• Northern Thailand is home to the city of Chiang Mai, the region's capital and heart of the Lanna culture, as well as the Golden Triangle.
• The northeast region of Thailand, known as Isaan, is landlocked against Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Here you'll find dense jungles and incredible cuisine, even if it's off the beaten path for most visitors.
• Central, Eastern, and Southern Thailand are more frequently visited by foreigners. You'll find the national capital of Bangkok in Central Thailand, set amidst the lowlands of the nation.
• Eastern Thailand is a magnificent beach destination with offshore islands nearby.
• Southern Thailand is home to the nation's lush rainforests and hundreds of miles of coastline along both the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The resort paradise of Phuket is located here.
Thai is the official language of Thailand, but there are also many minority languages spoken throughout the country as well.
The nation's currency is the Thai baht (THB).
The vast majority of the population are indigenous Thai people, but there are also significant Chinese minority groups throughout the country. Muslims populate the nation's southern reaches along its border with Malaysia, while Karen and Hmong people live in the inland hill country to the north.