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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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Shiva Temple - Ramintra Soi 71 - Bangkok
Shiva Temple  - Ramintra Soi 71 I just visited Shiva Temple in Ramintra 71 - Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is still under construction. We will add more information soon. This is very big temple and multi religions.

Somsak Mining – Home Stay in the Forest - Thong Pha Phum
Somsak Mining – Home Stay in the Forest Adventures Trip to Somsak Mining Dist. Thong Pha Pom, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand Somsak Mining – Forest Glade Home (Home Stay in the Forest) is located in Dist Thong Pha Pom, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. This was our two days adventures trip. From Bangkok it’s approx 350 KM. (Approx 5 Hours Drive). The sightseeing around Dist. Thong Pha Pom are: 1. Pilok Market 2. Thong Pha Pom National Park 3. Kutdoihill 4. Ban Thasan 5. Waterfall 6. Mountain Trekking For more information: http://www.parglen.com When she first arrived four decades ago as a young bride from Australia, it took two days on the back of an elephant to reach the booming but remote mountain settlement. Today, the elephants ...

Long Neck Tribe Village - Mae Hong Son
Long Neck Tribe Village Huay Pu Keng is one of three Kayan villages situated in the province of Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand, is a small village populated primarily by the Kayan (long-neck) and Kayaw (big-ears) Karenni ethnic sub-groups. It is open all year round to visitors. The other villages being Huay Sua Thao and Kayan Tayar (Nai Soi) village. The village is situated in an isolated area down the Pai river and is surrounded by thick jungle. The Kayan tradition of wearing a brass coil around their neck has attracted tourists, anthropologists and journalist alike. Because of this tradition the Shan people called this long-neck tribe ‘Yan Pa Doung’ meaning ‘Karen brass wound people’, this name was adopted by the Burmans and ...

Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle During my visit to Chiang Mai, I have taken one day trip to Golden Triangle. The infamous Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge, is Chiang Rai province's most popular attraction, luring thousands of visitors annually. This notorious area, located approximately nine kilometres from the historic town of Chiang Saen, is bolstered by its history and the surrounding towns. It's riverfront position at the confluence of the Mekhong and Ruak rivers lends it a unique appeal. Located near the Northern-most point of Thailand - The Golden Triangle was once the centre of all opium poppy growing in the country, and actually refers to a large area of the three bordering countries. However, t...

River Side - Chao Phraya River - Bangkok
River Side - Chao Phraya River A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without exploring the riverside for a taste of life in the Thai capital long before mobile phones, cable TV and microwave popcorn became all the buzz. Day or night, the riverside provides plentiful picture-perfect photo opportunities with its many historical landmarks and hidden charms. The Chao Phraya is also the star attraction in the city during important events like Songkran (the Thai New Year, celebrated in April), the annual Loy Krathong Festival in November, and the very rare Royal Barge Procession - the most recent one held in June 2006 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. On New Year's Eve, riverside hotels take turns to outdo each...