Sixteen million tourists fly into Thailand each year, and despite the influx of visitors, this country’s cultural integrity remains relatively intact. From the idyllic islands to the bustling cities, there are 77 provinces housing 63 million people across mountains – so if you’re thinking about visiting, why not clue up on a few of these interesting facts about Thailand:

Source: Tourism Thailand

 Source: randomhistory.com

Source: Huffington Post

Source: Tourism Thailand

Source: Tourism Thailand

Source: Tourism Thailand

Source: chnm.gmu.edu Note: the term “Siamese twins” has now passed out of usage and the preferred term is “conjoined twins”. 

Source: Bangkok.com

Source: Telegraph Travel

Source: National Geographic

Source: National Geographic

Source: Bleacher Report

Source: Thailandlogue.com

Source: randomhistory.com

Source: eDiplomat

Source: Thailandlogue.com

Source: RoughGuides.com

Source: Guinness World Records

Explore more of Thailand using the Rough Guide to Thailand, or see the entire region with the Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget.
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