Some Short Facts about Thailand
Thailand and the United States are 2 very different places. Culture, Language, and way of living are very different. I have lived in Thailand for 12 years and only moved to the United States for 5 months because the education is not good enough for me.
Thai culture is deeply influenced by religion. With around 95% of the country being Buddhist, the belief system and values of Buddhism play a huge role in day-to-day life. Throughout the country, the most important values that Thai people hold to are respect, self-control, and a non-confrontational attitude.
Thai is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and the vast majority of Thai of Chinese origin. It is a tonal and analytic language. It is a difficult language to learn.
Education in Thailand mandates nine years of “basic education” (six years of elementary school and three years of lower secondary school). Education at public schools is free until grade 9. Children are enrolled in elementary school from the age of six and attend for six years, Prathom 1 to Prathom 6.
I love traveling Thailand because it’s cheap and backpacking around Thailand usually costs $20–35 USD per day, depending on how much alcohol you consume and how many days you spend on the islands, where costs are higher.