Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts
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Thailand's Independence Day - December 10

Sixteen million tourists visit Thailand every year. Exotic beaches, breathtaking wild landscapes, courteous and quiet population, rich culture and history, all these make Thailand one of the most attractive attractions for travelers. Cheap housing also allows entire families to travel for extended periods of time without breaking the bank.

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia bordering Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast, Malaysia to the south and Myanmar to the northwest.

Until recently the king of Thailand was Rama IX, Bhumibol Adulyadej. He passed away on October 26, 2016 and was replaced by his son Maha Vajiralongkorn. His birthday, which falls on December 5, was celebrated every year in Thailand with processions, street performances and dances.

The language spoken in Thailand is Thai and its capital city is Bangkok.

In honor of Thailand's Constitution Day, which it is still celebrating its independence day, get some interesting facts about Thailand that you may not have known:

Thailand's original name until 1939 was Siam. Also between 1945 and 1949 it was called Siam.
The origin of the Siamese cats is in Thailand.
In Thailand, it is illegal to leave home without underwear.

Thailand is the largest rice exporter in the world.

The coastline of Thailand is 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) long.

Thailand has been a monarchy for many years, similar to England.

The twins after whom the term "Siamese twins" was coined are Ang and Chang Banker, who were born in 1811 and were attached to the chest. They died in 1873. Although there were Siamese twins even before they were born, the term was invented in their name, probably because they were famous for their performances in the circus.
The original Siamese twins
In the past, Bangkok was full of dozens of canals and the buildings that stood on stilts. Since then, most of the canals have been filled.


The original name of Bangkok is: "Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit". It is the longest name of a city in the world and means: "The great city of angels, the emerald Buddha abode, the seat of heavenly rule, the great capital of the world adorned with nine gems, a wonderful city full of royal palaces that resemble the heavenly palaces of the incarnations, God Indre".
About 90 percent of Thailand's population are Buddhists.

The name "Thailand" means "Land of Freedom".

In the photo: a woman from the Hadaung tribe living in a long-necked village in Thailand.

Thailand's national sport is Mai-Thai boxing, also known as the "eight-limb art".

It is illegal to step on Thai money, because the portraits of the royal family are stamped on it.

The national and royal symbol of Thailand is the garuda, the king of eagles or the king of eagles.

Respect for adults is a very important value in Thailand and Thais must bow their heads so that it is always lower than the heads of older or more important people facing them.

It is illegal to drive shirtless in Thailand.

Thailand is in fifth place among the friendliest countries in the world.

A Thai woman broke a Guinness record sitting in a glass room full of scorpions, for 33 days and nights.


December 10 is also Human Rights Day

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