History of Thailand
Geography of ThailandThe Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia are found on the southern border of Thailand while Burma and Laos are in the northern. In the eastern side, the country is neighbored by Laos and Cambodia while Andaman Sea coastline runs along the western border of Thailand. The central parts of Thailand are covered with plains, while the southern regions are dominated by the Thai highlands and the Khorat plateau in the eastern region.
Chao Phraya and Makong are the main rivers in the country where the Chao Phraya river drains into the Golf of Thailand while the Makong river drains into the Andaman sea supplying the people of Thailand with sufficient water.
The highest point in Thailand is the Doi Inthanon at 2,576m.
The Gulf of Thailand forms the lowest point in the country lying at zero meters below sea level.
Climate of ThailandThailand has tropical wet and savannah climate where south-west monsoon winds flow from May to September signalling the start of the rainy season, while the north-east monsoon wind flow from November to march showing the start of the dry span. The temperatures usually range from moderate 38°c to the low 19°c.
Natural Resources in ThailandThailand is rich in natural resources ranging from the mineral deposits such as manganese, coal belts, gold deposits, tungsten, lead, tin, zinc and other precious stones to the rich alluvial soils along the rivers and the natural gas deposits. Other parts of the Thailand are covered by the swamps and jungles and the tropical forests and fishing areas such as the Andaman oceans are also within the territory.
Tourist Attraction in ThailandThailand attracts numerous tourists from all over the world due to its wonderful cultural practices, tasty foods and other fascinating scenarios found in many parts within its territory.
The top five cities of Thailand include:
- Chiang Mai
- Chiang Rai
Famous Hotels in ThailandBangkok is the place to live in style enjoying the pampering of the silver services in the luxurious five star hotels such as:
- The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
- The Oriental Residence Bangkok
- The Peninsula Bangkok
- The Okura Prestige Bangkok
- Sheraton Grade Sukhumvit Hotel
- Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Thailand Culture and CuisineThe culture of Thailand is highly influenced by the culture Buddhism where they follow the Theravada schools and use the WATS as the temple. There are several cultural practices and traditions that survive today such as the spirit house and the Thai boxing which is still the indigenous sport.
Sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, and salt are the basic taste preferred in the Thai's cuisine where garlic spice, chillies and lime juice, lemon grass are the common ingredients. Rice is the staple food and the population of Thailand also depend on noodles, fried mains, soups and curies, salads and other vegetarian foods.
- Mae Fah Luang International Airport
- Hat Yai International Airport
- Khon Kaen Airport
- Buriram Airport
- Chiang Mai International Airport
- Don Mueang International Airport
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015
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|Area||513,120 sq km|
|Neighbours||Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar|