Thailand people are originating in the Junan
province situated between Vietnam, Tibet and Burma
which belongs to China, today.
In the 8th century,
the Thailand people moved on the hills and the
mountains of the present territory of Thailand.
Today, there are around 60 million people in
Thailand, 7 million living in Bangkok.
from the country’s South are related to the Malays
and the ones from North to the Burmese people and to
Chinese. The rest of 25% is represented by Indians,
Chinese, Malays, Mon, Khmer and Karen.
the statistics, the Thailand people are welcoming
and warm, no matter the regions.
This fact can be
seen by anyone who visits this country also called the ‘land
of smiles’. The tourists can see smiling people all over the
place here! Thailand people are known for
their hospitality and for the friendly way in which they
welcome and treat the tourists, and this is why even if they
don’t speak or understand English, will find a way to
communicate with you.
The locals are very delighted
to see that the tourists are interested in their
language, spicy food, heritage and customs.
speak about the Thailand people we also have to
mention their fantastic sense of humour. Beside
being smiling and friendly all the time, the Thais
seem to have the fun (sanuk) as the centre of their
If something is not fun then maybe it’s not
worthy. So you can say that the Thais are mix of a
hearty chuckle and light spirit.
important think about the Thailand people is that
they are very religious, the Buddhism playing for
the most of them an important role in their
Harmony is family, society and in relationships is given by
the traditional values and by Buddhism. One Thai address to
other with the first name, no matter if is a neighbour or
even a governor. ‘Khun’ is a word that is used in the formal
communication, like ‘Mrs’ and ‘Mr’. Among the Thailand
people’s names you will
find Porn (meaning Blessing), Boon
(Good Deeds), Arun (Dawn) and Som (Fulfilment).
Public image is very important for the Thailand
people, their strong believe in the saving face
concept being a fact.
Instead of doing something that may
embarrass other persons or themselves the Thais
prefer to do anything possible to avoid the
If the situation is not sanuk, why
even bother, remember? The one who wants to be a
perfect face saver has to avoid bringing negative
subjects in a conversation or talking in an
aggressive, judgemental or argumentative way. In the
land of smiles, to lose your temper or raise your
voice is not at all something constructive.
You will be ignored and all the persons
involved will loose the face. The saving face is the
well-known Thai smile’s source, the easier way to get over
any situation. Thai people are used to smile in the face of