You Never Knew These 12 Lesser Known Facts About Thailand Ever!

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Thailand! A paradise for most people and a sun, sand in the air vibes for travelers. It is mostly known for its lip-smacking delicious foods, fresh tropical fruits, exhilarating nightlife and of course gorgeous women. Well, if you think this list pretty much covers up the definition you have for Thailand in your dictionary; you are highly mistaken. There’s more to it and we are here to tell you how you never came across these 12 lesser known facts about Thailand ever; most of which is a big surprise to us.

Here are 12 lesser known facts about Thailand that you never knew of!

1.If you ask, what is the capital of Thailand? 

If you think it’s easy for you to memorize the name of the capital of Thailand, you might be mistaken. The capital of Thailand is, “Krungthepmahanakhon(city of angels) Amonrattanakosin (great city of immortals) Mahintharayutthaya (magnificent city of the nine gems) Mahadilokphop (seat of the king) Noppharatratchathaniburirom (city of royal palaces) Udomratchaniwetmahasathan (home of gods incarnate) Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit (erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s behest).” One of the amazing facts, isn’t it?

2. Thailand is the same place where the world’s first Siamese twins were born. 

The first Siamese twins were born in 1811 in Thailand. They were named Chan and Eng.

 

3. People in Thailand have a tradition for even gifts. 

People in Thai have a tradition of not opening the gifts until the guests leave. So, if you have gifted someone something, don’t feel offended if they don’t open it in front of you.

 

4. You should not touch the head of anyone belonging to Thai.

Thai people consider the head of the human body to be sacred. Hence, the next time if you visit Thai, don’t touch someone’s head.

5. Thai is known for dolls and these dolls have a secret. 

People from Thailand love their dolls and they call them “Luk Thep,” these dolls means child angels. According to the Thai locals, these dolls are an epitome of good fortune and are also a blessing from Buddhist monks.

6. They believe pointing fingers as a disrespect. 

So the next time you go to Thai, don’t point your fingers at anyone. According to the locals of Thai, pointing fingers at anyone is considered to be a bad gesture.

 

7. They even have a festival for monkeys!

‘The Monkey Buffet,’ as the locals call it is a Thai local festival where people from Thailand are set free to roam around the city of Prang Sam Yot in Lop Buri.

 

8. It is the most famous city! Researchers say that. 

Well, according to the MasterCard’s annual Global Destination Cities Index, the city has been declared as the most visited city in the world. Although this was declared in 2013, the reality is still the same.

9. Going shirtless is an offense. 

While the place is known to be a tropical paradise with the best beaches in the world, it is not advisable for you to remove your shirt and roam around shirtless.

 

10. You shall not clean your house after it’s dark.

Thai people and locals from Thailand consider cleaning the house in the night a big disgrace. Hence, if you are in Thailand or are moving to the place, remember not to clean the house past dawn.

11. Raising your voice is a sign of disrespect.

It is advised not to raise your voice because the local people find it embarrassing.

12. The Thai language is a pretty mouthful! 

Well, the Thai alphabets consist of 44 consonants and 32 vowels. Now, that’s really a mouthful. Isn’t it?

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