Few Interesting Facts About Thailand
Area: 514,000 square kilometers
Capital City: Bangkok
Population: About 69.2 million
Language: Thai is the national language. English is also understand in most cities.
Climate: Thailand lies within the humid tropics and remains hot throughout the year. Temperature varies from 19 degree C to 38 degree C. Average temperatures are 29 degree C.
There are three seasons:
- The cool season: November to February.
- The hot season: April to May.
- The rainy season: June to October, though downpours rarely last more than a couple of hours.
Religion: Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist nation with over 93% professing to be Buddhist. They have a saying here in Thailand that says “To be Thai, is to be Buddhist”. However, there are a lot of animistic beliefs mixed into their brand of Buddhism as well. In addition to this, there are also 4% of the population that are Muslim and 1% Christian.
Local Time: GMT +7 hours
Currency: The Thai currency is the baht (THB). Exchange Rate: Baht100 = USD3.15
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THAILAND
Land Of Free
In fact, in the Thai language, the name of the country is Prathet Thai which means “land of the free.” Very fitting!.
Know The Reality
Do you know the real name of Bangkok? Its real name is made up of Pali and Sanskrit root words and that is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. What does that name mean? It means “City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, The Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest.”
Has Never Been Colonized
“Land of the Free” is appropriate because Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by a foreign power.
Place Of Smallest And The Largest
The smallest mammal in the world, the Bumblebee Bat, found in Thailand. You can also find the largest fish, the Whale Shark, in Thai waters.
Country Of Fourteen Hundred
Thailand has over 1,400 islands within its territory. Phuket is the largest Island in the country.
Place of Golden Buddha
Thailand has the largest golden statue of Buddha. That is officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon. It weighs 5.5 tons (5,500 kilograms). It is situated in the temple of Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand.
Get Up To The Top Of Magnolias Waterfront Residences at Iconsiam
Magnolias Waterfront Residences at Iconsiam is a luxury mixed-use skyscraper located in Bangkok. It is the tallest building in Thailand. It is 316 meters high (1,037 ft), with 73 floors.
Once all the Thais including the kings became Buddhist monks for at least a short period of time before their 20th birthday.
“Wanna Enjoy Full Moon? Come Here!”
Ko Pha Ngan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in southeast Thailand in Surat Thani Province. This Region is renowned for its Full Moon Party at Haad Rin Beach and as a backpacker destination.
“Beware Of Your Underwear!” and Money
You can’t leave your home without underwear on; it is illegal. It is also illegal if you step on Thai’s local currency Baht.
Venice Of The East
Thailand’s Capital, Bangkok was once called the Venice of the East. Because its original buildings stood on stilts above the Chao Phraya River. However, as Bangkok grew larger, most canals were filled and paved.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN THAILAND
- Do greet with a wai
- Do smile
- Do eat with a spoon
- Do respect the monks
- Do use your right hand
- Do take your shoes off
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO IN THAILAND
- Don’t tie your shoes to your backpack
- Don’t touch heads or hair
- Don’t point
- Don’t insult the king
- Don’t lose your temper
- Don’t point with your feet