Wonderful Facts about Thailand

Thailand or Kingdom of Thailand is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia. It is formerly known as Siam. Read to know intetesting and wonderful facts about Thailand.

Thailand facts
Thailand or Kingdom of Thailand is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia. It is formerly known as Siam. Thailand is well known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Here are some interesting and wonderful facts about Thailand.

1. Name Meaning

In Thai language the name of the Thailand is Prathet Thai which means “land of the free.”


2. Languages of Thailand

Thai is the official language of Thailand but Isan, Kam Mueang and Pak Tai languages are also spoken here.


3. Government system in Thailand

Thailand is one of the few countries thats have constitutional monarchy system of government. The current monarch of Thailand at the time of writting is Maha Vajiralongkorn. Disrespecting monarch of Thailanland in any way is illegal.


4. Thailand Capital

The capital of Thailand is Bangkok and it is a well known tourist hub. It is also the largest city of Thailand.


5. World Most Visited City is in Thailand

According to the Global Destination Cities Index, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is the world’s most visited city.


6. Old name of Bangkok
The old name of Bangkok is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.” It means “City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate,a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.”


7. Currency

The Official currency of Thailand is Bath.


8. Religions in Thailand

There are peoples of different religions in Thailand, but main religions according to the total population of Thailand are Buddhism approximately 94.50% Muslims 4.29%, Christians 1.17%, Hinduism 0.03% and others 0.1%.


9. National Flower of Thailand

Orchid is the national flower of Thailand. There are aporix 1,500 orchid species found growing wild in Thai forest.


10. World famous Pad Thai Noodles
Pad Thai are Thai styled fried Noodles. It is one of the famous Thai food around the world. It is a street food of Thailand, but also avaiable in restaurants. It is cooked in a very hot wok with eggs, tofu, chili pepper, garlic and with other ingredients.


11. World Smallest Mammal found in Thailand

The smallest mammal of the world - Kitti’s hog-nosed bat is found in Thailabd. It weighs just 2 grams.


12. Thailand: The Land Of Smiles

Thailand is often called or reffered as "The Land of Smiles". The visitors around the world love to see its natural beauty and historical riches. The peoples of Thailand are friendly and welcoming. Thats the reason it is called "The Land of Smiles" .


13. Land of Temples

Thailand is a land of Temples too. There are about 35,000 temples in Thailand.


14. Islands

Thailand is made up of approximately 1,430 islands. Ko Phi Phi, Koh Tao, Ko Chang and Phuket are some famous islands of Thailand.

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