Thailand is an independent country, which is located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered in the north, Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia.
Thailand is in the top 50 countries by land, is 20th in the world's population. In Thailand, the population can be compared with countries such as France and Great Britain. The local climate is tropical and characterized by monsoons. The period of warm monsoon from mid-May to September and a dry, cool monsoon to the northeast from November to mid March.
There are about 2.2 million legal and illegal migrants in Thailand. The official language is Thai. Thailand has also attracted many foreigners from developed countries. In Thailand enjoyed rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1995, due to the well-known tourist destinations such as Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai, and exports make a significant contribution to the economy.
Thai culture was formed under the influence of many factors. Its traditions are connected with the great influence of India, China, Cambodia and the rest of Southeast Asia. Thai Buddhism has evolved over time, include many regional beliefs and ancestor worship.