Thailand is one of the countries located in Southeast Asia. Thailand's total area covers up to 513,000 square kilometres and Thailand is the 50th largest country in the world and is the 12th largest country in Asia. Thailand divided into six parts: North, Northeast, Middle, South, East and West. In Northern Thailand, there is a national border between Myanmar and Laos. The northernmost point of Thailand is Amphoe Mae Sai, which in Chiang Rai province. There are many places to visit here such as the Mae Market, Golden Triangle, Wat Phra That Doi Wao and Wat Tampa, also known as the Temple of Money. In the North, the area is hilly. Various types of mountains are here that dominate the landscape. The source of all rivers is from the North as well. Doi Inthanon is the highest peak in Thailand. It is a popular place among travellers during the winter season for the phenomenon of frost flower.
Don Mueang International Airport is one of the two international airports in Bangkok. The airport is considered one of the world's oldest international airports and the oldest airport in Asia. It was officially opened as the base of the Royal Thai Air Force on March 27, 1914. In 1924, commercial flights commenced here. The arrival of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the first commercial flight at the airport. In September 2006, Don Mueang International Airport was closed and replaced by Survanabhumi Airport. It reopened on March 24, 2007 after the renovation was completed. Now, Don Mueang International Airport has become a regional aviation hub and low-cost carrier airline hub. Philippines AirAsia provides flight from Manila Airport to Don Mueang International Airport.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is also known informally as Bangkok Airport. This airport is one of the airports that provides flight services in Bangkok, Thailand. Suvarnabhumi covers an area of 3,240 hectares. Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the largest international airports in Southeast Asia and is a regional hub for flights. Suvarnabhumi Airport was officially opened on September 15, 2006 for domestic flight services. On September 28, 2006, Suvarnabhumi Airport is open for domestic and international commercial flights. The airport is the hub for Thai Airways International, Thai Smile Airways and Bangkok Airways. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific operate the flight from Manila to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
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The peak season in Bangkok is from November to March. Tourists will fill the city of Bangkok during those months. The price of the hotel and various items will be a little expensive from the usual while July to August is a less crowded month with tourists. During those months, Bangkok has a monsoon season.
Thailand has summer and even winter. In addition, Thailand consists of six months of rain in the rainy season, three dry season and cold breeze in winter and three summer months. The average temperature in Thailand is 18 degrees Celsius up to 38 degrees Celsius. Summer in Thailand is from mid-February to mid-May. April is the hottest month of the summer. Interesting and ideal places to visit during this period are beaches and islands in South and East Thailand. From mid-May to mid-October is the rainy season here. As rain slows, the weather in the North and Northeast of Thailand will become cooler while rain on the South will last until December. Popular activities for travellers are enjoying views over the hills and mountains. While winter in Thailand is from mid-October to mid-February. Temperatures in Thailand can be very cold especially in hills and mountains.
Thailand also has many interesting festivals. You can visit Bangkok in mid-April to join one of Thailand's biggest festivals, which is Songkran or known as Thai New Year.
1. The Grand Palace - is an area with many building complexes in the heart of Bangkok. The palace became the official residence of the Siamese King since 1782. The Entrance fee to this Grand Palace is around 816.28 PHP.
2. Chatuchak Weekend Market - located at Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok. It is the largest market in Thailand. It has more than 15,000 outlets and 11,505 sellers. The market is divided into 27 sections.
3. Temple of the Emerald Buddha - also known as Wat Phra Kaew. It is one of Bangkok's holy shrines that has a reclining Buddha statue.