LARGEST PROVINCES IN THAILAND
1. Nakhon Ratchasima 20,493 sq.klm
2. Chiang Mai 20,107 sq.klm
3. Kanchanaburi 19,483 sq.klm
LARGEST ISLANDS IN THAILAND
1. Phuket 543 sq.klm
2. Chang 429 sq.klm
3. Samui 247 sq. klm
HIGHEST PEAKS IN THAILAND
1. Doi Inthanon 2,565 metres
2. Doi Pha Hom Pok 2,285 metres
3. Doi Chiang Dao 2,195 metre
LONGEST RIVERS IN THAILAND
1. Chi 765 klm
2. Mun 750 klm
3. Nan 740 klm
4. Chao Phraya 370 klm
Nan and its main tributary, Chao Phraya, combined are 1,110 klm.
MAJOR AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS OF THAILAND
MAJOR MANUFACTURED EXPORTS OF THAILAND
- Computers and computer parts
- Cars and car spare parts
- Gems and jewellery
- Petroleum products
- Plastic resins
- Electronic integrated circuits
- Rubber products
LARGEST RECLINING BUDDHA IN THAILAND
Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Located to the south and adjacent to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is home to the biggest reclining Buddha in Thailand. This massive 15 metre high and 43 metre long image of the reclining Buddha, decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay at its soles, is enshrined in this oldest and biggest temple in Bangkok that is often referred to as “The Temple of the Reclining Buddha”.
The 8 hectare temple compound is also the national headquarters for Thai medicine and is known as the birthplace of Thai massage. This famous Thai massage school has two massage pavilions located within the temple area and additional rooms in the training facility outside the temple.
Wat Pho boasts not only the largest reclining Buddha, but also Thailand’s largest collection of Buddha statues.
Official Temple name is: Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn.
Wat Pho, is an abbreviation of the temples older name Wat Photaram.
TALLEST BUILDINGS IN THAILAND
Below is the latest list of the tallest buildings in Thailand.
The new tallest building in Thailand, MahaNakhon, located next to BTS Chongnonsi, was completed and opened in May, 2016.
Keep up to date with all of the current, under construction and proposed Thailand buildings here.
Official Name: MahaNakhon
- Type: Building
- Status: Completed
- Country: Thailand
- City: Bangkok
- Street Address: Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok
- Building Function: Residential and Hotel
- Structural Material: Concrete
- Completion: 2016
- Global Ranking: Number 65 tallest in the World
- Regional Ranking: Number 33 tallest building in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
- National Ranking: Number 1 tallest building in Thailand
- City Ranking: Number 1 tallest building in Bangkok
- Official Website: The Ritz-Carlton Residence
- Height – Architectural: 314.2 metres / 1031 feet
- Height – Occupied: 299.0 metres / 981 feet
- Height – To Tip: 314.2 metres / 1031 feet
- Floors Above Ground: 75 Floors
- Below Ground: 1
- Tower GFA: 121,782 m² / 1,310,851 ft²
- Development GFA: 131,017 m² / 1,410,255 ft²
- Number of Apartments: 209
- Number of Hotel Rooms: 154
TALLEST BUDDHA STATUE IN THAILAND
The Great Buddha of Thailand, the tallest Buddha statue in Thailand, and ninth highest statue in the world, is located 140 kilometres north of Bangkok in the Wat Muang Monastery in Ang Thong province.
This imposing statue stands 92 metres high and 63 metres wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was opened to the public in 2008. The Buddha is painted gold and made of concrete.
The Great Buddha is also known as The Big Buddha, The Big Buddha of Thailand, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn.
STRANGEST BUDDHA STATUES IN THAILAND
Wang Saen Suk or Hell Garden is also located inside the grounds of Wat Muang.
This is without doubt, the strangest collection of Buddhist statues in Thailand.
Only drink bottled or boiled water. Tap water is usually ok for brushing teeth.
Ice from any retail establishment is safe to consume.
Light, cool clothes are highly recommended for those coming from cooler climates. Thin cotton or other “breathable” material is recommended. A light jacket or sweater may be necessary in the cool season, especially when you are in a mountainous area in the North or North-east.