Southern Thailand Region

The Southern Thailand consists of 14 provinces namely Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang, and Yala. This region extends from Chumphon to the Thai-Malaysian border with the Gulf of Thailand in the east and the Indian Ocean in the west. Some of the main attractions of this region are coral reefs, palm beaches, tropical islands, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. The weather is calm and quiet throughout the year creating a suitable atmosphere for the visitors. Normally, the weather remains excellent in the western side from November to March and in the eastern side from May to September.

Krabi:

Krabi travel of South Thailand is matchless because of its beautiful islands, the 75-million-year-old Susan Hoi shell graveyard, and the extensive Noppharat Beach.

Ranong:

Ranong is at a distance of about 568 kilometers from Bangkok. The Hot Spa Health Resort is one of the best things you can get here. The Spa uses water of the Geo-Thermal Mineral Water Spring.

Surat Thani:

Surat Thani is popular for Ko Samui which is Thailand’s third largest island. Another preferred place of Surat Thani is the exquisite Golden Bowl Marine National Park.

Pattani:

Pattani is famous for the most beautiful mosque and the numerous fishing communities with well-decorated boats. Narathiwat is well known for Ba Cho Waterfall and the huge golden Buddha at Wat Khao Kong.

Hat Yai:

Hat Yai is about 933 kilometers from Bangkok and the main communications and commercial centre of southern Thailand. Phatthalung is at 95 kilometers to the north of Hat Yai and is renowned for the Talay Noi Nok Nam bird sanctuary situated at the end of Songkhla Great Lake.

Nakhon Si Thammarat:

Nakhon Si Thammarat is an ancient city located at 780 kilometers south of Bangkok. Handicrafts such as black and gold neilloware, van lipao basketry and intricate shadow-play figures are prominent in this city which is also the home of the historically significant Wat Phra Maha That.

Songkhla:

Songkhla located at 950 kilometers from Bangkok is a historic city with a flourishing fishing society and the exquisite Samila beach.

Phange Nga:

Phang Nga has some of the major attractions like grassy limestone islands, aquatic caves, and calm water. James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay first found its way onto the international map through its starring role in the James Bond movie “The Man With the Golden Gun.”

Phuket:

Phuket is an island of international stature and is Thailand’s largest island which is approximately equal in size to Singapore. It is located at about 862 kilometers from Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. The magnificent beaches, isolated bays, hidden coves, and the delicious seafood of this place make it one of the best resorts of the world.