Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is bordered by the countries of Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Some quick facts about Thailand include:
Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been ruled by a European country.
The population of Thailand is around 66 million people. Buddhists make up about 95% of the country’s population.
The capital city of Bangkok holds the Guinness record for having the longest name of a place. Bangkok’s official name is: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
While many Asian countries use chopsticks, in Thailand most meals are eaten with a fork and spoon, and sometimes even with fingers!