Thailand - The Land of Smiles ...

The description of the country known as Thailand can be encapsulated in two words - colour and chaos. Both these qualities will strike you from your very first moment in the land of Thais.

Thailand | Thailand is first and foremost striking views of colour and chaos

In the cities and towns, you will be astounded at the wide palette of hues, where yellow, green and red house roof-tops melt with ubiquitous gilded towers, where spindle-shaped boats, filled with colourful fruit and fragrant spices, glide down the emerald river, where the black eyes of a Thai woman peer at you from under a hay hat, and where crimson and pinkkitescut across the blue of the sky. In chaotic contrast, ubiquitous smiling statues of Buddha, crowded streets, countless stalls bursting with specialties of Thai cuisine, the unceasing festive atmosphere, all contribute to the impression of chaos. But it’s a happy form of chaos as the friendly attitude of the local folk effectively eases away all your tensions.

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