About Thailand


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Thailand Facts

Name – Thailand (Officially Kingdom of Thailand)
Capital City – Bangkok
Population – 66.6 Million (Approx)
Language – Thai
Area – 512,000 Square km’s (51st largest)
Religion – 93% are Buddhist
Currency – Thai Baht (THB)
Time Zone – UTC+7
Current King – Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Since June 9 1946

King of Thailand

Thailand Fun  Facts

Up until 1939 Thailand was known as Siam and again for a short period after World War 2
Thailand is the Worlds greatest Exporter of Rice
In Thailand, It is illegal to step on Thai Money.
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand
It is illegal to drive shirtless in Thailand
There are 44 consonants, 18 vowels and 5 tonal notations in the Thai alphabet
In Thai Bangkok is spoke as Krung Thep
Bangkok was once called the “Venice of the East” because its original buildings stood on stilts above the Chao Phraya River
Gambling is Illegal in Thailand
Thailand’s national flower is the orchid, which has over 27,000 varieties
Each year over 6 Million Tourists visit Thailand.
Thailand is the world biggest producer of Tin.
There are approximately 35,000 Temples throughout Thailand

Whether

Thailand is generally hot all year round with high levels of Humidity. April is the Hottest month of the year. If you are looking for the best time to go weather wise, you will be better off Traveling between November and February. This is when it is expected to rain the least and not be so stinking hot.

In Thailand there are 2 Tourist seasons; High season (November – April) and Low season/wet season (April – October). Travelling during low season will be smaller crowds, cheaper prices but it can mean wetting whether as it is also Monsoon Season.



Shopping

Shopping
Thailand is very well known for its shopping. Bangkok is one of the largest and most popular destinations for shopping in Asia. Bangkok is home to many large Shopping Complexes as well as many markets where you can find just about anything. But the fun part is that you can barter down the prices. You...

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Thai Language

Thai Language
When Travelling to the tourist areas of Thailand you will find that people will speak enough English for you to get by on your trip but if you would like to know some basic Thai to use while on Holiday below will be a beginners Guild to the Thai Language. In Thailand at the end...

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Food in Thailand

Food in Thailand
A big part of Thailand is its food and when on Holiday all you want is to be able to sit down to a good meal at the end of the day.  There is a large variety of different food in Thailand available for all people. The selection of authentic Thai is vast and ranges...

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Scams

Scams
This page will be dedicated to some of the Scams you may come across while on your Thailand holiday. Although these scams do exist, do not let if scare you from travelling to Thailand. If you know what you are looking for you will have a scam-free holiday. Jet Ski/Motorbike Scam When you are on...

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