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Interesting Facts About Thailand

June 04, 2019

Interesting Facts About Thailand 

1. Thailand was earlier known as ‘Siam’, a country where the Siamese cats originated from. There used to be 23 types of Siamese cats originally, whereas the number has decreased to six.

2. There are approximately 1,430 islands on Thailand. And, the reason why these islands became famous was for being featured in Hollywood films. Trying out new islands is a popular hobby of people who visit Thailand often.

3. Bangkok, Thailand was known as the ‘World’s Hottest City’. Planning an escape in the winters? You know where to be! Come prepared and stay hydrated.

4. Thailand is home to both the smallest and the largest creatures. Bumblebee bat, is the smallest creature in the world and is found in Thailand. One can also get a sight of the largest fish- the white shark, in Thai waters.

5. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that was never colonized by any European country. In fact, the Thai name of Thailand- Prathet Thai means “The Land of Free”.

6. Think of the longest name of a place? "Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit" is the original name of Bangkok made up of Pali and Sanskrit words, meaning, "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, and Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest."

7. Everyone used to be a Buddhist Monk in Thailand. There was a time when all young men in Thailand (including royalty) were required to become Buddhist monks–even if only for a short period of time–before they turned 20.

8. Thailand is a land of worship and temples. As a matter of fact, there are more than 35,000 temples in Thailand.

9. Thailand has more birds than America and Europe combined! Thailand is home to a tenth of most of the animal and bird species on the earth.

10. Thailand is another name for Elephants. You will be surprised to know that Thailand is home to more than 5,000 Elephants, which used to be 100,000 hundreds of years ago.

11. The world famous ‘Red Bull’ has its roots in Thailand. It is based on a Thai drink known as ‘Krating Daeng’, a drink popular in Thailand which was then modified to suit the western tastes.

12. Smile is the biggest weapon a person can have! And, you will find more smiles in Thailand than in any place. This is going to be no surprise that Thailand is known as the ‘Land Of Smiles’ because people are welcoming and warm than anywhere else.

13. Wondering about the most exported crop? Rice, of course! Think of all the tasty Thai dishes that you had as a part of Thai Cuisine. Rice holds a very special place in the Thai cuisine.

14. Head is considered as the most important part of the body, so important that Thai culture forbids touching anyone’s head, even a child.
And the last,

15. The number of tourists who visit Bangkok each year sums up to 6,000,000. This number continues to grow as the world discovers what a wonderful place Thailand is! Bangkok observes an arrival of 11,000,000 non-resident visitors each year.

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