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77 Provinces of Thailand Challenge!

77 Provinces of Thailand Challenge!

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The Ultimate Thailand Travel Challenge!

The Provinces of Thailand are part of the government of Thailand that is divided into 77 provinces. The provinces are named by their original main city, which is not necessarily still the most populous city within the province today. Also, in several provinces the administration has been moved into a new building outside the city. The land area of Thailand is 513,114 km2. The population of Thailand is 65,118,726.

The 9 Provinces in the North

— Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
— Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)
— Lampang (ลำปาง)
— Lamphun (ลำพูน)
— Mae Hong Son (แม่ฮ่องสอน)
— Nan (น่าน)
— Phayao (พะเยา)
— Phrae (แพร่)
— Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์)

The 14 Provinces in the Center

— Ang Thong (อ่างทอง)
— Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา)
— Chai Nat (ชัยนาท)
— Kamphaeng Phet (กำแพงเพชร)
— Lop Buri (ลพบุรี)
— Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค)
— Phetchabun (เพชรบูรณ์)
— Phichit (พิจิตร)
— Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก)
— Saraburi (สระบุรี)
— Sing Buri (สิงห์บุรี)
— Sukhothai (สุโขทัย)
— Tak (ตาก)
— Uthai Thani (อุทัยธานี)

The 20 Provinces of Isarn

— Amnat Charoen (อำนาจเจริญ)
— Bueng Kan (บึงกาฬ)
— Buriram (บุรีรัมย์)
— Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ)
— Kalasin (กาฬสินธุ์)
— Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น)
— Loei (เลย)
— Maha Sarakham (มหาสารคาม)
— Mukdahan (มุกดาหาร)
— Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม)
— Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา)
— Nong Bua Lamphu (หนองบัวลำภู)
— Nong Khai (หนองคาย)
— Roi Et (ร้อยเอ็ด)
— Sakon Nakhon (สกลนคร)
— Si Sa Ket (ศรีสะเกษ)
— Surin (สุรินทร์)
— Ubon Ratchathani (อุบลราชธานี)
— Udon Thani (อุดรธานี)
— Yasothon (ยโสธร)

The 5 Provinces of Greater Bangkok

— Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร)
— Nakhon Nayok (นครนายก)
— Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี)
— Pathum Thani (ปทุมธานี)
— Samut Prakan (สมุทรปราการ)

The 6 Provinces of the West

— Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี)
— Nakhon Pathom (นครปฐม)
— Ratchaburi (ราชบุรี)
— Samut Sakhon (สมุทรสาคร)
— Samut Songkhram (สมุทรสงคราม)
— Suphan Buri (สุพรรณบุรี)

The 7 Provinces of the East

— Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา)
— Chantaburi (จันทบุรี)
— Chonburi (ชลบุรี)
— Prachinburi (ปราจีนบุรี)
— Rayong (ระยอง)
— Sa Kaeo (สระแก้ว)
— Trat (ตราด)

The 16 Provinces of the South

— Chumphon (ชุมพร)
— Krabi (กระบี่)
— Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช)
— Narathiwat (นราธิวาส)
— Pattani (ปัตตานี)
— Phang Nga (พังงา)
— Phattalung (พัทลุง)
— Phetchaburi (เพชรบุรี)
— Phuket (ภูเก็ต)
— Prachuap Khiri Khan (ประจวบคีรีขันธ์)
— Ranong (ระนอง)
— Satun (สตูล)
— Songkhla (สงขลา)
— Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี)
— Trang (ตรัง)
— Yala (ยะลา)

The Challenge

To complete this travel challenge you must have visited all 77 Provinces and completed one activity in each. Driving or public transport through a Province does not count. The activity could range from a hike, an organised tour, visiting a temple, viewing a festival or simply exploring a town in the province walking around and having food and drinks. There is no time limit on this challenge, it can take a couple of months backpacking or over years of short trips or weekends if you live in Thailand.  

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Additional Information

For further information on this challenge, visit the Wikipedia page for the Provinces of Thailand. This page details all the information for each Province for example population, area and name in Thai. There is also a very detailed and useful map of Thailand, that should help you towards your goal. 

After the Wikipedia overview to delve into information on each and every Province visit It’s Better in Thailand. The site breaks down each Province into handy travel guides providing all the information you would need to know to complete this travel challenge. The guides include getting there, getting around, where to stay, nightlife and photos!  

A final link which might help anyone thinking about taking on this challenge and making the most of it – Thailand’s 77 provinces: 77 great places to go. CNN Travel provide a tourist activity to do in each Province, breaking this down into the North, Northeast, West, Central, East and South. Detailing activities such as Trekking, Rock Climbing, Beaches and Thailand’s largest waterfall.

Travel Inspiration

This challenge has already been completed by Mick, you can read all about it on his blog This is Mick! It took Mick, 14 months and riding 34,000km to finish this challenge. He arrived in Thailand in 2010 backpacking and decided to stay. After working for years in Bangkok as a software engineer, he felt his life was lacking the adventure and freedom that he came to Asia to seek. As a result he quick his job and set out on this incredible adventure and travel challenge!

Thailand Geography

Learn about the country of Thailand and it’s provinces and capitals with this fun, animated, educational music video for kids, parents and travellers. Brought to you by Kids Learning Tube!

How many of the 77 Provinces have you been to?

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