Facts & Tips - Thailand
Facts about Thailand
|Thailand has a land area of 513,115 sq. km. bordered by Malaysia
( South ), Myanmar ( West & North ), Laos ( North & East ) and Cambodia
( Southeast ).
||Temperature varies from 38'C to 19'C ; humidity
from 82.8 % to 66 %.
|Hot ( March to May ), rainy (June to October ) and cool ( November
to February ).
||Total 59,095,419 ( end 1994 ), including 29,552,978 males and
29,542,441 females. Of the total, 9.45% live in
|Thai is the national language. English is widely understood
in the cities.
||Buddhist 94.82 %, Muslim 4.00 %, Christian 0.55 %, others 0.63
|A constitutional monarchy headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej,
with 76 provinces, each sub-divided into Amphur, Tamboon and Moobahn.
The red , white and blue bands symbolize the nation, Buddhism and
the monarchy respectively.
|Nakhon Ratchasima 20,493.96 sq. km.
Chiang Mai 20,107.06 sq. km.
Kanchanaburi 19,483.15 sq. km.
|Doi Inthanon 2,565m.
Phu Soi Dao 2,102m.
543.00 sq. km.
239.90 sq. km.
212.09 sq. km.
|Chi 765 km.
Mun 750 km.
Nan 740 km.
Chao Phraya 370 km.*
or 1,110 km. if the Nan, its main tributary, is included.
|Thin cotton is the best. A jacket or sweater may be necessary
in the cool season, especially in a mountainous area in the North
||220 volts 50 cycles throughout the country.
|Drink only bottled or boiled water.
||You can find places to eat 24 hrs. a day, but better avoid sidewalk
stalls where, though
food is cheap and
palatable, hygienic conditions may not be up to standard.
Shopping is fun here in Thailand. You have a wide range of good
buys to choose from. They are beautiful because Thais are gifted
artists, and cheap because the labour cost are low.
||You can buy a large range of foreign News Papers in Thailand.
Some English and German
Papers are printed here.
|For a Genealogical Table of the Present Chakri Dynasty
|For tips on Thailand's
transportation i.e.: airlines, taxies, trains, boats etc. and
other useful information.