Thailand Tourism Holiday and Travel Information
- Thailand travel and tourism to Thailand places of interest is not a matter of a few choices as is the case with many Asia destinations. Thailand is large and diverse with a large selection of travel and holiday options. In 2007 over 14 million tourists visited Thailand and their range of interests varied. As Thailand is so large and varied we have divided this web site into 5 sections, high lighting tourism opportunities in each of the 5 administrative regions of, Central Thailand , North Thailand, South Thailand and East Thailand and Northeast Thailand .
- Those tourism sites which are National Parks or Marine National Parks are highlighted on the National Parks links and Map of Thailand National Parks. Thailandsworld.com also provides a National perspective on where various types of sites are located and the distance between these places for planning a visit to Thailand. More detailed regional links showing these major Thailand places of interest for tourism can also be found on the 5 regional links.
About North Thailand
The Thailand Government defines North (Northern) Thailand as consisting of both (1) the 84,000 square kilometre comprising 8 provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae and Mae Hong Son, which area originally comprised the Lan Na principalities detailed in the North Thailand History link (the Upper North),
and (2) the 86,000 square kilometres of the Lower North, comprising the provinces of Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit Phitsanulok and Phetchabun, which area originally comprised the Kingdoms of Sukhothai and later the northern parts of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, Thon Buri and Bangkok Empires.
Read More About North Thailand Here.
- Chiang Mai Lamphun Lampang Sukhothai Si Satchanalai Mae Hong Son Chiang Rai Khampaeng Phet
About South Thailand
- South Thailand comprises the Southern Peninsula with the Andaman Sea to the West and the Gulf of Siam to the East. It is a mountainous region and the Phuket Mountain Range is the most important on the West from Chumphon to Krabi and to the East is the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range from Surat Thani to Satun. Between these ranges are the plains and limestone hills and to the South the Sannkalakhiri Mountains which divide Malaysia and Thailand.
- The two coastlines on either side of the Peninsula are completely different. The West Coast was created by the sinking of land and the creation of the Andaman Islands and the East Coast was created by lifting of sediment flowing from the rivers.
- These geographical differences determined the pattern of settlement. On the West Coast there were marinas for shipping and on the East, agriculture. The location of the Peninsula on the ancient world trade shipping routes determined its history.
- The marine attractions are unsurpassed with dramatic scenery created by limestone Karst, sea caves, pristine white sandy beaches and coral reefs. Read More About South Thailand Here.
- Phuket Phi Phi Ko Samui Ao Phang Nga Krabi