Universities : Why Study in the Thailand
- Thailand is one of the strongest economies in Southeast Asia. The capital city, Bangkok, serves not only as the administrative head of the country, but also as the nation's cultural, commercial and educational center. Bangkok is a thriving metropolis of more than 8 million people and serves as a shipping, transportation and financial hub for mainland Southeast Asia. Bangkok's central location and active role in regional trade have allowed it to develop with a cosmopolitan, diverse atmosphere while maintaining a culture that is uniquely Thai.
- Indeed, students studying in Bangkok will experience the fascinating dichotomy between traditional and modern. The city used to be known as the "Venice of the East" due to its extensive network of canals. Although today some of the Klongs (as the canals are known) have been replaced by roads, they still provide a chance to see parts of Bangkok where life continues at a quieter pace with floating shops, wooden houses and flower-lined canals.
- Outside Bangkok, students will also encounter many wonderful opportunities. Thailand's northern area is a mountainous region and home to the country's second-largest city. Chiang Mai is more relaxed than Bangkok and is known for its diversity and international flavor. At the same time. The northeastern part of the country is dominated by a vast plateau, while the central portion is a sweeping lowland plain. Thailand also encompasses a number of islands which are popular with tourists and divers.
- There are more than 30 colleges, universities, community colleges and technical institutions from which to choose in Bangkok alone, and more than 100 in the country altogether.