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Chonburi Covid-19 Safe Travel Thailand

Chonburi (ชลบุรี) is both a city and a province in Eastern Thailand, 83 km or two hours from Bangkok.

Understand

Chonburi, in short “Mueang Chon”, has been a popular seaside town of the eastern coast for a long period of time. It is also an agricultural site of economic plants such as sugar cane, cassava and Para rubber trees, as well as, a location of the Eastern Seaboard Development Project and significant industrial factories.

From historical evidence, Chonburi has been settled since the Ayutthaya period. Originally, it comprised of many small towns such as Mueang Bang Sai, Mueang Bang Pla Soi, and Mueang Bang Phra. Later, King Rama V combined these towns together into Chonburi Province.

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Get in

By car

There are many routes from Bangkok to Chonburi as follows:

  1. Hwy34, Bang Na-Trat to Chonburi.
  2. Hwy 304, Bangkok-Minburi, passing Chachoengsao province-Bang Pakong into Chonburi.
  3. Take the old route of Sukhumvit Road, Hwy 3, passing Samut Prakan Province to the intersection of Bang Pakong District. Enter Hwy 34 to Chonburi.
  4. Take the motorway, Hwy 7, Bangkok-Chonburi-(Pattaya). Tel. 1193, +66 38 392001.

Travel by train to Chonburi

From Hualamphong Railway Station in Bangkok, there is 1 daily train running to Phlu Ta Luang Railway Station in Chonburi. For further information, Tel. 1690, +66 2 2204444, +66 2 2224334 or Thailand State Railway.

Take a bus to Chonburi

The best way to get to Chonburi is to get a bus from the bus terminal of the Bangkok Airport Suvarnaphumi. A free shuttle bus orbits around the clock between the arrival terminal of the airport and the bus terminal. From the bus terminal it is 85 km to Chonburi and takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

From the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai), there are many air-conditioned buses to Chonburi from 05:00-21:00 every 40 minutes, Tel. +66 2 3919829. Second-class air-conditioned buses leave from 05:30-21:00 every 30 minutes. Tel. +66 2 3912504. Non air-conditioned buses leave Ekamai every 30 minutes from 05:00-21:00. Tel. +66 2 3912504. There are also air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2). Air-conditioned buses take the motorway from 06:30-18:30. Tel. +66 2 9362852-66.

Additionally, there are private buses departing from the Southern Bus Terminal. Air-conditioned buses to Pattaya run daily along the Bang Na Trat route and stop at the Rot Rungrueng Company Ltd’s air-conditioned bus terminal on Pattaya Nuea Road. They leave from 05:30–18:00 every 2 hours. Tel. +66 2 8845582 or Pattaya Branch at Tel. +66 38 429877.

See

  • Ang Sila ((อ่างศิลา). A seaside fishing village. Most villagers are skilled in making implements from granite, mainly mortars and pestles, still widely used in Thai households, and figurines of animals.
  • Khao Sam Muk (เขาสามมุข). A low hillock situated between Ang Sila and Bang Saen Beach, along the road facing the seashore. A habitat of scores of wild monkeys, the hilltop affords a panoramic view of the Bang Saen Beach.
  • Laem Thaen (แหลมแท่น) (In the area of Bang Saen Beach near Khao Sam Muk). It is a cape reaching out to the sea where there are pavilions for relaxation and restaurants. People come here to fish the area.
  • Phra Phutthasihing Shrine (หอพระพุทธสิหิงค์). The shrine houses a replica of the Phra Phutthasihing cast in silver.
  • Wat Thammanimit (วัดธรรมนิมิตต์). Constructed in 1941 and where the Phra Phutthamongkhon Nimit Buddha image resides. It is a concrete Buddha image decorated with mosaic tiles in the Boarding a Boat posture.
  • Wat Yai Inthraram (วัดใหญ่อินทราราม). An ancient and significant temple of Chonburi, influenced by the late Ayutthayan architectural style. The ubosot was built with a curved gunwale base and inside displays murals.
  • Wihan Thep Sathit Phra Kitti Chaloem or Nacha Sa Thai Chue Shrine (วิหารเทพสถิตพระกิติเฉลิม หรือ ศาลเจ้าหน่าจาซาไท้จื้อ). A Chinese shrine. It is a 4-storey building decorated in extraordinary Chinese architectural style and housing various Chinese deity images.

Do

  • Chonburi Annual Festival (งานนมัสการพระพุทธสิหิงค์และงานกาชาดประจำปีจังหวัดชลบุรี). This fair is held about mid-Apr during the Songkran Festival. Phra Phutthasihing, Chonburi’s principal Buddha image, is put in a procession around the town.
  • Chonburi Buffalo Races ((งานประเพณีวิ่งควาย). This is a long-established celebration of this most useful animal. A fun-filled event, it is held not only in Chonburi itself, but also in Ban Bueng and Nong Yai Districts. The beasts of burden are dressed outrageously or with admirable creativity by owners, bounded only by their imaginations. Assembled in the courtyard in front of the town hall, the buffaloes partake in racing, or take part in physical fitness and “fashion” contests.
  • Ko Phra Sai Wan Lai Festival (งานประเพณีก่อพระทรายวันไหล บางแสน) (Bang Saen). A festival long celebrated by the Saen Suk people. Originally, it was called “Ngan Thambun Wan Lai”, a gathering of people from various villages to make merit during the Songkran Festival or the Thai New Year Day, taking place on 16-17 Apr every year. Monks from every temple in Saen Suk sub-district are invited to perform the religious ceremony. There is merit- making, food offering, and a Thai Bahting ceremony. Later, there are activities of sand pagoda making, water splashing, local games, and sports.
  • Ngan Bun Klang Ban and Phanat Nikhom Basketwork Festival (งานบุญกลางบ้าน และเครื่องจักสานพนัสนิคม). Traditions that have been passed on for a long period of time by the Phanat Nikhom people. They are organized on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the first week of May or the Thai 6th lunar month. The locals will bring food, offer it to the monks, and dedicate the merit to the guardian spirits, enemies from a former life, deceased relatives, as well as to drive out bad things, to ask for rain during the season, and to wish for abundant food and crops. After the religious ceremony, there is lunch, games, and a demonstration of Phanat Nikhom basketry making.
  • Pattaya–Na Kluea Wan Lai Festival and Na Kluea Kong Khao Fair (งานประเพณีวันไหล พัทยา- นาเกลือ และงานกองข้าวนาเกลือ). Held from 18-20 Apr every year at Lan Pho Public Park, Na Kluea, and Wat Chai Mongkhon in south Pattaya.
  • Songkran Si Maha Racha Festival and Kong Khao Tradition (งานประเพณีสงกรานต์ศรีมหาราชาและงานประเพณีกองข้าว). An ancient Chonburi festival. At present, Si Racha District still preserves this tradition and organizes it every year, from 19-21 Apr, to worship the gods who have been protecting them throughout the year. Activities comprise of the procession led by the elderly and various organizations in traditional Thai costume, a worship ceremony, spirit offering ceremony, Kong Khao tradition demonstration, games, demonstrations, and sales of traditional foods.
  • Wan Lai Festival (ประเพณีวันไหล). a merit-making day for seamen on the Thai New Year during the Songkran Festival, organised during 13-20 Apr every year. There is alms-offering to the monks, the ceremony of pouring water onto the Buddha’s image, sand pagoda making, splashing water, and local games and sports in Chonburi.

Eat

Food Vendors, Street Food in Thailand

Street vendors offer food that is cooked naturally by residents. Some restaurants tweak their recipe for tourists, but if you want a true taste of Thailand street vendors are recommended. Also very cheap and delicious.

Enterprising food vendors set up clusters of stalls, transforming major street corners, empty lots and alleys into lively food bazaars. Many are mobile, peddling from one area to another on tricycles and motorcycles with fixtures attached, or pushing mini-kitchens around on wooden carts. More modest are hawkers on foot, bearing filled baskets balanced on a wooden yoke upon one shoulder. Along the klong (canals) and waterways, sellers paddle their mini-shops from home to home, offering “boat noodles,” curries over rice and an assortment of kanom (sweetmeats and snack foods).

Nibbling on street food is an inexpensive way to dine out in Thailand. You can fill yourself at lunch for 30 Thai Baht, and spend not much more for a hearty, well-balanced supper of several courses. A refreshing mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack can cost the same or less. But the low price does not indicate a low quality of food. In fact, a lot of street cuisine is very good and rivals some of the more refined gourmet restaurants, and the variety to choose from is immense, including many wonderful treats rarely seen on restaurant menus. Among these are traditional delicacies that are complicated to make and labour intensive that many street vendors are able to give owing to their specialisation in only one or a few items. They become experts at cooking their specialties, after having done it every day for years, and often become well-known and patronised in their area of the city.

Bangkokians are known to travel great distances in horrible traffic to particular corners of the city, where an “aunt” or “uncle,” “grandma”, or “grandpa” makes the best of this or that. Some of the city’s most affluent citizens can be seen mingling with the crowds or sitting next to labourers in tattered clothes on rickety stools around well-worn tables. The vendors need no advertising other than their products, as news of good food spreads quickly in a culture with a highly cultivated sense of taste.

Drink

  • Buzz Killington’sA great place for a pint of Guinness, although it closes quite early.

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Rangsit Expat Travel Guide

Rangsit (รังสิต) is an exurb 40 km north of Bangkok. Understand Memorial Hall, Wat Dhammakaya Effectively a suburb of Bangkok, Rangsit is directly north of Bangkok on Phahonyothin Road, 20 km from Don Mueang Airport. Get in By bus Local buses 29, 34, 39, 59, 95, 504, 510 and 522 will get you from Bangkok to Rangsit […]

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Rangsit (รังสิต) is an exurb 40 km north of Bangkok.

Understand Rangsit

Effectively a suburb of Bangkok, Rangsit is directly north of Bangkok on Phahonyothin Road, 20 km from Don Mueang Airport.

How to travel to Rangsit

By bus

Local buses 29, 34, 39, 59, 95, 504, 510 and 522 will get you from Bangkok to Rangsit Future Park (8 Thai Baht in the basic non air-con buses, 18-22 Thai Baht for air-con). You can catch most of these from the bus stop next to BTS Mo Chit station. The journey takes 30–60 minutes depending on the traffic and bus (the orange 5xx services are faster).

Nearly all central, north and northeast-bound long-distance buses stop next to Major Bowl Shopping Centre, Which is right next to Future Park Shopping Mall as a hub from Rangsit in or out of the main city of Bangkok, and often almost half the bus gets off. And with reason: it’s still another hour from here to the city, so this is an excellent place to hop out, stretch your legs, and get a decent meal.

By taxi

A taxi to central Bangkok will cost at least 300 Thai Baht. Always insist on using the meter. In the midnight hours a “service charge” may be required, but one shouldn’t have to pay over 50 Thai Baht extra.

Taxis to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport approximately cost 380 Thai Baht, Although the touts outside will try and get you to pay 1,000-1,500 Thai Baht, wait in the taxi line outside the airport and you should be fine.

See

  • National Memorial (อนุสรณ์สถานแห่งชาติ), Viphavadi Rangsit Road (On Vibhavadi Rangsit Road slightly beyond Don Mueang Railway Station at the intersection of Viphavadi Rangsit Road and Phahonyothin Road). Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00. Covering an area of 38 rai, the National Memorial is under the responsibility of the Armed Force Education Department, Supreme Command Headquarters. There are wall paintings depicting historic events in Thai history from the Sukhothai period to the Rattanakosin period, replicas of royal decorations, bas-reliefs of the establishment of the city and models recounting historic battles in Thai history. A speaker is available for a group visit, but advance contact is required. Free admission.
  • National Science Museum.
  • Royal Thai Mint (on Phahonyothin Road, 3km north of Future Park).
  • Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Humongous hypermodern temple home to the controversial Dhammakaya (Thammakai) cult/sect, dubbed the Thai version of the Church of Scientology. The size of the complex can hardly be overstated: crowds on special events can number in the hundreds of thousands, and the unreal scale of everything makes it appear like a science fiction movie set built by Albert Speer. As you enter, you’ll first see the golden dome of the Memorial Hall of the sect’s founder, Phramonkolthepmuni. Behind it lies the aircraft-hangar-sized Meditation Hall, and once you’ve walked through it (which takes a solid 15 minutes of hiking!) you’ll spot the main event, the stupendous Maha Dhammakaya Cetiya. This is a golden UFO-shaped chedi covered with “one million” (in 300,000 outside and 700,000 inside) golden Buddhas, in the centre of a massive square and surrounded by the concrete platform of the Meditation Amphitheatre. There are free shuttle services from Victory Monument and Sanam Luang in Bangkok starting at 07:00 on Sundays only; otherwise, find the elusive shuttle bus 1008 from Rangsit market, or just take a taxi from Future Park (80-100 Thai Baht one way). The temple is free to all and open daily, but devotees gather the first Sunday of each month and there are English-language meditation retreats several times a year. Dress decently (women must cover shoulders and legs) and try to pick a cloudy or cool day because there’s a lot of walking to be done.

What to do in Rangsit

  • Dream World (ดรีมเวิลด์). Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00; Saturday to Sunday, holidays: 10:00-19:00. At km7 of Rangsit-Ongkharak Road, this large amusement park houses a European-style plaza, miniature land of major world legends, and offers exciting rides, shows, and games. 450 Thai Baht.
  • Visit a Thai League 1 match of Bangkok United at Thammasat Stadium.

Universities around Rangsit

Rangsit hosts over a dozen higher education institutes, including:

  • Asian Institute of Technology, Phahonyothin Road. Thailand’s equivalent of MIT has its main campus in Rangsit, 6km north of Future Park. Get there on buses 29 and 39.
  • Muay Thai Institute (Down Pahonyothin Road from Future Park, next to Night Stadium nightclub). The MTI trains both Thai and foreign students (instruction in English) in Thailand’s national martial art of muay Thai. Basic, intermediate, advanced, and professional muay Thai skills courses are available, as well as general training for fighters. Rooms are available in the institute.
  • Rangsit University. In the centre of the small community of Muang-Ake, RU is one of Thailand’s largest universities and home to an international college with English language instruction.
  • University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Places international students at Rangsit University.

Shopping at Rangsit

  • Future Park Rangsit (ฟิวเจอร์พาร์ค รังสิต), Phahonyothin Road. In Rangsit, the future seems to mean huge shopping malls. Here you can find Robinson and Central department stores, Big C and Tops hypermarkets, a Major Cineplex Future Park Rangsit cinema, Office Depot and HomePro outlets, all packed tightly together. Future Park contains five floor: Basement Floor (B), Ground Floor (G), 1st floor, 2nd floor, and 3rd floor. Future Park itself is divided into several Park such as Gourmet Park (Floor B,G) which has many restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops; Fashion Park (floor G,1) which has clothing stores; Banking Park (2nd floor, near Central Department Store) where several banks are located; Campus Park (3rd floor) where tutorial schools and education centres are located; Digital Park (3rd floor) which has shops selling computers, mobile devices, electronics, and movie and game CD, DVDs; Alive Park (Ground Floor) outside the store, have some coffee shops (Starbucks and Cake Walk) and a clothing store. Alive park also has indoor domes where several events and a concert (usually on Sunday) are held. Forest Park has no store but contains a lot of trees and playgrounds to take a break from shopping. A musical fountains show is performed in the evening.
  • IT Zeer Rangsit (ไอที เซียร์ รังสิต), 99 Phahonyothin Road. A centre for the sale of computers, mobile phones, and other electronics.
  • Major Bowl. Large shopping mall with a large selection of local merchants owning stores and large food court. The best place for Thai department stores.
  • Rangsit Markets. Open every day, closing about 21:00 each night. Basically a huge flea market with street vendor after street vendor selling his wares. If you like the local food and aren’t shy of the local cuisine and traditional Thai wares this is your place.

Where to Eat in Rangsit

  • Gyudon Express (Just before Viphavadi Rangsit Soi 16 (Soi Chokechai Ruammitr)). An authentic quick-service Japanese restaurant specializing in rice bowls topped with beef (Gyudon).
  • Rangsit Boat Noodle (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือรังสิต) (Along the Rangsit canal). On the west side of Future Park Rangsit is the Rangsit-Nakornnayok Road. There are several boat noodle shops in the stationary boats floating in Rangsit canal along the road. Some also serve steaks and other Western food too.
  • Talad Thai (ตลาดไท) (Across from Thammasat University on Phahonyothin Road). 24 hours. One of Asia’s largest fresh produce markets, Talad Thai is designed to be spacious and convenient, completely different from the traditional central market by dividing the market into sections of various products which can support large quantities of products of more than 15,000 tons from farmers from all over the country. It is divided into the areas of the Orange Building, a tangerine market, the Mixed Fruits Building, selling many kinds of fruits from farmers from all over the country such as mangoes, cantaloupes, santols, custard apples, guavas, papayas, sapodillas, jujubes, melons, pomelos, acid less oranges, bananas, rose apples, grapes, Manila tamarinds, etc. Moreover, there is the Seasonal Fruits Square. It is because during the fruit season, this square is open for farmers and buyers to come and directly conduct the sales of many categories of fruits in a large number. There is also the Flowers, Decorative Plants and Plant Cuttings Market which is a gathering location of sellers of the products from the important production areas, as well as, sellers of the planting tools and vegetable building. The Fresh Market is a place selling every kind of consuming products such as beef, pork, duck meat, chicken, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and grocery stores. On the second floor, there are grocery products. The Flowers Market offers various kinds of flowers and decorative plants such as roses, orchids, gerberas, wreath making shops, as well as, shops selling offerings for monks. Moreover, in communities and villages, there are OTOP handcrafted products such as mini Sam Khok water jars as souvenirs, artificial lotus flowers, and leather bags.

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Bangkok Expat Travel Guide

Bright lights, big city, where tradition merges effortlessly with the megalopolis that Thailand’s capital has become, be prepared to be wowed by Bangkok. With over 10 million visitors per year, you won’t be the only tourist in town, but Bangkok is popular for good reason.

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With Bangkok’s history dating back to the 1700s, when the area served as a small trading center and port as part of what was then Siam, you can immerse yourself in the crux of Thailand’s past. A visit to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew to see the amazing Emerald Buddha will give you a true feel for Bangkok’s sense of tradition, as will a visit to Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the iconic Wat Arun.

With today’s population in Bangkok passing the 9 million mark, it is no wonder this ever adaptable city has added to its list of attractions with more modern feats. The shopping malls are an inspiration with every luxury brand imaginable and Bangkok is also home to a myriad of galleries and museums to keep you entertained.

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The glitz and glamour of modern day Bangkok starts with the world leading Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is a sparkling welcome to this main hub for South East Asian travel. The airport is complemented by efficient transport links which make getting around Bangkok easier than ordering a Pad Thai. And if the sky train and metro aren’t your style, brightly coloured taxis, which are both affordable and usually air conditioned are everywhere (do insist on a metered fare). As a fun alternative, you could also try the river ferry.

When it comes to spending your Thai Baht, Bangkok has much to offer beyond its malls. The city is awash with markets and stalls all serving up a bargain and a great place for picking up Thai souvenirs. From shopping markets, to night markets offering mouth-watering local fayre which is as fresh as food comes, you won’t find time to tire in this amazing city.

But when your legs are feeling the strain, head to one of Bangkok’s classy cocktail bars – aim for a rooftop at sunset for amazing views of this sprawling city. The city also has an impressive range of international cuisine from award winning chefs which complements and competes well with the local food on offer.
Picking up a news skill in Bangkok is easy. From delicious cooking classes to meditation or Thai massage (whether as a pupil, or indeed indulging in a bit of well-deserved pampering), the city and its people are more than happy to share their knowledge.

If you look skyward for a sense of when to travel, monsoon can start from May through to November. Keep an eye on the local forecast as Bangkok’s flooding can be prohibitive and the general unpredictability of the weather suggests you pack both an umbrella and sunscreen.

Whether your trip to Bangkok is for business or pleasure, the sights on offer together with the warm welcome assured from the Thai people, will make your trip memorable.

Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพฯ Krung Thep) is the capital and largest city of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its main city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not instantly give you a warm welcome — but don’t let your first impression mislead you. It is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.

For years, it was only a small trading post at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, until King Rama I, the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782, after the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders. Since then, Bangkok has turned into a national treasure house and functions as Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.

Bangkok Districts

Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervor. Administratively, it is split up into 50 districts (เขต khet), which are further split into 180 sub-districts (แขวง khwaeng), but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below of the main areas more useful for getting around.

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Map of Bangkok

Siam Square The area around Siam Square, including Ratchaprasong and Phloen Chit Road, is Bangkok’s modern commercial core, full of glitzy malls and hotels. The Skytrain intersection at Siam Square is the closest thing Bangkok has to a centre.

Sukhumvit The long Sukhumvit Road is an exclusive district popular among expatriates and upper class locals. It is filled with quality hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Part of its nightlife represents Bangkok’s naughty image, particularly Soi Cowboy and Nana Entertainment Plaza.

Silom The area around Silom Road and Sathorn Road is Thailand’s sober financial centre by day, but Bangkok’s primary party district by night when quarters like the infamous Patpong come alive.

Rattanakosin Between the river and Sukhumvit lies the densely packed “Old Bangkok”, home to Bangkok’s best-known sights, such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

Khao San Road On the northern part of Rattanakosin, Bangkok’s backpacker mecca Khao San Road and the surrounding district of Banglamphu have everything a budget traveller could possibly be looking for.

Yaowarat and Phahurat Along Yaowarat Road you will find Bangkok’s Chinatown, while Phahurat Road is the home of the city’s sizeable Indian community. This multicultural district is filled with temples, shrines, seafood restaurants and street markets.

Dusit This leafy, European-style area is the political centre of Thailand, home to numerous political institutions and the monarchy. Its breezy palaces, lush gardens and broad avenues give this district its distinct character.

Thonburi The quieter west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Most visitors explore this district with a canal tour, at least taking in Wat Arun, the Royal Barges National Museum and one of the floating markets.

Pratunam Pratunam is a large garment market with hundreds of fashion stores selling both retail and wholesale. It also includes Baiyoke Tower II and Victory Monument.

Phahonyothin The area around Phahonyothin Road and Viphavadi Rangsit Road is a large suburb in northern Bangkok. In weekends, it is the best place to go hunting for bargains. The Chatuchak Weekend Market has more than 8,000 stalls selling anything and everything under the sun.

Ratchadaphisek Since the completion of the metro line, Ratchadaphisek Road has developed into an entertainment mecca for the locals. The sois,(side streets off busy main roads of “Ratchada” are popular clubbing spots, as is Royal City Avenue (RCA).

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Udon Thani Expat & Tourist Guide

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Udon Thani (อุดรธานี, also Udorn Thanee) is a city in the Isaan region of Thailand. Often referred to as simply Udon or Udorn (อุดร), the city should not be confused with Ubon — Ubon Ratchathani in southeastern Isaan.

Introduction to Udon Thani

Founded in the 1890s by Prince Prajak Silapakom, Udon Thani is the 7th largest city in Thailand.

Udon had a USAF airbase during the Vietnam War that increased its wealth and importance. Surrounded by one of the major agricultural areas of the country, Udon Thani has become a regional hub for agriculture, commercial distribution, shopping and a fledgling tourism industry.

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Udon Thani F.C

Because of the US presence (the airbase until 1976, a U.S. consulate until 1995, and currently, a Voice of America radio station in Amphur Ban Dung) many Thais were well-paid and learned English, making them more marketable to foreign labour recruiters.

Udon has a large number of its expats who have worked or are working overseas, particularly in Middle East oil fields. This has contributed both to the wealth of the area and its desirability as an expat destination.

More than 5,000 expats from Europe, Australia and North America have settled in the area.

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Travel to Udon Thani

By plane

  • Udon Thani AirportHas several 50 min daily flights to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi [BKK]) (Thai Airlines: around 2,500 Thai Baht) or (Don Mueang [DMK]) (Air Asia from 500 Thai Baht and Nok Air from 1,250 Thai Baht if booked well in advance). There are also direct flights to Chiang MaiLoei and Phuket (Air Asia flies to Phuket with tickets often around 1,000-1,200 Thai Baht, which is comparable to a 2-night bus/train trip via Bangkok).

To get to the city there is a limousine service (actually a minibus) for 80 Thai Baht/person that will drop you and other passengers at the location of your choice. Minibus tickets are available in the booth just to the right as you leave the terminal building. If there are more than two of you, it may be cheaper to call a taxi (Tel. +66 42 323239) or to use Grab ride-hailing service, which (as of January 2019) costs 160 Thai Baht to/from central Udon. Taxis are not permitted to wait for passengers at the airport, but some do it anyway, asking 200-400 Thai Baht for the 4 km journey. Some hotels have pickup services and may take an extra passenger or two if space permits. Some long distance buses to Khon Kaen were seen in the airport, with numerous people boarding them. No local Udon Thani songthaews have been seen near the airport.

Udon Thani Wallpaper

Udon Thani Wallpaper

If you are travelling on to Nong Khai, there is a bureau straight ahead of you when you get to the arrivals hall which sells minivan tickets to Nong Khai. They have a minibus which meets most flights and for 200 Thai Baht they will load you into a minivan. It takes one hour to reach Nong Khai and if you ask the driver he will take you to your hotel, or drop you off at the Thai side of the Friendship Bridge. You can then proceed into Laos.

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By bus

There are four bus stations in the city:

  • City Centre Bus Station, Station 1 (BKS Station). The city’s main bus station is near Central Plaza.
  • Bus Station 2 (Northern Bus Station) (On the western outskirts of the city on the road in from Loei  towards Nong Khai). Buses to and from northern Thailand such as Loei , Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai. A tuk-tuk into the city costs about 100 Thai Baht from there (Dec 2014). Songthaew 7 will take you there as well.
  • Bus Station 3 (Just off the ring road, north side of the city). Third-class buses to Nong Khai.
  • Nakhonchai Air Bus Terminal Udon Thani (Tahan Road opposite the Army Hospital). First class and VIP day and overnight buses to Bangkok. Nakhonchai Air has a high reputation for quality, and for managing its drivers to drive safely. Buses from Bangkok also stop at Bus Station 1 when arriving in Udon Thani, before terminating at their own terminal. Nakhonchai Air has buses departing to Bangkok at 08:50; 09:40; 19:00; 20:50; 21:25; 22:00; and 22:45. Travel time is about 7-9 hours depending on traffic. Regular, 454 Thai Baht; VIP, 606 Thai Baht.
  • Udon-BangkokBuses from Bangkok (Mo Chit), an 8-hour journey, arrive at the BKS station in the city centre. BKS buses to Mo Chit depart at 20:00; 20:30; 21:00; and 21:20. Nakhonchai Air also runs buses to Bangkok.
  • Udon-Chiang MaiA VIP seat on a bus (e.g., Chackrapong Tour) costs 666 Thai Baht. (Dec 2014). The overnight journey takes 10.5 hr. This has to be one of Thailand’s worst bus trips as roads en route are small, rural, and winding. Those on the top of double decker buses may get queasy from all the toing-and-froing. Also, as the mid-point is one of Thailand’s more remote areas, your bus may not make the customary 20 min. break mid-way, or any break at all. Chackrapong buses to Udon drop you at the remote Bus Station 2, a reason to avoid it if you can by taking Phetprasert.
    • Phetprasert has three buses a day from Chiang Mai to Udon (and onto Nakhon Phanom). They leave Chiang Mai at 14:30, 17:30, and 19:30, arriving in Udon at 02:15, 05:15 and 05:30 respectively. Fare (Apr 2015) is 636 Thai Baht. Phetprasert drops passengers at Central Plaza Shopping Mall, a very good location in the centre (Mar 2015). Buses to Chiang Mai depart the shopping mall at 17:45, 18:45, and 20:45. Buy Phetprasert tickets in the city centre bus station, a 5 minute walk from the shopping mall.}}
  • Udon-Khon KaenAir conditioned buses and minivans depart from Udon’s Bus Station 1 downtown. There are at least two departures per hour. Duration of the trip is roughly 90 min for the 125 km route. As the old “Non-air conditioned terminal” in downtown Khon Kaen is closed now, the bus will go straight to the Terminal 3 six kilometers south on the city outskirts. The bus will pass through the city center though, and will stop a few times to drop off the people, so it may be wise to watch the map and get off at the location nearest to your hotel, then take a tuk-tuk or Grab there. 80 Thai Baht.
  • Udon-Nong KhaiBuses from several companies depart at least once per hour after 08:00 to Nong Khai, 1 hour, non-air conditioned 3rd class) on the Lao border. Buses from Nong Khai may drop you off north of the city. Follow the locals and hop on the waiting #6 songthaew to the bus station or take a tuk-tuk. 50 Thai Baht (Oct 2013).
  • Udon-PattayaThe 407 Bus Company has daily 08:00, 18:30, and 20:55 buses to Pattaya. The morning bus takes about 12 hours as the bus makes many stops. Night buses take about 10 hr. Fare is 636 Thai Baht VIP (Nov 2015). The 407 Company has its office/bus stop near, but not in the city centre bus station. It’s on the corner of the main street out the front of the bus station near the 7-Eleven.
  • Udon-Points eastBuses depart around once per hour to Sakon Nakhon (100 Thai Baht, 3 hours, air conditioned, 160 km from Udon Thani, on the way to Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan).
  • Udon-VientianeThere are six express buses a day direct to the Morning Market in Vientiane (80 Thai Baht, 2 hours, air-con 1st class departures at 08:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00). Some companies will not sell this trip if you cannot show a visa. These cross-border buses will sometimes carry passengers who have not obtained their Lao visas in advance, but may not wait long enough at the border for a visa on arrival to be applied for and issued. This isn’t a problem when the queues are short, but at busy times passengers who don’t already have their visas may be left behind and have to continue by local bus or tuk-tuk. There is a notorious scam of foreigners charged up to 100 Thai Baht for a 2 min ride, plus 25 Thai Baht for the bridge crossing, plus tuk-tuk or taxi to Vientiane.

By train

Daily trains go to Nong Khai (45 mins for just a bargain 11 Thai Baht) and over the Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River to Laos. Trains are also frequent to Nakhon Ratchasima and Bangkok. The overnight express sleeper to Bangkok is scheduled to take 9.25 hours, but usually takes longer. Nevertheless, it is still quite comfortable and pleasant, especially when taken in a sleeping berth or compartment. A daytime express train to Bangkok traverses a causeway over the large and scenic artificial lake created by the Pa Sak Jolasid Dam (in Lopburi Province). Connections to the major centres of southern Isaan (Buriram, Surin, Sisaket and Ubon Ratchathani) can be made in Nakhon Ratchasima for those who like to travel by rail.

In all, there are daily daytime trains, and three daily nighttime trains from Bangkok to Udon Thani and vice versa (most of which normally originate or terminate at Nong Khai), and several local trains to other destinations, including Nakhon Ratchasima.

  • Train StationThe Udon Thani train station is convenient, near the main tourist area and Central Plaza shopping complex.

Getting around in Udon Thani

Navigation around Udon Thani is made easier by three large roundabouts on the central road, Hwy 2: the clock circle, the fountain circle and Prince Prajak Circle. It’s also possible to orient yourself with Central Plaza or Nong Prajak Park. There is a bypass road that goes around the city.

Udon Thani Wallpaper

Udon Thani Wallpaper

By taxi

The main bus station, near Central Plaza has a taxi stand. Grab ride-hailing service works in Udon as well, though prices start from 60 Thai Baht even for a shortest ride, and increase pretty quickly afterwards.

By bicycle taxi

Udon Thani has many samlors (three-wheeled bicycle taxis), although as elsewhere, they are slowly succumbing to the pressures of the internal combustion engine.

By tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuks, three-wheeled motorcycles, are readily available in most commercial areas. Negotiate a price for your journey before you get in. Note that in Udon Thani the locally made vehicles (called Skylabs) differ from those in most of Thailand outside Isaan in that their fronts are adapted motorcycles. If you travel to Laos, you will also see such vehicles (called “jumbos”) there. Tuk-tuks prowl the streets on the lookout for tourists. Apart from long journeys the price should be around 30-50 Thai Baht. If you get into the bus station early in the morning and need a guest house they may pretend they can’t speak English, drive you around in a small circle “looking” for guesthouses before dropping you around the corner from the station; however, some may not speak English and are just trying to be helpful. They will then ask for 100 Thai Baht for a 30 Thai Baht journey. There is plenty of accommodation within walking distance of the station.

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Udon Thani Wallpaper

By songthaew

Udon Thani has a bus-like network of numbered pick up trucks with 2 benches in the back songthaews; cost is 8 or 10 Thai Baht per trip (10 Thai Baht outside the ring road).

By bicycle

  • Bicycle RentalBicycles are available for rent at the northeast corner of Nong Prajak Park. 20 Thai Baht/hour.

Bicycles can also be rented by the day from Asia Backpackers and SPM House.

By motorbike or car

Motorbike rentals are readily available at many locations in Udon Thani such as Soi samphanthamit. There are also many shops that accept online bookings such as Udon Rent A Bike and www.motorbikerentaludonthani.com.

If you wish to travel with a little more comfort, it is recommended to rent a car, the most well established local car rental in Udon Thani is UD Car Rent. You will also find most manjor International car hire companies at Udon Thani Airport.

Sightseeing Tips to Udon Thani

Excavations at Ban Chiang
  • Ban Chiang (About 35 km E of Udon). An archaeological dig that is a UNESCO World Heritage List. Both buses and inter-village songthaews will drop you off at the Ban Chiang turn-off.
  • Ban Nakha (15 km N of Udon on Rte 2). A village famous for selling hand woven silk and cotton garments. It is somewhat commercialised but a walk back from the road into the village can net some silk and cotton bargains.
  • Nong BuaA park with a lake just to the east of the railway line. It is noted for its Chinese pagodas over the lake and the dragon pole.
  • Phu Foi Lom Eco-Park (40 km SW of Udon). Numerous trails and rainy season waterfalls. South of Udon is a large wetlands area/lake called Khumpahawapi. In Oct, traditional dragon boat races are held on the lake. Within Khumpahawapi is a city park with a large troop of monkeys that have been living there for over a hundred years.
  • Phu Phrabat National Park (60 km NW of Udon near the Ban Phue). A marvelous ridge line with numerous sandstone edifices several thousand years old. Bronze age cave paintings are also within the park.
  • Red Lotus Lake (Talay Bua Daeng, ทะเลบัวแดง), Tambon Chiang Haeo, Kumphawapi District, . Take a boat ride through a lake full of red flowers (they are actually red hardy water lilies) at the lake of Nong Han (หนองหาน). The bloom starts in October, but is best viewed from December to February during the morning. Bird watchers may also spot herons and other fowl. Boats and drivers are available for rent by the hour at the side of the lake, 300-500 Thai Baht. A suggested over night stay is the Ma Der Bua Hotel next to the lake. They also have a restaurant and provide a toilet for five Thai Baht.
  • Udon Sunshine Orchid FarmFamous for a variety of orchids, orchid-derived perfumes and plants that “dance to music”.Due to poor public transportation in Udon Thani, the only mean of transportation for tourist to get to these tourist attractions is by Car rentals or Taxi service.
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Udon Thani Wallpaper

What to do in Udon Thani

  • Daytrip to Nong KhaiCatch a 45 minute train at either 08:34 or 11:42 to Nong Khai for 11 Thai Baht. Either catch train back at 13:03 or catch a mini bus back for 50 Thai Baht. Every 30 min from bus station. If you wish do rent a car and travel a little more comfortable, there many car rentals agencies available in Udon Thani, such as UD Car Rent, Avis, Budget.
  • Major CinemaWatch a film at Major Cinema in Central Plaza. Some movies in Thai and some in English so choose the appropriate showing.
  • Nong Prajak Lake ParkDaily, 04:00-20:00A large recreational area within the city and the primary site for locals to exercise and chill out. Consisting of a large lake/reservoir with several small islands, it features pleasant grassy areas and activities such as nightly aerobics (to Thai pop music) and feeding bread crumbs to the fish. For the more active, it’s also popular for jogging or cycling (bike rentals available). Two paved pathways circle the lake: the inner one for cyclists, the outer one for those on foot. The circumference of the outer one is 3.3 km (2 mi). Most of the jogging path around the lake is ungated, but a portion is locked from 20:00-04:00.
  • Your Fitness Udon Thani322/19 Prachaksilpakom Road (Between Bangkok Hospital and 7-Eleven, behind the shops), . Monday to Friday, 08:00-24:00; Saturday to Sunday, 12:00-24:00New (Jan 2020) gym in Udon, one of only a few. Centrally located near Central Plaza and the railway station.
  • Visit a Thai League 2 Football match of Udon Thani FC at the Institute Of Physical Education Udon Thani Stadium.

Go shopping in Udon Thani

On the east-side ring road is the Bo Bei Clothing Market. Within the city itself are numerous 7-Elevens as well as many mini-marts with Western snacks and goods.

  • Big C (SE of the city centre on Nittayo Road; SW of the city centre on Rte 210). Daily, 09:00-24:00Two locations. Hypermart, groceries, housewares, clothing.
  • Central Plaza (Formerly Chareonsri), 277/1-3 Prajaksillapakom Road, . Monday to Friday, 09:30-21:00. Sa, Su, Hols, 09:00-21:00Udon Thani’s largest indoor shopping mall, featuring five floors of shopping, including Asia Books, a Robinson’s department store, Tops Supermarket, Sizzler steakhouse, KFC, Pizza Company, Swensen’s Ice Cream, Boots pharmacy, IT products, mobile phones, cineplex.
  • Landmark Plaza / TukComShopping complex with SFC Cinema.
  • Makro (E of the city centre). Daily, 06:00-22:00Cheap bulk purchases.
  • Night Market (W of the train station, five min walk from the central bus station.). 17:00-22:30Eat in and takeaway food.
  • Tesco Lotus (UD Town; another on the ring road, N side). Supermarket with lower prices than Tops Supermarket at Central Plaza. Several locations. The most central one is in UD Town (hours: 07:00-24:00). The one on the north ring road is a Tesco-Lotus Extra (hours:08:00-23:00).
  • Tops market CentralPlaza277/3 Prachuksilpakom Road, . Western and Thai foodstuffs; salad bar; deli; bakery. Monday to Friday 11:00-21:00; Saturday to Sunday 10:00- 21:00.
  • UD Town (Adjacent to the train station). Mall with a food court, Tesco Lotus store, three different Oishi restaurants, McDonald’s, Swensen’s Ice Cream, Pizza Company, WaWee Coffee and numerous retail businesses.

Eating Tips for Udon Thani

Street vendors abound throughout the city. Satay, noodle soup (beef, pork, chicken and duck are common), pad Thai, som tam, grilled chicken, meat on a stick, various sweets and rice dishes are available at nearly all times. Udon Thani has a large range of buffet restaurants including Korean-style cook it yourself BBQ in a raised dish over a charcoal burner in the centre of your table.

  • Bongkotch Restaurant (ร้านอาหารบงกช) (At the top of Soi Suphanthanit). Popular Thai restaurant with good food and low prices. 40+ Thai Baht.
  • Fuzzy Ken’s298/15 Sayoutis Road (Opposite 7-Eleven on Sayoutis Road; 1 min walk from central bus station 1 or Central Plaza; 10 min from railway station), . M-Sa, 08:00-late. Closed SuA wonderful hybrid: a restaurant serving Thai and Western food, a used bookshop, and a shop selling hard-to-find Western foodstuffs (Bovril, Marmite, Heinz beans, Vegemite, meat pies). A Brit, Ken is a terrific source of local info. Serves beer and wine. Good website. Free Wi-Fi. Huge breakfast, 145 Thai Baht (Aug 2017).
  • The Good Corner Restaurant and BarNutty Park, Prachak Road (Just around the corner from the “bar street”; across from UD Residence), . Daily, 08:00-23:00; kitchen closes 22:00Owned by a Danish lady, serves breakfast, pizza and Thai food. Great quality and decent prices.
  • Maeyaa (ร้านอาหารแม่หยา), 79-81 Rachapasadu Road (ถ.ราชพัสดุ) (Just S of Phosi Road and W of Amphoe Road, about 3 km from city centre). Terrific family restaurant, an Udon institution. Three floors, crowded with Thais at mealtimes. Extensive photo menu and have an English menu available. Thai and Western food, but best to stick with the Thai. Also known for their extensive ice cream selection including banana splits. Air conditioned.
  • Diary Restaurant (Diary), 128/17 Ban Lao Road., Soi 6 Udon Dutsadi, Udon Thani 41000 (Opposite Gomen City Estates), . 10:00-21:00 Tuesday to SundayInternational and Thai food, great quality & affordable prices. Serving Isaan food, Vegetarian food, Thai curries, Western breakfasts, Mexican & Italian food. Online ordering & delivery available.

Nightlife in Udon Thani

Udon Thani has a variety of karaoke bars, beer bars and Western bars. “Farang bars” tend to be concentrated in the area between Central Plaza and the railway station. Bars close sharply at midnight as the police are strict. Police set up roadblocks at the hour to look for drunk drivers. If you are driving a motorbike and over the limit it will cost you a night in a very uncomfortable Thai jail, most of the next day, and 3,000 Thai Baht. It was also reported that a drunk farang got court drunk and the fine was 10,000 Baht and they gladly drove him down to the nearest ATM

  • Day and Night Bar Complex (Next to the Pannerai Hotel). Noon till midnightAbout seventeen beer bars in this open air, but covered, bar complex.
  • Nutty ParkL-shaped alley containing a dozen or more small bars popular with tourists and expats. Nutty Park contains what may be the best farang-oriented bar in Udon, the Good Shot Bar. It’s clean and well lit, with nice hostesses and two pool tables. Serves Thai and Western food from two nearby restaurants.
  • Tawan Daeng next to 7/11 at Soin Sampan is a Thai Calabrao style Isaan night club with live music and plenty of drinks.
  • Fun Bar –Best farang-oriented beer bar on Soi Sampan, operated by Bill and his Thai wife.

Where to stay in Udon Thani

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget less than 500 Thai Baht
Mid-range 500-1,500 Thai Baht
Splurge over 1,500 Thai Baht

Hotels Udon Thani City: Popularity

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani

★★★★

-11%

4438

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Siamgrand Hotel

★★★★

-6%

3028

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The Pannarai Hotel

★★★★

-25%

4836

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There are many hotels in town. Prices vary, and as with most things, you get what you pay for. Rates range from 200 to 2,000 Thai Baht or more per night. Apartment rentals from 1,800 Thai Baht/month. Private pool villas can be rented for catered stays of two nights or more.

Cope in Udon Than

Co-working space in Udon Thani

  • Smarthub322/19 Prachaksilpakom Road (Near Central Plaza and the train station, between Bangkok Hospital and 7-Eleven, behind the shops), . Daily, 09:00-21:00Work spaces, meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment, Internet, copier, fax, office support staff. Coordinates are approximate. 60 Thai Baht for 1 hour, 180 Thai Baht per day.

Dental Clinics in Udon Thani

  • Wattra Dental ClinicSai Uthit Road (Purple storefront across from 7-Eleven at Bus Station 1 downtown, 100 m from CentralPlaza), . M-Sa, 09:00-19:30; Su, 09:00-17:00Competent, English-speaking dentist(s) who work with up-to-date technologies. 800 Thai Baht to re-cement molar crown.

Where to go next after Udon Thani

  • Ban Dung City, Udon Thani Province
  • Nong Khai is a very pleasant riverside town near the border with Laos. The Friendship Bridge is located here and this is the main overland border crossing into Laos on the way to Vientiane. Many travellers pass through Nong Khai on their way in and out of Laos without realising that this a worthy travel destination in its own right.
  • Khon Kaen another similar city on the train line heading south. Buses leave frequently and take 1,5 hours, trains take longer.
  • Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is about one and a half hours away across the Mekong. Express air conditioned buses leave the Udon Central bus station six times daily for Vientiane. Bus fare one way is 80 Thai Baht. A visa on arrival for Laos at the Friendship Bridge costs about USD35 for 30 days (two passport photos are required or there is an additional USD1 charge).

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Hua Hin Travel Guide Hua Hin is a district in the Prachuap Khiri Khan Province of Thailand, 295 kilometers from...

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Ko Si Chang (เกาะสีชัง) is a small island, population 4,500, near Si Racha and near Pattaya. Understand In the Gulf of Thailand,...

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Khao Lak (เขาหลัก) is a 20 km long strip of coastal resorts in Phang Nga Province on the Andaman Sea...

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Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ) is a town in Isaan, Thailand. Understand Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped...

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Ko Chang (เกาะช้าง) is an island in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand. Understand Ko Chang is Thailand’s second largest island, and the biggest in...

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Southern Thailand4 days ago

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Ko Lanta (เกาะลันตา) is an island off the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand. Like many other destinations in Krabi Province,...

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Kalasin (กาฬสินธุ์) is a town in the Isaan region of Thailand, population ~38,000 (2020). Understand Historical evidence points to the...

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Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี) is Thailand's second largest city, being a part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. Understand Due to its close...

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The City of Pattaya on the East coast of the Gulf of Thailand is a self-governing region about 165km Southeast...

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Central Thailand4 days ago

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Ko Mak is an island in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand. It is fairly undeveloped and natural. Understand There are very few islands in...

Southern Thailand4 days ago

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Southern Thailand4 days ago

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The most famous rock at the Similan Islands of Thailand. This beach and viewpoint are often visited by Similan diving...

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Northeast Thailand4 days ago

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