Thailand never ceases to amaze the world. From its temples, vast and expansive forests and a great variety of flora and fauna to its scenic beaches, Thailand has something for everyone. Here are 10 fun facts about Thailand to get to know the country better.
#1. Most visited city
According to the Global Destination Cities Index, Thailand’s capital city Bangkok is the world’s most visited city, even ahead of London.
#2. World’s smallest mammal
Thailand is also home to the world’s smallest known mammal- Kitti’s hog-nosed bat. It weighs just 2 grams!
#3. Monkey Buffet
The country also holds a very unusual festival- an annual buffet for monkeys. The festival is held in Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lobpuri province and invites over 600 monkeys to feast over fresh fruits, sausages and other treats. This is a tradition the locals follow to thank monkeys who bring thousands of tourists there every year.
The primary religion practiced in Thailand is Buddhism. Over 95% of the population practices Buddhism. It also has the world’s ninth tallest statue- The Great Buddha of Thailand. The country also has the world’s highest Stupa (127m) called the Phra Pathom Chedi.