Awesome Thailand Facts
Thailand, formally the Kingdom of Thailand and previously known as Siam, is a Southeast Asian country in the Indochina Peninsula. Thailand has been inhabited by people from at least 40,000 years ago, according to evidence. Thailand has been a united monarchy from the mid-1300s. However, it was not until 1939 that the Kingdom of Thailand was formally established. Thailand is the only Asian nation that has never had a European colony. Thailand is now a constitutional monarchy with a population of 67 million people. It is also the world's 20th most populous nation.
Thailand Facts to Consider:
Thailand is referred to as Prathet Thai in Thai. This is a phrase that meaning "free land."
Thailand has been known as Sukhothai, Thonburi, Ayutthaya, and Siam throughout history.
Bangkok, Thailand's capital, is the world's most visited city, attracting about 16 million foreign visitors each year.
Thailand is ranked as the 13th nicest nation in the world.
Thailand's coastline stretches for 3,219 kilometers.
Thailand has land borders with Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, and Myanmar.
Thailand is the world's 50th biggest nation, nearly as large as Spain.
Thailand is home to the tiniest animal in the planet. A hog-nosed bat, sometimes known as a bumble bat, is a little bat that weighs just two grams.
Thailand's primary religion is Buddhism. Thailand's Buddhist population is estimated to constitute about 95% of the population.
More than 600 monkeys feast on heaps of food in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot Temple in Lopburi province during the annual Monkey Buffet event.
Thailand's Great Buddha is the world's seventh highest statue.
Thailand's highest skyscraper is the Baiyoke Tower II in Bangkok.
Muay Thai boxing is Thailand's national sport. Athletes in this sport win by using their knees, elbows, punches, and kicks. Muay Thai is known as the "art of the eight limbs."
In Thailand, elephant polo is a popular sport.
There are 1,430 islands in Thailand.
Thailand was the setting for the well-known film The Beach, which was shot on the island of Koh Phi Phi Lee.
Thailand has a hot and humid climate due to its proximity to the equator, which is just 15 degrees.
Thailand is home to the world's biggest crocodile farm. The world's biggest gold Buddha, the world's largest restaurant, and the world's tallest hotel are also located there.
Thailand's medicine man Hoo Sateow has the world's longest head of hair. His hair is 16' 11" in length.
Thailand hosted the world's most costly pet wedding. It cost more than $16,000 and required the union of two rare diamond-eyed cats.
34% of Thailand's forests were lost to logging in the past century, although logging is now prohibited in the nation.
Families in Thailand often consist of big extended families that live together and support one another.
Thai cuisine is well-known all around the globe. Sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, salty, and umami are all flavors found in Thai food.
Pad Thai, Kao Phad, Khao Man Gai, Jim Jum, Kao Na Phet, and Moo Dad Diew are all popular Thai dishes.