Thailand is an amazing place and I bet you can’t wait to go! You could spend years exploring this wonderful country and still not know everything about it! But we can give you some fun Thailand facts to get you started:
In the Thai language, Thailand is referred to as Prathet Thai … this means ‘Land of the Free’. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by a European nation.
Bangkok is formally known as, wait for it, Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit – try saying that after your Welcome Night in Bangkok!!
The smallest mammal in the world is known as the Craseonycteris Thonglongyai, also known as and much easier to say, the Bumble Bat … how adorable is this little fella?
A hundred years ago, Thailand was home to more than 100,000 elephants. Around a fifth of these were untamed. It is very sad to say that now, there are only about 5,000 left and less than half of these can be found in the wild. Read why you should avoid riding Elephants here.
You can be arrested for leaving the house without any underwear on, it’s illegal in Thailand. “This Walk of Shame is not an underwear free zone!”
Bangkok is sometimes referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of the many canals it has. We take you along some of the best ones on Day 2 of the Ultimate Thailand tour.
Tiger Woods is half Thai! His father is American and his mother is from Thailand.
The Thai alphabet has 32 vowels and 44 consonants. … learn how to speak some basic Thai here
Thailand is surrounded by Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia. … you’re really spoilt for choice deciding where to go next! Speak to our team if you need any help deciding what to do! Let us know on Facebook if you have any random facts yourself! We love hearing new things about this awesome place!