Probably two most popular around the world Thai dishes are: the Tom Yum (or Tom Yam) soup and the Pad Thai.
The Tom Yum soup is a delightful combination of spicy hot and sour, with flavor provided by the lemon grass, lime leaves, galangal, fish sauce, and the hot by chili. Its basis forms the broth with spices, additions are typically mushrooms and shrimps/ prawns. Tom Yum Goong is the name of the soup with prawns. Tom Yum soup is very popular in Thailand and in Laos. It is also served in Malaysia and Singapore
A great place to spend a night when visiting the Kanchanaburi province of Thailand is the Jungle Rafts hotel on the River Kwai. The hotel floats on the river and one gets there by a boat. At night, one must use a kerosene lamp as no electricity is available.
Another tourist attraction of the Thai province of Kanchanaburi is the Erewan National Park with its waterfalls. The falls have 7 levels, the first three with an easy access, then the higher ones require more climbing skills on a steep, muddy path.
This is a stir fried dish using meat (pork, chicken or beef) or seafood (shrimp) with a thick, sweet soy sauce, Chinese broccoli, fish sauce and other spices, and the thick, wide rice noodles. Also eggs can be added.
This dish is prepared by cooking or grilling pork meat, then mixing sliced meat with a spicy sauce and herbs.
Next to the Bridge on the River Kwai, there is the Floating Restaurant which really floats on the river. There you can try delicious Thai fruit such as rambutan and mangosteen, and indulge yourself with a buffet of Thai cuisine specialties, such as spicy salads with meat (Nam-Tok-Huea, Nam-Tok-Moo), or Pad-Se-Ew which is a stir fry with a thick, sweet soy sauce.
Traveling Northwest of Bangkok, one can visit the Thai province of Kanchanaburi which borders the state of Myanmar (previously Burma). The key tourist attractions of the Kanchanaburi province are: the Bridge on the River Kwai, made famous by the 1957 movie which won 7 Oscars, the Jungle Rafts floating hotel on the river Kwai with no electricity and kerosene lamps only, and the Erwan National Park with a beautiful 7 steps waterfall.