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What is the smallest species of bat?
lesser short-tailed bat
Pallas's long-tongued bat
Kitti's hog-nosed bat
Kitti's hog-nosed bat, also known as the bumblebee bat, occurs in western Thailand and southeast Myanmar, where it occupies limestone caves along rivers. It is about 29 to 33 mm in length and 2 g in mass, which makes it the world's smallest bat.
What breed of cat is considered to be lucky, and is offered in Thailand to a bride on her wedding day?
The Korat is known colloquially as the "good luck cat". Traditionally, they are given in pairs to newlyweds or people who are highly esteemed, for good luck. Until recently, Korats were not sold, but only given as gifts. The Korat breed comes from Thailand.
Which country was formerly named Siam?
The country has always been called Mueang Thai by its citizens. Portuguese explorers named it Siam, possibly from the Chinese name “Xiam”. The name “Siam” was used officially by Thai government until 1939, when it was changed to Thailand. In 1945 the name reverted to Siam, and in 1949 reverted once again to Thailand.
In which country is practicing Buddhists constitute the largest part of the population?
It is estimated that 93% of the population in Thailand and Cambodia are practicing Buddhists. There are also a lot of practicing Buddhists in Burma, Bhutan, Laos and Sri Lanka, while only 36% in Japan and 9% in Nepal.
What is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never colonized?
For the past four centuries, Thai rulers exploited the rivalry between French Indochina and the British Empire, keeping Thailand as a buffer state between parts of Southeast Asia that were colonized by these two powers.
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