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Map References

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Souris, Marc. Thailand rivers and streams
[Digitized Map]. Retrieved February 6, 2015,
from: http://www.savgis.org/thailand.htm
 This map depicts the vast amount of rivers
running through Thailand. The Chao
Phraya River is the principal river of
Thailand. Thailand’s capitals and many
cities have all been situated on its banks
or those of its tributaries and
distributaries. This constitutes a valuable
waterway for the transport of the nation’s
rice exports. Besides for transportation,
canal systems are used for drainage,
recreation, and fishing and as a source of
water.

Central Intelligence Agency. Ethnic Groups
From Thailand (1974). Retrieved February 6,
2015, from: http://www.mapcruzin.com/freethailand-maps.htm

 This map depicts the ethnic groups of
Thailand in 1974. The majority of
Thailand’s ethnicity is Thai/ Phu Thai.
World Trade Press. (2007). Precipitation Map
of Thailand. Retrieved February 6, 2015, from:
http://www.bestcountryreports.com/Precipitati
on_Map_Thailand.php
 This map depicts the annual precipitation
for Thailand in 2007. The map
demonstrates that the central region of
Thailand is dryer than its boundaries but
still receives a considerable amount of
rainfall which helps aide in rice cultivation.
Physical Feature References:
Huh, Chris. (2007). Haeo Suwat waterfall in
Khao Yai National Park, Thailand [Photograph],
Retrieved February 6, 2015, from:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Haeo_
Suwat_waterfall.JPG
 The Haeo Suwat waterfall is located in
Khao Yai National Park, it is one of the

easiest to get to. The park is in the
western part of the Sankamphaeng
Mountain Range. It features many
different kinds of wildlife, like elephants.
Arriving on Railay beach from Krabi
[Photograph]. Retrieved February 6, 2015
from:
http://www.railay.com/railay/intro/intro.shtml
 Railay beach is one of the many beaches
in Thailand. It is a peninsula located in the
southern Thailand. Its greatest feature is
the limestone cliffs. Limestone is
commonly found throughout Southern
Thailand.
The Lotus, food for the spirit and the stomach
[Photograph]. (2010). Retrieved February 6,
2015 from:
http://phanathailife.typepad.com/thai-lifephana/2010/12/the-lotus-food-for-the-spiritand-the-stomach.html

 The lotus flower is a Buddhist symbol for
purity. Buddhism is one of the most
prominent religions in Thailand. The roots
of this pond flower are eaten as a sweet
and used in medicines as laxatives.

DNP-Government of Thailand/WCS Thailand
Program. Malayan tapir, listed as Endangered.
(2011). Retrieved February 6, 2015 from:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1220hance_videotrap_thailand.html
 The deep forests of Thailand are home to
various animals including tigers,
elephants, wild ox, and leopards. This is a
Malayan tapir, which have white fur on the
back half and black on the front half. Antipoaching efforts in Thailand's Western
Forest Complex are working to save
animals like the Malayan tapir.
kai4107. Fog on the mountains of northern
Thailand Phetchabun. Retrieved February 6,
2015 from:

http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip2557853-stock-footage-fog-on-the-mountainsof-northern-thailand-phetchabun.html
 The Phetchabun mountain range is located
in north-central Thailand and runs northsouth, forming the western rim of the
Khorat Plateau. It is a heavily forested
southern extension of the Luang Prabang
Range. Its highest point is 5,840 feet.
However the highest mountain in Thailand
is the Doi Inthanon, with a height of 8,464
feet.
Deddeda Stemler. Phuket, Thailand. (2004).
Retrieved February 6, 2015 from:
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/658827/a-lookback-the-2004-indian-ocean-tsunami-inphotos
 On Dec. 26, 2004 a 9.1-magnitude
earthquake near the west coast of
Sumatra, Indonesia triggered the Indian
Ocean tsunami. It left more than 230,000
people dead across 14 countries. This
image depicts the destruction of the lobby

at the Seapearl Beach Hotel along Patong
Beach on Phuket Island in Thailand.
Human Feature References:
Heiko S. (2012) Rice field around sunset just
outside dong mada, not far from chiang rai
[Photograph]. Retrieved February 6, 2015
from:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hko_s/77878506
54/in/photolist-cSbLF9-cSbLRL-bT2Mm6dYfJE5-dYfKsj-dYfK5d-dYa3Up-dYa5d4-dYa4mzdYfKgq-dYfKNQ-dYa4d2-dYfKuj-dYa4YV-dYfLhqdYfKLN-dYa4Me-dYa4oP-dYfLdf-dYfKVd-dYfLoEdYfKkQ-dYa59t-dYfJLw-dYa3PD-a9Sc9Aaod86F-dYa4vz-dYfJK1-dYa5iV-dYa41V-dYa56XdYfJZb-dYfKif-dYfL7m-dYfKXN-dYa3Wp-dYa5gKdYa3Mv-dYa4WD-dYa3RK-dYfKJf-dYfKCsdYfKa1-dYa52g-dYfJGS-dYfKbY-dYa45D-dYfKzudYfKFs/
 This is a rice field in the Northern most
part of Thailand. However, rice grows in all
regions of Thailand, and is dependent on
the rainy climate. Thailand is the world’s
largest rice exporter. However, tapioca,

rubber, maize, pineapple, palm oil, and
herbs are also exported. Rice is considered
a staple food in Thailand.
Ostill. Goods are sold by boats in a floating
market in Thailand [Shutterstock]. Retrieved
February 6, 2015 from:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/co
untries/thailand/
 Many communities in Thailand were
originally formed at the sides of rivers.
Criss-crossing rivers and canals served as
means of transportation. Such ways of life
of the riverside communities, especially in
the Chao Phraya River Basin brought to
the rise of a number of floating markets.
This strongly contrast our indoor super
markets. There is lots of Thai culture
expressed in these markets. People can
buy local foods as well as other items.

Alyoshin, D. (2006). Grand Palace with Temple
of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) in
Bangkok, Thailand. [Photograph]. Retrieved
February 6, 2015 from:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grand
_Palace_Bangkok.jpg
 Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the
Emerald Buddha, is one of the most
important Buddhist temples in Thailand. It
is located in historic Bangkok, within the
grounds of the Grand Palace. Buddhism is
the primary religion in Thailand.
(2012) A mid-week scene from Amphawa
[Photo]. Retrieved February 6, 2015 from:
http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/thailand/2012/
08/30/bangkoks-amphawa-what-is-going-on/
 This is a historic, Amphawa canal-side
community southwest of Bangkok. These
homes are typically wood based

structures. Much of Thailand’s areas have
homes like these.
Bangkok Nightlife. Retrieved February 6, 2015
from: http://www.shedexpedition.com/thingsbangkok/
 Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, it is
known to the locals as Krung Thep.
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian
country never to have been colonized by a
European Power. Bangkok is populated by
over eight million people.
(2013) Mobile Mae Sot Bamboo School Pops
Up in Thailand to Aid Refugees. Retrieved
February 6, 2015 from:
http://inhabitat.com/mobile-mae-sot-bambooschool-pops-up-in-thailand-to-aid-refugees/
 This school is part of the moving schools
001 project which provides an educational
space for a displaced community of

migrants and refugees in conflicted areas
such as Thailand. Thailand's educational
system is divided into three levels,
children are only required to attend from
age 6 to 14.