Popular Places To Visit In Southern Thailand

When it comes to finding things to do in South Thailand, the question is not whether there are enough amazing things to do and places to visit in South Thailand, but rather a question of having enough time to experience them all! From the beautiful, pristine beaches and incredible seafood of Phi Phi Island to the cultural delights and curiosities of Songkhla Old Town, the list is endless but here are a few of our favourite places to visit in South Thailand:

Koh Lanta Thailand

Koh Lanta is the name of an archipelago of 52 islands, some of them small and uninhabited. The main ones, connected by a bridge are:

  • Koh Lanta Yai (big island)
  • Koh Lanta Noi (small island)

Yai is where the majority of tourists find themselves and Noi, with its rubber plantations, deserted beaches, and peaceful fishing villages, is largely ignored by the travelling masses. 

Ko Pha Ngan 

For those looking to mix peaceful days lazing on an idyllic beach with wild, raucous nights, look no further than the world-famous Koh Pha Ngan. The monthly full moon party sees revellers come from far and wide to let their hair down. It is one of the best places in Southern Thailand, perhaps the whole world to do so, but not necessarily for the faint-hearted…

Places to visit in South Thailand

First on the list for many foreign visitors to Thailand are the stunning beaches and islands, and the Southern region has more than its fair share, including:

  • Phi Phi Island
  • Promthep Cape
  • Krabi
  • Samui Island
  • Surat Thani
  • Railay Beach

History and culture

  • Ratchaprapa Dam

‘Light of the Kingdom’, this dam is tremendously important to the local community, generating electricity and providing irrigation. It also facilitates fishing and has created a picturesque lake that many tourists flock to visit every year. 

  • Nakhon Si Thammarat

Possessing one of the most fascinating, rich histories of any province in Southern Thailand, you can learn all about it at the National Museum of Nakhon Si Thammarat. 

  • Songkhla and Old Town

With fine beaches, mesmerising waterfalls, and a tranquil lake, tourists love the abundant, seaside resort town of Songkhla.

Take a refreshing dip

The heat and humidity can certainly be overwhelming at times, so what better way to cool off than in stunning locations like Talay Noi Waterfall and the Emerald Pool.

Learning the language

You could choose no better way to enhance your experiences visiting the best places in Southern Thailand than by learning some of the language before you arrive and testing it out on the willing, friendly locals. Our incredible self-learning course, Thai Genesis, is a powerful, effective way to become immersed in this wonderful language and make learning fun.

Contact us

If there are any aspects of our Thai learning courses you would like to discuss or learn more details about, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our staff are ready and waiting to help get you started on your exciting learning journey. Before you know it, you will be ready to find places to visit in South Thailand and explore armed with newfound confidence and language skills. 

To give you a helping hand, we’ve included the vocabulary for the places we’ve mentioned and others with their Thai equivalents in the handy table below:

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