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5 Fun & Insane Facts About Thailand - Make The Most Of Your Vacation

Located at the centre of a peninsula in Southeast Asia, Thailand is formerly known as the Kingdom of Thailand and has many quirky facts and historical attributes.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Impressive for a country that small, Thailand is the pride owner of 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that showcase the 13th and 14th century relics and temples, along with war memorial from the 1700s. AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre and a few city hotels are close to most of these heritage sites, if you need accommodation.

The Great Buddha

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Buddhism is the national religion of Thailand and aptly, it houses the world’s 9th tallest statue, The Great Buddha of Thailand. The statue is 300 feet high and 210 feet wide.

European Power

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Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 and shockingly, it is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been ruled or taken over by the Europeans.

Bangkok

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Known as Bangkok throughout the world, the capital city has never been called by its full name, Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit, which is pretty understandable. This is also the longest place name in the world.

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