THAILAND, officially the Kingdom of Thailand
Tourism plays an important role in the Thai economy with 18.4% of GDP of Thailand in February 2019.
Thailand’s attraction includes pristine beaches, complex of tropical islands, flora and fauna, Buddhist temples, cultural and historical sites as well as several World Heritage Sites, especially nightlife with plentiful entertainment activities.
Thailand is also paradise of shopping with a variety of international and local brands and a diversity of street food.
Prostitution and sex tourism are illegal in Thailand but each year, it still earned billions of USD for Thailand government.
Size: 513,120 km2
Population: over 68 million people
Religion: Buddhism is the most religion in Thailand with about 95% of population following this Theravada religion. The second largest religion is Muslim with about 4.6%, Catholic Christians is about 0.7% and the remaining 1% includes Hindu, Sikh and Jewish.
Capital: Bangkok as well as being the largest city in Thailand.
Ethnic Minorities: Thailand is a multi-ethnic group with more than 30 different ethnic minority groups, including Chinese, Malays, Khmer, hill tribes such as Akha, Hmong, Karen, Kui, Mon, Moken and Semang, etc.
Language: Besides the official language is Central Thai in Thailand, there are numerous quantity of language in this country such as Thai Isan (Thai Lao), Northern Thai, Pak Dai, Sino-Tibetan, Mon-Khmer and Hmong – Mien, etc.
Climate: Thailand has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons. They are the hot season from March to Mid-May, Rainy season from Mid-May to October because of effect of southwest monsoon, and a dry and cool season from November to February.
Culture: The culture in Thailand is a blend of Indian influences, Chinese Traditions and its own culture. Due to its diverse geography and four distinct regions division, each region of Thailand has its own unique cultural and geographic features.
Economy: thanks to strong fundamental and diverse industries, Thailand has become the second largest economy in Southeast Asia and the world’s 19th largest manufacturer.