Thailand travel information
Bangkok may appear increasingly westernised, but even here in the capital city modern life is underpinned by a strong sense of history and tradition. The network of canals (khlongs) offers visitors a different view of city life from that which is presented in the teeming bustle of the streets. There are over 300 Buddhist temples and shrines within the city limits, and among other sites of interest are the Pakkard Palace, National Museum and famous floating market.
In the central plains, the ancient city kingdom of Sukhothai is a World Heritage Site and covers a huge area of palaces, temples, pavilions, lakes and waterways. There are numerous community-based trips and visits available in Thailand, especially in the north around Chiang Mai, where the rich heritage and traditional lives of the various hill tribes can be experienced by staying in local villages.
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Country facts for Thailand holidays
Thailand has a largely tropical climate so is hot all year around. The rainy season is July to October, except on the south-east coast (including Ko Samui) where the rainy season is November to February.
The official language in Thailand is Thai.
The currency in Thailand is the Baht (THB).