Thai Geography

Thai Geography

Karst Topography at Phang Nga Bay, Southern Thailand [please click the photo to view this lecture in PDF]


Course description

Geographical characteristics in each region of Thailand as well as the borders of neighboring countries; Regional resources; Geographic factors which cause local change, including careers, permanent settlements and important tourist destinations; Fieldwork is part of the course.

Thai physical geography map © Steven A Martin [click for high resolution]

Course objectives

Students are expected to understand and be able to express their own ideas in the following areas:

  1. The location, size and borders of Thailand.
  2. Physical and human resources of Thailand.
  3. Characteristics of Thailand in a regional context.
  4. Various map projections and thematic maps of Thailand.
  5. Important domestic and international tourist attractions in Thailand.
  6. Geographic terms and concepts in the Thai context, including location, space, and area.
  7. Geographical factors causing local change, including occupations, settlements, and migration.

Northern Thailand - Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, the Highest Point in Thailand

Northeastern Thailand - Haew Narok Waterfall, Nakhon Ratchasima

Central Thailand - Phra Prang Sam Yot, Lopburi

Eastern Thailand - Mu Ko Chang National Park

Western Thailand - Phra Nakhon Khiri Temple - Petchaburi Province

Southern Thailand - Phi Phi Island, Krabi Province

Thank you for visiting my Thai Geography page.

Steven A. Martin