On this extraordinary journey to Thailand, discover Thailand's ancient traditions, tranquil temples, authentic cuisine, and cosmopolitan cities. Thailand has more than 30,000 Buddhist temples, and they have always been important as a social and spiritual center. On this vacation, you'll see some of Thailand's most famous temples and learn about this religion. You'll even witness and participate in an almsgiving ceremony.
Also learn about the way of life in Thailand when you take a boat ride through Bangkok's canals to see the family homes and temples along the canals. Visit the Hill Tribe Village of Akha, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins; the White Hmong People, one of northern Thailand's Hill Tribes; and the Paduang long-necked women, who have brass rings placed on their necks and legs as girls, thus creating the visual illusion of stretching their necks.
Thai food has become popular throughout the world, so taste some authentic Thai cuisine on this magnificent vacation. Exotic fruit and vegetables are especially abundant, so be sure to sample some. Leave room in your suitcase, because Thailand offers great shopping—from night bazaars and boutiques to high-end mega malls—and Chiang Mai is especially famous for its high-quality handicrafts.
New cultures, historical sights, amazing temples, sumptuous cuisine, fantastic shopping—all of this and more await you on this enriching and glorious vacation!