The climate year of Thailand
The country occupies a large part of the land area of Southeast Asia and extends southeast of the Hamalaya far into the Indian Ozen, forming the western edge of the Gulf of Thailand. The Thai people, the current inhabitants of the country, first migrated to the country in the 11th century and established several royal ponds. Until the 19th century, there was a landscape of local princely towers. Thailand also developed into a modern central state in the 19th century. The Thai came into contact with the first Europeans in the 16th century when the Portuguese landed. Today, Thailand has almost 70 million inhabitants and is one of the most populous states in the world. The state developed into an industrialized country in the last 40 years and built up a gigantic tourist infrastructure, which made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. The predominant religion in Thailand is Buddhism.
General information about Thailand
Beyond pleasure tourism, Thailand is famous for its scenic beauty, countless seaside resorts and architectural and cultural historical monuments. Representing the importance of Thai architecture are historical monuments such as Wat Phra Kaeo, which is covered with fine carvings and decorations. Wat Benchamabophit is considered one of the most significant examples of 19th century Buddhist architecture. Finally, the UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the historic parks of the ruined city of Sukhotai. About 16 million tourists visit Thailand every year, including more than 600,000 Germans. According to Thai authorities' estimates, this secures about four million jobs. Mass tourism is limited to Bangkok and some seaside resorts on the coast. Those who want to experience the country in an unspoiled way should switch to tourist destinations such as Krabi or Khao Lak.
While in the south of the country the temperatures are equally tropical hot all year round, in the north one can speak of three seasons. It is relatively cool here between November and February. From March to May it gets extremely hot here with temperatures beyond 35 degrees. It is still hot, though not as extreme, from May to November. The monsoon winds also have different regional effects. For example, the northeast monsoon brings dryness to northern Thailand in winter with its continental air, while it enriches the air over the Gulf of Thailand with large amounts of moisture and causes abundant rainfall in southern Thailand. Rarely do tropical cyclones occur in Thailand.