Thailand has been called the gateway to Indonesia, a part of Southeast Asia that has long been considered to be the most exotic and mysterious area of the globe. Foreigners envision grass huts on sandy beaches, beautiful, lush forests and sights and flavors of exotic foods, flora and fauna. Indeed, Thailand is an ancient land, but one that has met the challenge to become a leading power in this area of the world.
Thailand is a place of mountains, plains, beaches and islands. Every region of Thailand offers gorgeous vistas of immense rice paddies, tropical forests and jungles, or world-class beaches and resorts. Plateaus to the northeast hide and shelter ancient archaeological treasures and historical landmarks. Thailand (formerly known as Siam) is over ten thousand years old and has been recognized as a country since the 13th century. Visitors to Thailand are also treated to a culture thousands of years in the making and filled with traditions and customs that draw millions of visitors every year.
Thailand, once known as the Kingdom of Siam, is filled with friendly people and things to do and see. From bustling, noisy Bangkok to the seclusion of native beach getaways, Thailand offers high-class accommodations to hammocks on the oceanfront. From the mountainous landscapes to the north to the sand that meets the sea to the south, Thailand offers a wealth of outdoor opportunities and activities for all ages. City entertainment is at its best in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and Phuket, where visitors can enjoy nightclubbing, ethnic entertainment, fine dining and the best in world-class hotel accommodations.
Thailand has become famous for it's excellent medical facilities and healthcare for foreigners. One of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world, Thailand's surgeons and health care facilities are known for superlative care in cosmetic, plastic, orthopedic and cardiac care surgeries as well as for their weight loss and obesity programs, dental care and many others.
Medical travelers may save between 50% and 75% on surgical procedures and other medical care found throughout Thailand over costs found in the U.S. This savings does not reflect the quality of care, however. Thailand physicians, surgeons and healthcare facility staff are held to rigorous standards of training and care and take pride in offering all medical travelers the best that experience and expertise may offer.
Whether you want to be inside or outside, Thailand has something to keep you interested, inspired and engaged. From sporting events to festivals to theatrical productions, Thailand will surprise you!
From fine dining to street food, from her beaches to her jungles, Thailand is a place you'll never forget!