location makes from this country the South East
Asia’s geographical heart. Thailand’s border with
Burma and Laos make the golden triangle.
border with Laos goes to West and South, much of the
Malay Peninsula being occupied by Thailand.
of Thailand is in South. With almost the size of
France, 150.000 square miles, Thailand has 4
is a mountainous area with many temples and ruins,
with Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in the country
and with the ancient city Chiang Mai.
There are also
the Thailand hill tribes, some ethnic groups that settled
here with thousands of years ago, after they came from
Central China and Tibet. The Korat Plateau is occupied by
the Thailand’s North East and is semi arid which makes from
this region a least visited one. The Korat culture is
characterised by the Khmer, Lao and Thai influences. The
Chao Phraya River is situated in the Central Thailand,
surrounded by a region with fertile plains.
the most populous area of the country and the rice
basket of it. The Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is
situated along the Chao Phraya’s banks, close to the
Gulf of Thailand.
country’s Southern region, stretching along the
Malay Peninsula, has amazing beaches and tropical
islands. A South East Asian kingdom, Thailand is a
Buddhist country and is equidistant between two
countries: India and China. The outsiders knew
Thailand as Siam for centuries and the country has
been a South East Asian religious, migratory and
Thailand has a
population of about 57 million people and has Myanmar as
neighbour in West and in North, Malaysia in South, Kampuchea
in West, and Laos in North
East.There are 6 important regions in Thailand: the full of
mountains North with fertile valleys, with the highest peak
in Thailand, of 8415 feet (2565 metres) Doi Inthanon; the
mountains are parallel with the mountains from North South.
The principal rivers here are: Nan, Wang, Ping and Yom, the
main Chao Phraya’s tributaries.
Here, the elephants work in the
forests and fruits like peaches and strawberries are
cultivated in winter when the temperatures are cool
enough to allow this. The Western full of valleys
and mountains is a region with saw-tooth mountains,
just proper for the hydro-electric power’s
The North-East plateau has the
large Mekong River as border; it is the place where
the oldest Bronze Age civilisation appeared about
5.000 years ago. This region occupies the Khorat
Plateau, a semi-arid one that suffered
deforestations. The South is peninsular with
fishing, rubber cultivation and mining as activities
vital for economy.
There are also wonderful fine beaches on the long coastline
and tropical rainforests. The centre of Thailand is plain,
being one of the most fertile areas for fruits and rice in
the world. The centre also comprises the main waterway of
Thailand, the Chao Phraya River’s flood plain. The coastal
plain from East is the place of the fine beaches and of the