Visitors will see gold-spired Buddhist stupas scattered all across the country.
Muslims, mostly of Malay origin, make up 4.5% of the population.
Thai has a unique alphabet derived from the Khmer script, which is itself descended from the Brahmic Indian writing system. Thailand's estimated population as of 2007 was 63,038,247.
The population density is 317 people per square mile.
For up to 1 million years prior to the arrival of Homo sapiens, the region was home to Homo erectus such as Lampang Man, whose fossilized remains were discovered in 1999.