Due to the similar pronunciations of “Taiwan” and “Thailand”, the two countries have been a point of confusion for many. To help clarify the difference between the two Asian countries, the designers at EXP have drawn up ten infographics illustrate the contrast between the two cultures. What do you think?
Taiwan’s national animal is the Formosan black berar, while the elephant represents Thailand and is a symbol of pride.
2. Color of Milk Teas
Taiwanese milk tea is beige and always comes with boba. Thai iced tea orangey-red.
People in Taiwan say “hi” while waving their hands. People in Thailand say ”sawadeeka” while putting their palms together and then bowing.
People in Taiwan ride scooters, while people in Thailand take the Tuk-tuk.
Most traditional temples in Taiwan have a flat-topped roof. Temples in Thailand have a steeple.
One of the major religions in Taiwan is Taoism, meanwhile Buddhism is the major religion in Thailand.
The island of Taiwan looks like a potato. Thailand is shaped like an elephant.
The national flag of Taiwan combines the blue sky with a white sun and red earth. While the national flag of Thailand also uses the same colors, the stripes represent different things; red for the land and people, white for the religions and blue for the monarchy.
There are bicycle vendors in Taiwan compared to floating markets in Thailand.
People in Taiwan light firecrackers for New Year’s celebrations. People in Thailand celebrate the Songkarn festival to welcome the new year.