Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Myanmar to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast, and Malaysia to the south.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city.
Northern Thailand shares borders with Myanmar and Laos, as well as with the Central Plains and Isaan.
Chiang Mai is the hub of Northern Thailand. With a population of over 170,000 in the city proper, it is Thailand's sixth-largest city.
Eastern Thailand comprises the seven provinces that lie south of Isaan and east of the Central Plains, sandwiched between Bangkok and Cambodia.
Pattaya is a seaside resort on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand, about 150 km southeast of Bangkok.
Isaan, Thailand's northeast region, is an often overlooked part of the country.
Khao Lak is a 20 km long strip of coastal resorts in Phang Nga Province on the Andaman Sea beaches of Southern Thailand, about 100 km north of Phuket Town.
Hat Yai is the fourth largest city in Thailand and is in Songkhla Province on the Southern Gulf Coast.
Ko Tao, literally "Turtle Island", is an island on the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand.
Ko Lanta is an island off the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand.
Phuket, pronounced "pu-ged", is Thailand's largest island.
Southern Thailand includes many of Thailand's most famous resorts on both the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, and the east-facing Gulf of Thailand coast south of Chumphon.
Central Thailand, also known as the Central Plains, is the low-lying central region of Thailand.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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