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Facts about Thailand

Thailand is also known as the Land Of The Smiles

Before 1940 the country was officially known as Siam

Bangkok has the longest city name in the world

Bangkok is the capital city

Siamese cats originally come from Thailand

It's illegal to step on any Thai Baht

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5 things to do in Sukhothai with kids

5 things to do in Sukhothai with kids

Sukhothai is an ancient Siamese city in Northern Thailand. You can easily add this site to your itinerary for 2 or 3 days, as part of an ultimate road trip through Thailand. Did I make you curious? Read on for 5 things to do in Sukhothai with kids.

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5 things to do in Koh Samet with kids

5 things to do in Koh Samet with kids

Koh Samet is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand in the Rayong province of, you guessed it, Thailand. There's no better way to end an ultimate road trip through Thailand than with a little beach vacation. Since Koh Samet is located about 220 km from Bangkok it's the ideal spot to end an epic trip in Thailand.

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8 things to do in Chiang Mai with kids

8 things to do in Chiang Mai with kids

Chiang Mai is a unique blend of Thai and Western culture and almost everyone speaks English. It offers tons of family friendly adventures. In and around this wonderful city you can check out lots of temples, take cooking classes, go on gorgeous hikes, enjoy scenic bike rides and take a flight over the treetops while zip lining through the rainforest. Enough to keep the kids and their parents entertained and happy.

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10 things to do in Bangkok with kids

10 things to do in Bangkok with kids

Bangkok is one of the most exciting places in Thailand to visit. It is a melting pot of culture, amazing cuisine, dust, chaos and a vibrant nightlife. But it also offers plenty of fun filled attractions for kids. And with its ancient temples, rooftop restaurants, shopping malls and street food stalls it offers something for the whole family.

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Ultimate Road Trip Guide: Thailand

Ultimate Road Trip Guide: Thailand

Thailand is easily a favorite tourist destination for families. It's a major tourist destination very well set up for tourists. That makes it a top recommendation for your family to dip its toes in if you don't have lots of travel experience in Asia. It's cheap and easy to explore.

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Animal abuse in the tourism industry

Animal abuse in the tourism industry

In my ultimate road trip guide through Thailand post I wrote about regrets I had regarding activities involving animals during the road trip my son and I took through Thailand. And I really want to write about respecting not only the people that live in the countries that we're visiting, but also the animals that live there. We were so excited that we were going to ride an elephant. If only I would've read about that before the trip. Animal exploitation unfortunately is a big thing in loads of countries.

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Background info

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Southeast Asia. It has a population of about 70 million people. 10 million of them live in Bangkok.

Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos are its neighbours.

The local currency is the Thai Baht.

The friendly Thai and the great infrastructure makes this country a great choice for a first family vacation in Southeast Asia with young children. Thailand is easy to navigate through, most of the Thai speak basic or good English, the food is great and there’s lots to see and do.

Bangkok has the longest city name in the world. The Thai name is: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.

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