About Thailand

Thai Climate

There is an old adage about the Thai climate which goes 'There are three seasons in Thailand. The hot and wet season, the hot and dry season and the hot and humid season' Whilst not strictly true, it must be remembered... More »

Thai Economy

The economy of Thailand is export dependent. Agricultural produce make up a significant part of the country’s G.D.P. with rice and fish being major factors. Thailand is the world’s leading rice producer. The country is relatively economically well developed.... More »

Thai History

It is difficult to determine the type of culture which existed in Thailand before the Christian era, since no written records or chronologies exist but archeological excavations in the area north of Nakorn Ratchasima indicate... More »

Thai Language

Thai is one of the oldest languages in East and South-East Asia. It is a monosyllabic language which uses five tones (high, mid, low, rising, and falling tone) to alter the meaning of a single syllable. This makes it rather tricky to learn for most Westerners used to speaking non-tonal languages... More »

Thai People

Thailand is often called the land of smiles, and rightly so because you will see more smiling people here than anywhere else in the world.

The country has a population of about 67 million, with over 8 million of these people living in the Bangkok area. Approximately 75% of the citizenry are ethnic Thais.... More »

Thai Religion

About 95% of the Thai population are Buddhist, which is a religion based on the teachings of Buddha, "the enlightened".

Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in Lumbini Nepal and subjected himself to.... More »

Thai Food and Drink

Thailand's cuisine is regarded by many people as one of the best in the world. And, if variety is the spice of life, you can literally have a different meal every day of the year.

Almost all Thai food is cooked with fresh ingredients, including vegetables, poultry, pork, fish and some beef. Lime juice, lemon grass and fresh coriander give the food its characteristic tang, while liberal helpings of fresh chillies are used to add some fire to many dishes. Other common seasonings include black pepper, ginger, tamarind, and coconut milk which is often added to curries.... More »

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