Thailand is full of beautiful landscapes, architecture, culture, and natives that will keep you entertained andalways wondering what will be discovered next. Situated in Southeast Asia, Thailand shares its borders with Myanmar in the west and north, Laos in the northeast, Cambodia in the east, and Malaysia in the south. With so many countries nearby, Thailand has become a crossroad for Southeast Asia’s migration, culture, and religion. Thailand is administratively divided into seven regions, each region having its own distinct geographical build. Northern Thailand offers a mountainous and forest covered terrain while central Thailand is known as the “rice bowl,” because it houses the world’s most fertile rice and fruit growing land. In the Eastern region lie the picturesque beaches and relaxing summer resorts, which compliment the south peninsula’s gorgeous scenery and fishing atmosphere.
In recent years Bangkok has developed into a metropolitan and global city, although it still holds fast to its traditional heritage with Thai Buddhist temples and a sense of rich culture streaming through the streets. Being the capital and largest city of Thailand, Bangkok often seems extremely crowded, however, that also adds to its excitement. Bangkok is very influential in the arts, politics, fashion, education, and entertainment, which helps to bring tourists and migrants from all over the world. It’s sprawling residentital suburbs provide a calming escape from the city’s busy streets.
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Why Study Abroad in Thailand?
The slogan “land of smiles” represents the friendly hospitality of the locals.
The Thai king is the longest reigning monarch in the world.
Experience Bangkok, Thailand, one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic cities.
As one of the strongest economies of Southeast Asia, Thailand is experiencing rapid changes in modern society.
There are historical temples, shrines, museums, dance performances, and festivals aplenty providing no end of exciting activities during a semester in Thailand.
From the northen jungles to the southern beaches, the picturesque scenery provides a gorgeous backdrop for endless adventures.
Quick Facts about Thailand:
Thailand population: 64 million
Currency: The unit of currency is Baht indicated as THB. USD $1 is roughly equivalent to THB 33.50
Distance to Bangkok: New York to Bangkok 8651.33 miles (13922.59 km); Los Angeles to Bangkok 8260.17 miles (13293.10 km)
Language: Thai. English is spoken in the major cities.
Economic profile: Main industries include: tin, textiles, fish products, rice, tapioca, jewelry and gemology, electrical appliances, furniture, plastics, integrated circuits and electronics.
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