Facts about Thailand

1. The freedom-loving countries.
The name "Thailand" has been used since 1930. Translated from the Thai it sounds like the "land of the Thais." This country has never been ruled by colonialists.

2. King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Ascended to the throne in 1950. In history there are no more examples of this long reign. Their monarch Thais love and revere. He has done and continues to do for the development of their country.

3. Chronology.
Thais stomach to the Buddhist calendar, which is considered the birth of the Buddha. Therefore, in the Thai calendar 2555 now.

4. The time-calculation.
We've learned that in most countries the 24-hour time slot. In Thailand, the day is divided into four parts, six hours each.

5. The capital of Thailand.
Samoё is a long name in the world and consists of 32 words and sounds as "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintarayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Nopparat Ratchathani Buriram Udomratchanivet Mahasatan Amon aux Piments Avatan Sathit Sakkathattiyya Vitsanukam Prasit." This is not even able to repeat every Thai.

6. Guinness World Records and Thailand.
Not only because of the name of the capital the country in the famous book of records.
There are also the world's largest hotel, a restaurant and a sacred Buddha statue made of gold.

7. Kitti's hog-nosed bat.
This is the smallest mammal in the world. Its total length is 3 cm and weighs about 2 grams. His name was given because of his nose, like a pig nose.

8. Siamese cat.
The original name of the country sounded like "Siam". Thailand is considered to be on a good gift for the wedding couple of Siamese cats. According to the beliefs of the Thais, they will bring love and harmony in marriage.

9. The dominant religion is Buddhism.
95 percent of Thai Buddhists. The remaining five percent fall to Islam and Orthodoxy. Buddhist monks are especially revered in the country.

10. Miscellaneous related to parts of the body.
In Thailand, is not accepted to touch the head of another person. According to their beliefs, there is the holy spirit. But on the contrary considered feet the dirtiest part of the body. In no case can not show the foot. Sitting in the temple it is necessary to pull your legs under him.


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