10 Fun Facts About Thailand

#5. Never been colonized by Europeans

Among all the southeast Asian countries, Thailand is the only country that was never colonized by the Europeans. The British and French decided against colonizing it so as to make it a neutral area for preventing conflicts between their colonies.

#6. Over 1,430 islands

Thailand has over 1,430 islands and beaches which are its most famous holiday retreats and tourist attractions. These include Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lipe. Koh Phi Phi was also featured in the movie ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo di Caprio.

#7. Importing insects

Importing insects

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Eating insects is a common practice in Thailand. These insects include crickets, bamboo caterpillars, grasshoppers and giant water bugs. In fact, their demand is so great that they have to import insects from China, Myanmar and Laos.

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