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Country name: Kingdom of Thailand Short form: Thailand Population: 65.4 million (2004) Capital: Bangkok Languages: Thai, English, ethnic and regional dialects Religion: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% Government type: Constitutional monarchy. The King is the Chief of State Legal system. Based on civil law system, with influences of common law. Location: Southeastern […]

Thailand is a tropical country. As in the whole of South-East Asia, the climate is affected by the monsoon. The monsoons are seasonal winds which change direction during the year as a result of differences in temperature and pressure between land and sea. In the spring, a large zone of low pressure develops over South-East […]

General Information As a general rule, any foreigner seeking entry into the Kingdom of Thailand for tourism, business, investment, study, medical treatment, mass media, religion, employment and other purposes is required to apply for a visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate-General. To do so, a foreigner must possess a valid passport or travel document […]

Inoculations or vaccinations are not required unless applicants have been to an infected area. At present, Thailand requires a yellow fever certificate from persons who have been to or have come from countries and areas included in endemic zones. To maintain good health in Thailand most travelers will need vaccinations for hepatitis A and typhoid […]

By Air Bangkok is Thailand’s major air gateway. Most visitors arrive through Bangkok’s new international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), which is connected by daily flights to Europe, North America, Asia and Australia aboard the world’s major airlines. Bangkok International Airport (BIA), under the operating of the Airports Authority of Thailand (AAT), has for many years […]

The Thai or Siamese language is closely related to Chinese, both being “isolating” languages. In the course of history the Thai tribes emigrated from their homes in southern China and at various periods mixed with the peoples of the Indochinese peninsula. Some tribes formed groups of some size and importance, including the Shans of Burma, […]

Head Office – BANGKOK: 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi Bangkok 10400 Thailand Tel. +66 2250 5500 (120 Lines) Fax +66 2250 5511 TAT Information Office: 4 Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue Bangkok, Tel. +66 2282 9774-6 LONDON Tourism Authority of Thailand 3rd Fl., Brook House, 98-99 Jermyn Street London SWIY 6EE United Kingdom Tel. (44 207) […]