Thailand, the amazing pearl of Southeast Asia

Thailand, the amazing pearl of Southeast Asia

Thailand, the amazing pearl of Southeast Asia

Thailand is a well known tourist destination since the late 60s when this gained its place among the most exotic and luxurious destinations in the world. Thailand has come a long way since then and now has hundreds of luxurious but cheap hotels welcoming the tourists from all across the world. With more than 14 million tourists each year, Thailand is the 18th most visited country in the world.

Thailand’s beat attractions include extraordinary diving sites, beautiful beaches, hundreds of small tropical islands, archaeological, historical and religious sites and last but not least, a very wild night-life. Bangkok, Pattaya Beach, Phuket and Samui are the Thailand’s top destinations.

Bangkok is one of the main tourist destinations in Thailand. With more than 10 million tourists that came here in 2008, Bangkok is considered the third city destination after London and New York. A significant contribution to the large number of tourist also has the sex tourism. Thailand is famous for the prostitution officially illegal but controlled regulated by the government.

In the recent years Thailand gained more power as a medical destination, the number of visitors that came for medical treatment being around 2 million each year, the number continuing to grow.

Eco-tourism is a trend in the whole world and Thailand makes its way through the eco destinations. Besides scuba diving, Thailand currently attracts the eco tourists with mountain biking, whitewater rafting, trekking, bird watching and rock climbing.

Currently there are more than 100 natural parks in Thailand, 21 of them being marine nation parks. Another 33 nation parks will be created in the near future along with three more marine parks. The interest showed by the government in developing a stronger extension of the eco tourism ensures Thailand a leading position among the top holiday destinations for the next year.

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