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25 interesting facts about Thailand

Thailand is a country with beautiful nature , charming beaches, amazing culture, commendable hospitality , fantastic temples, real culinary treasure, and this is what more …

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1.
Thailand is often called the ” Land of Smiles ” because very kind , polite and always smiling Thais .

2 .
According to the World Meteorological Organization Bangkok is the hottest capital city in the world.

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3 .
One of the main sources of income for the country come from the export of orchids – about $ 250 million annually.

4 .
Thailand is greater as a territory of the United Kingdom , Iceland, Belgium and Austria combined.

5 .
Queen of Thailand – Sirikit is among the most beautiful women in the world in the 20th century.

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6 .
Thailand is a country of ancient culture. UNESCO are – Ayutthaya , Sukhothai , Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng, Ban Chiang and forestry complex Pong Phayayen-Khao Yai.

7 .
Between 1970 and 1996, the Thai economy is the fastest growing economy in the world.

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8 .
Thai boxing is the national sport in Thailand.

9.
Residents of Thailand 63 million , 95 % of them are Buddhists.

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10 .
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. King Bhumibol Adulyadej This ( King Rama IX) is the longest reigning monarch in the history not only of the country but for the whole world . He ascended the throne in 1946.

11 .
According to archaeologists , the oldest and well-developed Bronze Age civilization existed in what is now Thailand before 5000-10000 years.

12.
Spoken Thai comes from Vietnam and China, and there is written from 1283 and is based in Sanskrit and Hindi. Thai are very words of Khmer .

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13.
Thailand is the largest rice exporter in the world.

14.
The largest production of pineapples harvested in Thailand.

15 .
By 1949 the country was called Siam when officially renamed Thailand ( ” Thai ” Thai means ” freedom” ) , literally Land of Liberty.

16.
In Thailand Past Indians , Mongols and Rouge , participated in the creation of the unique culture of the country.

17.
Thailand managed to keep the culture and cultural monuments, because it is the only country in South Asia that was never colonized .

18.
Thailand is known as the Land of the White Elephant . White elephants are highly respected as a symbol of peace and prosperity.

19.
In Thailand it is considered disrespectful to touch someone on the head as Thais believe that the soul (which is sacred ) lives in the head.

20.
The full name of Bangkok is the longest in the world, try to pronounce it : “KrungThepMahaNakhonAmonRattanakosin
MahintharaAyutthayaMahadilokPhopNoppharaRatchathaniBuriromUdom
RatchaniwetMahasathanAmonPhiman
AwatanSathitSakkathattiyWitsanuKamprasit ”

21.
The largest Chinatown in the world is this in Bangkok.

22.
Contrary to widespread belief , prostitution is illegal in Thailand .

23.
Kilometer from Co. Tao is Koh Nang Yuan , the only island in the world , created by three separate islands linked together through deposits.

24.
The ancient city Muang Boran, south of Bangkok topped the charts for the largest outdoor museums in the world .

25.
Family in Thailand is very important , as individual families live closed . Children are educated in respect to their parents and observing the rules of the hierarchy , according to which the mother and father are on top.

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