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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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Dream World - Amusement Park - Pathum Thani
Dream World - Amusement Park Dream World is good picnic and tourist spot near Bangkok. Specially for family outing. If you are planning to visit then must be prepare for whole day. Dream World is a large amusement park in Thanyaburi district, Pathum Thani province, Thailand. The park includes three roller coasters, and rides for the whole family. The park has been divided into several zones with specific group of rides. Such as Dream World Plaza, Dream Gardens, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land. The interior of this park is filled with 40 over imported thrill rides and family attractions. However, the park’s main attractions would be Asia’s first hanging coaster located in the middle part of Adventure land, and the copy of Grand Canyo...

Ancient Siam - World’s Largest Outdoor Museum - Bangkok
Ancient Siam - World’s Largest Outdoor Museum I really love Ancient Siam or you can say Ancient city. This place is also near Bangkok. Must see. If you would like to allover Thailand culture, history at one place. Then you must plan to visit this. Its approx one day day trip. Good to take your family too. Ancient Siam (formerly known as Ancient City) is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant and located in Bangkok, Thailand. Spreading over 200 acres (0.81 km2) in the shape of Thailand. The founder’s original idea was to create a golf course with miniatures of Thailand’s historically significant structures spread around the course. During his research he found most structures being severely damaged over time and decided instead of creatin...

Cuisine of Thailand - Bangkok
Cuisine of Thailand Thai cuisine refers to typical foods, beverages, and cooking styles common to the country of Thailand. Thai Cuisine is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter (optional). Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food would be more accurately described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central and Southern. Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice. Thai cuisine has been greatly influenced by the cuisine of its neighboring and nearby countries, especi...

Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankampheng Handicrafts Festival - Ban Bo Sang
Bo Sang Umbrella and Sankampheng Handicrafts Festival Bo Sang near Chiang Mai is renowned for its exquisitely hand-painted parasols made from mulberry paper and silk. The dainty parasols are decorated with beautiful floral motifs painted in dazzling colours. The designs are very distinctive and are instantly recognizable. During the festival, brightly decorated craft shops and stores line both sides of the 'high street' transforming Ban Bo Sang into a picturesque village decorated in the Lanna Thai style. Colourful umbrellas and traditional lanterns liven up the handicraft fair. In addition, there are contests, exhibitions, cultural performances, local entertainment, and a variety of shows by day and night. There is a grand procession of parasols and local pr...

Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival - Chaiyaphum
Blooming Krachiao Flower Festival The Siam Tulip Festival of Chaiyaphum The unique geographical landscape of Chaiyaphum Province in the northeast of Thailand gives rise to a range of natural attractions of exceptional beauty. Of these, the fields of pinkish-purple Siam Tulip, or Dok Krachiao, come in to full bloom in the early part of the rainy season from June to August. Also commonly called 'patumma', 'bua sawan' (heaven lotus), or 'bua bok' (the land lotus), the Siam Tulip is a member of the ginger genera - Curcuma or Zingiberaceae. The unusual form, bright colour and long-lasting quality of the Siam Tulip has made it an increasingly popular choice for floral decorations. It is in high demand and is currently being cultivated in the form ...