Interesting Facts about Thailand

  • Thailand is the world’s 20th most populous country, with close to 68 million people.
  • Bangkok named Most Popular City For International Tourists in 2017, more than 12 million foreign tourists visited in the city.
  • Thailand is home to the largest crocodile farm.
  • Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai Province, is the tallest mountain in Thailand at 2,595 m.
  • Wat Muang Monastery in Ang Thong Province is the world’s ninth tallest statue.
  • There are more than 40,000 buddhist temples (Wats) in Thailand.
  • The three main industries in Thailand are tourism, industry and farming.
  • Thailand was the only country in Southeast Asia which was not colonized by Europeans.
  • Thailand is the world’s largest orchid exporter.

Top Tourist Destinations in Thailand

Bangkok, World's Most Visited CityBangkok, World’s Most Visited City
Bangkok “City of angels” is the largest city, political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand … Bangkok Attractions

Pattaya CityPattaya Beaches and Nightlife
Pattaya located in the province of Chon Buri at the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand belongs one of the famous cities in … Pattaya Attractions

Chiang Mai, Temples, Trekking and Waterfalls
Popularly knows as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai is blessed with stunning natural beauty and unique indigenous … Chiang Mai Attractions

Nai Harn Beach, PhuketPhuket, 8th among world’s top 10 islands
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters … Phuket Attractions

Hua Hin BeachHua Hin the oldest beach resort in Thailand
Located on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand. Hua Hin lies some 200 kilometres or a three-hour drive southwest of …
Hua Hin Attractions

Kanchanaburi Railway StationKanchanaburi Natural, Cultural and Historical Province
Kanchanaburi well known for its lush green jungle / forest landscapes is a popular destination for nature and eco … Kanchanaburi Attractions

Top Tourist Attractions in Thailand:

Heo Suwat WaterfallKhao Yai National Park
Thailand’s first National Park and most visited, with impressive waterfalls, elephants and wildlife, it is the second largest … Khao Yai National Park

The Resting Viewpoint, Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine ParkMu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park
A marine national park and protected area in the Gulf of Thailand, consisting of 42 limestone separate islands … Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park Ayutthaya Historical Park
Located on an island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya … Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep was built in 1929 by the sixth King Phaya Kue Na of Lanna Kingdom, Meng Rai Dynasty … Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

The Wong Po bridge, Tham Kra Sae Thai-Burma Railway (Death Railway) The Death Railway
The Death Railway on the River Kwai one of Thailand’s most scenic and most popular sites, was built during the 2nd World War … The Death Railway

Phraya Nakhon Cave Phraya Nakhon Cave
The most photographed cave in Thailand, located in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province … Phraya Nakhon Cave

 

Unusual Places to Visit in Thailand

  • The Stonehenge of Thailand or Mo Hin Khao at Phu Laen Kha National Park in Chaiyaphum Province, with group of pillar rocks.
  • Sea of Red Lotus or Talay Bua Dang in Udon Thani Province, home to millions of pink lotus flowers.
  • Temple within a Tree, Wat Bang Kung in Amphawa, Samut Songkram Province.
  • Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew in Sisaket Province was built using more than 1.5 million empty beer bottles.
  • Sang Chan Waterfall or Namtok Long Ru where the water comes down through a big hole in Ubon Ratchathani Province.
  • Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine also known as Penis Shrine in Bangkok, a few minutes walk from Erawan Shrine.
  • Sam Pan Bok has the biggest rock reef in the Mae Khong River in Ubon Ratchathani Province, is known as the Grand Canyon of Thailand.
  • The Bell Temples or Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn is built in the top of a rocky hill in Lampang Province.
  • Pha Chor yellow sandstone cliffs in Chiang Mai.
  • The Ghost Tower (official Sathorn Unique Tower) in Bangkok, a 49-story skyscraper.
  • Pong Yup where the land collapses due to an erosion of the underground water in Ratchaburi Province.
  • The Underwater Temple (Wat Luang Phor Uttama) in Sangkhla Buri, about 220 kilometers away from Kanchanaburi City.

Regions in Thailand

Heo Suwat WaterfallProvinces of Thailand
Provinces of Central, North, Northeast, South, East and Western Thailand … Provinces of Thailand

Natural Attractions in Thailand

Heo Suwat WaterfallNational Parks in Thailand, List of National Parks
National parks in Thailand are areas that contain natural resource of ecological importance or unique beauty … Nationald Parks in Thailand

Bokkray Waterfall Nature TrailBokkray Waterfall Nature TrailForest Parks in Thailand, List of Forest Parks of Thailand
Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park, Cha Am Forest Park, SaiNgam Park or SaiNgam Banyan Trees … Forest Parks in Thailand

The Resting Viewpoint, Mu Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park

Marine Parks in Thailand, List of Marine Parks
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Marine Park, Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park … Marine Parks in Thailand

Heo Suwat WaterfallWaterfalls in Thailand, List of Waterfalls
Thailand is famous for its unique nature, exquisite temples and beautiful beaches. Waterfalls have … Waterfalls in Thailand, list of waterfalls

Samae Beach, Koh Larn Coral Island

Islands in Thailand, List of Islands
Phuket Island, Koh Samui, Koh Chang, Koh Poda, Koh Phang Nga, Koh Kai, Koh Nang Yuan, Koh Laoliang, Koh Libong, Koh Ngai … Islands in Thailand

Sai Daeng Beach Ko Tao

Beaches in Thailand, List of Beaches
Hua Hin Beach, Maenam Beach, Rock Climbing – Hat Rai Le Beach, Cha Am Beach, Lamai Beach, Laem Sated Beach, Sai Noi … Beaches in Thailand

Khao Luang Cave, PhetchaburiCaves and Caving in Thailand, List of Caves
Thailand is blessed with large tracts of limestone throughout its borders making it a veritable treasure trove … Caves and Caving in Thailand

Srinakarin Dam

Dam Lakes and Rivers in Thailand
Talay Nai (Emerald Lake) in Mae Koh island, Kaeng Krachan Dam, Khlong Tha Dan Dam, Bueng … Dam Lakes and Rivers in Thailand

Viewpoints in Thailand, List of Viewpoints
Khao Daeng Viewpoint, Doi Hua Mot, Kata Karon View Point, Khao Hin Lek Fai Hua Hin View Point, Wat Maha … Viewpoints in Thailand, List of Viewpoints

Cha Am Forest Park

Public Parks and Gardens in Thailand, Botanic gardens
Rose Garden, Nakhon Sawan Park, Orchid Butterfly Garden, Peninsular Botanical Garden … Public Parks and Gardens in Thailand, Botanic gardens

Zoological Parks and Aquariums in Thailand

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Zoo & Animal Parks in Thailand, List of Animal Parks
Nakhon Ratsasima Zoo, Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo, Garden Birds of Thailand, Buffalo Village … Zoo & Animal Parks in Thailand

Kung Kraben Aquarium

Aquariums in Thailand, List of Aquariums
Oasis Sea World – Thai Dolphins Show, Laem Sated Beach aquarium, Buengchawark Underwater Sea … Aquariums in Thailand, List of Aquariums


Important Phone Numbers (nationwide)

  • Thailand country code: +66
  • Tourist Police: 1155
  • Central Emergency: 191
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand: 1672
  • Medical Emergency Call: 1669
  • Fire: 199
  • Crime: 1195

Tips for Thailand

  • Don’t Give Your Passport Away.
  • Always wear your helmet on a motorbike.
  • Have copies of your passport.
  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Do not accept drinks or food of any kind from strangers.
  • Take pictures of any damage, before renting jet skis, cars or motorbikes.

Largest municipalities/cities in Thailand

(Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani, Rangsit, Nakhon Pathom)

  • Hat Yai City, Southern Thailand
  • Nakhon Ratchasima City, Nothteastern Thailand
  • Udon Thani City, Nothteastern Thailand
  • Chiang Mai City, Northern Thailand
  • Surat Thani City, Southern Thailand
  • Khon Kaen City, Nothteastern Thailand
  • Pattaya City, Eastern Thailand

Top National Parks in Thailand

  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Phu Kao–Phu Phan Kham National Park

Top Marine Parks in Thailand

  • Mu Koh Chang National Park
  • Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park
  • Tarutao National Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Ao Phang Nga National Park
  • Mu Ko Similan National Park

Top Waterfalls in Thailand

  • Erawan Waterfall (7 Levels)
  • Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls (7 Levels)
  • Pha Tad Waterfall
  • Haew Suwat Waterfall
  • Mae Ya Waterfall
  • Wachirathan Waterfall
  • Huai Luang Waterfall

Top 5 Arrivals by Nationality in Thailand

  • China 7,393,936 visitors
  • Malaysia 2,492,593 visitors
  • South Korea 1,276,627 visitors
  • Laos 1,190,690 visitors
  • Japan 1,155,339 visitors

Historical Parks of Thailand

Largest Islands in Thailand

  • Phuket 514 km²
  • Koh Samui 228 km²
  • Koh Chang 217 km²
  • Koh Tarutao 152 km²
  • Koh Phangan 125 km²
  • Koh Kood 111 km²

Nightlife Areas in Thailand

  • Bangla Road in Patong Beach
  • Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui
  • Walking Street in Pattaya
  • Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan
  • Soi Bintabat in Hua Hin
  • Loi Kroh Road in Chiang Mai
  • Nopparat Thara Beach, Ao Nang in Krabi
  • Sairee Beach in Koh Tao
  • Kai Bae Beach in Koh Chang
  • Khao Lak in Phang Nga
  • Pracha Samran Road in Khon Kaen
  • Jet Yod Street in Chiang Rai
  • Loh Dalum Beach in Phi Phi Island
  • Mae Nam Kwae Road in Kanchanaburi

Night Shows in Thailand

  • Phuket Fantasea Show
  • Calypso Cabaret Show
  • Siam Niramit Show
  • Simon Cabaret Show
  • Tiffany’s Show

Scuba Diving Sites in Thailand

  • Similan Islands
  • Richelieu Rock in the Andaman Sea
  • Sail Rock in Koh Tao
  • Surin Islands
  • King Cruiser Wreck in Phuket
  • Chumphon Pinnacle in Koh Tao
  • Shark Point in Phuket
  • Hin Daeng and Hin Muang in Koh Lanta
  • HTMS Sattakut Wreck in Koh Tao
  • Koh Dok Mai in Phuket

World War II Sites in Thailand

  • The Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi
  • Kanchanaburi World War II Museum
  • Piyamit Tunnel in Yala
  • Tham Krasae Viaduct, the Death Railway
  • Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum in Kanchanaburi
  • JEATH War Museum in Kanchanaburi
  • Ao Manao in Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Chong Kai War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi
  • Tha Pai Memorial Bridge in Pai
  • Don Rak Cemetery in Kanchanaburi
  • Hellfire Pass in Sai Yok
  • Khao Noi in Songkhla

Festivals in Thailand

  • Songkran Water Festival on April
  • Loi Krathong Festival on November
  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival on October
  • Chiang Mai Flower Festival on February
  • Lopburi Monkey Festival on November
  • Chinese Lunar New Year Festival on February
  • Chonburi ‘Wing Kwai’ Buffalo Racing Festival on October
  • Yasothon Rocket Festival Boon Bang Fai on June/July
  • Wonderfruit Festival Pattaya on December
  • Hua Hin International Jazz Festival on June
  • Phi Ta Khon or Ghost Festival in Loei on June/July
  • Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival on July
  • Phuket International Blues Rock Festival on February
  • Surin Elephant Round-up Festival on November
  • Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai on November

Tallest Buddha in Thailand

  • Wat Muang in Ang Thong 92 m
  • Wat Buraphaphiram in Roi Et 67 m
  • Phuket Big Buddha 45 m
  • Wat Phikhun Thong in Singburi 42 m
  • Wat Thipsukon Haram in Kanchanaburi 32 m
  • Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok 32 m
  • Wat Chaiyo Worawihan in Ang Thong 22.5 m
  • Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj Hat Yai 19.9 m
  • Wat Ton Son in Ang Thong Province 19.5 m
  • Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya 19 m
  • Standing Buddha Khao Takiab Hua Hin 19 m
  • Wat Tham Sua in Kanchanaburi 18.2 m
  • Pattaya Big Buddha 18 m
  • Wat Phra That Doi Kham Chiang Mai 17 m
  • Phutthamonthon Buddha NakhonPathom 16 m
  • Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park 15 m
  • Koh Samui Big Buddha 15 m

Longest Reclining Buddha in Thailand

  • Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang Samut Prakan 53 m
  • Wat Khun Inthapramun in Ang Thong 50 m
  • Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi Singburi 46 m
  • Wat Pho in Bangkok 46 m
  • Wat Lokayasutharam in Ayutthaya 42 m
  • Wat Srisoonthorn in Phuket 29 m

Night Markets in Thailand

  • Krabi Night Market and Walking Street
  • Rod Fai Night Market in Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
  • Thepprasit Night Market Pattaya
  • Fisherman’s Village Walking Street Koh Samui
  • Hua Hin Night Market
  • Phuket Walking Street Market
  • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
  • Cicada Weekend Night Market Hua Hin

Traditional Markets in Thailand

  • Pranburi’s Saturday Old Night Market
  • Pranburi’s Saturday Old Night Market
  • Pranburi’s Saturday Old Night Market

Floating Markets in Thailand

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Amphawa Floating Market
  • Talin Chan Floating Market
  • Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
  • Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market
  • Wat Sai Floating Market
  • Bang Phli Floating Market

International Airports in Thailand

  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok
  • Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai International Airport
  • Chiang Rai International Airport
  • Phuket International Airport
  • Samui International Airport
  • Hat Yai International Airporta
  • U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong
  • Udon Thani International Airport

World Heritage Sites in Thailand

  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
  • Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
  • Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

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