Thailand is a leading member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a group of ten emerging countries with a total population of some 600m which offers a highly attractive destination for trade and investment. Regional competitiveness will be further driven by the formation of the free trade market ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, capitalizing on a huge consumer market, expanding middle class and increasing disposable income.
ASEAN free trade agreements with China, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand, plus a Comprehensive Economic Partnership with Japan, open up the entire Asian continent accounting for more than 50% of global trade.
Situated in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, Thailand serves as a gateway to the emerging economies of the Greater Mekong Sub-region. With its well-developed infrastructure, political and social stability, and consistent openness to foreign investment, it is a magnet for overseas companies looking for a strategic location to set up or expand business.
Major manufactured exports include computers and computer accessories, integrated circuits, textiles, electronics, cars and spare parts, gems and jewellery, televisions and television accessories.
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy head by King Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej or King Rama IX. Nearly 95% of Thais are Buddhists. Thai is the national language, but English is widely understood in Bangkok and big cities.
There are three seasons in Northern, Northeastern and Central Thailand – hot (March to May), rainy (June to October), and cool (November to February). And there are two seasons in the South – rainy (April to November) and hot (December to March). The temperature varies from 38°C to 19°C with the annual average at about 29°C. Humidity ranges from 66% to 82.8%.
Local time is GMT + 7 hours.
Shopping in Bangkok is an adventure in itself. From modern department stores and shopping plazas , to flea markets and roadside stalls where bargaining is obligatory, visitors are sure to find something to their liking. Thailand also offers some of the finest spas in Asia, with a wide variety of treatments and superbly relaxing atmospheres.
The city’s diverse nightlife features everything from excellent live music, to good jazz clubs, ultra cool bars, exuberant dance venues and great restaurants. Building on the remarkable popularity of Thai gastronomy abroad, Bangkok restaurants cook up both authentic and innovative versions of local delicacies. In an incredibly diverse dining scene, celebrated chefs bring culinary skills from all continents to this gourmet paradise. Chinese, Japanese and Italian restaurants number in the hundreds, alongside dozens of other national cuisines.
Learn more about Bangkok’s amazing attractions at www.bangkoktourist.com.
From city tours to floating markets, from the bridge over the river Kwai to the beaches of Phuket, from the elephants of Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai, to the world heritage site of Ayuttaya, there’s an organized trip for everyone with our official Travel Agency. Click here for full details on tours and cultural activities, or contact our official Travel Agency at:
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