Thailand in brief

Located in southern Asia, Thailand is surrounded by Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. With a surface area of 514 000 km², Thailand is a country with a large population: more than 66 million inhabitants. The official language is Thai and the currency is the baht. Three main ethnic groups live in Thailand, Thai, Chinese and Malay; there are also other communities who live in the hills. The great majority of the population practice the Buddhist religion.
Thailand has a warm and humid tropical climate divided into two seasons: the dry seasons from December to April and the monsoon or rainy season, from May to November. There is a varied landscape with huge plains in the centre of the country around the Chao Phraya River, a dry plateau to the east, high mountains near the Burmese border and a peninsular region in the south with superb beaches and magnificent seaside resorts. Thanks to Air France flights, discover the destination of your dreams.

What to do in Thailand?

Reputed for its beaches and paradisiacal islands in the south, such as the Maya Bay beach, the Pattaya seaside resort and the Koh Samui Island, Thailand is an extremely rich and diverse land where there's something for everyone to visit, whatever your taste. Take a stroll along the vibrant narrow streets of Bangkok, wander round the Chatuchak market, visit the Wat Pho temple or the Grand Palace… For hikers, Chian Mai, in the north, is an ideal starting point. There are also many national parks, the most popular being Khao Sok, Erawan, Khai Yai and Kaeng Krachan. For nature and culture lovers, the most recommended sites are the Phang Nga bay, the ruined temples of Ayutthaya, Prasat Hin Pjimai, Prang Sam Yot and the Chiangmai sanctuary.

Thailand's "little extras"

Don't miss a chance to taste the delicious Thai cookery. Strongly flavoured, varied and balanced, it is rich in fish, vegetables, herbs and spices. The sculpted vegetables are a little extra which add to the appeal of the already delicious meals. Thailand also offers remarkable locations for diving, such as the Similan Islands or Richelieu Rock on the east coast. All this is possible thanks to Air France's flights to this destination .

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