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Welcome to Thailand

Thailand

Officially becoming the Kingdom of Thailand in 1939 (former Siam), it’s been long dubbed as “The Land of Smiles” for the country’s genuinely happy, laidback culture and worldwide reputation of having friendly locals.  Located on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula, Thailand is known for its royal palaces, secluded tropical beaches, ancient ruins and historical landmarks.  The Kingdom of Thailand has many Buddhist temples and exotic wildlife alongside its fascinating history.  Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand.

 

Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation to have not been colonized by European powers.  Thailand also has had its own unified Thai kingdom (current head of state is HM Bhumibol Adulyadej) since the mid-14th century. 


Information & Facts

Attraction Overview:
  • 65 million citizens
  • Thailand is roughly equivalent in size to France or Texas
  • 50th largest country in the world
  • Capital city is Bangkok
  • 94.6% of Thai population is Buddhist
Climate:

Thailand has three seasons: “hot” season, rainy season, and “cool” season.  However, visitors may find suitable weather year-round due to Thailand’s geographical location.

Electricity:

Visitors from North America will have to bring adapters to run various appliances such as hair driers. Outlets in Thailand generally feature flat, two pronged plugs, though some feature holes for round plug ends. 

Language:

Majority of the population in Thailand speak Thai or one of its regional dialects. English is also spoken and understood throughout much of Thailand.

Money:

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht and is comes in both coin and banknote form.