Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3

Thailand (/ˈtlænd/ TY-land or /ˈtlənd/ TY-lənd;Thai: ประเทศไทย, rtgs: Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs: Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA: [râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; rtgs: Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar 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 Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thailand is governed by the National Council for Peace and Order that took power in the May 2014 coup d'état.Its monarchy is headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946 as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state and the country's longest-reigning monarch; he has reigned for 69 years, 250 days.

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What to see at the 2024 Venice Biennale

CNN 18 Apr 2024
... in October, “The Spirits of Maritime Crossing” brings together 15 artists from the Global South from countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore to explore themes of diaspora, displacement, and colonialism through the lens of ocean and sea travel....

Thailand’s incredible nature reserve — where a trip costs just £7

The Times/The Sunday Times 17 Apr 2024
My tent is pitched in Kaeng Krachan, Thailand’s largest national park and one of the world’s newest Unesco heritage sites ... This could be Thailand’s most accessible yet biodiverse jungle experience ... The 1,125 square mile park lies in central Thailand, between mountains, rivers and beaches ... The best places to visit in Thailand ... THAILAND....

An Expert Explains: The strategic importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Financial Express 16 Apr 2024
The neglect of this strategic island group betrays a lack of strategic maritime vision in the decades since Independence ... Should Thailand build the ... The islands share four of India\u2019s international maritime zone delimitations with Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh....