Thailand is located in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Malaysia to south, the Lao PDR and Cambodia to the east and Myanmar to the north and west. From the tip of the country’s northernmost point to its southernmost point, Thailand spans approximately 1,600 km., and approximately 870 km. from east to west. Thailand has along coastline along the Gulf of Thailand (1,875 km.) and the Andaman Sea (740 km.), containing over 400 magniﬁcent islands, many of which have become popular tourist destinations.
Thailand has long been known as the “Land of the Smiles” for the gentle and welcoming nature of its people, and this charming character has persisted. It has also been known for its rich cultural heritage, and was named the ﬁfth “best country for the cultural heritage inﬂuence in 2021” according to a recent report by New York-based CEOWORLD magazine.
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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep.
For major tourist attractions in Bangkok, most of them are Historical sites or religious sites such as temples in Bangkok. There is beautiful architecture, wall painting and also important in History, such as Wat Phra Sri Rattanasamaram (Phra Kaew), Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangalaram (wat pho), Wat arun Ratchawararam, Wat Sra Ket, and Phra Bor Banphot (Golden mountain), Wat Ratchanadda, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara Suthasan, Wat Suthat Thep Wararam etc.
There are also other interesting places such as palaces, museums, parks, as well as various Shopping centres in Bangkok. There are both chilling places like Chatuchak Weekend Market, Sampeng Market, Yaowarat and Phahurat night market or luxury level such as many leading department stores in all areas of Bangkok as well.
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Yala is the southernmost province of Thailand sharing a border with Malaysia. Most of the population is Muslim and use the Pattani-Malay language to communicate. Yala is a multicultural province, because there are differences in ethnicity, language and religion, Thai Buddhists, Thai Muslims, and Chinese Thais, small Christian community both roman Catholics and Protestants as well as Sikhs.
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Betong District is the southernmost district of Thailand near the Malaysian border. It is about 140 kilometers from Yala Province and about 1,220 kilometers from Bangkok. The population of Betong District consists of Thai people of various nationalities. Almost 50 percent of Thai people are of Malay descent. There are also Thai people of Chinese descent and Thai Buddhists live together in peace. A blend of diverse cultures is formed as a "multicultural". Tourist attraction of Betong with outstanding characteristics, both in terms of architecture and food. The highlight of Betong is located in the heart of the city, the "Clock Tower" that stands tall in the middle of the city.
Betong International Airport serves Nok Air direct flight from Bangkok
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