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Thailand Travel Wiki

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Travel to Thailand

Thailand is often a place that speaks of adventure, romance, and relaxation. You can explore jungles to find hidden monuments to the past and then end your day with a sunset beach experience if you wish.

There are urban centers to explore, lonely islands that long for your visit, and a piece of you will feel like it’s missing when it comes time to leave. Here is why Thailand might just become your next favorite travel destination.

You Will Find a Perfect Spot

Even with development conquering many of the pristine beaches that Thailand has to offer, there are still places where you will find yourself the only person enjoying the warm white sands. Many of the islands offer picture-perfect opportunities to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive at your leisure within the emerald waters. Take a boat out and explore the monoliths that jut out of the waters if you prefer. The views Thailand offer are simply amazing

Thailand Is Highly Affordable

You will find that 5 star accommodations, fine dining options, and exploration opportunities are highly affordable. It’s so affordable in Thailand, in fact, that the largest expense most people have is the airfare required to get there in the first place. You won’t find a better value for your hard-earned money than what you’ll be able to plan on doing during your stay here.

There Is Convenience Around Every Corner

Thailand is also a nation that is very accommodating to whatever needs you may have. Whether you’re craving a late-night snack, need something to cure the sniffles in the early hours of the morning, or just want to strike out on an early morning hike to see a summit sunrise, there is always a way to make sure your experiences are positive and memorable.

Thailand offers visitors unique landscapes, friendly and authentic people, and exploration choices that seem like they should only be in a dream. Plan your visit here and you can quickly turn those dreams into a reality.

Best of Thailand

Pretty much anywhere you travel in Thailand you are going to find yourself on a white sand beach with a cocktail in your hand, a picturesque jungle behind you and probably an island view across the crystal ocean that laps at your feet. A visit to Thailand for most travellers means either utter decadence and relaxation or big nights out and frosty cocktail hangover cures on the beach by day. However, Thailand is also full of rich history and culture that makes for fascinating journeys through the mountains in to old villages and centuries old Buddhist temples.

Find white sand beaches on the islands of Koh Samui and Phi Phi. These islands are a tourist’s dream. Boasting absolutely flawless views and a party lifestyle by night these islands will keep you very entertained. For a more laid back island getaway head to the lazy family of southern gulf islands, Koh Phangan. Find ultimate relaxation on one of their quiet beaches.

Travel in to the sprawling metropolis of Bangkok to explore the huge night markets, wander the streets sampling street food and peruse the local’s wares. Head north and find the home of the first true Thai Kingdoms. Northern Thailand is a must for those interested in the Thai culture.

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand make sure to book sometime between November and January for the most comfortable weather. Temperatures in Thailand can reach over 40c at other times of the year and when the rainy season kicks in you might miss out on some of that precious sunbaking time. Furthermore, most of Thailand’s festivals are held between November and January.

Northern Thailand is steeped in traditional culture. Visit the upper provinces of this spiritual country and find humble villages occupied by rice farmers, ancient Buddhist temples and remnants of traditional Thai art and culture.

In Bangkok, the old meets the new. This mega metropolis is characterised by towering modern skyscrapers and massive new age shopping malls that co-exist with the traditional markets and alleyways packed with street carts selling oddities from Coca-Cola in a bag to fried tarantulas on sticks.

Jump on a traditional long tail boat, putter out to one of Thailand’s many beautiful island resorts and soak up the sun in between massages and spa treatments. Enjoy the laid back lifestyle of Koh Pha Ngan or find a lively beach party atmosphere in Koh Samui and Phi Phi Island.

Spend some time in Phuket and enjoy the Thai city lifestyle on a little smaller scale. Hire a motorbike and zip around this beautiful area without worrying about navigating six lane highways and hours long traffic jams. Be sure to get along to a Muay Thai (Thai boxing) match, Thailand’s national sport, and witness the unbelievable athleticism of these dedicated athletes. Locals come out in droves for these matches and the atmosphere rivals that of any professional sporting event.

Northern Thailand

From the bustling town of Bangkok to the culturally rich rural town of Chiang Mai, there will never be a dull moment during your holiday to Thailand. Perfect for travellers looking for teaming adventure with relaxation, you can choose to spend active days exploring the diverse landscape or take a leisurely afternoon, discovering the city highlights at your own pace. Northern Thailand is also home to an array of tranquil rural towns, making it a perfect destination for whatever you want to experience.

With more and more travellers wanting to experience Northern Thailand every year, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to stay. Whether you’d prefer the five star luxuries of Chiang Mai’s top hotels or budget friendly hideaway accommodation in the deep forests. Stay in the rural town of Pai for more laid back days or the charming town of Chiang Mai for access to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ayutthaya.

Renowned for its charismatic locals, wealth of cultural heritage and landscapes that you can only dream of, Northern Thailand has so many experiences on offer. There are well preserved forests and mountain ranges in the Shan Hills region while tranquil rivers that lead to secluded waterfalls can be found in Chao Phraya. There are also countless traditional temples and rural towns to discover.

With so many places in Northern Thailand, it can be difficult to know where to begin your holiday but a trip down to the capital city of Bangkok is a good place to start. This exciting city is not only the backdrop to the hilarious film The Hangover: Part Three, but also home to some of the best architecture, markets and places to eat in the whole of Thailand. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails on rooftop bars and browse the native fruits sold along the floating market.

When it comes to food, Northern Thailand has a wealth of unique restaurants serving up tasty signature dishes. There are plenty of chances to enjoy a variety of rich dishes but if flavour is your thing, make sure you try the local speciality, Khao Soy. It’s a chicken or pork noodle curry that locals rave about. Classic favourites including a Thai Green Curry are also readily available.

The charming town of Ayutthaya is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a great place to visit if you’re travelling as a family. Take a leisurely stroll around the ancient ruins or take a boat ride along the Chao Phraya river. Alternatively, city attractions such as Chiang Mai zoo are also popular with families.

City Guides

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Ao Nang Beach

Ao Nang Beach Travel Wiki Travel to Ao Nang Beach Ao Nang is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations. Located in Krabi province, on the western coast of the country, and its beautiful beaches are lapped by the warm Andaman Sea. Ao Phra Nang is the full name of the resort area, and means Princess Bay. It’s an ideal holiday location in itself or a great place to explore popular nearby islands and resorts. The nearest airport to Ao Nang...


Ayutthaya Travel Wiki Travel to Ayutthaya A visit to Thailand usually features coastal resorts, island getaways, or jungle excursions. That emphasis excludes one of the true gems of the country, the city of Ayutthaya. Founded in 1351, this city has been a wealthy trading port throughout history, serving as the second Siamese capital at one point, and it sits on an interior island. The city was also destroyed in 1767 and resettled in a different location. The ruins of the old city have...

Bang Tao Bay

Bang Tao Bay Travel Wiki Travel to Bang Tao Bay Picture a horizon so clear you cannot tell where the water begins and the sky ends: that could be what you wake up to every morning on your holiday to Bang Tao Bay. This elongated stretch of coastline is continuous beach and one of Phuket Island’s longest. Here you can most certainly relax under the rays of the sun and listen to the soft waves roll in. Adventure junkies and families will...

Bangkok, capital of Thailand

Bangkok Travel Wiki Travel to Bangkok Bangkok is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Thailand and it’s not simply because it is the largest city in the country. The city itself benefitted from a major economic boom for the last two decades of the 20th century and this has caused an influx of culture and business that is rarely seen in the region. With a permanent city in place since the late 15th century, Bangkok has always been a center of...

Cape Panwa

Cape Panwa Travel Wiki Travel to Cape Panwa With some of the most colourful landscapes on offer, there’s a lot to experience on a holiday to Cape Panwa in Phuket. Whether you’re after a peaceful coastline hideaway, nights in a laid back bar or a chance to discover the stunning inland landscape, staying Cape Panwa holidays have something to offer everyone. Active travellers will love the opportunity to visit the bustling capital while families will feel at home on this popular but...


Chalong Travel Wiki Travel to Chalong Located south of Phuket, Chalong is home to a large boat anchorage and consequently serves as a gateway for some of the more enjoyable marine activities and phenomenal sights Thailand has up its sleeve. Day trips to surrounding islands have meant the area has maintained a firm interest by those keen to explore the marine life by snorkelling, diving or boating. Whether your engaging in a full on paintball war or exploring the regions incredible...

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Travel Wiki Travel to Chiang Rai This unique city in Northern Thailand is a nature lover’s paradise. Quieter than its neighbouring city Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai boasts extraordinary wildlife, magic antiquities and the famous Golden Triangle. Travellers can visit remote tribes and go on trekking adventures through the lush jungle. Chiang Rai has not been an active tourist destination for several years due to its relaxed development and the rural lifestyle of its people. However, today Chiang Rai is...


Chiang-Mai Travel Wiki Travel to Chiang-Mai Located in northern Thailand, Chiang-Mai is a place that is filled with local culture and history. It is consistently named one of the top 25 places to see in the world and for good reason: whether you like to see historical religious places, take part in yearly festivals, or simply want to get out and explore unique sites, your cup will be filled to overflowing in Chiang-Mai. Founded in the late 13th century, it was initially...

Had Yao

Had Yao Travel Wiki Travel to Had Yao The Had Yao beach area in Thailand's westerly Krabi province might possibly be the most unspoiled tourist destination in the entire country. For those seeing a tranquil beach setting where you can walk for ages and not see anyone, this pristine place is for you. Krabi International Airport is just over half an hour’s drive away, making Had Yao easy to get to. It’s a great time to visit this area now, before...

Hua Hin

Hua Hin Travel Wiki Travel to Hua Hin Hua Hin is Thailand's royal holiday resort, discovered by the country’s royal family of old and today a firm favourite among Thais and people from all over the world. It's one of the oldest resort areas in the country and is only 200 kilometres south of the capital, Bangkok. The near-constant tropical temperature, ranging from as low as 23°C to highs topping 38°C make any time of the year a good time to...

Kamala Beach

Kamala Beach Travel Wiki Travel to Kamala Beach On the western stretch of Phuket Islands’ stunning and varied coastline lies Kamala Beach. Situated to the north of the thriving city of Patong, this peaceful location is defined by its beautiful beach with its expanse of pure white sand and quaint, working, fishing village. Perfect for visitors looking for the perfect mix of city attractions and relaxation, you can do as much or as little as you want on a holiday in...

Karon Beach

Karon Beach Travel Wiki Travel to Karon Beach The self-confessed gem of southern Thailand, Karon Beach is the most upscale of Phuket’s beaches. Not only is the four kilometre beach the largest on the west of Phuket but it is also the widest, meaning vast expanses to explore and a sun-kissed stretch of sand that is almost never crowded. One of the greatest advantages of staying in Karon is that the whole beach is open to the public, so there are...

Kata Beach

Kata Beach Travel Wiki Travel to Kata Beach A few minutes south of Karon Beach is the pleasant area of Kata; a beautiful bay where hotels overlook the white powdery sands and blue waters from the nearby hill. An ideal holiday destination for families and couples, Kata Beach holidays provide an alternative area to the busier Patong. The palm lined beach is the kind of tropical retreat that most people dream of. Relax on unspoilt beaches, dine on exotic Thai cuisine...

Khao Lak

Khao Lak Travel Wiki Travel to Khao Lak Khao Lak is one of the quieter Thai beach resorts, lying along the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand but still only an hour or so north of the more well-known tourist mecca of Phuket. Most tourists choose the dry season to visit Khao Lak; it runs from November to March, when temperatures can get up to a sizzling 35C. You can get near to Khao Lak by bus from Bangkok or a combination...

Khao Yai

Khao Yai Travel Wiki Travel to Khao Yai The oldest national park in Thailand is less than two hours from Bangkok. Nature lovers can discover a huge animal and plant diversity as well as many scenic waterfalls. Upon request, an experienced Ranger assists the hikers through the jungle and passes their knowledge of the area where they work to the travellers. Anyone who feels fit enough can also try the heavier trails. Especially after heavy rain showers the many smaller and...

Koh Chang

Koh Chang Travel Wiki Travel to Koh Chang One of the largest Thai islands in the Gulf of Thailand is Koh Chang. You’ll find areas of jungle that are steep and dense. You’ll also find well-maintained hiking trails that can take you to magnificent sites, such as the multi-tiered Klong Plu waterfall. There are beaches to enjoy, small villages to explore, and a rugged spirit that has stayed true to the island, despite it being a wonderful holiday destination. You won’t find many...

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta Travel Wiki Travel to Koh Lanta The jade waters, golden-sand ribbons of beach and relative solace make the island of Koh Lanta in southern Thailand one of the best places in the world to enjoy the classic tropical beach holiday. Koh Lanta doesn’t have the crowds of other Thai resorts yet has the modernity and convenience – including Wi-Fi – that many people demand nowadays when travelling. Here, you can have it all while being away from it all....

Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe Travel Wiki Travel to Koh Lipe Koh Lipe is a small island with three main beaches all within 15 minutes walking distance. This tiny island is officially part of the Tarutao National Marine Park. Find this island in the southern part of the Andaman Sea, near the border of Thailand and Malaysia. On Koh Lipe there’s no need to plan an itinerary, or worry about traffic and travel time. People visit Koh Lipe for relaxing on the powdery white...

Koh Mak

Koh Mak Travel Wiki Travel to Koh Mak Koh Mak is a still real insider tip at Thailand’s east coast. The only 16 square kilometre big island is private owned for over 100 years now. The island was given to an army officer by King Rama V and is since than inhabited by his decedents. They are planning to open the island for gently tourism. Koh Mak lies in a marine national park between Koh Chang and Koh Kood and offers...

Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan Travel Wiki Travel to Koh Phangan Apart from the busy Haad Rinn Beach, Koh Phangan is much quieter than your typical Thai island. The atmosphere is more relaxed and the beaches, restaurants and travel hotspots are rarely overcrowded. Expect to see backpackers passing through, all with interesting stories to tell. This Thai island is famous for its excellent diving hotspots and Full Moon Parties. Close to neighbouring island Koh Samui Tourists and locals come together to dance the night away...

Travel resources

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Biggest City Thailand

Facts about Thailand, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Thailand, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017 About Thailand Thailand is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse areas in Southeast Asia. Because it was never colonized, it retains much of...

Money Thailand, Local Currency, Bath

Money in Thailand (notes and coins) Thailands legal tender is called Bath (THB). 1 Bath = 100 satang. Coins in circulation: 25, 50 satang 1, 2, 5, 10 Bath coins Notes in circulation: ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500, ฿1000 Bath notes. Thailand National Bank

Stay safe in Thailand

Safe Tips when Travelling in Thailand Thailand is one of the greatest in Asia that promotes travel and tourism effectively and productively. But considering the presence of people who are still generating faults that makes this good impression to the country, tourists must always be aware of the following safe and secured travel while you are hitting the road of Thailand. With these presences of illegal services and dangerous approach, there is no way that you will always be safe...

Thailand Holidays

Thailand Holidays See the calendars for national Thailand holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Thailand holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

VR City tour in Bangkok

What to see in Bangkok, Thailand ? VR guided tour. Bangkok, also known as the City of Angels, will hit you like a ton of bricks. Hot, polluted, and chaotic, it thrills with energy, and the sightseeing, shopping, and eating possibilities are so vast that you'll have little time to rest. River Cruise In Bangkok A river cruise in Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River gives the visitor an overview of the legacies on this river of kings. The historical monuments, grand...

VR City tour in Chiang Mai

What to see in Chiang Mai, Thailand ? VR guided tour. Chiang Mai has something for everyone. While exploring the city, you can find countless beautiful temples - Wat Phra Singh being the best-known one - and a historical centre which will take your breath away. It is also a deeply cultural city with various festivals being organised there throughout the year. But don't be misled - Chiang Mai is also a fast growing modern metropolis known as a digital...

Why you should visit Thailand

Why Visit Thailand ? Thailand is more than Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai. In fact, there are a great many fascinating out-of-the-way places that regular visitors know and love, which you might like to consider adding to your itinerary when you’re planning your next trip to Thailand. About 260 km outside Bangkok, the ancient city of Nakhon Ratchasima, also known by its historical name of Khorat, is famous for its several heritage sites that reveal the roots of traditional Thai...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
VariableMagha Puja
6 AprilChakri Memorial Day
13 AprilSongkran Festival
14 AprilSongkran Festival
15 AprilSongkran Festival
VariableRoyal Ploughing Ceremony
28 JulyKing's Birthday
VariableAsalha Puja
VariableBeginning of Vassa
12 AugustQueen Sirikit's Birthday
13 OctoberKing Bhumibol Adulyadej
23 OctoberKing Chulalongkorn Day
5 DecemberKing Bhumibol Adulyadej's Birthday
10 DecemberConstitution Day
31 DecemberNew Year's Eve

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

3Nakhon Ratchasima174,332
4Chiang Mai174,235
5Hat Yai157,467
6Udon Thani155,339
7Pak Kret152,881
8Khon Kaen129,581
9Chaophraya Surasak109,983
10Ubon Ratchathani105,081
14Nakhon Si Thammarat104,712