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Thailand
Kingdom of Thailand


Things to Know

Thailand has a constitutional monarchy.

Tropical rainforests are found close
to the equator.

Map of Thailand
Map of Southern Thailand
Rainforest Map and Slideshow

Language: Thai
Names in Thai

Thai virtual translator .
Translate English into Thai.

Animals

Thailand has two native species of bear; the Asiatic Black Bear and the Malayan Sun Bear . The Black is found all over the country while the Sun Bear is found in the southern region of Thailand.

Gibbons are small apes that live in the upper canopy of the lowland rainforest of South-East Asia.

The pitta bird was rediscovered in the Khao Noi Chuchi( last lowland rainforest in Thailand) after being considered extinct. The Red-Whiskered Bulbul in the south of Thailand the bulbul is caged for competition. The Red-Whiskered Bulbul was once commonly found throughout the country, over the past 10 years its sound has slowly disappeared from the southern forests of Thailand.

Common Tree Shrew

Slow Loris

Climate

Thailand has a tropical climate-wet or hot and humid. In southern Thailand there are two seasons, dry and wet. The southwest monsoon are usually from mid-May to September.

 

Land

Scientists believe that rainforests are the oldest ecosystems on earth. Some rainforests in Southeast Asia have been around for at least 100 million year.

Layers Of A Rainforest
The Tropical Rainforest has four layers.

Tarutao National Park is the southern-most group of islands
on the west coast of Thailand.  The park consists of 51 islands.

Plants

Tropical Rainforest Plants

Bamboo : Found in Asian rain forests is one of the fastest growing plants. They can grow over 100 feet tall.

Palms: There are many varieties of palm trees that grow along the shores of the tropics.  The coconut palm tree originated in Asia and the pacific coast of South America.  They now can be found around the world.  They produce a fruit called coconuts. 

In 1901 British planters introduced rubber trees into the Malay Peninsula. Commercial rubber production now takes place in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.
Where does rubber come from?

Thailand is the world's leading exporter of rice.
Wet rice: Grown in irrigated fields throughout the central plain
and in the South. Common method of growing rice in Asia by flooding fields with water. Later, when the crops mature, the fields are drained. Wet-rice cultivation (this link shows a site about Vietnam but it does explain wet-rice cultivation simply.).

Read

Exploring The Tropical Rainforest

Biography of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Color Pages

Palm Tree

Make

Coconut Tree Paper Craft

 

Puzzles

Man leaning on palm tree

Recipes

Make a Monkey Milkshake!

Screensaver

Thailand, Jewel Of The Orient Screensaver

 

View

Night Shift In The Rainforest
Southeast Asia’s rain forests video.

Palaces of the King
Look at amazing virtual reality pictures of Thai palaces.

 

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