Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the
Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of
Burma

Capital:   Bangkok

Climate: tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest
monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool
northeast monsoon (November to mid-March);
southern isthmus always hot and humid

Population: 69,520,000 + (2013)

Ethnic Make-up:  Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%

Religions: Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity
0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6% (1991)

Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Languages in Thailand


The Thai language is comprised of 44 consonants, 32 vowels and five tones in Thai
pronunciation, along with a script that has Indian origins. The Thai language, belonging to the
Tai family, is the main language in Thailand although there are several regional dialects as
well.  Other languages spoken in Thailand are Chinese, Lao, Malay and Mon-Khmer, while
English use is becoming more prevalent in government and commerce. English is also being
taught as a second language in secondary school and universities, which enables the
English speaking visitor in Thailand to have little trouble conversing.
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Cool season is from late October to end of February with an average temperature of 21
degree Celsius.

The coldest months are December and January.

The hot season is from early March to the end of May with an average temperature of
29.9 degree Celsius.

The hottest month is April.

The rainy season is from early June to the end of October with an average temperature
of 25.5 degree Celsius.

Wettest Month - September is the month that it rains a lot.
Climate in Thailand
Climate in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai enjoys a cooler climate than other areas in Thailand and a holiday here can be
enjoyed all year round.

Cool season is from late October to end of February with an average temperature of 21
degree Celsius.    This is Chiang Mai’s peak season.  Temperatures drop to the mid 20's°C.
Evenings can get a little chilly, so a light jacket  is recommended.  There is little or no rain
during this period

The coldest months are December and January.

The hot season  lasts from March until June and sees daily temperatures ranging
between 30 and 35°C.   It is the least recommended time of year to visit.  Chiang Mai
becomes very dry and dusty and the air can become hazy with smoke from crop burning

The hottest month is April.

The rainy season is from early July to the end of October with an average temperature
of 25.5 degree Celsius.  Flooding can be a problem in the city if the Ping River reaches
bursting point, but bad floods are rare and usually cleared up quickly.

Wettest Month - September is the month that it rains a lot.