Located on the Central Plain of Thailand, Bangkok presents a larger than life atmosphere where the modern West meets the traditional East. It presents a multi dimensional setting with modern offices and hotels laid next to ruined buildings and exotic temples with beautiful gardens. Magnificent Buddhist temples, busy markets, canals and a vibrant nightlife make Bangkok a great tourist destination.Bangkok is full of busy streets and equally busy waterways. Water traffic may be found on the Chao Phraya River with long-tailed boats, river taxis and small rowing boats all smoothly cutting their ways across the river.
Pattaya is famous for its beaches and nightlife. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. Pattaya has a wide range of shops and fashionable boutiques that sell garments, souvenirs, handicrafts, silk, gemstones, paintings, jewellery and others. The place has an active nightlife with entertainment places like coffee shops, karaoke bars and discotheques mostly in and around Central and South Pattaya.
Phuket Island, the largest in Thailand is connected to the mainland through a bridge. The island comprises three districts of Muang, Kathu and Talang. Mountains occupy majority of the island's landscape and the rest are plains. The most popular of Phuket's beaches are on the western coast of the island. It enjoys a warm tropical climate with the temperature remaining constant throughout the year. There are basically two seasons in Phuket - the dry season and the rainy season. Even during the monsoon, there is plenty of sunshine. Phuket has remained an attractive destination for its natural resources comprising ivory, spices, natural pearls, precious gems, hides, firewood, caulk for ship hulls, and ambergris.