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Kingdom of Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest. The capital and largest city of Thailand is Bangkok. It is also the country's center of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. Thailand is the world's 50th largest country in terms of total area , with a surface area of approximately 513,000 km2 , and the 21st most-populous country, with approximately 63 million people. About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% is of Chinese origin, and 3% is ethnically Malay; the rest belong to minority groups including Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes. The country's official language is Thai. About 95% of the population are Buddhist. Thailand is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world, while having the third highest firearms related homicide rate in the world , and significant underground sex and gambling industries. The national religion is Theravada Buddhism which is practiced by more than 95% of all Thais. Culture and traditions in Thailand are significantly influenced by India, as are Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, as the ruling monarch. The King has reigned for more than half a century, making him the longest reigning Thai monarch and the longest reigning current monarch in the world. The King is recognized as the Head of State, the Head of the Armed Forces, the Upholder of the Buddhist religion, and Defender of the Faith. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by a European power. During the Second World War, the country was allied with the Imperial Japanese Army. Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1995 and today is a newly-industrialized country with an emphasis in exports and a flourishing tourism industry, thanks to various world-famous tourist destinations such as Pattaya, Bangkok, and Phuket.

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Chokchai Farm - Agro Tourism Projects - Nakhon Ratchasima
Chokchai Farm - Agro Tourism Projects One of the best agro-tourism projects in Thailand is undoubtedly Farm Chokchai in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. In fact it has won many awards. Farm Chokchai is situated on the Friendship Highway in cowboy country and is only 159 km from Bangkok. You can either come here as a day trip from Bangkok or as a stopover on your way to Khorat. The highlight is undoubtedly the farm tours. Farm Chokchai was started by Chokchai Bulakul back in 1957. Besides, Chokchai is a large standard dairy cattle farm where numerous exciting and thrilling experiences await. During the exclusive farm stay, visitors will enjoy the agro-tour which will take them to explore the charm of dairy farming. Campers will get hands-on experience in mil...

Wat Pho - Buddhist temple - Bangkok
Wat Pho - Buddhist temple Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to the temple's founding, the site was a centre of education for traditional Thai medicine, and statues were created showing yoga positions. The Wat Pho complex consists of two walled compounds, bisected north-south by Sanamchai Road running east-west. The northern walled compound is where the reclining Buddha and massage school are found. The southern walled compound, Tukgawee, is a working Buddhist monastery with monks in residence and a school. Wat Pho is the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok and is home to more than 1,000 Buddha images, more than any other temple in the country. It also shelters the largest Buddha image in T...

Hua Hin - Famous beach resort town - Hua Hin
Hua Hin - Famous beach resort town Above pictures I taken near the Hua Hin. The resort we spend 2 nights and visited King Palace. Hua Hin is a famous beach resort town in Thailand. Hua Hin is closely associated with the Thai royalty. Merely 25 kilometers apart, Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan province enjoys a wealth of satellite attractions; prominent among them are national parks and historical cities. Today's visitor to Hua Hin will still sense this special atmosphere and old world charm.Besides sun-filled days on the mile-long beach there are leisure activities for the whole family from watersports to golf. The area around the town let's you discover fabulous parks and peaks, caves and waterfalls. In the evening the winding roads with a gr...

Pantip Plaza - Indoor IT shopping mall - Bangkok
Pantip Plaza - Indoor IT shopping mall Pantip Plaza is an indoor IT shopping mall located on New Phetchaburi Road in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, Thailand. Pantip Plaza is open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM. Shops in Pantip Plaza offer a wide selection of new and second-hand computers from most of the major manufacturers, together with a selection of second hand and custom equipment. The best place to go for any type of computer shopping is the multistory Panthip Plaza on Phetburi / Petchburi Rd in Pratunam district (not far from the Amari Watergate hotel). Prices are very cheap and the range extensive, but not all the vendors speak a lot of English. Panthip Plaza is very popular and, particularly on weekends, it can get very crowded. There are few ...

Dusit Zoo - Zoological Park Organization - Bangkok
Dusit Zoo - Zoological Park Organization This is nice place to take your family for outing or if you are visiting as tourist then you need at least one day plan to see all zoo activities. Currently, Dusit Zoo has been opened for more than 66 years. There are more than 1,600 domestic and international wild lives in Dusit Zoo and there are approximately 2.5 million people coming to Dusit Zoo. Dusit Zoo (Khao Din) is a very popular place for family with children or even for young couple and all ages. This zoo and park is located at Rama V Road, Dusit , Bangkok, and adjacent to the Old Parliament. Local Thai people know that Dusit Zoo has lush green surrounds and many flowering shrubs and trees with large ponds complete with foot-paddle boats, play - grou...