Thailand


Thailand  officially the Kingdom of Thailand formerly known as Siam is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.
The country is a constitutional monarchy, headed by King Rama IX, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, who, having reigned since 1946, is the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. The king of Thailand is titled Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, the Upholder of the Buddhist religion, and the Defender of all Faiths.
Thailand is the world's 51st-largest country in terms of total area, with an area of approximately 513,000 km2 (198,000 sq mi), and is the 20th-most-populous country, with around 64 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, which is Thailand's political, commercial, industrial and cultural hub. About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% is of Chinese origin, and 3% is ethnically Malay;  the rest belong to minority groups including Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes. The country's official language is Thai. The primary religion is Buddhism, which is practiced by around 95% of the population.
Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1996, and is presently a newly industrialized country and a major exporter. Tourism also contributes significantly to the Thai economy. There are approximately 2.2 million legal and illegal migrants in Thailand, and the country has also attracted a number of expatriates from developed countries.



The Times of India Speed News

11 Jan 2013,16:25 IST
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) conducted a road show here on Friday with the aim to increase tourist arrivals to Thailand. In 2011, Thailand received a total number of 9,16,787 Indian tourists, a growth of 20.57 per cent over the previous year and last year Thailand received a total number of 1016013 tourist arrivals from India, an increase of 11 percent.  
10 Dec 2012,19:13 IST
Thailand's reputation as a golfing hub was strengthened Monday after Asian Tour organisers said they will add the new Chiang Mai Golf Classic to the schedule next year, a fourth event for the kingdom. The inaugural tournament will star some of Asia's best players including Thai heroes Thongchai Jaidee and Thaworn Wiratchant, the Asian Tour said in a statement.  
09 Dec 2012,20:39 IST
Teerasil Dangda's 79th minute header earned Thailand a 1-1 draw against defending champions Malaysia in the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal in Kuala Lumpur. The capacity crowd erupted when Norshahrul Talaha headed Malaysia into the lead in the 48th minute after a barren first half which was more of a midfield battle. Teerasil's header half an hour later punctured the buoyant mood and ensured Thailand would have a psychological edge in second leg in Bangkok.
27 Sep 2012,19:44 IST
Gilles Simon of France continued to struggle with shoulder problems but managed a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Japan's Go Soeda on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open. Simon will line up for a semi-final spot on Friday when he faces compatriot Gael Monfils, who upset Serb sixth seed Viktor Troicki 7-5, 7-5. --
23 Sep 2012,10:38 IST
The IRCTC is introducing a Thailand package for tourists ex-Mumbai on October 25, a WR spokesperson said.
18 May 2012,20:18 IST
Nearly, 10,000 tourists from Madhya Pradesh visited Thailand last year. Deputy Consul General of Thai Consulate is here in Indore who announced a visa application and processing centre in the city. The centre will facilitate people in getting visa who till now had to visit Mumbai, the nearest office or apply through travel agents which used to consume time and money both. The Thai Consulate is eying on attracting more tourists from western region of country to visit Thailand
18 Nov 2011,18:10 IST
One million rupees was raised at the Solidarity Concert for Thailand in aid of the flood-affected people of Thailand, which was held on Wednesday evening at Kohima, jointly organized by Friends of Thailand, Nagaland and Nagaland Baptist Church Council and sponsored by Government of Nagaland. 
11 Nov 2011,17:03 IST
Solidarity Concert for Thailand, in aid of the flood-affected people of Thailand will be held on November 16 at Kohima. The concert is jointly organized by Friends of Thailand, Nagaland and Nagaland Baptist Church Council.
11 Nov 2011,15:21 IST
The princess of Thailand Bajrakityabha performed 'pooja' and 'archana' and prayed for the world peace at Gandhkuti near Jetwan Vihar on the completion ceremony of 24 years long 'Chaturmas'supposedly done by Lord Gautam Buddha at Buddhist circuit Shravasti on the occassion of Kartik Pornima. Following the pooja ceremony the princess performed 'bhumi poojan' at the proposed Jetwan temple of Thailand at Kandhbhari village of Balrampur district adjoining Shravasti. She left for Kushinagar in the afternoon along with her team.
18 Jul 2011,00:17 IST
Thailand A came from behind to score a thrilling 2-1 victory over Indonesia and win the 3rd Yamaha ASEAN Cup Under-13 football tournament at the Yamaha Stadium at Bangkok on Saturday.
01 Jul 2011,17:08 IST
German Winfried Schaefer has been apoointed coach of the Thailand national football team on a three-year contract. The 61-year-old Schaefer led Cameroon to victory in the 2002 African Nations Cup.
08 Mar 2011,20:55 IST
The proposal to revamp the Byculla zoo was passed two years but there has been hardly any progress. Even so, zoos seem to be the latest attraction for our elected representatives. After studying the Jurong bird park in Singapore, a team of 12 corporators went to Thailand on an “unofficial trip� for four days last week to visit a zoo. Another round of corporators will go in the coming week.
10 Feb 2011,16:14 IST
Prakhar Asawa, son of Rajasthan Ranji coach Amit Asawa, will travel to Thailand to take part in the True Visions International Golf Tournament, to be held at the Rayong Valley Resort from March 29 to April 1. The eight-year-old has won a number of National junior/sub-junior championships.
02 Feb 2011,14:19 IST
Thailand's famous lady boy dancers to perform in city on February-4-6. 23 dancers to come here to entertain the audience.


AMAZING THAILAND | 04 Nights / 05 Days 


DAY 01 Bangkok – Pattaya (1 hr 30 mins to 2 hrs depending on traffic)


Welcome to the capital of Thailand - Bangkok! Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to the Pattaya hotel where you check-in. 150Km Southeast of Bangkok, Pattaya is less than 2 hrs by road, which is Thailand’s largest resort. As a beach resort with city status, Pattaya has something for everyone. Most beach resorts rely on their natural surroundings; Pattaya makes an all-out attempt to provide the best of everything- recreation, entertainment, sightseeing and fun. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Pattaya.

DAY 02 Pattaya: Coral Island Tour

Post breakfast, set out to explore the fascinating Coral Island. Coral Island is a lovely spot catering to all kinds of tourist. Whether you want to laze around on the island’s soft white sand or you want to get livelier and play a few water sports. Overnight in Pattaya.


DAY 03 Pattaya – Bangkok


Today after breakfast you will be met by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to the hotel in Bangkok where you check-in. Bangkok offers to visitors not only the cosmopolitan amenities  they would expect from other big cities, but also a unique treasure house of cultural attractions. Bangkok has a feast of attractions to offer, glittering Buddhist temples of great beauty, magnificent palaces, classical dance extravaganzas, numerous shopping centre and its people’s way of life. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the city on your own or you can enjoy the exuberant Siam Niramit Show which reveals the grandeur of historical and spiritual Siam. Overnight in Bangkok.

DAY 04 Bangkok: Bangkok City Tour

Today after breakfast, enjoy a Temple and City Tour of Bangkok. Bangkok takes great pride in a large number of fascinating temples around the capital. The major ones normally visited are Golden Buddha Temple & Reclining Buddha Temple. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this charming city. Overnight in Bangkok.

DAY 05 Depart Bangkok

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred