Thailand is one of the most visited countries in Asia. It’s known for its happy people and amazing animals. You can find Thailand on the map under China. Its neighbours are Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.

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Over 64 million people live in Thailand and the capital is called Bangkok. The language spoken is Thai.

They say Thailand is shaped like the head of an elephant, you have to look pretty hard to see it! The jungle is home to these big animals and also to leopards, tigers and even carnivorous plants. 

The highest mountain in Thailand is Doi Inthanon and the longest river is the Mekong River, which runs for 2,703 miles!

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What is Thailand like?

Thailand has a tropical climate with a monsoon season from November to March. The weather is almost always hot and humid, especially in the south.

The country has incredible natural landscapes and a lot of lotus flowers, which are the favourite flower in Thailand. The interesting thing about these aquatic plants is that although they live above the surface, they are actually rooted in the mud!

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Colours of the flag

The colours of the flag are red, white and blue.


Major cities

Bangkok: the capital city is sometimes called “the Venice of the East” because of all its canals. It’s home to impressive Buddhist structures coated with gold and the Chao Phraya River. The river is so busy it often suffers from traffic jams! 

Nonthaburi: is a city close to Bangkok. Here you can visit the Wat Sanghathan temple or take a stroll through Kanchanaphisek Park.

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Pak Kret: known for the Tooney Venue which is a really cool toy museum!


What is Thailand famous for?

Thailand is famous for Thai food, elephants, Buddhist temples and Muay Thai martial arts.