Thailand Regions

 

Thailand is traditionally divided into 4 regions: North, Central, Isan (Eastern-Thailand), and Southern Thailand.

Today for various reasons Thailand is divided into 6 regions, or more precisely 6 regional groups of Thai provinces.

The regions are: Central Thailand, including the Thai capital of Bangkok, Eastern Thailand, Northern Thailand, Northeast (Isan), Southern Thailand and Western Thailand.

This regions are furthermore divided into all in all 75 provinces (จังหวัด, changwat) which all are named after their capital, beside the provinces there are 2 special governed districts, namely: the capital city of Bangkok (in Thai: Krung Thep Mahanakhon) and the city of Pattaya.

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Map shows the location of following Thai cities and towns: Aranyaprathet, Ayutthaya (formerly the second Siamese capital), Ban Takhun, Bangkok, Betong, Bua Yai, Buriram, Chachoengsao, Chaiyaphum, Chanthaburi (Gem city), Chiang Mai (largest and culturally most significant city in northern Thailand), Chiang Rai (base for hill tribe trekking), Chon Buri, Chumphon, Fang, Hat Yai, Hua Hin (seaside resort)

Kalasin, Kanchanaburi (Bridge On The River Kwai), Khon Kaen (Isan capital), Krabi (a must visit beach town), Lampang, Loei, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sai, Mae Sariang, Mae Sot, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nam Tok, Nan, Narathiwat, Nong Khai, Nonthaburi (part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area and second most populous city)

Pattani, Pattaya (notorious beach resort), Phang Nga, Phayao, Phetchabun, Phetchaburi, Phitsanulok, Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ranong, Ratchaburi, Rayong, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon,

Samut Prakan, Sattahip, Songkhla, Sukhothai (the first Siamese capital, a UNESCO World Heritage historical park.), Sungai Kolok, Suphan Buri, Surat Thani, Surin, Tak, Thung Song, Trang, Trat,

Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit, Yala, and Yasothon.



 



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