Introduction to Southern Thailand

Southern Thailand is located on the Malay Peninsula. It is bounded to the south by Malaysia and to the east by the Gulf of Thailand. The region is noted for its magnificent beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush forests.

The region is a popular tourist and backpacker destination with plenty of things to see and do. Snorkeling and diving, trekking through national parks, and visiting temples and other cultural attractions are all popular activities in Southern Thailand. The region is also well-known for its superb cuisine, which includes a wide range of local dishes and seafood delicacies.

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Provinces in Southern Thailand

Top Attractions in Southern Thailand

Destinations in Thailand - Phang Nga Travel Guide - James Bond Island

James Bond Island (Koh Khao Phing Kan)

Koh Samui - Lamai Beach

Koh Samui

Explore the national parks in Thailand - Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan

Phang Nga - Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Lanta Island

Lanta Islands (Ko Lanta) and Mu Ko Lanta National Park

A group of islands popular for scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Tarutao National Park

Tarutao National Park

Southern Thailand - Songkhla Central Mosque
Songkhla Central Mosque at sunset, with beautiful sky and reflections in the pond – Southern Thailand

Summary of Southern Thailand

In summary, Southern Thailand offers a varied range of tourism destinations. Nonetheless, beach tourism is one of the most well-known forms of tourism in this region. Among beachgoers, the region is well-known for providing a range of interesting activities such as reef diving, island hopping, and sunbathing. Still unable to make a decision? Please do not hesitate to visit other places of Thailand:

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