Thailand Overview

Country Profile

Thailand is located in central and southern Indochina. Thai for the “free country” of Italy, also known as the yellow robed Buddha, the elephant of state. Thailand has an area of 51,310,000 sq km and a population of 63.48 million. It is home to Thai, Lao Family, and more than 30 other groups of people; it is about 40% Thai. Buddhism is the state religion, and 90% of the population believes in Buddhism. Thai is the national language, though English is widely spoken. The currency is the Baht, and the capital is Bangkok (Barlgkok).

Thailand National Flag

The flag consists of five parallel rectangular forms. From top to bottom, these are red, blue, center, blue, and on the bottom is white. White represents religion, blue is representative of royality, and red represents the power of people of all nationalities.

Thailand Country Flag

History Summary

In 1258, Thailand started to form a more unified country. The country has gone through the Sukhothai dynasty, Ayutthaya dynasty, and Bangkok Thonburi dynasty Formerly known as Siam, in the 16th century, the Portuguese, Dutch, British and French colonialists invaded successively. In 1896, Britain and France signed a treaty, of which one of the provisions was that British Burma and Siam would be a buffer between French countries in Indochina, such that Siam became the only Southeast Asian country in history not to be colonized. In June 1932, the People’s Party staged a coup, changing the absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. In 1938, the Luan Phi Timor became the ruling party, and the country was renamed the following year, in June, to Thailand.

Pattaya Beach

Pattaya is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Siam and is an internationally renowned beach resort area, said to be the “Oriental Hawaii.” A 34 km-long crescent beach, fine white sand, crystal blue waters, and bright sunshine make a comfortable and relaxing holiday home. Improved tourist facilities, as well as a variety of water sports, allow visitors to be intoxicated, relaxed and happy.

Economy and Culture Overview

Thailand is a predominantly agricultural country, a major producer of rice, maize, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, mung bean, hemp, tobacco, coffee, cotton, palm oil, and coconut fruits. Thailand is the world’s leading rice producer, exporting and earning foreign exchange. The country is Asia’s third largest seafood producer and is the world’s largest country for shrimp production. Thai rice is world-renowned. In addition, Thailand is second largest in the world for sugar exports and rubber production. Thailand has become a newly industrialized country, with its primary industrial sectors being mining, textiles, electronics, plastics, food processing, toys, automobile assembly, construction materials, petroleum, and chemicals.

Thailand, “the Thousand Country,” is an ancient country with a 2,000 year of history of Buddhism. A Thai man must first become a novice to become a monk, mostly beginning over the age of 20 and usually lasting five months; the shortest time is seven days. The status of monks in Thailand is high. Monks hold major celebrations, have invited the monks chanting prayers. The monks do not bow to any other person. Buddhist temples in Thailand are known as “Thailand’s Art Museum.” The grand temples are the essence of Thai culture.

Thailand has rich and colorful folk dance. The most famous is popular in northern Thailand, called the “Nails Dance” and “Candle Dance.” When in religious activities, performers of Thai classical dance often appear completely barefoot. Muay Thai is recognized as Thailand’s national sport.

The country’s rare and world-famous white elephant is Thailand’s national animal. Each year, the third weekend in November is the Suphan game-like grand festival. Thailand’s Crocodile Lake Park is the world’s largest crocodile breeding center and research base, where the crocodiles may range freely.
In Thailand, customs for meeting different manners and ceremonies are as follows. When meeting friends, hold hands with the palms together to pay tribute. There are four levels of tribute. If people greet the king, hold hands above the head. If juniors greet elders, hold hands to the forehead. When equals meet, hold hands below the nose. If elders greet a junior, hands can be held to the chest.

Thai Shemale

Shemales of the music and dance of Thailand attracts tourists from around the world to come to watch. “Shemale” is actually a complex of technical means by which men appear as women. “They” perform in a number of tourist activities, dressed in colorful costumes. This Qinggemanwu is a unique landscape of Thailand. The technical means used to create this effect are in two main types: one is a female hormone injections to change their voice and appearance, supplemented by rich and gaudy makeup; the other is through a surgical sex change operation. If a shemale is in old age, his situation is more bleak.

Phang Nga Bay

Phuket Island is located 75 km north-east in a narrow sea, and the Gulf on both sides is of dizzying beauty. The Island is hewn by natural weathering and erosion into the Qifengyishi. The odd peaks and mountains, according to their shape, are named Lei Shan, hen mountain, chicken mountain, dog mountain, or breasts hill. Nail Hill is more than 30 meters high, a rough thin line below the water. This was the scene of a 007 movie, “Iron Golden Gun,” so nails mountain is also known as the “James Bond Island.” The island has a natural rock tunnel. The tunnel is only 3.3 m from the surface, with a strange stone hanging mid-air that avoids falling by some miracle. Phang Nga Bay’s water holes, mountains, and stones are known by the world as a must-see.

Thailand Map

Thailand Map

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