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Must See Phang-nga Thailand By Thailand Government
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Phang-nga is a province with two elements—land and sea—and is packed with national parks that border magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. The island groups of Surin... More > and Similan, renowned for their beautiful unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attract divers from around the world. While Phang-nga Bay is extremely sheltered, it is ideal for sea canoe expeditions to explore the many fascinating caverns with their own eco-systems.< Less
World Heritage Sites Of Thailand By Thailand Government
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Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya is a province in the Central Plains of Thailand, located just north of Bangkok. In the heart of Thai people, however, the city is their old town – the... More > former capital before Bangkok came to be. Ban Chiang is known in every corner of the world as a prehistoric community with agriculture, animal domestication, metallurgical expertise, and unique painted pottery. Sukhothai was the ancient capital of the first Thai kingdom and the prominent era in Thai history. Sukhothai remains still the name of a modern province of Thailand. The Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Complex consists of Khao Yai National Park, Thap Lan National Park, Pang Sida National Park, Ta Phraya National Park and Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary. Thung Yai-Huai kha khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries are the most abundant forest reserves in Thailand. Karen ethnic people in the west of the country and experienced hunter have known for long that these sanctuaries are home to a variety of wildlife animals.< Less
Khmer Ruins of Thailand By Thailand Government
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Cambodia’s Angkor Wat may be the largest and greatest of the monuments to the ancient Khmer, but Thailand, too, possesses a wealth of temple ruins that both attest to the architectural genius... More > of the Khmer and are also readily accessible. With its capital at Angkor in Cambodia, the Khmer civilization flourished from AD 802 to 1431, when Angkor was abandoned after being defeated by the Thais. At the height of its power, from the 11th century to the early 13th century, the Khmer Empire extended well beyond the borders of present-day Cambodia and included large areas of what is now Thailand.< Less
Must See Korat Thailand By Thailand Government
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Nakhon Ratchasima, or ‘Korat,’ is Thailand’s largest province on the Northeast plateau, and is considered the gateway to other provinces in the region. The province is rich in Khmer... More > culture and history. It is also a site of several prehistoric communities. Today, it is a popular destination, with natural and cultural attractions as well as agrotourism.< Less
Must See Krabi Thailand By Thailand Government
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Krabi is an ideal getaway destination rich with natural attractions, including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous islands, and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls. Krabi... More > attracts people from all over the world, with popular spots including the Ao Nang, Hat Rai Le and the Phi Phi Islands, where ‘The Beach’ was filmed.< Less
Must See Kanchanaburi Thailand By Thailand Government
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Kanchanaburi is Thailand’s third-largest province, stretching far west of the border with Myanmar. The province boasts of some of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls and caves, as... More > well as the historic bridge over the River Kwai. The hills and valleys are scattered with intriguing temples, historical sites, and the lush, wooded landscapes are ideal for cycling, trekking, and raft trips.< Less
Hat Yai Thailand By Thailand Government
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The province has a distinctive double appeal with two contrasting focal points: the busy modern hub city that is Hat Yai, and the old world atmosphere off Songkhla, an ancient port, the two being... More > only 2 kilometers apart. Add to this a large inland sea and a long coastline, and the visitor can enjoy the varied pleasures of history, beaches, boating, bird watching, shopping and nightlife, as well as distinctive sports like Thai bullfighting and bird singing contests.< Less
Must See Loei Thailand By Thailand Government
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Forming a border between the North and Northeast regions, Loei is a lush and mountainous province. Its natural scenery is exceptional, with much of it preserved in a number of splendid national... More > parks. Culturally, Loei blends northern and northeastern influences in a very unique way.< Less
Must See Koh Samui Thailand By Thailand Government
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Surrounded by other gems like Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao, Samui sits snugly in the gulf of Thailand, and is located 52 miles east of Surat Thani, the provincial capital on the mainland. With soft sandy... More > beaches shaded by towering palms, delicious fresh seafood and a vibrant nightlife, Samui has a magical formula that seems to cast its spell on everyone.< Less
Must See Chiang Mai Thailand By Thailand Government
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Founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is the second largest city of Thailand. Chiang Mai has had a long and mostly independent history, which has to a large... More > extent preserved a most distinct Thai culture. Beyond the city, the province offers some of the most picturesque scenery in the whole kingdom, and is one of the forested mountains including Thailand’s highest peak at Doi Intanon.< Less