Welcome to the second post in our four week series exploring Thailand. In week one of our series we looked at a map, flag, and learned country facts about Thailand. For this week’s edition I had the privilege of interviewing two eleven year old boys. Let’s meet Tabo and Piao to find out more about their lives in Thailand.
Q: Thanks so much for agreeing to do this interview. I’m sure our readers will be fascinated to learn about Thailand. First of all, can you tell me what the capital of Thailand is? How many people live in that city? And where can I find Thailand on a world map?
A: The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. About 8.5 million people live there. On a world map you can find Thailand near Vietnam.
Q: Could you describe Thailand’s flag? Tell me a bit about the colors and design and why they were chosen?
A: Thailand’s flag is rectangular. The red symbolizes blood shed for Thailand’s fight for independence, the white stands for purity and Thailand’s main religion Buddhism, and the blue represents the king and royalty of Thailand.
Q: What language is spoken in Thailand? Can you tell us the words for “Hello, how are you?” in that language?
A: Thai is the language spoken in Thailand. Hello is “Sawadii”. How are you is “Sabaidii mai”.
Q: What are some typical foods eaten in Thailand? What is your favorite Thai food or meal?
A: Some typical foods are som tam (papaya salad) and pad thai (stir-fry noodles). Our favorite food is som tam.
Som tam Thai by Takeaway via Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0
Q: Finally, what are some popular places to visit in Thailand? And where do you recommend our readers visit if they were to win a dream vacation to Thailand?
A: Some popular places to visit are Wat Phra Kaew, the island Phuket, and the highest mountain peak in Thailand called Doi-step. We recommend visiting Phuket and Doi-step.
Tabo and Piao, thank you so much for helping us explore Thailand! We enjoyed learning about your beautiful home country so much. You did a great job answering these questions. I think you would both make excellent tour guides!
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