Thailand

ABOUT

Thailand is the only country in southeast Asia that was not colonized by Europe. The Thai flag is striped in red, white, and blue. The country’s official name is the Kingdom of Thailand, and it used to be called Siam. The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok, and it is also the largest city in the country. Thailand is the world’s 50th largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. 

 Thai is the official language of the country and is spoken by over 90% of residents. A small percentage of Thai people speak Burmese and other languages. Almost 95% of the population practices Buddhism.. 

TIME ZONE

Thailand follows UTC+07:00, which is 7 hours ahead of UTC. The local mean time in Bangkok was originally UTC+06:42:04. Thailand used this local mean time until 1920, when it changed to Indochina Time, GMT+07:00, ICT is used all year round as Thailand does not observe daylight saving time.

.

CLIMATE

Summer (March – June), 

Rainy season (July – October) 
Winter season (November – February)

CULTURE

Its culture mixes strong Indian influences, Chinese traditions, and elements that are uniquely Thai. A common greeting in Thai culture is “Have you eaten?” following “How are you?”. Thailand is separated into four distinct regions. Despite the overarching strength and unity of Thai culture, each region has its own unique cultural and geographic features. Its culture is heavily influenced by Burmese culture and it carries strong influences from the historical Lanna kingdom. Much of Thailand’s culture comes from the ethnic Thai people.  One of the most important influences on Thai culture has been Buddhism. Many of the traditions and beliefs of the people in Thailand stem directly from Buddhist principles.  

 REGIONS

The regions are: Central Thailand, including the Thai capital of Bangkok, Eastern Thailand, Northern Thailand, Northeast (Isan), Southern Thailand and Western Thailand. 

CITIES IN THAILAND FOR TOURISIM

  1. Ko Phi Phi
  2. Phang Nga Bay
  3. Grand Palace
  4. Railay
  5. Northern Hill Tribes
  6. Mu Ko Chang National Park
  7. Ayuthaya Historical Park
  8. Thai-Burma Railway Death Railway
  9. Similan Islands
  10. Phanom Rung
  11. Khao Sok National Park
  12. Chatuchak Weekend Market
  13. Ko Lipe
  14. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
  15. Wat Arun
    17. Ko Nang Yuan
  16. Sukhothai Historical Park
  17. Mu Ko Ang Thong
  18. Khao Yai National Park
  19. Prasat Hin Phimai
  20. Hua Hin Beach5 Best Day Trips in Thailand
  21. Floating Markets near Bangkok
  22. Ao Nang
  23. Erawan Falls

TEMPLES

Buddhism is the main religion practiced in Thailand. seeing, these ancient wats (temples) play an important role in the everyday lives of many religious Thais. The following temples you must visit while traveling in Thailand.

  1. Wat Pha Sorn Kaew
  2. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  3. Wat Pho
  4. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  5. Wat Rong Khun
  6. Wat Suthat
  7. Wat Arun
  8. Wat Arun
  9. PHANOM RUNG HISTORICAL PARK
  10. Wat Mahathat
  11. Sanctuary Of Truth
  12. Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew ( Temple Of A Million Bottles )

FESTIVALS

January

New Year’s Day | Children’s Day |Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankhampaeng Handicrafts Festival, Chiang Mai–

February

Chiang Mai Flower Festival| Chinese Lunar New Year | Valentine’s Day  | Trang Underwater Wedding | Burapa Bike Week, Pattaya | Phuket International Blues Rock Festival | MakhaBucha Day 

MARCH

National Muay Thai Day | Pattaya International Music Festival |General Election 

 

April

Poy Sang Long Festival | Chakri Day | Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival | Wan Lai Festival | Phuket Bike Week 

May

Labour Day | Coronation of H.M King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) | Rocket Festivals, Isaan | Royal Ploughing Ceremony, Bangkok | Hua Hin Jazz Festival |Chiang Mai Inthakin City Pillar Festival | Ko Samui Yacht Regatta |Visakha Bucha Day 

June

Pattaya International Fireworks Festival| Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival, Dan Sai, Loei |  Asahna Bucha Day | Khao Phansa | Birthday of H.M King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) | Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival | Phuket Yachting Race Week 

August

H.M. Queen’s Birthday | Por Tor Hungry Ghost Festival, Phuket

September

Thai National Flag Day 

October

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day | Awk Phansa | Buffalo Racing Festival, Chonburi

Chulalongkorn Day | Vegetarian Festival

November

Loy Krathong | Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai |Elephant Round-up Festival, Surin | Monkey Banquet Festival, Lopburi 

December

King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Day | Constitution Day | New Year’s Eve 

WHY?

Thailand, has been named the hottest city in the world. Travelling to Thailand is a breeze, as the country has a tourist-friendly policy as well as a vast network of infrastructure and hotels that cater to a diverse array of business and leisure travellers. With its diverse geography, friendly people, and stunning scenery, the “Land of a Thousand Smiles” is a must-see destination in South East Asia.

Comments

Leave a Reply