Fast Facts: Thailand is the world’s no.1 exporter of rice
Weather: The weather in Thailand is tropical. With rainy season usually between July and October. South Thailand usually stays quite hot and dry. North-eastern and central Thailand, temperatures sometimes climb over 40°C between March and May.
Culture : About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% of the population are Chinese origin, and 3% are ethnically Malay. Food: Rice is a main staple dish in Thailand famously known for many dishes including Kaeng khiao wan known to westerner as green curry made up of a coconut made with fresh green chillies and flavoured with Thai basil, usually with chicken.
The national sport in Thailand is Muay Thai a form of kickboxing this is Thailand’s national sport.
Languages: Thai is the official language in Thailand. English is taught in schools, but very few are fluent speakers.
Religion : 95% of the population in Thailand are Buddhist ranking it the highest in the world. 4.6% of the population are Muslim.
The economy of Thailand enjoyed the highest growth rate in the world between 1985 to 1996 Major exports include Thai rice, textiles and footwear.
The city has over 400 Buddhist temples. One of the most recognised landmarks is the magnificent Temple of the Emerald Buddha and The Grand Palace.
The southern islands of Phuket and Samui are home to some of the world’s finest beaches as well as luxurious accommodation and internationally-renowned resorts. A popular tourist destination. Soak up the sun whilst you lay on the beach.
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