Thailand - Travel The World Country Spotlight
THAILAND, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country located at the Centre of Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. They are considered a constitutional monarchy, a form of democratic government in which a nonpolitical monarch acts as head of state within the boundaries of a constitution. Its size is slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming. The seasonal climate ranges from tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid. Thailand is a considered a happy, hospitable, fun-loving, exotic, tropical, cultured country rich in history.
FOOD: Traditional Thai restaurants will offer a wide variety of dishes; ranging from Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup) or Som Tum (spicy green papaya salad) or Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup). A common ingredient in Thai food is spicy chilies, so be prepared with a large glass of water just in case.
In addition, to delicious food they also are rich in culture and traditions. One custom that is very special in the Thai culture is their typical greetings commonly known as the ไหว้ (wai). Learn by watching this:
DANCE: If you were to travel to Thailand you would more than likely have a chance to see a live dance. In fact, dance is considered the main dramatic art form in Thailand. Like many Asian countries, dance can be divided into two major categories, classical dance and folk dance. If you are interested in witnessing a graceful gesture of movement you should watch this typical style of dance.
RELAX: Need a moment to relax and get away from your everyday work responsibilities. Visit Thailand through beautiful images. We promise you will be more relaxed and calmer after viewing this wonderful video.
The motto is: “Sabbesaṃ saṃghabhūtānaṃ samagghī vuḍḍhi sadhikā” which means:
Unity amongst those uniting brings about success and prosperity.
- Language: Thai
(English as a secondary language of the elite)
- Currency: Thai Baht
- Capital: Bangkok
- Religion: Buddhism
- Population: 65 million