Thailand is an irresistible combination of natural beauty, Buddhist temples, fascinating history, amazing hospitality and impressive cuisine. This exotic country is surprisingly accessible and convenient to visit. Feel the true charms of the land of smiles. Let us show you some of the things that you probably didn’t know about Thailand.
Largest Chinatown in the world
Bangkok is home to the largest Chinatown in the world, better known as Yaowarat. Over a million Chinese live in this neighborhood and during the day it is a real paradise for all those who like to buy cheap things. At night it turns into a huge food market where you can try various specialties. What is even more interesting is that this neighborhood also has the largest golden Buddha in the world! Made of pure gold and weighing over 5.5 tons, this Buddha is definitely something you must see!
Thailand Is Very Liberal
Thailand, especially Bangkok, is very liberal when it comes to sexuality and different sexual identities, so don’t be surprised if in some places you come across not two, but three different toilets. It is the only country in the world that has something like this, and it is intended for a third gender – transsexual men, known in Thailand as ladyboys.
Bangkok Is Listed In The Guinness Book Of Records
Bangkok is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the city with the longest name in the world, and the full name is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit beskatlatu Sakkathattiya the seat of the king, the city of royal palaces, the home of the gods…
Laws In Thailand
Like any country, Thailand has some old laws that are no longer respected so much but are certainly interesting to us. Some of them say that it is illegal to go out on the street if you do not wear underwear. Also, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle with bare breasts, as well as that it is illegal to use durian fruit as a weapon, that is, to shoot someone with it.
Has One Of The Largest Markets
Chatuchak market is one of the largest markets in the world and it is located in Bangkok. With over 15,000 stalls people sell everything – from food to furniture. Thais like to say “If you can’t find it in Chatuchak market, then it probably doesn’t exist.”
Those who have been to Thailand know about the names of islands like Koh Phi Phi, Phuket and Koh Phangan, but probably no one, not even the locals, know the names of all of them. The reason behind it is that there are as many as 1430 islands – From the developed to the wild ones.