Cities in THAILAND

Basic information
   Official national languageThai
   CapitalBangkok
   Area513,115 km²
   Population69,288,210 (2019)
   Currencybaht (THB)
   Web | Code | Tel..th | THA | +66

Thailand beachPhoto:dronepicr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic no changes made

Thailand has been a popular holiday destination, especially since the 1970s, with a variety of tourist attractions. The tourism industry is therefore increasingly important to the Thai economy. The number of inbound tourists is expected to rise sharply.

Tuk Tuk Taxi in Chiang Mai, ThailandPhoto:© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas C C Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International no changes made

However, the tourist infrastructure has not kept up by now. Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the seaside resorts receive the lion's share of tourists and have a large and varied range of accommodation, but other areas, such as the Khorat Plateau, are less frequented and have far fewer facilities for tourists.

Bangkok at nightPhoto:Alter Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported no changes made

Bangkok has many beautiful palaces and temples, which are breathtakingly refined for the craftsmanship with which they are built. The ultimate way to see Bangkok is to relax and enjoy a cruise along the meandering Chao Phraya River. Various pleasure trips can be booked and you will pass many attractive waterfront sights along the way. Read further also the Bangkok page of countries web.

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CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated November 2020
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