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Explore Southern Thailand

The Deep South region is positioned on the peninsula between the Andaman Sea, the South China Sea and the Malaysian border. The South Region offers golden beaches, outstanding beach resorts, lush tropical islands, beautiful coral reefs, important number of marine life, scenic fishing villages, inaccessible national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, caves, waterfalls and historical sites.

The rugged interior composed of mountains, rivers and forests attracts lots of eco-tourists on
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expeditions on foot, by elephant and by canoe. The weather is usually hot and there is continuous rainfall year-round due to two seasonal monsoons through the year.

Throughout the history of the South Thailand, there has been strong Chinese and Malaysian influence, which has impacted on its culture, there is a majority of Muslim communities, in Trang, Phatthalung and Songkhla provinces, the Muslim population is generally accepted as being Thai. People of the Satun, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces are ethnically more akin to the Malays, additionally, the Deep South has a large urban inhabitants of Chinese ascendency.

The Thale Noi Waterbird Park in Phatthalung Province is the Thailand's principal bird sanctuary and there are excellent opportunities to explore the sanctuary on boat trips. The Tarutao National Marine Park in Satun is the first marine park of Thailand; it is well-known for its distinguished history and natural beauty.

Two of the main attractions of the Thailand’s South Region are the beautiful islands of Phuket and Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand; near Phuket are the smalls Phi Phi islands, popular with honeymooners, Ko Samui has an international airport, hundreds of resorts and quality hospitals. There are also excellent outdoor sport opportunities, visitors will practice diving in Ko Tao and Ko Pha Ngan islands, climbing in Krabi or kayaking in Phuket. The fascinating rock formations and islands at Krabi and Trang provinces are becoming popular with tourists. Khao Lak in Phang Nga Province is a well-liked departure point for diving trips to the Similan and Surin Islands.

The predominance of seafood has made of South Thailand cuisine one of the best in Asia.

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