We all know Thailand by their gorgeous women and scrumptious foods. You might think that you know almost everything about Thailand, but, we bet we have some lesser known facts about the place that you had no idea about. There are still certain things and facts about Thailand that only the locals know.
Here we have 12 lesser known facts about Thailand.
1. Capital of Thailand
If you think you can easily memorise the capital of this place then let us tell you that even though Bangkok is the capital, its full name is “Krungthepmahanakhon(city of angels) Amonrattanakosin (great city of immortals) Mahintharayutthaya (magnificent city of the nine gems) Mahadilokphop (seat of the king) Noppharatratchathaniburirom (city of royal palaces) Udomratchaniwetmahasathan (home of gods incarnate) Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit (erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s behest). ”
2. It was the home to the very first Siamese Twins
Chan and Eng the very first Siamese Twins who were born there back in 1811.
People there don’t open the gifts until you leave. So if you’ve gifted someone while visiting their home don’t get offended if they don’t open it.
4. Touching the head
Thai people consider the head of a human body, sacred. So don’t touch the head of any Thai people. While the feet are considered as unclean. So, positioning your feet near someone’s head is a not allowed.
5. Supernatural dolls
Thai people are extremely fond of dolls and call them ‘luk thep’ which means child angels. Blessed by Buddhist monks, Thai locals believe that luk thep bring good fortune.