Let the world pause for a moment and raise a toast to Thailand! This bustling Southeast Asian jewel has etched its name in the top 30 of US News & World Report’s prestigious chart of “Best Countries” in 2023. Social media was abuzz with this announcement as The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC proudly shared this development on Facebook. This fantastic news sparked off widespread excitement and engagement among Thai online denizens and media platforms.
The report meticulously assessed numerous facets of global performance, ranging from everyday adventures, agility, cultural impact, entrepreneurship, heritage, and quality of life to name just a few. Thailand! This dazzling land of serene smiles and vibrant cultures, gracefully landed on the 29th spot from an exhaustive list of 87, with an impressive overall score of 52.9 out of a possible 100.
The report succinctly highlighted the nouveau riche perspective of Thailand. Its commendably low levels of poverty and unemployment contrast sharply with the country’s robust agricultural and manufacturing domains. This balance has played a significant role in embellishing Thailand’s glowing performance on the global stage.
Considered a leader in the fields of textile, tin, and electronic industries, Thailand also wears the crown of being one of the principal rice exporters worldwide. And that’s not all! This tropical paradise continues to magnetically draw hordes of travel addicts from around the globe, thereby cementing its position as one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations.
As if this enamoring spectacle wasn’t enough, Thailand outshone others in the adventure category. This aspect primarily focuses on the role of adventure in alleviating stress and enhancing overall well-being. Not to be outdone, the country also scored remarkably well, fetching top spots in the heritage, movers, and open-for-business categories. For those curious souls craving a deeper dive into these intriguing categories, more detailed data can be accessed here.
However, the highest honor of being the ‘Best Country in the world’ was bagged by Switzerland, while Iran finds itself at the opposite end of the spectrum. Some other Asian nations have performed brilliantly in this ranking, notably Japan at 6th place, followed by Singapore at 16th, China 20th, and South Korea securing the 21st position.
Broaching the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, Malaysia has clinched the 38th spot. Trailing behind are Indonesia at 41st, the Philippines at 43rd, Vietnam at 44th, Cambodia at 64th, and Myanmar at a distant 80th.
In another noteworthy report released earlier in June, Thailand gloriously nailed the 43rd position among a whopping 166 countries in the esteemed ‘United Nations’ Sustainable Development Report for 2023’. In this ranking also, Thailand emerges as the leading ASEAN nation, holding its flag high for all to see. Stay updated on more delightful news and stories from The Thaiger on our new Facebook page HERE.