of Thailand, covering an area of 514,000 square kilometers, lines
in the heart of South East Asia, roughly equidistant between India
and China. It shares borders with Burma to the west and north, Laos
to the northeast, Kampuchea to the east and Malaysia to the south.
Topographically the country is divided into four distinct areas:
the mountainous North, the fertile Central Plains, the semi-arid
plateau of the Northeast, and the peninsula South distinguished
by its many beautiful tropical beaches and offshore islands.