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Tourism in Thailand
Thailand is situated in heart of the Southeast Asian mainland – covering a land mass of 513,115 sq. km. Its extreme latitudinal co-ordinates are 20°28’N and 5°36’S, and its extreme longitudinal co-ordinates are 105° 38’ E and 97°22 W. To the north Thailand borders the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and the Union of Myanmar; to the east it borders the Lao PDR and the Kingdom of Cambodia; to the south it borders Malaysia; and to the west it borders the Union of Myanmar. The country’s land-based maximum north-south extent is approximately 1,600 km, and its maximum east-west extent measures approximately 870 km. The country’s coastline along the Gulf of Thailand is 1,875 km. long, compared to 740 km along the Andaman Sea; not included are the coastlines of some 400 islands, most of them in the Andaman Sea.
Maya Bay, Krabi
Thailand’s charm is reflected in ancient temples and ruins of bygone civilization, lush virgin rainforests abundant in rare flora and fauna, white sandy beaches and tropical island archipelagos, classical arts and traditional festivals, alternative health treatments, as well as modern infrastructure and facilities. This is an ancient kingdom that has a long history in which the old and the new, the east and the west, truly blend to create a place where visitors are enticed to enjoy the best of both worlds.
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