Thailand

Thailand, or The Kingdom of Thailand as is its official name, is a big country in the middle of southeast Asia. The country is blessed with a tropical and warm climate and lots of islands with stunning beaches. Tourism is the country`s biggest and most important sector of the economy. Since they have had tourism for so many decades, it is a fairly easy country to travel in.

Thailand is a parliamentary democracy, with a monarchy. The King is highly regarded and respected, and have a huge influence. Despite pressure from several European countries, Thailand is the only South-East Asian country that has never been colonized.

Thailand is called “the land of smiles“, and really lives up to that expression as the people are extremely friendly and welcoming.

When To Visit Thailand

The high season for visiting is from December – March (dry season). The shoulder season is April and September – November, while the low season is May-August (rainy season).

Travel Guides

We used the Lonely Planet`s Thailand travel guide on our trip. You can get that and other great books by clicking on the pictures below which will take you to Amazon.com (affiliate links):



Articles About Thailand

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Travel Guide To Karon Beach, Phuket

by Maria Wulff Hauglann | Last updated Feb 19, 2020
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by Espen Egeland | Last updated Nov 29, 2018
Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is an important part of Thai culture and a sport that the Thais are very proud of. Bangkok is the best place to see and experience Thai Boxing. You can even take a lesson if…

Facts

  • Population: 66 million
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Land Area: 513 120 km²
  • Language: Thai
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Currency: Baht (THB)
  • Time zone: UTC+7
  • Drives on: Left

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