Chiang Rai, former capital of the Mangrai Dynasty

Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand Chiang Rai is about 785 kilometers north of Bangkok. Situated on the Kok River basin, Chiang Rai covers an area of approximately 11,678 square meters with an average elevation of 580 meters above …

Krabi, cliffs, caves and islands

Krabi, a resort town near the Andaman coast Located approximately 814 kilometers from Bangkok is Krabi Province, one of most attractive destinations in southern Thailand. Encompassing an area of 4,708 square kilometers, the western border of Krabi is the Andaman …

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand

Phuket is one of the most popular islands in Thailand Phuket, which is approximately the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by a bridge. It is situated off the west coast of …

Pattaya, a former quiet fishing village

Pattaya wild nightlife in Thailand Chonburi, Bangkok’s nearest seaside town, is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, only 80 kilometers from Bangkok. The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful beaches, local colors, …

Surin, land of elephants in Northeastern Thailand

Surin home of the Elephant Festival Surin is a town in Southern Isaan, Thailand. Surin is the capital of Surin province. Its population is small, approximately 40,000, but bear in mind that the province itself is densely populated. It is …

Hat Yai in Songkhla

Hat Yai, a popular destination in Thailand’s far south Hat Yai (frequently spelled Had Yai) is the largest city in southern Thailand, located near the border of Malaysia and populated by nearly 800,000 Thais. Hat Yai is located in Songkhla …

Chiang Mai, former capital of the Kingdom of Lan Na

Chiang Mai, an old city that dates back to the 1200s Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่) is the hub of Northern Thailand. With a population of over 170,000 in the city proper (but more than 1 million in the metropolitan area), it …

Nakhon Ratchasima, home of the The Korat cats

Korat, one of the four major cities of Isan Nakhon Ratchasima, generally known as “Khorat”, is Thailand’s largest province situated on sprawling northeast plateau. Located approximately 260 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, the city itself serves as the gateway to the …

Bangkok the capital of Thailand

Bangkok city, the capital of Thailand, is also known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Mahanakhon, or Krung Thep. Bangkok was founded in …