Thailand 02.08.2009 - 16.08.2009


Thailand is commonly thought of being just a beautiful and cheap holiday destination. The main goal of our two week trip in Thailand is to glance at what is behind this superficial view of Thailand and gain a basic understanding of Thailand’s culture, politics and economy.
Why are political unrests so frequently in Thailand? Why do overthrows of the government happen so often? What is the role of the well-respected and loved king in Thai politics and society? What is the relevance and significance of tourism for the national economy and how important is Thailand’s popularity as a production hub of western firms?
We try to find answers to these and many more questions during our stay in Thailand and therefore get to know better this fascinating and diverse nation.