Get To Know…Thailand!

View from top of mountain, Thai flag

View from top of mountain, Thai flag (Photo credit: Lmorro)

  • Official Name:  Ratcha Anachak Thai (ราชอาณาจักรไทย)
  • Language:  Thai
  • Capital:  Bangkok
  • Currency:  Baht
  • Area:  198,115 sq. mi
  • Population:  66,720,153
  • Government:  Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Head(s) of State:  King Rama IX; Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
  • National Anthem:  Phleng Chat Thai (เพลงชาติไทย)
  • Location:  Southeast Asia

Find out more about Thailand here.

Here are some kid-friendly crafts that are related to Thailand and its culture.

Bangkok

Bangkok (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

FAMOUS THAIS:

  • Bhumibol Aduljadej:  King Rama IX; longest reigning monarch in the world
  • Johnny Damon:  Major League Baseball player
  • Tony Jaa:  Muay Thai fighter, stuntman, martial artist
  • Paradorn Srichaphan:  Tennis player
  • Tiger Woods:  Professional Golfer

Thailand has been inhabited for thousands of years and is one of the top tourist destinations in Asia.  It is known as the “Land of Smiles” for the friendly nature of its people.  Consider welcoming a friendly, excited Thai student into your home, so they can learn about and experience our American culture for a year!

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