Thailand, formally the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia. Its capital and largest city is Bangkok. A shoppers paradise which has the ability to wash your pockets out with its wide variety of electronics and fashion goods, Bangkok is also known as the shopping capital of the world.
The history of Thailand begins with the migration of the Thais from their ancestral home in southern China into mainland Southeast Asia around the 10th century AD. ҠThailand survived as the only Southeast Asian state to avoid colonial rule. After the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, Thailand endured sixty years of almost permanent military rule before the establishment of a democratic system. So the country now enjoys democracy that takes care of its lovely people in a nice way.
Thailand exports over $105 billion worth of products annually. Major exports include rice, textiles and footwear, fishery products, rubber, jewelry, automobiles, computers and electrical appliances. Thailand is the worlds no.1 exporter of rice, exporting 6.5 million tons of milled rice annually. Rice is the most important crop in the country. The country has lots of shopping options and tourists travel to this country to buy goods which are not easily available in any other part of the world.
Theravada Buddhism is central to modern Thai identity and belief. In practice, Thai Buddhism has evolved over time to include many regional beliefs originating from animism as well as ancestor worship. In areas in the southernmost parts of Thailand, Islam is prevalent. Several different ethnic groups, many of which are marginalized, populate Thailand.
Overseas Chinese also form a significant part of Thai society, particularly in and around Bangkok. Their successful integration into Thai society has allowed for this group to hold positions of economic and political power. Like most Asian cultures, respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice. Thais have a strong sense of hospitality and generosity, but also a strong sense of social hierarchy. Seniority is an important concept in Thai culture. The elders always rule in family decisions or ceremonies. So with such cultural background you and your pet will enjoy being amidst these wonderful people who take care of every visitor with utmost generosityTheravada Buddhism is highly respected in Thailand. The traditional Thai greeting, the wai, is offered first by the younger of the two people meeting, similar to the namaste greeting of other cultures.
So when you are in Thailand make sure to wai to everyone and you will have your job done much easily. It’s always better to learn about other cultures and with the traditions followed in Thai culture people here would be most impressed by your Wais.
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