Thailand,formerly know as Siam, is more thand just another country.
Literally translated, Thailand means "Land of smile".
More than anything else, that is what all visitor to Thailnad discover;
the kind of freedom and hsppiness that haveenchanted visitors since ancient times.
A predominantly Buddhistly Buddhist kingdom, Thailand borders Myanmar
and Laos to the north, Myanmar to the west, Laos and kampuchea to the east, and
Malsysia to rhe south. A fairly large country (514,000 sq.kms.) ,Thailand is home to
more than 55 million is a fascinating mixture of the old and the new.
Contrast is what make Thailand so unique. Indeed, distinctiveness is
evident in all of the country's four regions.The rolling hills of the North are home
to numerous hill tribes and people renowned for their ready smiles and friendliness.
The Northeast, now believed to be the cradle of thai civilization, is rich in historical sites
and topographical attractions. The vast, fertile plains of the Central Region
make it the most densely-populated part of this country
as well as the center for many of Thailand's commercial activities.
And the lovely South, where golden beaches and
serene islands abound, is truly a region of diverse beauty.
Thailand is blessed with abundant natural resources.
Agricultural produce such as rice, rubber, maize, tapioca,
and tropical fruits constitute the bulk of Thai exports each year.
Mineral treasures have further aided national development.
Tin,precious gems, natural gas, and numerous minerals are found
in both land and sea. Through extensive wildlife reserve programs,
Thailand's fauna and flira have prospered.
Wild orchids and exotic birds exist togetger in perfect harmony.
Worthy of mention is that Thailand's seafood is world-famous for
its taste, Variety, freshness,and abundance