Emma A Period 1
Introduction on Thailand
This is a picture of the Capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Here you can see a beautiful palace
This is a picture of one of Ko Tao's beutiful beaches.
This is the City of Pattaya. It is an urban area with the view of the Gulf of Thailand.
"The land of independence"
Geography and Climate
Here is a picture of one of Thailand's forests.
In the picture are some of Thailand's mountains.
This is a picture of a city in Thailand during monsoon season.
People & Culture
80% of Thailand's population consists of the Thai ethnic group. 10% of it's population is Chinese, and 4% is a blend. Lao, Mon, Khmers, Indians, and Burmese make up a smaller percentage of the population. The royal family of Thailand is highly respected, and statues, pictures, paintings, etc. Thailand citizens greet each other with a prayer like gesture. It is call a Wai. First a younger person Wais an older person showing them that they respect them. Then they will get a Wai in return. Public displays of affection, yelling, and wild gestures should be avoided. They are considered impolite. Buddhism takes up 95% of Thailand, 4% Islam, and 1% Christianity. People should wear neat and respectful clothing in a temple. It is not polite to visit temples in shorts, miniskirts or tight pants. Trousers and jeans are also not appropriate for women visiting a temple. Shoes should be removed when you see the principle Buddha. Thailand speaks tonal and the alphabet consists of forty-four consonants, twenty-four vowels, and four diacritical tone markers.
Here is a picture of a Buddhist monk inside of his Temple.
This is a keyboard from Thailand.
Praying to Buddha
Here people are praying to Buddha, and as you can see they do not have their shoes on.
Government & Citizenship
Government House of Thailand
Here is the Government House of Thailand. It holds the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.
Prime Minister of Thailand
Here is the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra.
King of Thailand
Her is the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Herre Thailand is working on building a car.
Thailand's money is called the Baht.
This is where ships can export and inport goods.