About Thailand

QUICK FACTS

Population: 67,091,120 (est. 2014)

Capital city: Bangkok

Language: Thai (official) 90.7%, Burmese 1.3%, other 8%. English is a secondary language of the elite.

Main religion:  Buddhist (official) 93.6%, Muslim 4.9%, Christian 1.2%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% 

BEST TIME TO GO

The weather in Thailand is hot and humid all year round. The climate is tropical, characterised by monsoon seasons that come at different times depending on where you are. Monsoon rains and storms are heavy, but they’re usually confined to afternoons.  In Bangkok, for example, the average temperature in April (the hottest month) is 31°C (87°F). In December, it drops to a ‘cool’ 26°C (79°F).