Everything You Need to Know About Thailand
Are you planning a trip to the “Land of smiles”? Great choice! It is not only one of the most visited countries in the world, but also provides a rich travel experience to all kind of travel enthusiasts. From exotic beaches to jungles, history, nature, and a very happening nightlife, Thailand offers a wide range of attractions. There’s a lot more to Thailand than Bangkok!
With thousands of islands off Thailand’s coast, you can go island hopping to any of the two-dozen islands accessible to tourists.More than 500 species of coral, manta rays, whale sharks, turtles and underwater caves and boulders will make your diving experience memorable. Thai wildlife is abundant with elephants, whales, tigers, otters, pink dolphins, buffalo, wild cats, snakes, geckos and thousands of species of birds and butterflies and one of the smallest mammals – the bumblebee bat.If you are a foodie, you can go on a culinary tour that will awaken your taste buds. You can also experience the floating markets and lavish palaces. Each island and each city here has a distinct characteristic that you are sure to fall in love with.
Currency: Thai Baht
Official Language: Thai
Say Hello: Sawasdee
Local Dish: Tom Yum Goong (spicy Thai soup with shrimp) & Pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodle dish)
Bottle of Beer: $9.00 (local variants available or $3.00)
Best time to visit: November to early April
Thailand was never colonized by Europeans.
The flag of Thailand is designed in such a manner that it cannot be flown upside down.
Care for flowers? Thailand is top exporter of orchids in the world.