Information about Thailand

  • The official name is Kingdom of Thailand, but till may 11th, 1949 was known as the Kingdom of Siam.
  • The name of the country, in Thai, is phratet tai, the translation is Country of Freedom.
  • The current flag of Thailand has horizontal, red, white and blue stripes. Red represents the Thais; the blue, to the monarchy and the white, to Buddhism. At 8 in the morning and at 6 in the afternoon the anthem is played in public places. wherever you are and hear the anthem, you should stop, stand and listen it in silence.
  • The yellow flags, which you will see in many places, represent the King and the light blue ones, to the Queen.
  • The Thai Baht is the currency of Thailand. The currency code for Baht is THB, and the currency symbol is ฿.
  • The climate is tropical and the year is divided into the so-called dry season, from November to February, the summer from March to May and the rainy season from June to October, although it affects different regions and Does not imply that it is raining at all.
  • The official religion is Buddhism, of the Theravada School practiced by 95% of the population; 4%, is Muslim, concentrated mainly in the South area and the remaining 1% is divided between Christianity, Hinduism And Confucianism.
  • In Thailand there are thousands of Buddhist Temples, both historical ruins, ancient temples or modern temples.
  • Thai cuisine is very rich and varied and there are five flavors that are part of its dishes: sweet, sour, bitter, spicy and salty. Rice or rice noodles are always present and the flours used are always rice and never wheat which makes it very suitable for those allergic to gluten. The most used meat is the pork and then the chicken, there being no consumption of beef. Despite what is thought, there are many dishes not spicy and others to which you can remove the spicy simply asking not to add chilli.

Source: http://www.viajeatailandia.com/2016/05/web_en-informacion-basica/