daily life in the village. If you don't mind the heat then this can be a good time to go on holiday to Thailand to avoid the crowds. Drop in to the stunning Grand Palace, see the reclining Buddha at Walt Ph and wind your way through floating markets.

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