17 provinces and locations open for foreign visitors to Thailand

This year’s Loy Krathong Festival, the most romantic night on the Thai calendar, falls on Friday, November 19. The entire Kingdom will be celebrating, with most everyone going to the water’s edge to loy (float) their krathong. Shown here, elephant lovers float their krathong on this special day. Since it is such a revered holiday, expect a large influx of people flowing into temples in towns, cities and and beach resorts.

International travelers are permitted to stay in these 17 destinations in Thailand

  1. Phuket
  2. Surat Thani
  3. Bangkok
  4. Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi airport)
  5. Krabi
  6. Phang-nga
  7. Prachuap Khiri Khan (Nong Kae, Hua Hin)
  8. Phetchaburi (Cha-am)
  9. Chonburi (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Jomtien, Bang Sare, Koh Sichang, Si Racha)
  10. Ranong (Koh Payam)
  11. Chiang Mai (Muang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Doi Tao)
  12. Loei (Chiang Khan)
  13. Buri Ram (Muang)
  14. Nong Khai (Muang, Si Chiang Mai, Tha Bo, Sangkhom)
  15. Udon Thani (Muang, Na Yoong, Nong Han, Kumphawapi, Ban Dung)
  16. Rayong (Koh Samet)
  17. Trat (Koh Chang) (NNT)