The Culture of Thailand

From the history to the flavorful cuisine of Thailand

Introduction

Thailand's culture "incorporates a great deal of influence from India, China, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia.

Historical Information

Statistics

Population: 68 million
Ethnic groups:
Thai 95%, Burmese 2%, other 1%
Languages:
Thai (official) 90%, Burmese 1%, other 8%
Religion:
Buddhist (official) 94%, Muslim 5%, Christian 1%
Literacy:
96%
Health Statistics:
4% or GPD, Obesity 9%, Life expectancy 74 years

Cusine in Thailand

Thai cuisine is one of the most flavorsome of all Asian cuisines. Thai cuisine is characterized by its blend of hot, sour, sweet and salty flavors - and its abundant use of fresh vegetables, grains, fruits, legumes, nuts and fish

How does this affect society?

Thailand has always been able to harness the talents of its people, make effective use of its natural environment, and progress at an evolutionary pace. Its food has become very popular among other countries has made an impact on society.