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.

Use our interactive map to help plan your dream trip to Thailand! 

Share

Plan your holiday of a lifetime


let our experienced team help create your perfect trip

Love where you go

"Travel is all about experience. It’s the people, places, locals and landscapes which inspire us every day"

Love where you go

"For me, there is nowhere with more WOW factor than the magical islands of the Maldives"

Love where you go

"Turquoise is all about putting the passion and glamour back into the travel experience. Love where you go"

Love where you go

"Holidays to Jamaica give you everything you could possibly wish for. Perfect beaches, crystal clear waters, relaxation and thrill seeking day trips.’"

Love where you go

"Between the specialists here at Turquoise Holidays, we’ve seen and fallen in love with each and every hotel that we feature,"

Love where you go

"Indian Ocean Holidays tick all the boxes – gorgeous islands, beautiful weather and friendly local people. The islands are so special and perfect for twin-centre combinations!"

Love where you go

"Vietnam is such a diverse country: from its vibrant cities and fantastic food scene to its iridescent beaches."