Thailand is a beautiful country, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation. One of Asia’s most important cities, Bangkok’s influence on politics, business, and fashion is undeniable. The city boasts a flourishing arts scene with unique performances in both modern and traditional Thai theater. From shadow puppet theater, where bodies and puppets create silhouettes on a white screen to likay, a vaudeville-inspired performance, Thai theater offers unique and exciting perspectives to Western traditions. Opportunities for adventure and learning abound throughout this eclectic nation, with jungles and beaches nearby and historical temples and buildings dotting the landscape.