Beautiful beaches that were bombed in Thailand

Thailand is home to many beautiful beaches.  A series of bombings took place in five southern provinces of Thailand, including well-known tourist destinations such as Hua Hin, Phuket, Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Trang – during 2 days 11 and 12/8, causing 4 people were killed and 35 injured. The attack was targeted at tourists, and one of the dead was a pavement vendor.

Hua Hin

Located about 250 kilometres to the south of Bangkok, Hua Hin is an attractive destination for local people. Hua Hin is peaceful with small hills and stretching white sand coast, unlike the bustle of other tourist attractions in Thailand.

Hua Hin is well-known for white sand beaches that are great to relax. Beach has not been interfered by human beings so there are still pristine. There are numerous activities here such as fishing, skateboarding, water sports, scuba diving and horse riding along the beach.


If you are into traveling, you must hear about Phuket – the largest and most famous island in Thailand. Located in the south, Phuket houses breathtaking landscapes and wonderful shows that you should not miss. Whether on rainy or sunny days, Phuket will bring you an unforgettable memory.

In the bombing, Patong beach located in the west of Phuket and the north of Karon was attacked. This place is considered as the paradise of marine tourism with full facilities and equipment for water sports. Every year, Patong receives millions of tourists from all over the world.

This place has the ethnic diversity. Besides Thai people, there are also Chinese, Malaysian and Vietnamese. Patong is also known as the sex tourism.

Hua Hin Beach (via Bangkok)

Phang Nga

Phang Nga owns a stunning beauty which brings tourists the unforgettable experience. In Phang Nga Bay there are rocky mountains rising on the deep blue water, where rich flora and fauna are preserved.

James Bond Island (the scene in The Man With the Golden Gun) and Koh Payne are two of the most popular areas in the bay. Taking a boat trip to explore the island, there are stops at some of the emerald beach of Phang Nga Bay for tourists to rest and play with the waves. Tourists have lunch at Koh Payne Island (near a fishing village of Muslims) …


Trang Province is located in south Thailand, between Krabi and Satun. Trang Island is the combination of diverse rocky terrains between blue sea, white sandy beaches hugging hills, woods and high-speed boats traveling between uninhabited islands. The great thing about Trang is the unspoiled beauty that is suitable for those who want to escape the rush. In recent years, Trang has attracted a lot of tourists coming to relax.

Surat Thani

Surat Thani is the largest province in south Thailand. This is the gate to the most well-known islands in Thailand including Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao.

The history, amazing cuisine, romantic beaches and endless parties are waiting for you in Surat Thani. You can indulge yourself in peace when boating to floating village in Ratchaprapha Lake. You can enjoy street food such as cake made from fish or salted egg. You can visit Koh Samui to swim freely or take part in parties at the Moon Festival in Koh Phangan.

Koh Samui Beach (via kohsamui)

Visiting Koh Samui

With white sand beaches, clear blue water and straight palm trees, Koh Samui has everything to create a perfect island.

Visiting Koh Phangan

Tourists all over the world come here to take part in the famous Moon Festival held every two weeks. It will be a memorable event.

Visiting Koh Tao

This island is a great place for those who are interested in diving. Some popular diving spots are Chumphorn, Japanese garden, White Stone and Red Stone.

Khao Sok National Park

Visit one of the oldest tropical forests in the world surrounded by the ancient limestone mountains or visit floating village and stay at night here to have unforgettable experiences.

Ang Thong Marine National Park

Meaning “The Golden Bowl” in Thai, Ang Thong Marine National Park brings you wonderful experiences when going around over 42 islands here by boat.

Notes when traveling to bombed areas:

  • Don’t gather at crowds
  • Don’t hold things of strangers
  • Bring a copy of your identification
  • Keep contact with others
  • Save the Embassy’s phone number

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