Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. It is famous for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples with Buddha statues. In Bangkok, the capital city, a state-of-the-art cityscape meets quiet communities along the canals and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Nearby resorts include the vibrant Pattaya and trendy Hua Hin.