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Study in Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand, to use its official name, sees an influx of 16 million visitors annually. Many of these visitors are tourists and backpackers hoping to explore a culture and natural surroundings very different to their own. Thailand offers up a whopping 3,219 kilometers of idyllic coastline, which gives the mainland, and the many surrounding smaller islands, the gift of pristine sands and endless blue shores. Inland, hundreds of temples and historic buildings steal the skyline. Read on to find out the top universities in Thailand, the best student cities and practical information about study in Thailand.

Fast Facts

  • The population of Thailand is currently around 67 million, making it the 20th most populated country in the world.
  • The nation covers 513,115 square miles.
  • Thailand shares borders with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.
  • It has 1,430 islands, one of which, Koh Phi Phi, served as the backdrop to the movie The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia to never be colonized by a European nation.
  • Thailand boasts the world’s largest crocodile farm, the longest single-span suspension bridge, the tallest hotel and the biggest solid-gold Buddha statue.
  • 10% of the world’s animal species live in Thailand.
  • Thailand is the world’s number one exporter of rice, orchids and tin.
  • Just 100 years ago Thailand’s elephant population stood at 100,000; today there are about 5,000, less than half of which are found in the wild.
  • In Thailand you can be arrested for both criticizing the monarchy and leaving your house without underwear on.
  • Movies featuring Thailand include The Deer Hunter (1978), Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason (2004) and The Hangover Part II (2011).