Top 6 Best Places to Visit in Southern Thailand

Stretching from southern Bangkok to Malaysia border, the southern region of Thailand has fascinated holidaymakers by attractive landscapes, including caves, national parks, and islands.

Hong Islands


Hong is the system of magnificent and mysterious open caves under the limestone islands in the crystal blue Andaman Beach. Scattering from Phang Nga Bay to Krabi Province, each island features diverse ecosystems, flora and fauna such as birds, fish, monkeys, etc. Bear in mind, you can only reach these islands at low tide by canoes or longtail boats. 

Ko Lipe Island


Located in Adang-Rawi Archipelago, the southwestern region of Thailand, Ko Lipe Island is home to fishermen. This is a small island, so visitors can stroll and go around in an hour. Additionally, Ko Lipe Island is near Tarutao National Park, conditionally, it is somewhat protected from the hustle and bustle of modern society. Thus, you can set aside all the worries and concerns of daily life to enjoy “full” relaxation when coming to the island. Interestingly, the beaches offer many tents and guest houses that definitely meet the needs of accommodation of travelers.

Ko Tarutao Island


Being one of the 51 islands of Tarutao National Marine Park,  Ko Tarutao Island offers all sorts of guest houses and camping destinations. Traveling the island, tourists definitely indulge themselves into the fresh air and tranquil atmosphere and admire jagged limestone mountains. In addition, you have a chance to see rare animals, especially large sea turtles in the west of the island. How amazing!

Ko Phi Phi archipelago


Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago in Krabi Province. Particularly, the largest Ko Phi Phi Don Island is home to permanent residents. Meanwhile, the smaller Ko Phi Phi Leh island makes it name by being the setting for the movie "The Beach" played by the leading actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. Noticeably, the island was significantly destroyed during the tsunami in  December 2014. However, the archipelago has revived and many regulations are issued to limit the height of hotels and buildings to preserve the natural beauty. Thus, the island promises to provide tourists with unforgettable experiences.

Nakhon Si Thammarat City


Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the oldest cities in the southern region of Thailand.  In addition to the charming ancient quarters, the city features a "modern" town though it is not much attractive. Being considered as the center of religion, the city hosts many big festivals throughout the year. Wat Phra Mahathat, a 1,000-year-old temple is also worth mentioning as the prominent characteristic of the city.  The temple preserves Sakyamuni’s relic transported from Sri Lanka, where the Buddha was believed to have set foot in before arriving in Thailand. Therefore, the temple is one of the most popular worshipping place of Buddhist worshippers and pilgrims within the country. 

Phuket


Phuket seizes the title of one of the best tropical paradise for summer vacation in Thailand. Featuring the shape of a pearl, spreading across an area of 21 kilometers wide and 48 kilometers long, Phuket is the largest island of Thailand. Traveling this amazing tourist spot, tourists definitely indulge themselves into thick hills and mountains, rows of coconut balms swaying in the wind, rubber plantations, and, of course, fascinating beaches. Therefore, surely you have unforgettable experiences when staying here.


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