The Northern Thailand Region contains Thailand’s tallest mountains and therefore is cooler than the rest of the country. This makes it particularly popular in December and January when the night time temperatures in the mountains will occasionally drop below freezing. In the plains, the daily average is normally around 25 degrees Celsius. The rolling hills and high mountains, lush green forests and nature reserves, are some of the visual delights of this region of Thailand. The mix of ethnic people makes the
There is a lot to see in the Central Thailand Region. Most visitors arrive in Bangkok. It is a true treasure house of historical and cultural heritage where you can spend several days shopping at the many markets, visiting temples, tasting the Thai Food and relishing in the many amazing sites. One of our favorite tours of this region is our Anzac Tour which highlights the POW history in Hellfire Pass and the Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi.
The Eastern Thailand Region sits south of Bangkok and Isan between the Gulf of Thailand, and Cambodia and is Geographically the smallest of the five regions of Thailand. A big percentage of budget travelers find themselves in this area. It has a lot of beaches and island resorts and the further away from Bangkok you go the better the beaches get. The region includes some mass tourism destinations including Pattaya, and the islands of Ko Samet and
The Southern Thailand Region is on the Malay Peninsula, the narrowest part of the peninsula is in the north at Kra Isthmus. The western part has steeper coasts, while on the east side river plains dominate. Running through the middle of the peninsula are several mountain chains, with the highest elevation at Khao Luang, 1,835 m. The limestone of the west coast has been eroded into many steep singular hills. Those parts submerged by the rising
Isan has been the official name of the North-Eastern Region of Thailand since the beginning of the 20th century. It can often be seen written as Isaan, Isarn, Issan, or Esarn. The region is located on the Khorat Plateau, and shares borders with both Laos and Cambodia. It is separated from Northern and Central Thailand by the Phetchabun mountain range. The term is adopted from Sanskrit Ishan, meaning in a “northeast direction”. Agriculture is the main economic activity. Production lags behind the rest of the country due to the socioeconomic conditions and the exceptionally hot, dry