Thailand

Thailand

SIX REGIONS OF AMAZING THAILAND

I have been teaching Thai Geography courses at Prince of Songkla University in Phuket for the last five years, and wherever I go, I always take my surfboard and my camera.

As part of my PhD in environmentally sustainable surf tourism, I have surveyed almost every beach in Thailand, and to get to those beaches I had to travel extensively through all the coastal regions.

Please feel free to contact me anytime with your interests or thoughts on this topic, or visit my Thai Geography Page.

Sawadee Kap Thailand - Steven Andrew Martin

I have organized the photos below into the six distinct geographic regions that physically and culturally define the country.

Thai regional geography map © Steven A Martin [click for high resolution]

Northern Region

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - Thailand Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Vachiratharn waterfall -  Thailand Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Vachiratharn waterfall, Chiang Mai province

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, the Highest Point in Thailand - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, the highest point in Thailand

Northeastern Region

Pha Mo E Dang - Dangrek range, Sisaket province - Thai/Cambodia border [click for PDF presentation]

Northeast Thailand - Isan - Steven Andrew Martin - Thai Geography

Bird's eye view of the northeast (Isan)

Sam Phan Bok - Thai Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Sam Phan Bok (The three thousand holes) on the Mekong River, Ubon Ratchathani

Traveling in Isan, Northeast Thailand photo journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

On the road in the northeast

Haew Narok waterfall, Khao Yai National Park [click to UNESCO]

Khmer temple - Phimai Historical Park Thailand Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

12th century Khmer temple at Phimai Historical Park [click to TAT]

Central Region

Sukhothai (Sukhothai Kingdom 1238–1438) [click to UNESCO]

Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya period 1351–1767) [click to UNESCO]

Royal Palace, Bangkok (Chakri Dynasty from 1782) [click to TAT]

Eastern Region

Ko Chang Island, Trat Province - Thai Photo Journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Ko Chang Island, Trat province

Surfing at Mae Ramphung Beach, Rayong [click to read this article]

Eastern Gulf of Thai Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Fishers on the Eastern Gulf of Thailand

Southern Region

View of Phang Nga Bay from Phuket [click for PDF presentation]

Phang Nga Province, Andaman Coast Thailand Photo Journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Phang Nga province, Andaman Coast

Ko Samui Ferry, Surat Thani Province, Gulf of Thailand - Thai Photo Journal - Steven Andrew Martin

Ko Samui ferry, Surat Thani province, Gulf of Thailand

Kata Karon lookout point, Phuket, Thailand Photo Journal - Dr Steven Andrew Martin

Kata Karon lookout point, Phuket

Surfing in Phuket [click to see more photos]

Chalong temple, Phuket [click to see this video]

Thank you for visiting my Thailand photo journal page.

Steven A. Martin