* The official name of Thailand is the Kingdom of Thailand and it was formerly known as Siam.
* Thailand has a land border with 4 countries including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.
* Thailand has a population of 67 million people as of July 2013.
* Bangkok is the largest city and the capital of Thailand.
* Doi Inthanon in the northern mountain range of Thanon Thong Chai is the highest point in Thailand at 2565 m above sea level.
* Thailand has over 1430 islands.
* Buddhism is the primary religion in Thailand; it is practised by about 95% of the population.
* There are 15 reserved wild animal species in Thailand including two types of Rhinoceros. It is prohibited by law to breed, hunt, possess or trade these species.
* Thailand's national symbol is the elephant. A century ago there were 100,000 elephants in the country, now there are just an estimated 2,000 left in the wild.
* Thailand's climate is tropical with a rainy monsoon season from November through to March.
* The Thai currency is called the Baht.
* Thai food is well renowned dishes that include spicy curries with rice or noodles are found on many other country's menus throughout the world.
* Thailand is often called the "Golf Capital of Asia"; with beautifully kept courses at a reasonable price the country attracts a larger number of golfers from around the world.