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DESTINATIONS


THAILAND

For centuries, Thailand has been a destination of choice attracting travellers from across the globe to explore its charm. Thailand’s diversity of activities and things to do is always worth being somewhere on your bucket list no matter what you are looking for; the beautiful art and culture, quite nature retreat, crazy nightlife, luxury getaway, or even shopping extravaganza.
Thailand aka Siam - the ancient name of the country, has a long and interesting history of more than 700 years under four different kingdoms of monarchy - Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Thonburi and the current (constitutional monarchy) Rattanakosin.
The nation, with about 68 million population, 77 provinces and covering 513,120 square kilometres, has developed to a newly industrial country and a major exporter in the 90s. Its economy leading factors are manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
Thailand can be divided into six regions, all with their own attractions; North, South, Central, East and North East (Isan) and West. They are connected to other neighbourhood countries including Laos and Myanmar from the North, Laos and Cambodia from the East while the South is connected to the Gulf of Thailand on the East Coast, the Andaman Sea on the West Coast and Malaysia can be reached by crossing the southern border. The different geography and culture of each part result in its distinctiveness.

KHAO SOK

Surat Thani

RICE FARMERS

Ayutthaya

WHITE TEMPLE

Chiang Rai

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CITY GUIDES


PHUKET (Thailand)

Phuket has a rich and diverse history that dates as far back as the 1st century when Phuket Town was founded by Indian Merchants. The name Phuket is said to be a derivative of the Malay word, bukit, which means ‘hill’ and is a reference to the island’s appearance from a distance. However, other sources claim it was formed from the Thai words for ‘mountain’ and ‘jewel’, being phu and ket respectively.
Prior to this, Phuket was called ‘Jung Ceylon’, a reference that is evident on historic European navigational charts and an alteration of the Malay Tanjung Salang words for ‘Cape Salang’. Later, it was called ‘Thalang’, a name that still remains in one of the island’s districts before finally settling on the name it is known as today.
Phuket’s idyllic position along a major maritime trade route, as well as its valuable natural raw materials such as tin, gained the attention of a number of nations in the past.

SURFING

Surin Beach

PROMTHEP CAPE

Nai Harn

WAT CHALONG

Chalong

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PHUKET

LATEST LISTINGS


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Our city maps offer a small introduction to the area and list all types of businesses and venues, while the Party Maps are focused on party related venues and nightlife. Discounts, happy hours and free entries are offered by most participating venues.

NEW MAPS TWICE PER YEAR

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