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What's Thailand’s climate like?

Are there any poisonous/dangerous animals in Thailand?

Is it safe to drink the water?

What is the voltage of electricity supply?Do I need to take a converter?

Are there any international schools in Thailand?

Is it safe to walk the streets at night?

What languages are spoken in Thailand?

Where are the foreign embassies?

Are Internet and email facilities widely available in Thailand?

When is the best time in the year to visit Thailand?

What is there to see and do?

Is English widely spoken?

Can I buy a SIM card for my cell phone?

Is it convenient to make phone calls in Thailand?What kind of phone card is available to foreign travelers?

What are the work days and hours in Thailand?What about shops and stores hours?

What should I do if I lost my passport while traveling in Thailand?

What important phone numbers should I be aware of?

I am considering moving to Thailand, where can I get relocation information?

What is the capital of Thailand?

Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (the rough translation of Krung Thep is “City of Angles”) is the capital city of Thailand.

It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand, and is the 22nd most populous city in the world.

Bangkok has a recorded population of about 7 million, but the actual number is thought to be much higher.

The city is a major economic and financial center of Southeast Asia. Bangkok has one of the fastest rates in the world for construction of high rise buildings. The city's wealth of cultural sites makes it one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

Bangkok became the capital around 1782 when “King Rama I” decided to move across the river from Thonburi, as he thought it was a better place to defend the city from invaders.

Former Capitals include the cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, now both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

What are some cultural Do’s and Don’t in Thailand?