Thailand

Location

Thailand is located 15.8700° N,100.9925° E within both the northern and eastern hemisphere, and is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by the waters of Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Indian Ocean and the countries of Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. The Kingdom of Thailand is a pre historic landmark that dates back to thousands of years ago. There were several impressive landmarks and historical sites left behind from the various empires and Kingdoms that ruled the country including the Khmer temples, Ben Chiang and the Phu Phra Bat in Udon Thani province.

Place

Some of the major cities of Thailand include Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Mueang Nonthaburi and Udon Thani. The climate of Thailand is very hot and humid with the annual temperature of 82°F. There are three season - hot, cool & rainy that run throughout the year. The vegetation of Thailand includes forests, shrub-studded grassland & swampy wetlands. The forests contain largely hardwoods like teak, bamboo, palms & rattan. The Thai people use animals such as water buffalo, oxen, horses & elephants to plow fields and transport goods. Deforestation and an increased demand for exotic animals such as rhinoceroses & tapirs have caused a drastic decrease in wildlife. Various species of monkeys & birds also inhabit the lands. There are basically three types of houses the Thai people live in: stilted clapboard structures made of teak or mahogany, la ow-pitched gable house on a bamboo frame with a roof of palm or grass & or a concrete home. The people speak the Thai language . Thailand is a newly industrialized country with its economy heavily dependent upon exports such as rice, shrimp, tapioca, rubber & sugar. The Thai people are greatly influenced by religion. The majority of the country is Theraveda Buddhist. The practice of Buddhism including respect, self-control & a non-confrontational attitude play a large role in their daily lives.

Thailand's physical features revolve around things such as the various bodies of water that comes in the form of lakes,rivers along with the gulf also including  landforms that consists of forests and the terrain. Mountains makeup most of the Norther part of my selected country. canyons and caves plateaus

Human/Environment interaction

Thailand has grown dramatically which has cause many environmental issues such as air & water pollution, declining wildlife, deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity waste issues. Improper disposal of old computers, batteries & discarded electronics have caused an increase in dangerous levels of mercury & dioxin in the soil. An environmentalist named King Bhumibol has done studies on the impact of power-generating dams versus coal- fired energy plants. He is also involved in water management by bringing water to drought-hit areas. To clean the highly polluted Makasan swamp, King developed a cheap natural filter which relies on water hycacinths to absorb waste.

Movement

The city of Bangkok has the most advance transportation systems with taxis, light-rails & city buses. The smaller cities use three-wheeled pedicabs called Săhm·lór. They also can use buses or minivans. Boats, freight trains & cargo planes are used to export and import goods. The Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as Bangkok International Airport is one of two international airports. The other is the Don Mueang International airport. There are several sea ports in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Khong, & Khanom Port.

Regions

Thailand is located on the continent of Asia in the Eastern hemisphere of the globe. It covers 510,890 square kilometers of land and 2,230 square kilometers of water.

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