The reputation of Thailand's climate is well established. Its fine sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters are the image of the Tropiques? ! The climate is punctuated by the Asian monsoon. There are three main climatic zones: the continental part (occupying the northern half of the country), the Andaman Sea coast (to the southwest) and the Gulf of Thailand coasts.
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A natural museum :
This country, whose geographical shape resembles a large elephant head in profile, has made this animal its national symbol. In addition to this, there are many mammals (monkeys, buffaloes, tigers, leopards...) that you will be able to see in some of the country's national parks. The coasts are full of fish and other multicoloured marine animals. Thailand's diversity of landscapes and natural species is remarkable. Thailand has nearly 10% of the known species of orchids, lotuses and other bougainvilleas in its territory. From the North to the South, from the green escarpments of the Golden Triangle, the confluence of Myanmar and Laos, to the limestone massifs erected in the turquoise waters of the paradise islands of the South, to the plains and rice fields of the Isaan, bordered to the East by the Mekong, the landscapes and historical or religious sites follow one another as if in a dream, of extreme beauty and unrivalled variety.
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