Ever considered visiting Thailand for your next vacation?
If you want to find best beaches and the best luxury hotels in the world, then a trip to Thailand is a must.
Thailand is the mecca for the people who know how to spend their money. Every year, Thailand has over 16 million tourists. Thailand was never colonized by Europeans, and thus it means “land of the free.”
Here we are sharing ten things that you probably didn’t know about Thailand.
#1. Erawan National Park
Erawan national park is one of the greatest destination in Thailand. And the major attraction of the park is the Erawan Falls, famed for its seven-tired waterfall. Some people believe that the top level resembles as Erawan, the three-headed elephant in Hindu mythology. The waterfall is beautiful and close to the park entrance.
#2. Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin Beach in Thailand is one of the most famous beaches in the world with an idyllic backdrop of white sands. It is the most romantic and elegant holiday destination.
#3. Thai Underwear Law
One of the strangest law in Thailand is Thai Underwear Law. It is illegal to leave your house without underwear on, so make sure you pack enough undies for your trip.
#4. Thai Bhat
Baht is the local currency in Thailand, and it is illegal to step on it. Thai Baht depicts the Royal Family, for Thai culture, and putting your foot on the money with the King’s image on it is an extreme show of disrespect. Hence, stomping on a depiction of the King is akin to setting a flag on fire.
#5. Mu Ko Ang Thong
The most popular national park consisting of 42 islands is Mu Ko Ang Thong. The name “Ang Thong” means “bowl of gold” and “Mu Ko” means” group of island.
#6. Monkey Buffet Festival
One of the strangest festivals in Thailand is Monkey Buffet Festival, set up in the province of Lopburi, North of Bangkok. Over 3000 monkeys are invited to participate, and fruits and vegetables are given to them.
#7. The Buddha Statue
The Buddha statue in Thailand, also know as The Big Buddha, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn is the tallest statue in Thailand and is the ninth tallest statue in the world.
#8. Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party
The most popular island is Koh Phangan. Every full moon the greatest parties takes place there, as a group of tourist discovered that the most beautiful moon was Koh Phagan. Now there are over 30,000 people at the party every full moon.
#9. Pet Wedding
The most expensive pet wedding between two cats that cost $16,241 in 1996 took place in Thailand. The event was also recorded as most expensive pet wedding in Guinness World. record.
#10. Red Bull Origin
Red Bull, one of the most popular energy drink was inspired from Thailand. The drink is based on a Thai drink called Krating Daeng. This drink was modified with ingredients to the taste of Westerners.