Cities of Thailand.

Tourist information about popular cities in Thailand.

Bangkok: The capital city of Thailand, known for its bustling street markets, ornate temples (such as *Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew), vibrant nightlife, and modern shopping malls. Bangkok offers a mix of traditional and modern attractions, including the Grand Palace, floating markets, and delicious street food.

Phuket: The largest island in Thailand, famous for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Phuket offers a wide range of activities, including snorkeling, diving, boat tours to nearby islands, and exploring the Old Town’s cultural attractions.

Chiang Mai: Located in the mountainous region of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is known for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples (such as *Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and *Wat Chedi Luang), and night bazaars. The city is also a gateway to outdoor activities like trekking, elephant sanctuaries, and visiting hill tribes.

Pattaya: A popular beach resort city located on the Gulf of Thailand, known for its vibrant nightlife, water sports, amusement parks, and entertainment options. Pattaya offers a mix of relaxation, shopping, and entertainment, with attractions like Walking Street, Pattaya Beach, and the Sanctuary of Truth.

Krabi: Located on the Andaman Sea, Krabi is famous for its stunning limestone cliffs, clear turquoise waters, and pristine beaches. It is a popular destination for rock climbing, island hopping tours (including Railay Beach and Phi Phi Islands), snorkeling, and kayaking in beautiful natural surroundings.

*Hua Hin: A coastal city (map) located on the Gulf of Thailand, known for its long beaches, upscale resorts, golf courses, and vibrant night markets. Hua Hin offers a more relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere compared to other tourist cities in Thailand.

*Ayutthaya: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ayutthaya was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam and is known for its ancient ruins and historical sites. Visitors can explore the *Ayutthaya Historical Park, which includes numerous temples and the iconic Buddha head entwined in tree roots.

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Regions of Thailand.

Tourist information about the regions of Thailand.

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Central Thailand: This region is home to the capital city, Bangkok, and surrounding provinces. Central Thailand offers a mix of historical sites, cultural attractions, and urban experiences. It includes destinations like *Ayutthaya, the ancient capital; *Kanchanaburi, known for the Bridge over the River Kwai; and the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak (map).

Northern Thailand: Northern Thailand is characterized by its mountainous landscapes, lush forests, and rich cultural heritage. The region is famous for its historic city of Chiang Mai, known for its temples, night bazaars, and traditional festivals. Other attractions in Northern Thailand include *Chiang Rai, the *Golden Triangle, Doi Inthanon National Park, and the hill tribe villages.

Southern Thailand: Southern Thailand is renowned for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and vibrant marine life. The region offers a range of popular island destinations, including Phuket, Krabi, *Koh Phi Phi, *Koh Samui, *Koh Phangan, and *Koh Tao. These islands are known for their picturesque beaches, diving and snorkeling opportunities, and lively nightlife.

Eastern Thailand: The eastern region of Thailand includes popular beach destinations like Pattaya and *Koh Chang. Pattaya is known for its vibrant nightlife, amusement parks, and water sports activities. Koh Chang, the largest island in the region, offers a more relaxed and nature-focused experience, with beautiful beaches and lush rainforests.

Northeastern Thailand (Isan): *Isaan is the largest region of Thailand and is known for its rich cultural heritage, traditional cuisine, and historical sites. It offers a glimpse into rural life in Thailand, with attractions such as Khao Yai National Park, the ancient ruins of *Phimai Historical Park (map), and the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of *Ban Chiang.

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


For travelers requiring information on visas and entry requirements to Thailand. + Visa policy of Thailand (

Thai National Parks.

Wildlife and Plant Conservation website offers details on park locations, entrance fees, camping options, and activities within the parks.

Transit Bangkok.

The most comprehensive guide to Bangkok public transportation. Bangkok bus, MRT (Bangkok Metro), BTS Sky Trains, boats.

Bangkok Post is one of the most prominent English-language newspapers in Thailand. Their website provides comprehensive coverage of news, current affairs, business, lifestyle, and more, with a focus on both national and international news. is a popular online forum for expats in Thailand. It is a platform where expats can ask questions, share information, and engage in discussions on various aspects of living in Thailand.

Thai Language – Reference documents, interactive lessons, dictionary, and forums for learning Thai.


ThaiTable offers a collection of authentic Thai recipes, cooking techniques, ingredient information, and tips for preparing Thai dishes.

She Simmers: Authored by Leela Punyaratabandhu, this website focuses on traditional Thai recipes, cooking techniques, and stories behind the dishes. It provides in-depth explanations and step-by-step instructions to help you recreate Thai flavors at home.