Q:

On what continent is Thailand located?

A:

Quick Answer

Thailand is located on the continent of Asia. Along with Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Burma, it is on the Indochina peninsula. It is located entirely in the tropics.

Know More

Full Answer

Thailand has two main areas; the main body of the country is in the north, and the southern part of the country is part of a very thin peninsula known as the Malay Peninsula. It shares the top part of the peninsula with Burma, then occupies it entirely until it reaches the border of Malaysia, which takes up the bottom portion of the peninsula. Thailand's location between China and India and its location on major international trade routes gave it exposure to a number of different cultural influences. For example, the country's dominant religion, Buddhism, spread from India, while its most famous dish, pad Thai, probably came from Chinese traders.

Learn more about Southeast Asia

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where is Indonesia located?

    A:

    Indonesia is located in southeast Asia between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The nation is comprised of 17,000 islands from east to west, encompassing roughly 742,000 square miles. Land borders are shared with East Timor, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where is Vietnam located?

    A:

    The country of Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Cambodia to the west and Laos to the east.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where is Bangkok?

    A:

    The city of Bangkok is located in south central Thailand. The city touches the southern coast of the country, which borders the Gulf of Thailand.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where is Singapore?

    A:

    Singapore is located in Southeast Asia, approximately 85 miles north of the equator, between Malaysia and Indonesia. The Straits of Johor separate Singapore from Malaysia, while the Singapore Strait runs between Singapore and Indonesia.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore