Southern Thailand presents the visitor with endless golden beaches, a vividly tropical climate, clear blue seas with colourful coral reefs, and escapist islands of spectacular beauty. Phuket has become a favoured tropical vacation island for its excellent hotels, fine golf and wide variety of watersports, diving and sailing. Newly emerging southern destinations include unspoiled Krabi and Trang, Scenic Phangnga Bay and the beachcombers' paradise resort islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.
Southern Thailand consists of 14 provinces (Changwats) : Chumphol, Ranong, Surat Thani, Phangnga, Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phattalung, Songkhla, Satun, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, The region is located on the peninsula between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean to the east and the South China Sea of the Pacific Ocean to the East. Southern region has a richly varied topography, including basin areas for cultivation of paddy and vegetables, wild jungles, mountains, beaches, seaside resorts, waterfalls, caves, parks, lake and many islands of all sizes, offering spectacular scenery throughout