Phuket is Thailands largest island, approximately the size of Singapore.
Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline
862 kilometers south of Bangkok.
Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays,
and delightful architecture.
Phuket has numerous sporting and leisure opportunities; a lush tropical landscape -
all of which combine to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays
Chumphon is a sea coast city parallel to the Gulf of Thailand and is the gateway to other southern provinces.
Along more than 200 kilometres of Chumphons seashore, there are many beautiful and picturesque beaches.
Still maintaining the natural beauty, the province is best for those who seek relaxation in the natural
and uniquely quiet atmosphere.
include beaches, islands, national parks,
waterfalls, caves with beautiful stalagmites and
stalactites and mountains. Chumphon is also a hub for travellers going to or coming from
range from hotels
and resorts to guesthouses and is readily available.
A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known as a fishing and
trading port and contains various natural
and is blessed with hot springs
and unspoiled mangrove forests.
Ranong town is a gateway to Myanmar and the famous hot
springs are just outside of town, where an arboretum and various first-class
to visitors eager to benefit from the mineral waters.
Some small islands of the coast, like
, welcome visitors with a quiet, unspoiled
tropical island ambiance and basic accommodations are
available. They also provide excellent game fishing, snorkeling and diving.
Phang Nga (พังงา):
Phang-nga, located app. 800km from
, is a province with two characters - land and sea - and packed with
that guard magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. Most famous is
, a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns and startling rock formations rising sheer
out of the sea. The bay is extremely sheltered ideal for expeditions of sea canoes to explore the many fascinating caverns.
Phang-nga's andaman coast offers parks of a different kind. The island groups of
for their beautiful unspoilt beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attracting divers from around the world.
is a coastal park full of birds, mammals and scenic
waterfalls, and most
of the province are located here on the
Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี):
The largest province of south Thailand and with numerous
along the coast makes Surat Thani
a perfect hideaway for vacationers from around the world. The best known
as well as the
Angthong National Marine
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offer scenic spots, rare wildlife, waterfalls and activities
like elephant trekking.
There are some
hotels in Surat Thani Town
stop-over before going to the islands or parks as well
as restaurants and shopping opportunities.
in town are limited to Thai and Chinese temples.
Koh Samui (เกาะสมุย):
At 247 square kilometres, Koh Samui is Thailand's third largest island and has become
one of South East Asia’s top five most visited tourist destinations.
Along with the island’s established infrastructure including international educational
and medical facilities, a wide choice of high street shopping brands, exquisite dining
hotels for all budgets
and beautiful white sandy beaches, Koh Samui stands out as one of the jewels in Thailand’s illustrious crown.
The neighbouring islands of
and the breathtaking
Ang Thong National Marine Park
offer visitors a wide range of activities such as
, scuba diving, snorkelling and
as well as accommodations ranging from bungalows to 4 star resorts.
Koh Phangan (เกาะพงัน):
Koh Phangan, world famous for the monthly
full moon party
Hat Rin beach
, still has some remote
laid-back atmosphere if you are not in a party mood.
These are mostly in the northern part of the island and
some can be reached only by boat or a walk on a dirt
road through the jungle.
In recent years more
, from simple bungalows to 4 stars resorts,
have been built to respond to everybody’s idea of an
unforgettable beach vacation. In the fullmoon party
period many of them require a 3 to 5 days stay.
Enjoy a relaxing massage
in one of the spas, explore the underwater world or
meditate at the hilltop temple called
Wat Khao Tham
. Wether you are in party mood or
just want to relax Koh Phangan can deliver what you are
looking for. Koh Phangan can easily be
from Koh Samui in 30 minutes.
Koh Tao (เกาะเต่า):
Koh Tao, or Turtle Island, is a divers paradise just a 2
hour boat ride north of
the best dive site
in the Golf of Thailand. Beautiful
and crystal clear water
surround the island and it is only a step from your
room to the colorful underwater world.
are plenty of diving schools to refresh your skills or
you can take a longtail boat to magical Koh Nang Yuan
for a day of snorkeling. After sunset enjoy a delicious
seafood dinner, have a drink in one of the bars and
clubs at the
and go shopping for some souvenirs.
Koh Tao can be
reached by boat
from Chumphon or Surat
Thani via Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in app. 2 hours
depending on weather conditions and boat type.
Krabi is the perfect getaway destination at the Andaman Sea with stunning limestone cliffs,
beautiful beaches like
Ao Nang and Railay
and more than 130 islands including the most
famous - Koh Phi Phi
Enjoy relaxing days at one of the tropical
available and visit the natural beauty of waterfalls and caves and other
The more active ones can try some rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, diving and snorkeling or just
spend a day or two for island hopping. Krabi has everything on offer for a fantastic and unforgettable holiday experience.
Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช):
Nakhon Si Thammarat is the second largest province of the South and is 780 kilometres from
and the walled town of Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of
Thailand's oldest cities.
In addition to its great history, Nakhon Si Thammarat boasts pristine verdant jungles abundant with
luxuriant vegetation and is also noted for picturesque beaches and beautiful waterfalls.
in the province provide opportunities for hiking and rafting and some caves with
Stalactites and stalagmites of strange shapes can be explored.
are plentiful either in town or on one of the many beaches. The parks offer campgrounds where tents are available for visitors.
Trang has breathtaking islands and astounding beaches along the coast as well as
awe-inspiring inland limestone - propped mountains. The province consists of an archipelago
in the Andaman Sea with over 46 islands including the
Mu Ko Petra National Park
In the last years many
hotels and resorts
where build on the beautiful islands -
- to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists
visiting the area looking for a relaxed, tranquil ambience.
On the mainland you can discover old Buddhist
temples shown in caves or you can take a bath in the
many pools formed by the crystal clear waterfalls in the
Phatthalung is an ancient city in southern Thailand,
app. 850km from Bangkok
, and the town sits on the west
bank of Songkhla
lake. It is a land of mountains and is regarded as the birthplace
of the shadow play and the Nora dance.
To get a
panoramic view of the province visiters can go up the
Khao Ok Thalu
, a 250 meter high mountain in
the prvincial capital which is clearly visible from
afar. Phattalung is, apart from
Nakhon Si Thammarat
the only province where the Thai shadow play tradition
still remains and performances take place during temple
Satun is a small province in the south of Thailand that borders Malaysia, facing the Andaman Sea.
The province possesses renowned picturesque islands with verdant forests and mountainous land.
Most tourists head out to the pristine islands of
Tarutao National Park
. Its landscape is full of
underwater peaks, excellent beaches, calm and peaceful coves, jungle and mangrove swamps. Snorkelling can be found at
, the land of the sea gypsies,
is stunning with forest, hills
Around Satun, there are plenty of interesting sights, including dove farms, forest parks
and huge waterfalls.
Thale Ban National Park
is famous for its abundant wildlife with many waterfalls and caves worth visiting.
Songkhla, one of Thailand's important ports and coastal provinces, is located 950 kilometers from
. Songkhla has fine
, enchanting waterfalls, and a tranquil lake,while Hat Yai, the major district of
the province, serves as a
and communications hub of the South.
Hat Yai and Songkhla can be
ideal places for the tourist to visit with an abundance of tourist
and an amazing range of
seaside resort towns with
for all budgets.
Pattani is a small province among the five so-called Southern Border Provinces.
Blessed with irresistible charms it is rich in historical significance including
impressive customs and traditions.
The natural scenic beauty of its streams and falls,
the 170 kms. long golden beaches along the Gulf of
Thailand and wonderful hospitality of the Pattani
people makes it a worthwhile holiday destination. There are several tourism resources of
nature, historical ancient places, and traditional culture which have been the integration of Thai, Chinese and Islam.
Yala is the southern-most province of Thailand and is the only landlocked
province in the south. Yala is the border province with many interesting
facets: history, culture, and beautiful scenery and is mostly mountains
and covered with forests. Attractions
include waterfalls, temples, a hot spring and the
largest mail box with a hight of 9 meter as well as the
largest mosque in Thailand.
Every year in March the ASEAN Dove Competition is
held here joined by Dove raising clubs from all over
Located app. some 1,149 kilometers south of
is Narathiwat the southernmost
province in Thailand. Visitors to the province are provided with great opportunities to spend days at the
and take excursion trips to some of the magnificent temples.
With Su-ngai Kolok serving as an economic and
border tourism center, the province welcomes an increasing numbers of Malaysians and Singaporeans on short holidays or
shopping sprees. The city of Narathiwat has an
abundance of traditional culture and authenticity with
village-like tranquility. As such, Narathiwat is an
amazing and unique area with a constant flow of culture
and trade between Thais and Malaysians