About Thailand

Thailand is a meeting place, where people of diverse backgrounds have come together to pool their culture and racial characteristics, giving rise to something new, strong and vital. With a territory and population about the same size as France, Thailand’s people are mostly ethnic Thai, with other ethnic groups mixed in: Burmese, Chinese, Lao, Khmer and hilltribes. The people are mostly Buddhist, less than 10 percent believe in other faiths: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Brahmanism.

The country divides into four regions – North, Northeast, Central and South – sharing borders with Malaysia on the south, Burma on the west, Lao on northeast and east, and Kampucha on the east.