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Interesting facts about Thailand

In Thailand without underwear better don’t go out
Thailand is a country in which they have a number of quite specific laws. But whatever you think about them, you have to respect them. One such law prohibits people to leave their homes without underwear. So be careful! Do not forget your home briefs or shorts. You could in fact end up in prison.

If you find in the ground  money you should not step on it, because on each coins and money paper is the king portrait.

95% of the population is the Theravada Buddhist.

thai buddhism

In Thailand you can see on the walls on the  houses  and ceilings many small lizard-like creatures, geckos running around.

Thai massage is known throughout the world concept. Every day thousands of people are enjoying the benefits of it. Thai massage has a thousand years of history behinde. The massage was initially by the royal prerogative shoots and could only be take place in Buddhist temples.

Tiger Woods is half ThaiThe most famous golfer of our time is half Thai. His mother was in fact Thai and his father was American.

Thai King is the longest reigning Monarch in the world  Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand became king in 1946. After accession to the throne took the name Rama IX.  King was born on 05.12. 1927 in the US in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father was a student of medicine. From 1933 he lived in Switzerland, where he also graduated from the University of Lausanne in 1951. The Thai throne he occupied in June 9. 1946 and is currently the longest reigning monarch in the world and also in Thai history.

Bhumibol Adulyaej

Elephants – in Thailand once there were more than 100,000 elephants. Zoologists assume that only a century ago around Thailand was running around a hundred thousand elephants. Of which around half live without depending on a human in the wild. Today in Thailand can be found only 5,000 elephants. Most of them are in zoos or in the tourism sector, where they serve as an attraction.

Thailand was find the longest venomous snake– Tropical country like Thailand is a paradise for all kinds of snakes. However, there is a 0 chance that you will find  King Cobra on the beach, so do not worry.

Siamese cats have their original home in Thailand Siamese cats were bred there. Thailand itself has in the past called Siam. Hence, the name of this popular cats. Historical texts from the 14th century speak up about 23 species of Siamese cats. Today there are only 6 species left  from the 23.

siam cat

Thai alphabet has 32 vowels and 44 consonants

Full name of Bangkok is really long Try to remember: Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit.

Veterinarians  About how important are the elephants in Thailand, it tells the story of 1999 – when one old elephants by mistake stepped on a landmine. Subsequently, on the rescue began to work together more than 38 veterinarians. Never before in the world worked so many veterinarians together in one patient.

The bananas are treated almost as a weed in many places exterminated.

banana tree thailand

Each man had to be a monk– In the past, everyone in Thailand at the age of 20 years had to become a monk for a certain period. This obligation must also honor the king himself. Today, however, this tradition respects has only very rarely.

Thailand has never been colonized-Thailand, one of the few countries in the world, not in its history never colonized. Thais are reasonably proud. From this fact comes the name of the country – Prathet Thai, which means “land of the free.” All neighboring countries like the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and China were colonized by European powers.

 The highest aerodrome control tower in the world

At the airport – Don Mueang International Airport is the highest aerodrome control tower. The peak is 132 meters.

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Hi there and welcome in Hokutips :) I´m Csilla, a big dreamer, a happy girlfriend and founder of Hokutips. I do always believe that everything can be achieved if you do persist. I used to live in Spain, Belgium, UK and currently in Vienna Austria. My biggest passion is travelling and everything around.Creating my own schedule during trips is the best part of it. I have been visited so far 37 countries, including Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, and California. Hokutips is dedicated to everybody who shares similar or the same passion like me, who want to find out more about beautiful natural wonders, beaches, destinations, interesting facts and much more.

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