Regions (Thailand Properties)
The kingdom of Thailand is a sovereign nation with a rich history and diverse culture. The king of Thailand is currently the longest-reigning active monarch in the world, and presides over 67 million citizens along with a democratically elected Prime Minister. The territory of Thailand covers over 513,000 square kilometers.
ISO Code: TH
Calling Code: +66
Ethnic Groups: Thai, Chinese, Malay, Other
Currency: Thai Baht (current exchange rates)
Pattaya – Although it does not appear on official mailing addresses due to the provincial division of land in Thailand, Pattaya is among the fastest growing cities not only inside the kingdom, but in Southeast Asia as well. Pattaya is the largest city in the Chonburi province, and rests on what is known as the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand along the greater Gulf of Thailand. An extremely busy port is located nearby, which is both a strategic military harbor and also an international shipping center. While many controversial reputations often precede Pattaya due to its past association with American soldiers looking to unwind, and unspoken “anything goes” eclectic nightlife, the central Thai government has made massive strides in recent years to clean up the town’s image as an international tourist destination with world-class shopping malls, health services, music festivals, and high-end real estate properties.
Phuket – Perhaps the most famous location in Thailand after Bangkok, the large island off the West coast known as Phuket has been a popular tourist destination for decades. Serious development began after Chinese immigrants landed here escaping the communist revolution in China after World War II, and the pace of growth has not slowed down ever since. Struck hard by the 2006 tsunami yet rebounding quickly, Phuket is home to thousands of expats and tourists with a large portion coming from Europe. While tsunamis are an ever-present concern (unlike Pattaya), the economic market here has rarely suffered any significant setbacks in the hospitality or real estate industries due to the wide variety of short-term and long-term residents. While Phuket is a bit far away to reach by bus or car from Bangkok or Pattaya, most people arrive by direct or indirect airline flights and enjoy the independent vibe of the island.
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