Thailand has a college just for monkeys. It’s called Thani Monkey College, it is a training center of Monkey and here monkeys learn all sorts of street-preforming tricks, such as how to collect coconuts.
The Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon is a gold statue of Gautama Buddha, weighing an amazing 5,500 kilograms. It is around 86% pure and is worth $250 million, given current gold prices.
Thailand has a reputation for sexual tolerance and is considered very safe for LGBT travelers. Transsexuals, also known as krathoeys or ladyboys, are highly visible in mainstream society.
Siamese cats are native to Thailand. In Thai they are called wichen-maat, meaning “moon diamond.” Giving a pair of Si Sawat cats (a type of Siamese cats) to a bride is supposed to bring good luck to the marriage.
Thailand is truly a land of temples. Thailand has 35000 temples. If you want to visit them that requires modest clothing, meaning no shorts or sleeveless shirts.
Rice is not only a food grain but also sacred. It’s unholy to leave any rice on the plate. Even stepping on rice is a sin.
Elephant polo is another popular pastime. The King’s Cup is one of the key events in the sport’s calendar – the beach resort of Hua Hin is one of three host venues (the others are in Sri Lanka and Nepal).
Bangkok, Thailand’s largest city, is the simpler version of its original name, which happens to be a total alphabet soup — Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
Thailand's name is the Thai language is Prathet Thai, which means "Land of the Free". Thailand has had several names over the centuries. For hundreds of years it was known by the names of its dominant cities, such as Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Thonburi. Thailand set the world record of the longest line of washed plates... Continue Reading →