Informations

Capital: Bangkok

Is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in southeast Asia.

Thai Culture has been shaped by many influences, including Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian and Chinese.

Thailand’s national religion is Therovada Buddhism.

Buddhism: 83,2%

Islamism: 9,1%

Kristendom: 1,7%

Others: 4,2%

No religion: 2,1%

Culture

-The traditional thai greeting, the wai, is generally offered first by the younger of two people meeting. With their hand pressed together, fingertips pointing upwards as the head is bowed to touch their face to hands, usually coinciding with the spoken words: “Sawasdee Khrap” for male speakers and “Sawasdee Ka” for female.

-They have traditional dance clothes and it depends on the religion.

-The family of the king use special clothes

-The japonese and korean clothes are very famous there, so if you go to Bangkok you will find a lot of those clothes with a good value.

Tourist Attractions

Phang Nga Bay

Located just over 95 km (60 miles) from the island of Phuket, Phang Nga Bay is one of the top attractions in Thailand and one of most scenic areas in the country. It consists of beautiful caves, aquatic grottoes and limestone islands. The most famous island in the bay is a sea stack called Ko Ping Kan (more commonly known as James Bond Island) which was featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”. A popular way of visiting Phang Nga Bay is by sea kayak as they are the only way to get inside the grottoes and sea caves. - See more at: http://www.touropia.com/top-attractions-in-thailand/#sthash.GRkiuRDp.dpuf

Food

Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)

The quintessential Thai aroma! A bold, refreshing blend of fragrant lemongrass, chilli, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce shapes this classic soup, giving it its legendary herbal kick. Succulent fresh prawns and straw mushrooms lend it body. A versatile dish that can fit within virtually any meal, the distinctive smell reminds you ofexotic perfume, while it’s invigorating sour-spicy-hot taste just screams ‘Thailand’!

Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)

Hailing from the Northeast state of Isaan, this outlandish dish is both great divider - some can’t get enough of its bite, some can’t handle it - and greatly distinctive. Garlic, chilies,green beans, cherry tomatoes and shredded raw papaya get dramatically pulverized in apestle and mortar, so releasing a rounded sweet-sour-spicy flavour that’s not easily forgotten. Regional variations throw peanuts, dry shrimp or salted crab into the mix, the latter having a gut-cleansing talent that catches many newcomers by surprise!

Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)

A mild, tamer twist on Tom Yum, this iconic soup infuses fiery chilies, thinly sliced young galangal, crushed shallots, stalks of lemongrass and tender strips of chicken. However unlike its more watery cousin, lashings of coconut milk soften its spicy blow. Topped off with fresh lime leaves, it’s a sweet-smelling concoction, both creamy and compelling.

Celebrations & Festivals

-Songkran: is the tradicional Thai New Year which is celebrated for three days in April by symbolically, washing sins away and blessing friends with water. Young people have a fun time lying in ambush with buckets of water, huge water guns and horses to get everyone soaking wet. 

-Loy Krathong: is an ancient festival to honor and thank the water spirits for all the water provided during the growing season. It is celebrated (usually in November) on the first moon after the rice harvest.

-Rocket Festival: is the most lively festival in Isan, northeast Thailand. The festival’s origin lies in the custom of firing rockets into the sky at the start of the rice-growing season to remind the sky god to send promissed rain. The festival now takes form of a competition to see whose rocket will stay aloft for the longest time. It is held annualy over the weekend that falls in the middle of May.

-Royal Barge Procession: is rarely staged-only 15 times during 60 years reign of King Phumiphon.

Clothes

About the clothes: they have a lot of different types of them. The Thai Ruen Ton is a casual. The Thai Chakkri is for formal places. The Thai Boromphiman is for formal parties. The Thai Chakkapphat is for parties of the King and his family, The Thai Siwalai for night events. The Thai Dusit for night events too. The Thai Amarin for a dinner of the King and his family. The Thai Chitlada for events in the mornig/evening.

Accomodation

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok: ***** 5 stars, $$$$ 

Won the "Travellers Choice 2014" in the category "Top Hotels 1 Luxurry"

The hotel has a big pool, limousine service, cooking school, spa and other things.

The Siam, Bangkok: ***** 5 stars $$$$

Won the "Travellers Choice 2014" in the category "Top Hotels".

The hotel is very comfortable. It has a spa, Muay Thai lessons, yoga and cooking lessons.