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Located in the Southeast Asia, Thailand is the heart of this region. Facebook page for Thailand trips.

Thailand, Koh Lan beach - 2011

The geography of Thailand features many natural borders with neighboring countries: a mountainous border with Myanmar or Burma to the north and west. A long stretch of the Mekong River separating Thailand from Laos to the north and east; and the Mekong River and the Dongrak mountains delineating the border of Cambodia to the east.

Covering an area of approximately 514,000 square kilometers (200,000 sq miles), Thailand is the 50th largest country in the world.  Located 15 degrees north of the equator, Thailand has a tropical climate and temperatures typically range from 19 to 38 degrees C (66-100 F). In the monsoon season rains fall mostly from May to October and cooler, drier weather occurs around November and December.

Old Thai house at the Rose Garden - in Bangkok
Thailand has four primary regions which are each geographically distinct from each other.

1. Along Thailand’s western border with Myanmar, the forested mountains of Thailand rise higher as they stretch north, peaking at the 2,565 meter (8,415 ft) Doi Inthanon.  Thailand’s northern peaks are replete with wildlife and feature Thailand’s coolest winters.

2. Northeastern Thailand’s geography, where the kingdom borders Laos at the Mekong River, features the Khorat Plateau, which extends south towards the Thai border with Cambodia. The Isan region of Northeastern Thailand is the most populous region of Thailand (with the exception of Bangkok) and features a number of bustling provincial capital cities.

3. The geography of Thailand’s interior is dominated by the Central Plains, the “Rice Bowl of Asia,” through which the Chao Phraya River feeds expansive rice fields and then enters the bustling capital of Bangkok before spilling into the Gulf of Thailand.

4. Stretching down the Malaysian peninsula, the slender trunk of the figurative elephant separates the Andaman Sea from the Gulf of Thailand, providing Thailand with beaches and islands along opposing shores.  The islands of Phuket and Koh Samui are important tourist destinations, though both coasts also contain numerous historical attractions as well as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and spectacular forests, waterfalls, and beaches.

Temple with incredible details (like gold plated) in Bangkok, Thailand
Temple in Bangkok
Fishing boats near Pattaya beach

In addition to these natural, geographical regions, Thailand is divided into 76 political provinces, with Bangkok serving as the political, commercial, industrial, educational, and entertainment capital of the country.

This website contain various articles related to Thailand hotels or restaurants or places to visit:

0. Thailand flooding 2011 - (Nov 2011 updates)

1. Ayothaya Floating Market -
2. Pattaya Jom-tien beach -
3. Koh Larn near Pattaya -
4. Cape Phromthep in Phuket
5. Erawan Museum in Bangkok - 
6. Wat Phra Samut
7. Dusit ZOO in
8. Bangkok city day and
9. Saphan Kwai funny (in)
10. Vegetarian food festival in Bangkok China town
11. Loy Krathong
12. Tiger Shrine and Temple Bangkok

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