the Thailand facts is the localization: Thailand is
situated in South-East Asia, on a surface of 513.115
km2. It has as neighbours the Democrat Republic Laos
at North, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Myanmar
Union at North-West, the Thailand Bay at East, the
Indian Ocean and Malaysia at South.
capital is Bangkok and other important cities are:
Khon Kaen, Songkla, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiangmai,
Chonburi and Ayutthaya.
are different opinions about the Thais’ origins. 3
decades ago, it was an accepted fact that they left
4.500 years ago from the Chinese countryside
Szechuan, migrating along the time till the actual
theory was disproved by some recent discoveries of
artefacts in the Ban Chiang village, the district
Nong Han from the North-Eastern province Udon Thani. These
bring the proof of the Thais’ existence on the
actual territory with long ago and of their ulterior
spreading in diverse parts of Asia, including China.
The country was
known under the Siam name till 1939 and, again, between 1945
and 1949. In May 1949, the changing of the name’s country in
Thailand (the country of the free ones) is proclaimed.
Thailand facts are that it is a tropical country,
with humid climate, with monsoons. The higher
temperatures are met in March and April (between 28
and 38 Celsius degrees). The dry season lasts from
March till May, the rainy one from June till October
and the cold one from November till February.
population is of 62 million, from which 6 million
are living in capital. The official language is the
Thai; English is spread enough, especially in
Bangkok and the important cities. The national
currency is the baht which is equal with 100 satang.
The regal family is very respected in Thailand, a
fact that has to be respected by the visitors, too.
The locals see the public manifestation of fury as
an extremely degrading fact. The sentimental
manifestations between a man and a woman are
discouraged and to touch the head of a person or to
direct your foot towards a person is lack of
must take their shoes off before entering a temple or in
largest Thai island is Phuket and the most popular
monument of this island is the one dedicated to the
heroines Thao Thep. The first Thai alphabet was
created by King Ramkhamhaeng and Bangkok was built
in 1782 by the Chakri Dynasty founder, King Rama I.
The Thailand’s kings used to highly prize the white
elephants. Thailand is also the country from which
the Siamese cat was brought to Britain, by the
Bangkok’s British General Consul, in 1884. In the
Wat Po temple you can find the largest Buddha image
from the entire Thailand. The majority of the young
men are Buddhists monks but not for a long time and
the monks with shaven heads can be seen every
morning asking for alms.
In Nakhon Pathom
the tallest monument of Buddha in the world can be seen; it
has 127 metres.