Thailand

Overview

The Royal Kingdom of Thailand offers something for everyone. Its historic culture, lively arts, beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, friendly and hospitable people and with one of the best cuisines in the world make Thailand a fascinating country to visit. Thailand is often called "The Land of Smiles" because the mostly Buddhist people are extremely affable and hospitable. Thailand and Bangkok in particular, is quite modern relative to some of its neighbors, and is an economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia with first-rate hospitals and other facilities. The resort towns of Phuket and Chiang Mai are amongst the finest in the world, with unrivaled scenery, world-class hotels and the always impeccable Thai service.


Full name

Kingdom of Thailand

Land area

513,120 sq. km

Population

69 Million

Capital City

Bangkok

People

75% Thai, 14% Chinese, 11% other.

Languages

Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects

Religion

94.6% Buddhist, 4.6% Muslim, 0.7% Christian, 0.1% other.

Government

Constitutional monarchy

Climate

Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid

Currency

Thai bath (THB)

Time Zone

GMT +7

Dialing Code

+66

Electricity

220V 50HzHz

 
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