|Thailand is a land of extremes. In Bangkok, gleaming temples and extravagant five-star hotels compete against exotic red-light districts and humble street stalls. A short bus ride away from Bangkok, the ocean awaits to cool you off from the heat. Thailand, formerly Siam, lies in Southeast Asia, bordering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia. Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia, and is a mecca for backpackers as it is seen as a must do when Backpacking SouthEast Asia.
From luxury malls and romantic rooftop restaurants with exquisite cuisine to backpacker scruffy stalls and everything in between, Thailand has it all to offer, including the worlds largest golden Buddha statue as well as the worlds largest Gautama Buddha statue at over 300 feet tall.
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