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Things About Thailand That You May Not Know
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Blind as a Bat
Thailand has the Smallest Mammal on the Planet
The bumblebee bat lives in the Philippines and parts of Burma. They live in limestone caverns and three can fit in the palm of your hand. The bat has a nose like a pig and it has a red coat usually but some have grey coats. They measure just over 1 inch in length and only, get this, 2 grams of total mass. The bat has beady eyes which are hid by long fur and they are very well hidden and hard to spot with the naked eye.
Save the Trees
Tree Logging is Illegal in Thailand
It is illegal to log trees anywhere in Thailand. After decades, Thailand lost so much forestry that it is now against the law to log at all. At times, trees were cleared away to make way for garden crops but now the goal is to restore the woods and it starts with preventing logging of any kind. Conservation and restoration of the greenery is a priority for the island nation. It would be ashamed for all their forest to be eradicated.
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A Temple in Thailand
Thailand Has Over 40,000 Worship Temples
Thailand is a religious country that has 40,000 plus temples. Dress codes must be followed and some temples cannot be entered. Buddhist temples cover much of the country and they are a sight to see even if you do not follow the same belief system. Bangkok has several temples that off half and full day tours with a religious tour guide. This, to me, would be an experience not soon forgotten.
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Touching a Person on the Head is Forbidden in Thailand
Do not, especially in public, touch any person on the head for any reason because it is forbidden. In the privacy of your own home with your family is a different story altogether. Not only should you avoid touching the head but you need to avoid touching the head of a statue or a statue Buddha at all. It is offensive to do this and locals will feel repulsed by the sight of head touching happening. Sounds odd to me but you got to respect people and their customs.
Thailand is the Biggest Orchid Exporter in the World
The Thai people see beauty all the time in the form of millions of orchids. The country is the number one exporter of orchids in the whole world. Thailand's different orchid cut flowers exporting accounts for almost 70 million dollars each and every year consistently. Thousands of Thai workers take care and grow Orchids for sale in their country and other countries as well. These flowers look beautiful and they come in all shapes and colors.
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Thailand Has the Longest Poisonous Snakes Worldwide
The King Cobra is the longest poisonous snake in the world. One bite can be deadly and kill someone in mere minutes. The effects of this snake's venom can effect the central nervous system before shutting it down once and for all. These huge snakes, which can grown over time, can kill really quick and without fair warning. I suggest avoiding these dangerous snakes at all cost. In general, these snakes eat other snakes and small rodents and animals.
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Siamese Cats Originated in Thailand
Siamese cats are stunning and they are of Thai origin. I had one of these felines as a child and I remember it was a bit moody and would scratch you if it got irritated. The cat has blue eyes, big ears and it is white with dark markings on the face, ears, feet and tail. The origin of the Siamese Cat is thought to have been around since 1700 AD and several feline breeds have came from this cat.
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Thailand Has Over 1,430 Islands
Thailand is covered with well over 1,400 islands although some are uninhibited. Most of them are amazing looking with the ocean at your doorstep. The coastline is something to behold indeed and the islands vary from tiny to huge. Thailand, the only nation in the world that has never been taken over by a colony, has some awesome tourism islands. Personally, I would really enjoy seeing these islands in person.
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Thailand is Home to the Largest Fish in the World
The Whale Shark can be found in Thailand and it's the biggest fish on the planet. Seeing this fish will scare the crap out of anyone in its presence. Thailand has guided diving sessions featuring whale sharks which is a diver's pipe dream. The largest population of whale sharks are always seen in the vicinity of the Surin Islands and the longest recorded whale shark measured 40 feet long. Other than Thailand, these particular sharks have been spotted in Hawaii, Australia, Mexico and Honduras. Never approach these sharks and avoid them at all costs.
Thailand is Home to the Largest Lizard on Earth
The monitor lizard can grow as long as 10 feet! Now that is one big reptile. They have their beginnings in Asia and parts of Africa. These long neck lizards attack with their sharp claws and powerful tail when they need to defend themselves. They mostly eat fish, birds and small mammals but if they are hungry they also munch on fruit and veggies.
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