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Thailand is known as the proverbial Land of Smiles but there are some interesting and unusual things that you may not know about Thailand. Here are 5 of the lesser known facts that will help introduce you to life in this country.
5 Facts You Might Not Know
All drivers in Thailand need to be clothed appropriately whenever they are driving a car. No one is allowed to drive with a bare, or scantily clad, upper body. One statute even states that no person in Thailand may leave their home unless they have some type of underwear on their body.
Another little known fact about Thailand is the fact that laws regarding public conduct are taken very seriously. In fact you can face heavy fines or imprisonment if you spit or toss chewed gum onto a public sidewalk. The national currency of Thailand is not subject to defacement and penalties are imposed if a person walks on the currency.
There is one day each year that Thailand devotes to fun and water. Residents all enjoy the water battles that take place on Songkran Day because almost everyone takes part in the festivities. This is the one time of year when it is perfectly fine to soak others with cold water. Even policemen and government officials will have water tossed at them by Songran Day participants.
Many visitors marvel at the many uses Thailand has discovered for small plastic bags. These are even used as containers for carry-out meals and beverages.
If you visit a restaurant or cafe in Thailand do not be surprised if you see a roll of toilet paper on the table. While relegated mainly to bathrooms in many parts of the world in Thai culture a modest tube of toilet tissue serves as an economical and handy way to clean your hands while dining.

The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. The currency of Thailand is the Baht(THB) Flag of Thailand

Thailand belongs to the Asian continent

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Airports in Thailand

Sanam Bin Ubon Ratchathani, Songkhla, Sanam Bin Changwat Udon Thani, Bangkok International Airport, Chanthaburi, Prachin Buri, Prachuap Khirikhan, Suvarnabhumi, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Nan, Phrae, Chiang Rai, Mae Sariang, Hua Hin, Mae Sot, Nakhon Sawan, Tak, Uttaradit, Surat Thani, Pattani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phuket Airport, Ranong, Hat Yai, Trang, Khon Kaen, Loei, Nakhon Ratchasima, Roi Et, Krabi, Koh Samui, Chiang Rai International, and Tha Akadsayan Suwanaphum

Leaders of Thailand

List of seas in Thailand

Andaman Sea, and the Thale Phuket

The Country dialling code of Thailand is +66, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Thailand is .th

Map of Thailand



Languages spoken in Thailand


Animals native to Thailand / which animals live in Thailand?

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Airlines in Thailand

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Thailand

15 00 N, 100 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

3,219 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

511,770 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

2,230 square kilometers

Birth rate

13.73 / 1000 population

Death rate

7.1 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

49,860 sq km
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