Thailand

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha.

Capital City

Bangkok

Currency

Thai Baht

Total population:

69.8 million (2020)

Language(s) spoken:

Thai

Cultural dos:

Do negotiate the price of a ride with a tuk tuk driver before the ride commences. Make sure to assert that there will be no stops allowed on the trip, otherwise you might find yourself tagging along to the driver’s errand stops.

Cultural don’ts

Don’t take photos of the police or the military as it might land you in hot soup.

Continent:

Asia

Three foods you need to try in this country:

  • Tom yum goong (spicy shrimp soup),
  • Khao pad (fried rice)
  • Khao soi (rice noodles in coconut curry soup topped crunchy dried noodles and fresh herbs) 

Bonus

  • Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup),
  • Fresh fruit smoothies 
  • Coconut ice-cream
  • Mango with coconut sticky rice

What the country is known for :

  • Temples such as Wat Arun and Wat Sila Ngu (the Red Temple),
  • The Grand Palace in Bangkok,
  • The islands and beaches,
  • Sukhothai Old City
  • Friendly people 
  • Muay Thai
  • Digital Nomad hotspot

More About Thailand

Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that has never been colonised by a European power. It’s capital Bangkok is a delicious mix of contrasts. Modern, tall skyscrapers next to vintage Thai architecture. The latest cars cruising next to tuk tuks. Expensive hotels next to affordable backpacker hostels. This city has it all. If you are brave enough to visit one of the many markets in Bangkok, do make sure to (respectfully) haggle with the sellers. Never accept the first price they offer you and feel free to go back and forth as you negotiate a price that is acceptable to both of you. The Sunday Walking Street market in Chiang Mai is another popular destination for tourists. Sellers offer a variety of Thai food and ripe fruits for very affordable prices. There is a non-food section with stalls selling everything from curios to scented candles and essential oils.

English

Thai

Hello

Swasdi

Goodbye

la kxn (lah-kon)

Please

Pord

Thank you

Khxbkhun

How much?

Theari?

Do you speak English?

Khun phud phas’a xangkvs’ di him?

Where is the toilet?

Hxngna xyu thihin?

May I please have some water?

Chan khx na hnxy di him?

I would like some food please

Khx xahar hnxy kha

Where can I get a taxi?

Chan Samarth reiyk thaeksi dithi hin?

Places visited

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