If you’ve once traveled to other countries and introduced Taiwan to foreign friends, you will find it surprising that a lot of people mistake Taiwan for Thailand (Read more: Taiwan or Thailand? A Travel Comparison) Because the pronunciations between Taiwan and Thailand are too similar, lots of people get confused easily. Actually, if you observe these two countries closely, there are countless differences between them. Let me tell you how they vary from different aspects. (10 Illustrations Show How Different Taiwan and Thailand Are)
- The shape of the countries
Taiwan looks like a sweet potato while Thailand looks like an elephant.
Taiwan is located in East Asia, while Thailand is positioned in Southeast Asia.
- The Most Famous Drink
The most famous drink in Taiwan is bubble milk tea, which will be added with chewy tapioca balls. In Thailand, there is Thai tea, which is also milk tea but it’s added with condensed milk. It is full of flavor and tastes dense and rich.
- The weirdest Food
The weirdest food in Taiwan is pig blood cake, which is literally made of pig blood and rice, while in Thailand, they eat fried insects (all kinds of insects!)
Taiwanese mainly speak Mandarin, while Thai people speak Thai.
The structures of the temples are different. Taiwanese temples usually feature flat roofs, while Thai temples usually feature tall steeples.
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- Celebration of New Year
In Taiwan, parents and relatives give children red envelopes in New Year. They also light fireworks to get rid of bad luck. Thailand has Songkarn Festival in New Year. They believe water is symbolic of purity.
You pay Taiwan New Dollar (NT) in Taiwan, while you pay Baht in Thailand. But the currencies are about the same value.
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