Beautiful exotic Thailand has tropical beaches, royal palaces, ancient ruins, historic temples, fantastic food and friendly people. It’s often on the list of bucket list countries to visit.

There is so much to see and do in Thailand that our first article only touches on some of the main highlights. It indeed was hard to pick and choose what to include.

I took close to 1700 photos on our trip and had to force myself not to take more! It really is a feast for the eyes.

Before you click on the link below to read the article, here are some interesting facts about Thailand.

10 Fun Facts About Thailand

  • “Thailand” literally means “land of the free.”
  • Officially the Kingdom of Thailand was formerly known as Siam.
  • There are 77 provinces in Thailand.
  • The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok.
  • The word “wat” means temple.
  • The currency is the Thai Baht.
  • Siamese cats are native to Thailand.
  • The Thai language consists of 76 letters: 44 consonants and 32 vowels.
  • Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never colonized by Europeans.
  • The world’s largest solid gold buddha weighing in at 5.5 tons, is found here