Thailand is situated in the heart of the Southeast Asian mainland and borders the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the North, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand to the East, the Union of Myanmar and the Indian Ocean to the west and Malaysia to the south. The climate is warm and rather humid with monsoonal climate. In June and July, the average daily temperatures range from 91 F to 77 F, the relative humidity ranges from 91% to 66%, and the average monthly rainfall is around 7 inches.
Siam is the name by which the country was known to the world until 1939 and again between 1945 and 1949. On May 11, 1949, an official proclamation changed the name of the country to “Prathet Thai,” or “Thailand,” by which it has been known ever since. The word “Thai” means “free,” and thus “Thailand” translates as “Land of the Free.”
Pathum Thani province is where the project schools are located. It is directly north of Bangkok and is part of the Bangkok metropolis. In many parts, the boundary between the two provinces is not noticeable anymore since both sides of the boundary are being equally urbanized. The original name was Sam Khok. In 1815 King Rama II visited the city and the citizens offered him many Lotus flowers, which made the king rename the city to Pathum Thani meaning The City of Lotus. There is a very high concentration of higher education institutions, especially ones in the field of science and technology from this fact, together with a number of industrial parks and many research agencies, the province is considered as an “Education and Technology Hub”.