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Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. The country covers a total area of approximately 513,000 square kilometers (198,000 square miles) and is the 50th largest country in the world, and the 12th largest in Asia!
Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. Thai chef McDang characterises Thai food as demonstrating "intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor".
Cha Yen (Thai iced tea)
Tom Yum Goong
Thai, Central Thai, is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority of Thai Chinese. It is a member of the Tai group of the Kra-Dai language family.
Men: sah wah dee khrap Women: sah wah dee khaa
Men: kob-khun ka Women: kob-khun krab
Ayutthaya is a fascinating historical park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. At just a one-hour drive from Bangkok, it makes for an easy and refreshing day trip out of the city. Ayutthaya was the second capital of Siam (Thailand) for 417 years from 1350 to 1767 until its destruction by the Burmese. In the 16th century, it was described by foreign traders as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the East.
Must See Place
Ayutthaya Historical Park