The first known Siamese twins were born in Thailand.
Thailand’s name in Thai language is Prathet Thai, meaning “Land of the Free. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never colonized by a European nation.
Thailand is home to the world’s largest gold Buddha.
Thailand is in Southeast Asia, with a population of 68 million people. Its capital is Bangkok, and their currency is Baht (THB). The official language in Thailand is Thai.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Chinese New Year (Date varies)
- Makha Bucha (Date varies)
- Chakri Day (Apr 6)
- Songkran (Apr 12)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- H.M. King’s Coronation (May 4)
- Visakha Bucha Day (Date varies)
- H.M. Queen’s Birthday (Jun 3)
- Asahna Bucha Day (Date varies)
- Buddhist Lent (Date varies)
- H.M. King’s Birthday (July 28 or following Monday if weekend)
- H.M. Queen Mother’s Birthday (Aug 12)
- Prince Mahidol Day (Sep 24)
- The Passing of King Bhumibol (Oct 13)
- Chulalongkorn Day (Date varies)
- King Bhumibol’s Birthday (Date varies)
- Thailand Constitution Day (Dec 10)
- New Year’s Eve (Dec 31)
It has 5 world heritage sites:
- Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
- Historic City of Ayutthaya
- Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
- Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
- Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
It also has 147 national parks including:
Warn to learn more? Check out Thailand’s tourism website!