For those that want it all, Thailand delivers an extraordinary tourism experience. The northeastern section of the country holds the Khorat Plateau with border cities that lead into Laos. The northern section of this diverse country holds the dark and mysterious mountain ranges. These mountains supply many of the rivers that flow through Thailand. Rivers are as important for traffic as the streets and highways. The Central Plains region is farm country and has fed the people of Thailand for centuries.
One of the biggest draws to Thailand is the coastal region. Beginning at the border with Cambodia, Thailand stretches across the entire northern and western sides of the Gulf of Thailand. This land typifies Southeast Asia with its tropical jungles and white sand beaches. Off-shore islands, 33 in all, attract visitors from all over the world. They are famous for their clear blue waters on one side and bright green jungle thickets on the other.
One of the biggest draws throughout the world is the city of Bangkok. This modern metropolis is home to approximately 11 million people. It is divided into the modern sector and the old city. This means the hustle and bustle of the city is modern, but ancient relics await the busy tourist in several areas. From Wat Pho, the Reclining Buddha Temple, to the largest Chinatown in the world, this city has everything a tourist can imagine. The city also houses the Grand Palace as well as the Dusit Zoo.
There are a great many attractions in the city of Bangkok. Tourists should be prepared to be on the go all day, every day. For those that feel themselves lagging with the pace of life, Thai massage may be helpful. A traditional Thai massage centers of energizing the body by using a vigorously massaging key pressure points to get blood flowing and ease stress. It is a very active type of massage that requires full participation on the part of the masseuse and person receiving the massage.