Thailand Other Cities
Koh Samui is the premier island destination for Thai tours in the
Gulf of Thailand. Koh Samui is easily accessible and features
beautiful beaches and a variety of activities for Thai travellers on
any budget. Until the late 20th century, Samui was home to a
small fishing community. Later, as visitors discovered this island
gem lush with tropical forest on the interior and palm trees lining
golden sand beaches by the shore, it was developed into an
amazing tourist destination.
Today, Chaweng and Lamai are bustling beach towns with fabulous resorts, internationally acclaimed restaurants, and world-class nightclubs. Thai tour packages to Koh Samui include cooking courses, yoga instruction, muay thai training, scuba diving and even golf. Koh Samui also offers some quieter beaches ideal for relaxation. This island paradise retains much of its natural beauty while offering hundreds of activities and services for the ultimate beach holiday.
Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, includes
a beautiful archipelago of over 130 small islands with tall cliffs and
secluded beaches, accessible mostly by colourful long tail boats.
Krabi attracts adventurous Thailand travellers for its natural
attractions, including waterfalls, white sandy beaches, crystal clear
waters, extensive coral reefs, deep caves, and some of the most
photogenic sunsets in Thailand. The sunsets are often accompanied
by spectacular displays of cloud-to-cloud lightning, best enjoyed
from a beachside bar or restaurant.
While not the top destination in and of itself, Krabi Town is a charming provincial capital located along the banks of a river flowing into the Andaman Sea. This makes Krabi an important port city for both local fisherman as well as boats ferrying visitors to nearby attractions, including Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, and Railey Beach—one of the premier rock climbing destinations in the world.
Phuket is an island province served by Phuket International Airport.
The name Phuket is apparently derived from the word Bukit in
Malay, which means mountain or hill, as this is what the island
appears as from a distance.
In Phuket, Thailand travellers can enjoy golf, elephant trekking,
underwater snorkelling, incredible spas, diving in the Andaman Sea,
tropical forest adventures, speed boating and the vibrant nightlife on
Pattaya is a vibrant east coast city with a population of 400,000. It
has become one of Thailand’s main attractions for tourists who
come from all over the world to enjoy and relax on beautiful white-
sand beaches. Water sports at Pattaya include jet skiing, scuba diving,
speed boating, and para sailing. Thai vacation packages offer other
experiences, including golfing, go-cart racing, and visits to the
private Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, the waterpark, and numerous other
theme parks. Pattaya is also home to the 56-storey Pattaya Park
Tower. At its top, Thailand travellers can get awesome views of the