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Bandon Bay on the Malay Peninsula, Thailand

9.2N 99.2E

April 17th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Thailand - March 5th, 2010

Bandon Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, shared by several countries including Myanmar (west) and Thailand (east). The bay is situated in Thailand’s Surat Thani Province, extending from the Sui Cape in Chaiya district in the northwest to the Kanchanadit district to the east.

The bay is dominated by the eastuary of the rivers Tapi and Phum Duang; sediments from these rivers are visible here. The bay is relatively shallow, with water depths ranging from 1 to 5 meters. The total coastline is about 100 km. Along the coast are mudflats created by the high rate of sedimentation.

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