At the heart of Southeast Asia, between China Sea and the Indian Ocean, Thailand has the shape of an elephant’s head. The face looks to Myanmar (Burma), Ears bordering Laos and Cambodia, while the trunk through the Andaman Sea and In the Gulf of Thailand to reach Malaysia.

The natural landscapes are rich and varied; we see the misty mountains and jungles in the north, while the central plains are home to emerald rice fields, and the white sand beaches and tropical islands along the waterfront east to south.

Formerly known under the name of Siam, Thailand is a crossroads of peoples, cultures and religions, principally Buddhism.

It currently has 60 million inhabitants, occupying an area close to that of France (514,000 square kilometers), and shares borders with Myanmar (Burma) to the west and north, Laos and Cambodia north-east and Malaysia to the south.

Thailand is divided into six main regions: northern, mountainous, where the more temperate climate permits the cultivation of strawberries and peaches, and where even the elephants are used to work in the forests; North East, vast plateau bordered by the Mekong River, the birthplace of civilization old bronze nearly 6,000 years; the central plain, rice bowl and orchard sandy favorite place of the resorts; the West, where appropriate Relief welcomes hydroelectric facilities of the Kingdom; Southern Peninsular, where tourism gradually supplants traditional activities such as the exploitation of tin, rubber cultivation and fishing.

Thailand has spectacular mountain ranges, especially in the north and west. The further west the mountains, along the Myanmar border, rise up in the clouds and reach 2,595 meters  above Doi Inthanon, the highest point in Thailand.


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