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Thailand: Bits of knowledge

Let's check other information about Thailand !
In this page, you'll see small knowledge (or trivia ? :D) of Thailand.

Different from General Information of Thailand but feeling like it maybe or might be useful for some occasions if you remember.

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[Bits of knowledge]  Sightseeing

  • Triangle pillow
    Pillows that has some plants inside are prohibited to be imported.
    Check it beforehand ! :D

    - related page: Column no.50 - Triangle pillow

  • Tom Yam Kung
    "Tom" means "boil", "Yan" is "mix", "Kun" is "shrimp/prawns".
    Instead of shrimp/prawns, if you put fish (pla), it will be "Tom Yam Pla".
    It's said that "Tom Yam Kung" is one of the world's three major soups.

    - related page: Column no.37 - Tom Yam Kung

  • The highest chedi (Buddhist pagoda) in the world
    "Pra Pathom Chedi" located in Nakhon Pathom, about 60 km west of Bangkok.

    - related page: Pra Pathom Chedi on New Year's Eve

  • The biggest gong in the world
    They say that the gong is the biggest in the world in Wat Phra That Haripunchai.

    - related page: Wat Phra That Haripunchai

  • The tallest Buddha image
    A huge Buddha image, one of the tallest in the world, about 68 meters high in Roi Et.

    - related page: Roi Et

  • The largest crocodile farm in the world
    The Crocodile Farm (Jorakay Farm) is located in Samut Prakan province, about one hour drive from Bangkok.

    - related page: [Bangkok etc 5] Jatuchak Market

  • Floating Market
    There are two famous market; It's said that Damnoen, the morning market and Ampawa, the evening market.

    - related page: Floating Market (Ratchaburi)

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[Bits of knowledge]  Geography

  • Golden Triangle
    Where the borders of the three countries cross on the Mekong River; Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. It's located around 60km to the north from Chiang Rai.

    - related page: Chiang Saen (Golden Triangle)

  • Emerald Triangle
    The area where Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand), Cambodia and Laos meet is called "Emerald Triangle".

    - related page: Ubon Ratchathani

  • The highest mountain
    "Doi Inthanon", the highest mountain in Thailand, 2,565 meters above sea-level.

    - related page: Chiang Mai 2 (Doi Inthanon)

  • Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge
    • The first Friendship Bridge: Nong Khai - related page: Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge
    • The second Friendship Bridge: Mukdahan
    • The third Friendship Bridge: Nakhon Phanom

  • Phuket
    Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, as large as Singapore, and it is the only one place that the whole island is a province.

    - related page: Phuket

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[Bits of knowledge]  Climate

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