The immediate neighboring countries: Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, MalaysiaCurrency:
The politics of Thailand are currently conducted within the framework of a constitutional democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of the government and a hereditary monarch is head of the state. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislative branches.
Thailand had been a kingdom under absolute monarchy for over seven centuries before 1932. Thailand since 1932 has been a constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democratic system. The country emerged as a modern nation state after the foundation of the Chakri Dynasty and the city of Bangkok in 1782. Thailand had been a kingdom under absolute monarchy for over seven centuries before 1932, which weakened the democratic system and the country was ruled by the military leaders, the most recent in 2006. Under the 2007 Constitution (drafted by a military appointed council, but approved by a referendum), the present structure of the Government of Thailand was established. All branches of the government are located within Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
Official language: Thailand
Written script: Thai Script
The Thai culture is heavily influenced by its religions and Chinese and Indian culture as well which is reflected in its arts, literature, drama, music, cuisine, social customs and traditional rituals. Thai cinemas reflect deferent aspects of life through movies of action, comedies, crime, gay films, historical epics, horror, musicals, romance, short films etc.under the security of the Censorship Board. The Thai film industry organizes film festivals to honor legend creations. Thailand has a well-developed media sector, especially Southeast Asian standards. Compared to other countries in the region, the Thai media is considered relatively free, although the government continues to exercise considerable control, especially over broadcast media through TV, radio, newspapers, internet etc.Sports:
The most popular team sport in Thailand is football (also know as association of football or soccer). There are several versions of the game with differing rules.Imp cities: