Map of Thailand: Thailand is a country in the Indochinese peninsula of Southeast Asia. With an area of 513,120 km2 and a population of 68 million, it is the 50th largest country in the world in terms of area and 21st in terms of population. Thailand is a majority Buddhism country with 94% of its population following the religion. In former times Thailand was actually known by the name Siam. It changed its name after becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932.
Thailand’s neighboring countries are Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Its north border is covered by Myanmar and Laos, its eastern border is covered by Laos and Cambodia. Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia covers its southern border whereas the Andaman Sea and the extreme southern corner of Myanmar cover its western border.
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Thailand comprises varied geographical features. Northern Thailand is the mountainous region of the Thai Highlands whereas Southern Thailand consists of Kra Isthmus that widens into the Malay Peninsula. Its northeast part is Khorat Plateau encircled by Mekong River. Central Thailand is entirely the Chao Phraya river valley which runs into the Gulf of Thailand.
Monsoon of Thailand is characterized as seasonal, it is affected by the monsoon winds which have a seasonal nature. From May to October southwest monsoon prevails in the country produced by the movement of warm and moist winds from the Indian Ocean towards Thailand. October to February is the northeast monsoon season which brings cold and dry air from China. The southern and eastern tips of East Thailand have a tropical monsoon climate.
Thailand is a newly industrialized economy. During 1985-1996 the country’s economy showed a commendable growth rate of 12.4% annually, the world’s highest. Thailand acts as an anchor economy to the neighboring countries of Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Thailand is a land of temples and beaches. There are around 35000 temples in Thailand. Thailand is also known as the land of smiles, because of the welcoming nature of its people. Orchids are natures gift to Thailand there are 1500 orchid species found in the forests of Thailand. That’s the reason why it’s the largest exporter of Orchids.
Thailand is known mainly as a tourist destination each year around 6,000,000 tourists come here in search of food, beaches, temples, luxuries of Bangkok and what not. Railay Beach located in Krabi province along with many other beaches the area has is tourists’ one of many favorite locations. It is considered one of the best beaches in Thailand. Along with beaches the area also has some caves and offers mountain climbing. The Grand Palace temple in Bangkok and various others.
Thailand is known for its food and Sunday Night Walking Street in Chiang Mai city offers a lot it. Pai located in Mae Hong Son province is a peaceful and beautiful city, which maintains the country’s reputation as a land of beautiful landscapes and friendly people. Besides Floating Markets, Doi Suthep, Historic City of Ayutthaya, Khao Yai National Park are some other destinations ready to blow your mind.