22 interesting facts about Thailand

22 interesting facts about Thailand

  1. His Majesty the King of Thailand - the only monarch in the world, who has American citizenship.
  2. Thailand - the world's largest rice exporter.
  3. Until 1913, the majority of Thai people had no names, only names.
  4. According to the Guinness Book of Records Thai alphabet - the second largest in the world The world's largest alphabet - Khmer.
  5. Thailand - a country with the world's highest percentage of Buddhists. More than 95% of the population are followers of it.
  6. All the Buddha statues were rented from their manufacturers, because the image of the Buddha is too sacred to be bought or sold.
     Attraction Pattaya
  7. The world's smallest mammal - bat bumblebee, lives in Thailand.
  8. The world-famous energy drink "Red Bull", is based on a Thai drink "Krating Daeng", popular with the fat-Tucker.
  9. The construction project of the new Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport - the longest in the entire history of the world construction of airports. The idea of ​​it was built on the spot where it is now, was offered the Thai government is still in the 60s!
  10. Thailand - the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been anyone's colony.
  11. Most hairdressers in Thailand is closed on Wednesdays, because the medium is considered to be an unlucky day for haircuts (and indeed most unfortunate day of the week for shopping and other similar events).
  12. The name of the capital of Thailand entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the longest city name.
  13. Thailand is the second largest in the world (after the US) for the production of pickups based SUVs.
    Car in Pattaya
  14. Russia has a public debt to Thailand for the supply of rice.
  15. The area of ​​Thailand is in France, and its population reaches nearly half of Russia's population.
  16. Anthem of Thailand, written by Russian composer Pyotr Shchurovsky in 1888.
  17. Everyone know that Thais in addition to its official name, indicated in the document, also have a nickname - the short name used in everyday communication.But not everyone knows that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is also a nickname. When he was young, in the circle of family and friends called him "Lek". This fact is stated in the book, the biography of the King "The Revolutionary King". The author, William Stevenson, had access to the royal family, and even received a royal blessing to write this biography. Despite this, informally banned book for distribution in Thailand for the disrespectful treatment to the King for his family name.
    Area Thailand     
  18. To hang from the Thai army is enough to become Kato (transsexual). At the same time, you can even "device" does not cut.
  19. Thai modern Sanskrit and Russian alphabet, have common historical roots. A scientifically proven fact. (over 3000 years).
  20. Allegedly, the longest mark in the world, can now be purchased at post offices in Thailand.
  21. For the first time in the history of mankind, rice as a crop is brought in Thailand, more than 6,000 years ago.
  22. During World War II Thailand was on the side of Japan, hence the axis (ie Germany and Italy).