Thailand, a bit of history …
Thailand is a Southeast Asian kingdom, where people speak Thai bordering Malaysia, Burma, Laos and Cambodia.
Formerly called Kingdom of Siam, Thailand has taken this new name only since 1939.
It’s one of the few Asian countries to have never been colonized and is a member of ASEAN.
Thailand in numbers:
-51e country in order of area (514 000 km2)
-21nd most populous country in the world
-75% of the population are of Thai ethnicity
-Buddhism is practiced by about 95% of Thais
-20 coups that have been attempted or achieved by the Thai armed forces
When to go to Thailand:
There are three seasons in Thailand:
The dry season: March-May
The rainy season: June-October
The cool season: November-February
The best climate for Thailand extends from November to February.