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Thailand ( pron.: / ˈ t aɪ l æ n d / TY -land or / ˈ t aɪ l ə n d / TY -lənd ; [ 8 ] Thai : ประเทศไทย , RTGS : Prathet Thai ), officially the Kingdom of Thailand ( Thai : ราชอาณาจักรไทย , RTGS : Ratcha Anachak Thai ; IPA: [râːt.tɕʰā ʔāːnāːtɕàk tʰāj] ( listen ) ), formerly known as Siam ( Thai : สยาม ; RTGS : Sayam), 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.
Thailand (ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย) is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Myanmar (Burma) to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast and Malaysia to the south. With great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture and great beaches, Thailand is a magnet for travellers the world over. [ edit ] Regions Thailand can be conveniently divided into five geographic and cultural regions: