The Kingdom of Thailand, covering an area of 514,000 km², lies in the
heart of southeast Asia between India and China. It shares borders with Myanmar
(formally Burma) to the west and north, Laos to the northeast, Kampuchea to the
east and Malaysia to the south. 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 in the south distinguished by its many beautiful
tropical beaches and offshore islands.
Thailand has a tropical climate with long hours of sunshine and high
humidity. There are three seasons; hot from March to June; rainy from July to
October; cool from November to February. Average low temperature is 20° C and
high temperature is 37° C.