Situated in the heart of South-east Asia on the Indochina Peninsula with numerous other nations large and small around it, Thailand surrounds the Gulf of Thailand.
Maps of Thailand
When it comes to maps of the country, accurate editions printed or read from a digital device show its national boundaries and rivers, the countries and waters around it and its roadways and cities. Some maps display the lines of its provinces. Topographical maps reveal the mountainous regions, forests and plains. Those travelling in Thailand should have a map of the country and details of its cities.
The Geographic Features of Thailand’s Landscape
Korat Plateau – In the north-east of the country, the Korat Plateau stands at 200 metres above sea level. This tableland is vast, measuring around 150,000 square kilometres. The plateau meets the mountain ranges in north-central Thailand.
Mountains – The north of Thailand is where the mountains are found. Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s tallest peak, rising above sea level more than 2,500 metres.
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Rivers – Several rivers start north in the highlands and mountains. Some of the main rivers crossing the country on their way to the sea are Mekong, Tapi and Chao Phraya.
Surrounding Nations – Some of the nations around Thailand clockwise from the north are Burma also called Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Indonesia and Malaysia are to the south.
Surrounding Coastal Waterways – The country of Thailand embraces the Gulf of Thailand to its south. The Andaman Sea is to the west of the country.