sovereign state in Southeast Asia

Thailand is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.


  • We haven't been really active in this region but now we are starting up. We have to find a new market for us because eastern Europe is growing and we have to show that Thailand can be a gateway to Asia. Right now the Asian economy is growing very fast, at a level comparable to China.
    • Ittichot Damrongraktam, the deputy director of the Frankfurt-based office of the Thailand Board of Investment, told our reporter, Danuta Isler [of Poland Radio], quoted on Poland Radio, "Thailand: gateway to opportunities in Asia", March 8, 2016.
  • There was only one X-ray machine, and the line for that was very long. People were pushing and cutting into the line because they were afraid of missing their flights.
  • Traditionally, Siamese boys have been educated in Buddhist monastries, and more than 77 per cent of the local public schools, and 23 per cent of the government schools, are located in monasteries.
    • Encyclopaedia Americana (1952) quoted in Ram Swarup, On Hinduism (2000)

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