Buddha and Thailand are synonymous anywhere in this country, just Bangkok. An intriguing blend of the past and present draws tourists to this region where glass sheathed buildings share space with some of the finest Buddhist temples. Take an early morning cruise down the Chao Phraya River and watch the sunrise over the Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. Visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and experience a sense of peace in its quiet interiors. Thriving with energy, the capital city of Bangkok is also a great place to ride in tuk-tuks (auto rickshaws) and tuck into some delicious Thai food. This region also encompasses the ancient capital Ayutthaya and green plains in the suburbs. To get a of Thailand’s rich culture, watch Thai classical dances as well as some Thai boxing. Visit the ‘Land of Pleasant Contradictions’ and immerse yourself in the exuberant energy of Thailand!