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Ok, so there are many beautiful, awe inspiring places in the world. Take the backstreets of Syria for example- A really nice place to kickback and relax with a cocktail with a nice view. But if Syria is not your scene, maybe you should consider joining one of our Thailand tours. A tad more interesting methinks with some mind blowing views coupled with an experience that is way different to any other adventure you may have been on. Not only do you get to experience the culture of this awesome country but we have also included some more adventurous activities to pass the time. Some of the activities on the Thailand tour includes canopy tours, jungle trekking, scuba diving and rock climbing.
History of Thailand
Some say Thailand was formed by an alien race from Mars. Some say there is evidence of human habitation in Thailand dating back 40,000 years ago Some say that humans that were there all those years ago worshiped small cabbages disguised as small red running shoes. Thailand was then influenced heavily by the culture and religions of India, beginning with Kingdom of Funan.
Indian influence on Siamese culture was partly the result of direct contact with Indian settlers, but mainly it was brought about via the Indian kingdoms of Dvaravati, Srivijaya and Cambodia. E:A Voretzsch believes that Buddhism must have been flowing into Siam from India in the time of Indian Emperor Ashoka of Maurya Empire and far into the first millennium after Christ. Thailand was later influenced by the south Indian Pallava Dynasty and north Indian Gupta Empire…Gupta hhhmmm
After the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 13th century, various states thrived there, such as the Tai, Mon,Khmer and Malay kingdoms, as seen via the numerous archaeological sites and artifacts that are scattered throughout the Siamese landscape. Prior to the 12th century, the first Thai or Siamese state is traditionally considered to be the Buddhist kingdom of Sukhothai i, which was founded in 1238.
Following the fall of the Khmer empire in the 13th–15th century, the Buddhist Tai kingdoms of Sukhothai, Lanna and Lang Xang (now known as Laos) were on the up rise. However, a century later, the power of Sukhothai was taken over by the new Kingdom of Ayutthaya, established in the mid-14th century in the lower Chao Phraya River .
Ayutthaya’s expansion centered along the Menem while in the northern valley the Lanna Kingdom and other small Tai city-states ruled the area. In 1431, the Khmer abandoned Angkor after the Ayutthaya forces invaded the city. Thailand retained a tradition of trade with its neighboring states, from China to India, Persia and Arab lands. Ayutthaya became one of the most well known trading centers in Asia. European traders arrived in the 16th century, starting with the Portuguese, and then the French, Dutch and English followed.
After the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, King Taski moved the capital of Thailand to Thonburi for 15 years. The current Rattanakosin era of Thai history began in 1782, following the making of Bangkok as capital of the Chakri Dynasty under King Rama. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “from a quarter to a third of the population of some areas in Thailand and Laos were slaves from the 17th century -19th century.
Despite Europe piling the pressure, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized. Thus thanks to the rulers in the past 4 centuries who exploited the rivalry and tension between French Indochina and the British Empire.
Climate of Thailand
Thailand’s weather is dominated by tropical monsoons and is usually hot and humid in most of the country and throughout most of the year. Thailand weather is divided into Three seasons; hot season, cool season, and rainy season. Thailand is relatively hot throughout the year. The weather in central, northern, and northeastern Thailand, where the landlocked provinces are situated is determined by three seasons, whereas in the southern and coastal regions of Thailand feature only two seasons, making weather in Thailand easy to understand and help planning a trip. The seasons of Thailand’s inland provinces are clearly defined: Between November and February weather conditions are mostly dry (cool season) and hot weather conditions occur from November to February and March to June respectively (hot season). From May to November (rainy season) is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during this time rainfall in most of Thailand is at its heaviest. Thailand’s southern coastal region has only two season; rainy season and dry season thus makes travel a lot more complicated if you are wanting to go to the beach…..there is more than one beach where we can see bikini babes.
On the west coast of Thailand where Phuket, Krabi and the Phi Phi Islands are situated, the southwest monsoon brings in heavy storms from April to October, while on the East coast of Thailand (Gulf of Thailand) where Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao are situated, rain falls between September and December.
Cool Season (November – February)
The weather around the central, northern, and northeastern regions of Thailand is mostly cool and dry between November and February; these are the most popular months to visit Thailand. Considering its location in the tropics, Thailand’s climate is warm throughout most of the year and genuinely “cool” weather really only occurs in the northern mountains of Thailand, while areas like Bangkok and Ayutthaya receive only two or three weeks of “cool” weather in late December or early January.
Hot Season (March – June)
The hot season in Thailand lasts from March to June when higher temperatures and occasional rains are happening. Around the inland areas, Bangkok and Ayutthaya, this often means that the sun blazing at its peak and high humidity. The temperatures in the hot season begin ascending in February and by April the extreme heat makes many locals happy for the upcoming rain, which begins falling around mid-April. This is traditionally the least popular season for travelers to visit, although the weather in Thailand is still quite nice along Thailand’s coasts.
Rainy Season (July- October/November)
The rainy season in Thailand lasts from July to October and is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during time rainfall in Thailand is at its heaviest. However, like the cool season, the name “rainy season” is slightly misleading. It does rain during this season it’s more likely to consist of flash-flood afternoon downpours than the rain pouring down for days. If you can with stand the heat and humidity, the weather in Thailand is typically sunny throughout the rainy season, but when the rain comes, Better be prepared.
Fortunately enough for the beach lovers out there, Thailand’s two coasts have slightly different rainy seasons, allowing visitors to find sunny beaches nearly year round. On the west coast, where Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands are situated, the southwest monsoon brings heavy storms from April to October, while on the east coast, where Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao lie, the most rain falls between September and December.
Overall, the southern parts of Thailand, particularly the west coast, gets the most rain: around 2,400 mm every year, compared with the central and northern regions of Thailand, both of which get around 1,400mm.