Welcome to visit-Thailand
Thailand is not called the land of smiles for no reason. The friendly smile and helpful is the reason why Thailand in the West are increasingly seen as the ultimate paradise. A paradise where you basically allowed to do whatever they want as long as it does not include serious crime and drugs. A country but very low price level where one can live well on a minimum of a western country and get a piece of luxury in everyday life.
Thailand is so much more than prostitution and partylife, it is a country with a great and proud culture and stunning scenery as well as the unique friendly and smiling people.
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Worried about the tsunami?
Do you worries about travel to Thailand in fear of another tsunami like the one at Christmas 2004? There is little reason to fear another tsunami if you consider a trip to Thailand. For one thing, it can take hundreds of years between tsunami. Second, there is only a small part of Thailand's coastal area adjacent to the tsunami-prone areas.
Cities such as Hua Hin, Bangkok and Pattaya are all in the Gulf of Thailand which is not considered a tsunami prone area. In the tsunami-prone areas, it made a number of measures in case there will be another tsunami. It is developed a comprehensive warning system and it is in public places marked where one can escape up the hills to reach safety by a tsunami.
So there is little reason for concern. Don't worry about tsunami if you will be travelling to Thailand and if you can not put fear aside so make sure you only to travel to a destination that is not in a tsunami prone area. If you still can’t let the fear disappear you can always visit inland cities like Chiang Mai, if a tsunami reach that city the doomsday is here wherever you are in the world..
When is the best time to visit Thailand?
If you dream about visit Thailand for the first time, then one of the first questions that pop up in your mind is when the best time to visit is. We have taken a closer look at this angle and this is what we found.
Normally the best time to visit Thailand is in the dry season which is from the end of November to the beginning of April. If you are planning to visit the northern part of Thailand, like Chiang Mai, or anywhere on the mainland the countryside, you should avoid the smokey season despite of the dry season and consider to visit in the more wet part of the year.
Temperature vise its not big difference between the seasons since the temperature variations are relatively small, but in the dry season it’s a little bit colder and less humidity which are what most western tourist from Europe and North America will find most comfortable.
Another thing to consider is that in the end of the dry season the plant life may appear as dry and wilted than during the rainy season. Not a big issue, but for somebody it might be a thing.
The rainy season usually don’t mean that it rains all day.
One common misunderstanding is that the rainy season means that it rains the hole day. This is fortunately not the normal. In the rainy season it’s normal with rain almost every day, but it will normally be heavy rain for a relatively short time, and the sun will often be present during the rest of the day. It also tends to rain more in the night than at the day.