Tourism is a major contributor to Thailand economy. It is estimated that tourism revenue is contributing to the Thai GDP of 12 trillion baht.
Thailand has the distinction of being one of the leading tourism destinations in the world. It is renowned for its vibrant cultural heritage and natural beauty. Thai culture features a number of performing arts including drama, Thai dance. Variety shows that feature a number of different theatrical arts are common in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. The “Siam Niramit” show is the most popular Thai cultural show among tourists visiting Thailand. The Siam Niramit show attracts more and more tourists visiting Thailand each year. Theatrical performances of ancient Muay Thai boxing matches, Thai tribal dances, and puppet shows are also popular cultural attractions of Thailand.
Pattaya or Phuket are most popular tourist attractions for bar and massage therapy. Sexy girls and ladies in sexy outfits are found moving all around such areas to welcome guests into the bar or massage parlors.
Thailand is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula. Thailand has 76 provinces. The area is 513,120 sq. km. The population of the country is over 68 million. It is the 50th largest country in the world by area. It is world's 21st most populous country. The capital is Bangkok. Bangkok is also largest city of the country. Bangkok is a special administrative area. The borders of Thailand, north is Myanmar and Laos, east is Laos and Cambodia, in south is the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, in the west is the Andaman Sea and the southern part of Myanmar. It is a unitary state. Nominally the country is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, but the recent coup in 2014, established a de facto military dictatorship under a junta.
Thai peoples migrated from southwestern China to mainland Southeast Asia from the 11th century. This is the oldest known mention of their presence in the region by the exonym Siamese dates to the 12th century.
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