Thailand

By Caitlin Klein

About Thailand


  • My country is Thailand
  • The Capital City is Bangkok
  • The population is 67,448,120 as of 2014

Important Physical Features

There are....


  • Forested mountains
  • The Khorat Plateau
  • Fertile valleys
  • Southern Peninsula

The Geographic Boundaries

  • North of Thailand is China
  • South is Malaysia
  • East of Thailand is Laos
  • West is Myanmar (Burma)

The History of Thailand

  1. From 1569 to 1590, the Burmese invaded and conquered Ayutthaya.
  2. Thailand is forced to return the territory it seized from Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia in 1945.
  3. In 1965, Thailand provided military bases and soldiers to the U.S. in the Vietnam war.
  4. A new constitution was written and approved in 2007.

People and Places

  1. Most of the population lives in rural (countryside) areas, not cities.
  2. Thailand's capital, Bangkok, is the largest city with a population of 7 million people.
  3. 94.6% of people in Thailand are Buddhists.
  4. Many Thai people have college degrees and can speak English.

Lifestyle

  1. Bugs are coated in honey, fried, and eaten as a delicacy in Thailand.
  2. Tropical fruits like mangoes, guavas, pineapples, coconuts, and papaya are common.
  3. All kids in Thailand start school around age 5, but aren't required to go to High School.
  4. High School in Thailand lasts from age 11 to age 18, but few students go to high school.

Society

  1. Many people make clothes, electrical parts, or jewelry.
  2. Tourism is important to Thailand's economy.
  3. Thailand produces more tin than any other country in the world.
  4. People in Thailand travel in buses, taxis, cars, and trains.

Holidays

  • Thai people have up to 3 New Year's celebrations: New Year's Day, Chinese New Year, and Thai New Year.
  • Loi Krathong is a festival celebrated on the 12th full moon every year.
  • Songkhran is a special holiday where people throw buckets of water on themselves and strangers to bring god luck.

Thailand's Flag