15 Interesting Things about Thailand 07/11/2017


According to the World Economic Forum, Thailand is the 13th friendliest country in the world. Iceland is the friendliest. 

Thailand is the world’s 20th most populous country, with close to 67 million people. 

Thailand is home to the world’s largest gold Buddha, the largest crocodile farm, the largest restaurant, the longest single-span suspension bridge, and the world’s tallest hotel. 

Thailand is the world’s 51st largest country. Russia is the largest. The United States is third largest 

Thailand is the only country in south-east Asia that hasn’t been colonized by Europeans. 

Bangkok is the world’s most visited city, according to the Global Destinations Cities Index, ahead of London. On 2013, welcomed 16 million international arrivals. 

Thailand has 1,430 islands. 

Thailand is the world’s largest producer of tin. 

More than 1,500 species of orchids grow wild in Thai forests. Thailand is the world’s number one orchid exporter 

One-tenth of all animal species on Earth live in Thailand.  

Thailand has the world’s longest snake, the reticulated python. The largest one ever found stretched over 33 feet (10 m) from end to end 

Thailand is home to the world’s longest poisonous snake, the king cobra. The cobra can reach more than 18 feet long, and one bite from it can kill an elephant.  

The first case of HIV/Aids was reported in Thailand in 1984. Thailand currently has the highest prevalence of HIV in Asia. 

Buddhism is the country's main religion – it is practised by 95 percent of the population 

Thailand houses the world’s largest fish, the 12-meter Rhincodon typus, otherwise known as the whale shark. 

 

 

Angela from StayPlanet

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