From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishThailandThai‧land /ˈtaɪlænd, -lənd/ 🔊 🔊 a country in southeast Asia, between Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Population 67,448,120 (2014). Capital: Bangkok. Thailand has developed its industry very rapidly since the early 1980s. It is also known as a popular place for tourists to visit, both for its beaches and for its beautiful old buildings. Before 1949, Thailand was called Siam.