Each year around sixteen million tourists from all over the world fly into Thailand, the land of white elephants. And this makes Thailand the primary travel destination of Asia. This country hosts a lot of places to visit. Despite of the vast inflow of tourists, the cultural integrity of Thailand still remains undamaged and intact. Though the country has adapted much progress such as neon lights and high rises to create a picture to attract tourism still the typical Thai community is into farming and other traditional scenes such as fishing, rubber plantations and Buddhist temples. And this shows that the country is maintaining its own rich heritage.
Few Interesting Facts of Thailand – “the Land of Smiles”
#1- Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 and then again from 1945 to 1949. The country is divided into 77 provinces or changwat.
#2- About 75 percent of the total population i.e. 63 million are ethnic Thais and 14 percent Chinese and the rest 1 percent comprises immigrants from neighboring countries as well as hill tribal people.
#3- The national religion of Thailand is Buddhism. And Islam is the largest minority religion here. Also, almost all the Thais practice some form of spirit worship. Isn’t that a bit scary!
#4- The real name of the well-known Bangkok is one of the longest names of a place in the entire world which is made up of Pali and Sanskrit words i.e. “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan” Whoops! And this name means City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, and Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest.
#5- Another weird but interesting fact is that the world record for nonstop kissing was set by two Thai men in Pattaya on 2012 Valentine’s Day! The kissing was for 50 hours, 25 minutes and 1 second! Insane! Isn’t it!
Are you planning a trip to Thailand? Booked flight, packed bags and ready to fly? Wait! Have you booked your car from the Bangkok Airport? Not yet! Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world which makes the Bangkok or Suvarnabhumi Airport the busiest in Thailand; hence you must go for Bangkok Airport car hire services to avoid any hassle after landing here! By doing so you need not have to wait for your cab as the driver will be waiting outside for you in advance, also you need not have to navigate routes to reach your destination! In short you will have a hassle-free and stress free transportation after an ardent flight journey!
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