More about Thailand & Places to visit
Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces,
ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. It is a constitutional monarcy and
it is the world's 50th-largest country. It is the 20th-most-populous country in the world, with around
66 million people. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by
a European power. A revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. The word Thailand means
”Land of the free”. Thailand was known a Siam until 1939. With a total area of approximately
513,000 km2 (198,000 sq mi), Thailand is the world's 50th-largest country.
The country has always been called Mueang Thai by its citizens.
By outsiders prior to 1949, it was usually known as Siam
- Around 90% of Thai people are Buddhist. And the most of The Thai´s are religious.
- Thailand has houndreds of islands and they are known in Thai as ”Koh”
Bangkok is the capitol city of Thailand and the real name of Bangkok is probably
the longest word in the world:
Mahintharaayuthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom
Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonpimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit
In Thai it looks like this:
กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลก ภพนพรัตน์ ราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์ มห สถาน
อมรพิมาน อวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะ วิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์
It means The City of Angels
Another word for Bangkok and used by the Thai´s is, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
- Ayutthaya emerged as a dominant centre in the late fourteenth century.
- Ayutthaya is also the old capitol city of Thailand.
- Muay Thai boxing is Thailand´s national sport. Also known as ”The art of eight limbs”.
- Thailand is known as ”The land of smiles” and the friendly Thai´s really live up to that name.
The weather and climate in Thailand is tropical.
It is relatively hot all year round, and it has officially 3 main seasons.
Summer (March – June)
Temperatures can soar above 40 degrees while the hottest month is April.
The rainy season (July – October)
This season brings a lot of rainfall, usually in late afternoons and early morning.
The cool season ((November – February)
....is the most welcomed season.
It brings a dry and pleasant climate with temperatures rarely above 35 degrees.
Thailand has a variety of temples scattered throughout the country
and most are open to tourists to visit. The temples are richly
decorated and not least beautiful in its highly varied architecture.
It is strongly recommended to explore Thailand's temples
for the experience of both architecture, culture and, not least,
the atmosphere they offer. You can also take part in the different
rituals that take place if you feel the need for it.
Thailand currently has 147 national parks, 58 wildlife sanctuaries,
67 non-hunting areas, and 120 forest parks. They cover almost
20 percent of the kingdom’s territory.
Thailand's nature and fauna both on land and in the sea are
outstanding and the wildlife is both colorful and diverse.
Many of the species are found only here and nowhere else in the world.
A guided tour of one of Thailand's national parks provides
memories and experiences for life.
Festivals and celebrations are part of the Thai culture and heritage.
Here everything is celebrated from animals, food, religion, light and
dark to the mysteries and gifts of the earth and heaven.
No matter what time of year one chooses to visit Thailand,
there are one or more festivals or celebrations
you can either join in or observe as you wish. Attending these festivals
is both fun, exciting and educational, so do not hesitate to add
this into your holiday experience.
Water & Fun parks
Thailand is a Mecca in pleasure and joy. Also for the kids!
It is a pleasure for both young and old to visit Thailand's
amusement parks, most of which are both sumptuous and
diverse in fun and performances.
No matter what wishes or needs you may have, it is here,
and you can romp yourself in glories, fun and laughter from
morning to evening if you want to. You simply never get bored
in Thailand as the experiences and impressions are too many.
The country offers approximately bottomless pleasure!
Zoo & Aquarium
The wild and diverse wildlife that resides in Thailand's nature
can be experienced in safer forms in one of Thailand's zoo gardens.
Here you will also find open zoos where you can walk with the animals
and experience them close to you. Many of the zoos also offer
amusement parks adjacent to the zoo, so you can experience both in one.
One can also add that an experience of Thailand's zoos
is something unique and can not be experienced
anywhere else in the world.