Thailand Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Thailand.
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Last updated: May 16, 2020
First submittedMarch 14, 2014
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Capital city
Bangkok
Name for the above in Thai
(short version)
Krung Thep
Former English-language
name for Thailand
Siam
Countries that border
Thailand
Myanmar
Cambodia
Laos
Malaysia
Currency of Thailand
Baht
Most-planted crop
Rice
Most common religion
Buddhism
Sacred animal
White Elephant
Hint
Answer
Rice noodle stir-fry often called
Thailand's national dish
Pad Thai
In Thailand, it is a serious crime
to insult this person
The King
Peninsula on which Thailand sits
Indochina
Largest island, a major tourist center
Phuket
Type of natural disaster that
struck in 2004
Tsunami
Major river on Thailand's
eastern border
Mekong
Sea to Thailand's west
Andaman Sea
Second largest ethnic group
Han Chinese
National sport
Muay Thai
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Level 89
Mar 18, 2014
Can never remember how to spell Muay Thai.
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Level 81
Jun 15, 2014
I know how to spell it but it didn't occur to me. Missed that and the last question, too.
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Level 69
Jun 16, 2014
You could've spelled it like 'Thai boxing'
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Level 81
Oct 31, 2015
got everything this time.
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Level 78
Dec 3, 2016
Boxing works as well
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
That ís the last question. I wonder which you were referring to ( if there were more question before, or perhaps intended to say least guessed question, I doubt you accidentally said last instead of first (capital), so perhaps previous question? the second to last question)
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2020
Sif: the quiz definitely changed since 2014. I don't remember what the last question used to be.
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Level 43
Jun 17, 2014
Can't Buddhist be accepted?
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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
Okay
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Level 83
Aug 6, 2018
I was surprised tidal wave didn't work.
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Level 83
Aug 6, 2018
And before someone pipes in like is fashionable and says because it's not related to the tide, well, no kidding. It's descriptive that it's like a tide in a wave. The in vogue so-called correct term "tsunami" literally means "harbor wave", which is far less descriptive or accurate.
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Level 78
May 16, 2020
It means just tsunami in English, not harbor wave
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Level 67
May 17, 2020
Got everything except Pad Thai...
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Level 85
Jul 21, 2020
I missed that plus Muay Thai.
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2020
I love Thai food so much it's probably my favorite international cuisine bar none, but pad thai is gross. It's hard to believe how that became so famous. So many better options.
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2020
Gross is a a bit strong. Maybe not as good as many other dishes.
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2020
I agree. Pad Thai - yuk. Thai food - YUM! (Also Turkish food).
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2020
Formerly and perhaps still my favorite country in the world. Great place. Lovely people. Lovely women. Fantastic food. Amazing beaches (well, less amazing now than they were the first time I went). Will go back again some day.
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Level 73
Jul 21, 2020
Why do you always feel the need to include things like "lovely women" in your comments about countries you've visited? They are not a tourist attraction. Unless you're engaging in the very reprehensible practice of sexual tourism, which is a disgusting issue in Thailand. (Also, you already said "lovely people". Women are people. No need to further specify.)
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Level 81
Jul 22, 2020
Why do you feel the need to respond negatively to this? I suspect some past trauma.
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Level 66
Dec 5, 2020
It's just a brag, ignore it :)
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Level 43
Dec 9, 2020
Here comes the white knight to save the day!
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Level 60
Jul 21, 2020
Forgot Muay Thai. *facepalms*
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Level 43
Dec 9, 2020
Technically, the peninsula is called the "Malay" peninsula... Indochina is the old western word for it.

Might consider accepting both.

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Level 56
Mar 11, 2021
or Kra peninsula
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2021
I misread he third question as for the capital, not the country, and I was like “wait, Bangkok had a previous name?”
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Level 45
Mar 21, 2021
only got andaman cause of those youtube documentaries on north sentinel island