Southern Thailand

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Southern Thailand Travel and Tourist Information
Southern Thailand presents the visitor with countless golden beaches, a vividly tropical climate, clear blue seas with vibrant coral reefs, and escapist islands of spectacular beauty. Phuket has become a favoured tropical holiday island for its excellent hotels, fine golf and wide selection of watersports, diving and sailing. Newly emerging southern destinations include unspoiled Krabi and Trang, Scenic Phangnga Bay and the beachcombers' paradise resort islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.

Southern Thailand consists of 14 provinces (Changwats) : Chumphol, Ranong, Surat Thani, Phangnga, Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phattalung, Songkhla, Satun, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, The region is located on the peninsula between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean to the east and the South China Sea of the Pacific Ocean to the East. Southern region has a richly varied topography, including basin areas for cultivation of paddy and vegetables, wild jungles, mountains, beaches, seaside resorts, waterfalls, caves, parks, lake and plenty of islands of all sizes, offering spectacular scenery throughout.
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Comprising the provinces of Songkla, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Satun, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, Sounthernmost Thailand is a region with its own distinct charm
Topographically, the area is a narrow isthmus with a mountainous backbone and a lush hinterland of great natural beauty. Between rain forests, rubber plantations, beaches, lakes, and waterfalls are dotted with a few fascinating towns.
Sightseeing options include Muslim mosques as well as plenty of intriguing examples of Thailand's distinctive Buddhist temples. Scenic attractions are no less and range from fine, sandy beaches to Songkhla Lake, a refuge for countless waterbirds, and several National Parks, such as Tah Le Ban and Tarutao.
The hub of the south is Hat Yai, its prospering city attractions complemented by the tranquil neighbouring seaside town of Songkhla. Either makes an ideal base for exploring a region that is filled with rich and varied sights.