110+ Thailand Trivia Questions and Answers

Thai people adore and respect the royal family. It’s no wonder that Mother’s Day in Thailand is held on the Queen’s birthday while Father’s Day is held on the King’s birthday.

In Thailand, rice is such a staple food that it stands alone in its own category. It is an essential part of every meal, including breakfast. Thai people commonly say hi by asking “have you eaten rice?’

Thailand Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of orchids. There are 1500 orchid species that grow in the wild areas of the Country.

Are you an Animal Lover? The smallest mammal in the world – the bumblebee bat can be spotted in Thailand. The Country is also home to Siamese cats.

To greatly understand Thailand, take part in the trivia below.

 

1. What does “Thai” actually mean when translated to English?

Land of the free

 

2. Thailand shares borders with four nations. Which nation has the longest border with Thailand?

Myanmar

 

3. What is the capital of Thailand?

Bangkok

 

4. Our flight lands here in the capital of Thailand, which is of course Bangkok. In which region of Thailand is Bangkok located?

Central Thailand

 

5. What’s the other name do Thai people give to Bangkok?

Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

 

6. Thailand’s official motto is “Chat, Satsana, Phra Maha Kasat”. What is the English translation of its motto?

Nation, Religions, King

 

7. What is the currency in Thailand?

Baht

 

8. What country was the colonial power in Thailand during the nineteenth century?

Thailand has never been a colony

 

9. What is the most common language spoken in Thailand?

Thai

 

10. There are seventy-seven provinces in Thailand. How many of these are located in the vast Isaan region?

20

 

11. What is the most popular religion in Thailand?

Buddhism

 

12. Where is Big Buddha Beach?

Samui

 

13. What is the national dish of Thailand?

Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)

 

14. Bangkok is usually referred to as “Krung Thep” by the Thai people. What does this mean?

City of Angels

 

15. What is Thailand’s national sport?

Muay Thai

 

16. This king of Thailand was born in the USA?

Rama IX

 

17. Which city is known as “Sin City” in Thailand?

Pattaya

 

18. Thailand is approximately the same size as which of the following?

France

 

19. What small peninsula famous for its high limestone cliffs and sandy beaches is located directly to the east of Phuket in the southwest of Thailand?

Railay

 

20. What is the official name of Thailand?

Kingdom of Thailand

 

21. On which river is Bangkok located?

Chao Phraya

 

22. In what province are the famous Similan Islands?

Phang Nga

 

23. What is the ethnic group of most of the inhabitants of the Isaan region of Thailand?

Isaan

 

24. What is the English translation of “khruang bin”?

Aeroplane

 

25. What does “Thai” actually mean when translated to English?

Freedom

 

26. What city in northern Thailand is translated as “New Town”?

Chiang Mai

 

27. What is the name of Bangkok’s international airport?

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

 

28. There are 1430 islands in Thailand. Which island became well known as it was featured in the film “The Beach”?

Phi Phi

 

29. Bangkok is subdivided into how many districts?

Fifty

 

30. The Isaan people speak a language that has many similarities to what two other languages?

Thai and Laotian

 

31. Which continent is Thailand located in?

Asia

 

32. What sport are you watching if you are at Lumphini Stadium?

Kickboxing

 

33. How many provinces are there in Thailand?

76

 

34. What important Asian river forms part of the eastern border of Thailand?

Mekong

 

35. Who was the first female prime minister of Thailand?

Yingluck Shinawatra

 

36. The official city seal of Bangkok features a shape similar to which animal?

Elephant

 

37. A major highway that brought much development to the heart of Isaan is Highway 2 or Thanon Mitraphab. What is the English name for this road?

Friendship Highway

 

38. Which country does not border Thailand?

Vietnam

 

39. The Similan Islands, Phuket Island, Phi Phi Island, and the west coast of the south of Thailand are on which sea?

The Andaman Sea

 

40. Which is the largest city in southern Thailand?

Hat Yai

 

41. What is the name of the river which bisects Bangkok?

Chao Phraya

 

42. What is Thailand’s most important crop?

Rice

 

43. What is the name of a famous motor-tricycle in Bangkok?

Tuk-tuk

 

44. If you are flying to the destination with IATA code HKT, where are you going to?

Phuket

 

45. Up here in Isan, you can really get high up, over 200 meters high. The region sits primarily on a massive plateau. What’s the name of this great plateau?

Khorat

 

46. What is the political system in Thailand?

Constitutional monarchy

 

47. What would I be doing if I “ab det” on the “hat”?

Sunbathing on the beach

 

48. What kind of tourist attraction is the enormous ‘Chatuchak’?

A market

 

49. What year was Siam first renamed Thailand?

1939

50. Geographically, Thailand covers an area of how many square kilometers?.

513,120 square kilometers

 

51. The east coast of Thailand is on what body of water?

The Gulf of Thailand

 

52. Which province in Thailand is famous for its paper umbrella?

Chiang Mai

 

53. What other name do Thai people give to Bangkok?

Krung Thep

 

54. The infamous Bridge over the River Kwai was constructed during World War II by many POWs and laborers who lost their lives. In which province is this bridge located?

Kanachanaburi

 

55. Which is the second largest island in Thailand?

Koh Chang

 

56. Thailand’s prevalent religion is what?

Theravada Buddhism

 

57. The first King of The Chakri Dynasty came to power in which year?

1782

 

58. Right in the heart of Bangkok is the official residence of the kings of this nation. What is its name?

The Grand Palace

 

59. Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand at 2,565, where is it?

Chiang Mai

 

60. Phra Viharn Temple is a World Heritage site in a neighboring country to Thailand. The area around the temple is disputed territory between Thailand and which of it neighbors?

Cambodia

 

61. Thailand is roughly the same size as which country?

France

 

62. What is the national sport in Thailand?

Thai boxing

 

63. Where are you if you are just about to take the BTS?

At a train station

 

64. Who was the first Prime Minister of Thailand?

Phraya Manopakorn Nititada

 

65. In historical times, this was the center for assembling people and for garnering an education?

Temple

 

66. Thailand is bordered by which 4 countries?.

Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia

 

67. Which bug is considered a delicacy in Thailand?.

Cricket

 

68. What is the name of the southwest wind that brings the rainy season in summer?

Monsoon

 

69. Another site to visit in Bangkok is the Wat Pho Buddhist Temple. What is unusual about the statue of Buddha in this complex?

He’s reclining on his side

 

70. The former King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born in which country?

U.S.A

 

71. What is Thailand’s second-largest religious group?

Muslim

 

72. Which of the following major newspapers is based in Bangkok?

The Nation

 

73. Thailand consists of how many provinces?

76

 

74. What did King Rama IX do with the profit made from sales of his best-selling books?

He gave it to charity

 

75. In what year were Thai people legally required to have a surname?

1913

 

76. Which figure is closest to the year 2009 population of Thailand?

65,000,000

 

77. What is Thailand’s national sport?

Muay Thai

 

78. If we want to call Thailand from any other country in the world, what calling code do we use?

+66

 

79. The Songkran festival takes place to celebrate what event?

Thai New Year

 

80. What was the most widely spoken language in Bangkok in 1900?

Teochiu (a Chinese dialect)

 

81. In what year did Thailand become a constitutional monarchy?

1932

 

82. Where did the Chiang Mai zoo get their pandas?

They were loaned from China

 

83. The term “Mai Pen Rai” translates to?

It doesn’t matter

 

84. The city of Chiang Mai in the north, is on what river?

Ping

 

85. Name a martial art, or combat sport, of Thailand?

Muay Thai

 

86. What year did former King Bhumibol Adulyadej start his reign as King?

1946

 

87. Located off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in the Gulf of Thailand, what island is the second largest in Thailand?

Ko Samui

 

88. Somtom is a delicious Isaan dish that is enjoyed by people all over Thailand. What is a common name for this dish in English?

Green papaya salad

 

89. What is Thailand’s official calendar?

Eastern version of the Buddhist era

 

90. Which renowned musical includes the song “One Night in Bangkok”?

Chess

 

91. The “Songkran” festival is held every year in mid-summer in Thailand. If you are in Thailand, what do you have to do when the festival is held?

Guard yourself and aim your gun at others

 

92. What is the most important mineral found in Thailand?

Tin

 

93. In Kalasin Province there is an impressive museum based on which animals in Isaan?

Dinosaurs

 

94. Somluck Kamsing is Thailand’s first Olympic gold medalist. He is from Khon Kaen Province in Isaan. For which sport did he win a gold medal in 1996?

Boxing

 

95. The Bun Bang Fai Festival is famous for?

Homemade rockets

 

96. If you share a ‘Black Cock’ with a friend, what are you doing?

Drinking Thai whisky

 

97. Which James Bond movie was filmed in and around Thailand?

The Man With The Golden Gun

 

98. Where does the Saen Saep boat service operate?

On a canal in Bangkok

 

99. Songkhla is home to?

Thailand’s largest lake

100. Which beach resort was popularized in the 1920s by King Rama VII, and is closely associated with the Thai royal family?

Hua Hin

 

101. When is Father’s Day in Thailand?

5th December

 

102. What is ‘The Golden Triangle’?

The area where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet

 

103. Which airline paints the nose of their planes to look like a bird?

Nok Air

 

104. Which city is famous for monkeys?

Lopburi

 

105. Which island is famous for its full moon parties?

Koh Pha Ngan

 

106. King Power MahaNakhon is famous for?

For having the the highest observation deck in Bangkok

 

107. How many Satang are there in One Baht?

100

 

108. Which island is best known for scuba diving?

Koh Tao

 

109. Yala and Narathiwat border which country?

Malaysia

 

110. Phanom Rung is?

An ancient temple complex in northeastern Thailand

 

111. How many hours ahead of GMT is Thailand?

7 hours

 

112. Which well-known Thai dish was invented by the Thai government in the 1930s?

Pad Thai

 

113. What is best selling beer in Thailand?

Leo

 

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