Thailand

Country Description

Experience the rich blend of Chinese, Laotian and Indonesian influences in Thailand’s unique cultural environment. Immerse yourself in “the land of free men”; the only country in its region that was never colonized by Europe. Start in Chiang Mai where you will visit The Elephant Nature Park for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal to the endangered Asian elephant. Then head south to Rattanakosin Island where you will be transported back in time with a visit to Wat Arun and Wat Pho Buddhist temples. Next, take yourself over to the bustling city of Bangkok! Experience the vivid colors of the market, never-ending buzz filling the air, and mouthwatering smells of the local foods. Home to breathtaking ancient ruins, modern cities and lush, natural beauty; Thailand has it all.

Thailand is one of the world’s top automotive and electronic manufacturers. The country is home to some of the most successful company’s manufacturing hubs including General Motors and BMW. While a large part of Thailand’s economic success is due to their thriving manufacturing sector, the tourist industry is also a major contributor. Last year Bangkok was ranked the second most visited city in the world, behind London. With the rich culture, breathtaking natural sites, ancient ruins and constant excitement buzzing through the air it’s not hard to image why. See for yourself!