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Interesting Facts about Thailand

Thailand Interesting Facts

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Thailand:

  • The official population of Thailand is comparable to that of the United Kingdom. Thailand's population was estimated at 66.19 million people in the 2020 census. The UK had 66.79 million people living in it as of 2019.
  • The length of Thailand's coastline is 2815 kilometres, or 1,750 miles.
  • Thailand is divided into 77 provinces. This includes 76 provinces — which are similar to counties and known in Thai as Changwat. Bangkok is as a special administrative area. The largest province is Nakhon Ratchasima in the North-East and Samut Songkhram is the smallest in the south-west of Bangkok.
  • Thailand's flag is composed of the colors red, white, and blue. White stands for religion, blue for the king, and red for the people.
  • Doi Inthanon, the tallest peak in Thailand, is located in the province of Chiang Mai and rises 2,565 meters above sea level.
  • Buddhism is the predominant religion in Thailand, where 90–95 percent of the population self-identifies as a Buddhist.
  • Thailand has three separate New Year's celebrations, proving that it knows how to celebrate. Along with the celebrations you may anticipate on December 31. Thailand also holds the Songkran Water Festival in April to mark the traditional Thai New Year. The Chinese Lunar New Year (in January or February) is also widely observed by Thais since an estimated 14% of Thailand's population claims Chinese heritage.
  • “Ha”, which is the Thai word for five, is used instead of "lol" by Thai people in text messages and on social media to signify laughing.
  • Due to its connection to the triple jewels of Buddhism, the number three is considered fortunate in Thailand. The number nine is even more lucky since, in addition to being a multiple of three, it also shares sounds with two other significant Thai words.
  • Thailand's national animal is the Thai elephant (Chang Thai). It has had a significant historical impact on the nation. Every year on March 13, Thailand celebrates National Elephant Day.
  • The lovely Cassia fistula, also known as the Ratchaphruek, which is Thailand's national tree and flower.
  • Thai boxing, or Muay Thai, is the national sport of Thailand. Football is quite popular in Thailand, but the traditional "art of the eight limbs" is what the nation is known for and has played a significant role in shaping. Every year on March 17, National Muay Thai Day honors the significance of the sport.
  • The Siamese Fireback is the national bird of Thailand.
  • In Thailand it's inappropriate to touch someone's head.
  • One of the world's top growers of orchids is Thailand.
  • In Thailand whistling in the dark is unlucky.
  • Thailand has more than 40,000 temples.
  • Thailand is where Red Bull, a well-known energy drink, originated. It is based on Krating Daeng, a beverage that has gained popularity since 1976 in Thailand (and later throughout Asia). In order to "fit western preferences," Red Bull was changed.
  • Every day of the week has a specific color in Thai culture. The custom of donning the day's color is still observed in some circumstances, despite its decline in popularity. However, practically everyone in Thailand is aware of what day of the week and "lucky" color they were born on.

    Certain colors for every day:
  • Monday - yellow
  • Tuesday - pink
  • Wednesday - green
  • Thursday - orange
  • Friday - blue
  • Saturday - purple
  • Sunday - red
  • Thailand shares land borders with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia.

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