From its majestic limestone karsts to the lively street markets of Bangkok, we adore Thailand. Over the years, we’ve learned some fascinating facts about this wonderful country and we’d like to share a few with you now…
The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. But its official name is actually the longest city name in the world: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Try saying that quickly!
There are over 35,000 temples in Thailand. Theravada Buddhism is the country’s official religion, practised by 95% of the population.
Thailand is consistently named as one of the friendliest countries in the world. What else would you expect from the Land of Smiles?
Siamese cats are native to Thailand. There have been as many as 23 species of Siamese cats and while that’s now dwindled to six, it’s still considered a gesture of good luck to present a pair of them to a bride on her wedding day.
There are 1,430 islands in Thailand. An island-hopping trip here would go on forever!
The currency of Thailand is the baht. It’s actually against the law to step on any Thai currency, as the king’s face is printed on the notes and engraved on the coins.