Thailand a popular holiday destination for backpackers, partly because of the multitude of outdoor adventure activities that are availabe at a fraction of the cost than in other countries, Thailand is perhaps most popular for surfing, windsurfing, diving and snorkelling, its crystal clear waters, spectacular reefs and rock formations plus a colourful selection of marine life make water sports a must.

Thailand also a country of freshwater swamp forests, virgin rain forests, forested crags, mangroves and pine forests, divided into four main regions the lush, inner plains of the Chao Phraya River, the lesser region of the high northeast plateau, the fruitful basin and peaks of Northern Thailand, and the woody southern peninsula, Doi Inthanon is Thailands highest peak, standing at 2596 meters.