The kingdom of Thailand is a south east Asian country bordering Myanmar to the west, Malaysia to the south and Cambodia and Laos to the east. Thailand emerged as an independent country first in the 14th century, following the decline and fall of the Khmer empire. Thailand was never colonised by a western power. Thailand is an emerging economy heavily dependent on exports, with exports accounting for more than 2/3 of its gross domestic product. It is an anchor economy for the neighboring developing economies of Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. In 2007 manufacturing contributed to 44% of Thailand's GDP. Thailand has a very large tourism sector (6% of GDP) and received 11 million tourists in 2004. The main attractions of Thailand are its beautiful beaches and islands in the south, its historical sights, its culture and the friendliness of its people. The capital of Thailand is Bangkok, which also acts as a regional travel hub, giving easy access to the other countries in the region.

Bangkok photo gallery  - 306 pictures of Bangkok
Central Thailand photo gallery  - 141 pictures of Central Thailand
Eastern Thailand photo gallery  - 71 pictures of Eastern Thailand
Northern Thailand photo gallery  - 303 pictures of Northern Thailand
306 photos of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand
141 photos of central Thailand, a region of plains around the Chao Praya river
71 photos of eastern Thailand, a dry region bordering Laos and Cambodia
303 photos of northern Thailand
Gulf of Thailand photo gallery  - 299 pictures of Gulf of Thailand
Andaman sea islands and beaches photo gallery  - 336 pictures of Andaman sea islands and beaches
Temples photo gallery  - 268 pictures of Temples
Islands and beaches photo gallery  - 577 pictures of Islands and beaches
299 photos of islands in the Gulf of Thailand
336 photos of islands and beaches along Thailand's Andaman sea coast
268 photos of Buddhist temples in Thailand
577 photos of islands and beaches in southern Thailand
Miscellaneous images photo gallery  - 31 pictures of Miscellaneous images
Other images photo gallery  - 89 pictures of Other images
31 miscellaneous photos of Thailand
89 miscellaneous photos of Thailand
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