Thailand Vacation

Vacation Dreams In Thailand
Thailand has every type of vacation for everyone... Some travellers wish to fill their intinerary with sightseeing, shopping or adventure tours, while others prefer a totally relaxed vacation by the beach. Thailand vacation choice is dazzling. Here are popular Thailand vacation destinations.

Thailand Vacation Destinations - Central Thailand

Bangkok

One of the world's most exotic and colourful cities. This city magically binds you to its spectacular marvels of an ancient culture of golden temples and palaces while its bustling open - air markets and neon - beconing nightlife fills your waking hours.

Hua Hin

If you like strolling along the quiet streets of a friendly coastal village , sampling delicious seafood in restaurants overlooking brightly lit fishing boats on the Gulf of Thailand ,then here- Hua Hin could very well be what you are looking for.

Chaam

Located on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Siam, Cha Am, a 30 km. stretch of casuarina-lined sandy beach full of beautiful resorts, is just 170 km. south of Bangkok. Cha Am is only 20 km. from Hua-Hin airport, with 25 minutes from Bangkok by air.

Prachuap Khirikhan

Prachuap Khiri Khan remains an attractive leisure sport for tourists who still prefer spending weekends at Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Suan Son Pradiphat and Hua Hin in particular. With these attractions, Prachuap Khiri Khan is no longer just the bypass to the South.

Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi province boasts some of the finest natural scenery in the whole of Thailand, and yet is only 129 kilometres west of Bangkok. Kanchanaburi town is the site of the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai built by Allied prisoners during World War II. The bridge still remains.

Easthern Thailand

Pattaya

Pattaya is one of the most famous beach destinations in Thailand. The beach town boasts of a range of diversions that appeal to every taste and preference. At night the city comes alive and is ablaze with lights. There is plenty to choose from : restaurants, beer bars, cabarets, pubs and discos.

Rayong

Rayong is a delightful province on the eastern seaboard that is just starting to gain wider popularity. With a 100 kilometre long coastline, it boasts several beautiful beaches and scenic waterfalls amid natural surroundings. Rayong is increasingly popular among visitors seeking a less developed and more relaxing beach resort alternative to Pattaya.

Koh Samet

Koh Samet is a national park of great natural beauty not so far from Pattaya and Bangkok. Koh Samet has fabulous beaches but a minimum of night life, bars and discotheques. The island is located about seven kilometers form main land. There are many really nice resort and cost bungalows on most of Koh Samet's beaches

Koh Chang

One of the last known island paradise in South-East Asia, Koh-Chang is a true paradise island least known to foreigners, despite the fact that it is the second largest island in Thailand, second only to Phuket. The coastlines of Koh-Chang is a spectacular work of nature's art and there are beautiful beaches, coves and bays around the island.

Southern Thailand

Phuket

Phuket is not only Thailand's largest island but is also widely known as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea. This southern province is famous for many fascinating tourist attractions, including Phromthep Cape which is the country's most beautiful spot to watch sunsets, beautiful and white beaches, old temples like Wat Chalong, the extraordinary "vegetarian season" as well as local dishes which make Phuket a heaven on earth.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the largest of the group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand, 450 km. south of Bangkok. Its size is approximately 25 km. long and 21 km. wide, with thousands of coconut trees and many unspoilt beaches, popular diving spots and other tourist attractions. It is an ideal place for travellers wishing to enjoy quiet beach holidays in beautiful surroundings.

Krabi

For many years Krabi was a little visited destination and those who went were mostly backpackers. Nested near to Phuket, Krabi is a coastal province that encompasses many islands that also include one of the most beautiful island in Asia - the Phi Phi island - the same isle location for the movie "The Beach". Krabi is the destination for those who want to indulge in swimming, scuba diving, islands hopping, sun bathing, sea kayaking, rock climbing and more.

Phi Phi

The most popular destination on the Andaman Coast after Phuket. Here it offers pristine beaches, impressive cliffs, clear water and fascinating marine life. Scene of the novel and blockbuster film "The Beach".

Koh Tao

This characterful small fishing town on the Gulf of Thailand is the main ferry departure point for nearby Samui Island, Koh Tao, Koh Phan Ngan, Koh Nangyuan and forms an interesting destination on the air, rail and road routes to the south of Thailand.

Koh Lanta

Khao Lak still unspoiled is a newly developing seaside town surrounded by mountains covered with dense jungle foliage. The mountains drop135away into pristine sandy beaches and the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea in the Phang-Nga Province.

Trang

With origins dating back over 2,000 years and once a major trading port, Trang is emerging as a delighfully tranquil tourist destination due to its superb beaches and scenery, with newly established good hotels Excellent diving in the area.

Hat Yai

Only 947 kilometres from Bangkok and 50 kilometres from the Malaysia border, Hat Yai is Songkhla province's commercial, shopping and entertainment centre. This city has the widest choice of fun-filled activities like shopping, eatings, sight-seeing and island hopping.

Phang-Nga

A seaside province by the Andaman Sea with scenic views of forests and islands. The province offers superb natural beauty both onshore and underwater. The province of Phang Nga is located ssome 788 km from Bangkok and it covers an area of 4,170 sq km. The outer islands of phang nga are considered to be one of the world’s best scuba diving grounds. Popular trips are live-aboard diving excursions to Similan lslands, home of the most beautiful and colourful soft corals in the world plus a whole range of coral fish, manta rays and other exotic marine animals.

Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is not only a large and ancient city of northern Thailand, but also a famous tourist destination. Historical places from the Lanna era as well as natural beauty, which allows for climbing, elephant riding, trekking and bicycling tourists.

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand, and the origin of the Lanna culture. The ancient town of Chiang Rai lies alongside the picturesque Kok River, not far from the mighty Mekong that flows through southeast Asia's heart. The Golden Triangle, Doi Tuag Pagoda, Phu Chi Fa and Doi Mae Salong always draw guests to this province with their magnificence.

Mae Hong Son

Once known as "Thailand's Siberia" because of its remoteness, Mae Hong Son is a delightful, tranquil retreat now easily reached by daily flights from Chiang Mai. Mae Hong Son is located amidst mountains, compelling the province to live in fog all year round.

Sukhothai

Seven hundred years ago, Sukhothai was the capital of Thailand's first Kingdom, and lay at the heart of Thai civilization's Golden Age. By the end of the 14th century, the city had been abandoned, and gradually fell into ruin. In 1978, the largest and most complex restoration effort in Thai history was undertaken, and Sukhothai is now a major tourist destination.

Northeast Thailand

Khao Yai

Khao Yai or "Big Mountain" sprawls over parts of Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachinburi and Nakhon Nayok. It is the most popular national park in the country, attracting one million visitors a year with its scenic beauty and abundant plant and wildlife. Khao Yai has four vegetation zones, spanning elevation from 100 meters to more than 1,400 meters : evergreen rainforest, semi-evergreen, mixed deciduous and hill evergreen forest. It is also home to a large array of birds and animals.

Khon Kaen

Khon Kaen, a big city in the heart of the Northeast, was a site of prehistoric civilisation and today offers what it has inherited from the olden days. Khon Kaen is an outstanding province since it is the first place in Thailand where dinosaur fossils were successfully traced.

Nong Khai

Nong Khai is a true gateway to Indochina with the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge stretching to Laos. Visitors can drive from the Thai border into the neighbouring country. The province also features natural attractions such as Phu Thok and Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary.

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