The Kingdom of THAILAND is located in Southeast Asia and is often called the 'Land of Smiles' that enchants people from all over the world.
The country's capital is BANGKOK. Further well-known cities or islands are PATTAYA, PHUKET, CHIANG MAI, KOH SAMUI, HUA HIN, PHANG NA and KRABI.
Population: 64 million (2010)
Religion: Buddhism (approx. 95 %), Islam
Land area: 513.000 km² (comparible with Spain)
GDP: ca. $ 319 billion US Dollar (2010)
Economic growth: + 7.8 % (2010)
Tourist arrivals annualy: 16 million (2010), mostly: Malaysians, Japanese, South-Koreans, Chinese, British, Germans, Russians, French, Scandinavians
American arivals 2007: 695.000 (4.71 % share)
British arrivals 2010: 818.000 (5.84 % share)
Best time to travel: November till April