Religion. The vast majority of people in Thailand are adherents of Buddhism. The Theravada tradition of Buddhism came to Thailand from Sri Lanka and is shared by peoples in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and parts of southern China and southern Vietnam.
What is Thailands main religion?
NGOs, academics, and religious groups state that 85 to 95 percent of the population is Theravada Buddhist and 5 to 10 percent Muslim. Groups that together constitute less than 5 percent of the population include animists, Christians, Confucians, Hindus, Jews, Sikhs, and Taoists.
Who is the god in Thailand?
Garuda (Buddha Ruo) Garuda is the Holy God who rides the third generation, the universe, Vishnu God flying the world. At the same time, it is 1 of the incarnation of Vishnu God, and it is said to be the best God who has protected Thailand from the time of the Sukhothai dynasty.
Is Thailand Islamic country?
Islam is a minority faith in Thailand, with statistics suggesting 4.9 percent of the population are Muslim. Most Thai Muslims are Sunni Muslims, although Thailand has a diverse population that includes immigrants from around the world.
Are there Muslims in Bangkok?
The Muslim community at the Chakrabongse Mosque has been around since the early Rattanakosin period. There are almost 200 mosques registered within Bangkok. Their presence, alongside Muslim communities, have been part of Bangkok and Thailands culture for hundreds of years.