Welcome to Thailand
Thailand is a country in south-east Asia. Thailand occupies the western half of the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in south-east Asia. It has a land border to the north-east with Laos, to the south-east with Cambodia, to the south with Malaysia, and to the north-west with Myanmar. To its south-east it has a coast with the Gulf of Thailand, and to the east with Andaman Sea.
Thailand has hilly forested areas of the northern frontier, fertile rice fields of the central plains, the broad plateau of the north-east, and the rugged coasts along the narrow southern peninsula.
Bangkok is the main entry point for most tourists, and from here travelers generally head south to the beaches or north to the jungle towns. Offering a rich culinary heritage, exotic culture, elephant rides, ancient ruins, and glittering temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues.