marvellous,.ystical Thailand beckons international visitors with the opportunity to see grand palaces, ride an elephant and experience the warmth and joy of the Thai people. Respect for the king is also paramount in Thailand, and as the world's longest serving monarch, this respect seems to grow with each year of his epic reign. Water is symbolically meant to purify and cleanse but with April being one of Thailand's hottest months, it also brings sweet relief from the heat. A well-known dish but for good reason. Thailand offers great shopping - from lively street markets to huge shopping malls. Typically, Thailand tours begin and end in Bangkok, the country's capital. Learn to dive or pull on snorkelling gear to discover the fish and reefs that call this coastline home. TripAdvisor Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .

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Locals make visits to bats with offerings for Buddha and food for monks. We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla firebox, goggle Chrome. In the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Mae has a rich agricultural heritage. 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. Drop in to the stunning Grand Palace, see the reclining Buddha at Walt Ph and wind your way through floating markets. This is peak time however, so be aware that popular places like Chiang Mae, Co Samui and Phuket can get particularly engaged. Walk the streets in search of clues to its imperial past and hire a bike to ride through the countryside, exploring the area's ruins. Learn to dive or pull on snorkelling gear to discover the fish and reefs that call this coastline home. Cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mae have interesting night markets that are worth a visit.