Map of Thailand – Thailand Provinces

May 12, 2011

This is a map of Thailand featuring Thailand provinces. Each area is colour coded, North, South, East and West. Below the map is a quick rough guide to each region, I will cover specific areas and detailed aspects in other posts on the site.

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The orange section is the Northeast, more commonly know as “Isaan” (sometimes spelt Isan or Esarn). This region is often referred to as “the real Thailand”, due to the fact that the people are extremely hospitable and the region houses the backbone of the rice production industry. Archaeologically, the bones of the first people to grace the land spread now known as Thailand were found here over 4,000 years ago. The region is huge, taking up nearly half of Thailand’s land mass. People to the north speak a mixture of Loatian and Thai, and in the South a mixture of Khmer and Thai. Home to Great temples, great food, epic scenery and a cross section of culture, no part of the region will fail to disappoint.

The yellow is the South of Thailand, which, in many parts, like the northeast, has its own dialect not always understood by Thais in other areas of the country. Here you will find many a traveller heading to the fantastic beaches on one of the many islands such as Phuket, Samui, Koh Pang Ngan, Krabi, etc. Don’t spend all your time sipping coconuts on Maya Bay though, you don’t want to miss the treats to be had in and around Surrathani mainland. Ranong is charming, as is Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang.

In the pink section is the delightful North of Thailand, which is deep set in history of kingship , war and cross territory trade. The north is home to a diverse mix of blood, including Burmese, Yunnan, Thai, Laotian and multiple tribal peoples. Visit Chiang Mai for a great balance between city and rural life, and as a great alternative to Bangkok. See Chiang Rai for peace and tranquility, and Pai to witness hill-tribe peoples, Thais and foreigners living side by side in the serene landscape. Auyutthya is incredible for historical culture, as is Sukothai. Make sure you also visit the hidden gem that is Nan.

Central Thailand is highlighted in green, and here you will find the city of Bangkok and the old city of Chonburi. The perfect escape from the city is a 2-hour drive to the devine Kanchanaburi. For a coastline and relaxing escape head in the opposite direction to Trat and Rayong. Of course the more central you get the busier the streets and the more hustle and bustle. Bangkok isn’t for the feint hearted, but a city that must be seen for it’s ridiculous infrastructure planning and contradictory madness…that somehow works like a dream.

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Sitt June 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

Dear TheThailandlife webmaster,

Your have a good map of Thailand that we would like to ask for your permittion for using in our blog (we will credit your url and thank for your kindness )

Forward with thank and friendly love,

Sitt

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yves masure January 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

It is is good map of Thailand indeed, but it is made and copyrighted to thailex and can not be used without prior approval from thailex and at least you should refer to the site as a reference.

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TheThailandLife July 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I have contacted you about a link twice. I have never received a reply. Send me the url to reference and I shall do so glady. Thanks

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tom August 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Aha needs updating. Eastern Nong Khai is now Beung Khan Province

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TheThailandLife August 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Of all the people to spot that I’d have bet on you ! Thanks, I didn’t know that….will have to create a new map at some point. Keep us updated with any other changes.

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Jeremy Becker May 15, 2012 at 12:38 am

Thailand life webmaster,
My wife and I are opening a Thai grocery store in West Hartford, CT. And we would like to ask your permission to use your map of Thailand on our website. We would be happy to credit your website on our website in exchange for use of the map. Please email me ASAP and let me know. Thank you very much and have a nice day.

Respectfully,
Jeremy & Areeya Becker

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TheThailandLife May 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Hey Jeremy, go for it. Please just link back to my site. All the best with your store!

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