Thailand is comprised of lively cities with ancient temples, cultural venues, celebrations and exotic scenery of mountains, jungles and beaches. Modern Thai society has been shaped by Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian, and Chinese influences. With Buddhism as the dominant religion, the Thai people believe in a spiritual well-being that emphasizes positive living. This “sanuk” lifestyle seeks fun and enjoyment in all things of everyday life and can be seen in the abundance of smiles, the welcoming nature and carefree attitudes of the Thai people.
It is easy to emulate sanuk with all the pleasures that Thailand has to offer. The best beaches in the world are here with warm, pristine water in unspoiled nature that defines tropical paradise. As the biggest island in Thailand, Phuket is mostly mountainous and is renowned for its sheltered coves, corals, and isolated beaches that provide ample snorkeling and scuba diving. After some relaxation in the sun, trek into the shade of the tropical jungles which offer amazing views, delicious waterfalls, and exotic wildlife. Khao Yai National Park, the first national park of Thailand, is home to the amazing Heo Suwat Waterfall and inhabitants include elephants, tigers, macaques, gibbons, and an array of bird species. Khao Sok National Park in the south features the famed Cheow Larn Lake with its floating raft houses and luxury tents for camping should you wish to overnight.