Hokkaido is one of the four major islands of Japan. It is located in the northernmost part of Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean in the east and the Sea of Japan in the west, facing Honshu in the south across the Tsugaru Strait and facing Kuboshima in the north across the Soya Strait. The entire island of Hokkaido covers an area of 83,456 square kilometers, or 22.9% of Japan’s land area, and has a coastline of 3,000 kilometers. Between 1868 and 1912, during the Meiji Era, the Japanese began to migrate to the island and cultivate it, and it gradually developed into an important food warehouse for Japan. Because of the late development of the area, the natural environment was not damaged by man, and it is still intact and pristine and is one of Japan’s most valuable natural attractions.
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and the largest of a group of more than eighty tropical islands, and has not been exploited by man for long and still retains a pristine flavor. Koh Samui has many beaches with clear, white sands and stunning scenery, and Chaweng Beach, a crescent-shaped beach that stretches for six kilometers, has the most hotels and recreational facilities on the island.
Located in southern Thailand, Phuket is Thailand's largest and most developed island. Phuket has a profound history and culture, more than 500 years ago was a tin mining base, Thailand's main tourist destination. The island's crystal clear blue waters and many beautiful beaches, mainly in the western waters, are rich in water activities, and diving enthusiasts cannot miss the beauty of the underwater scenery.
Chiang Mai, Thailand's second-largest city, is that the capital of Chiang Mai Province, the previous capital of the dominion of Thailand, and therefore the political, economic, and cultural center of northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is that the second most developed city within the world after the capital, Bangkok. Chiang Mai is understood because of the "Rose of the North" due to its beautiful scenery and flowers, especially roses, which are most famous within the city. Chiang Mai may be a highland city in Thailand with a pleasing climate and could be a famous summer resort.
Pattaya is located 154 kilometers southeast of the capital Bangkok, on the Gulf of Siam between the Indian Peninsula and the Malay Peninsula. Pattaya tourist area is known as "Oriental Hawaii" and is a world famous seaside tourist resort. Pattaya has a long and narrow white sandy beach of 3km. Visitors can choose various water activities here, or take a ferry or hydrofoil to enjoy leisurely fun. Tourists who like quietness can go to Jomtien Beach, which also has golden sunlight, soft sand and clear water, but it is much quieter than Pattaya. In addition to enjoying Sunny Beach, Pattaya also has other rich tourism resources, including temples, museums, amusement parks, and floating markets.
Bangkok, the capital and largest city of Thailand, is located in the center of the country, from Bangkok to Phuket in the south and Chiang Mai in the north. It takes almost the same amount of time. Bangkok is also known as the "City of Buddhism" because it has the most Buddhist temples in the world.
The Kingdom of Thailand is abbreviated to Siam, which was the name of Thailand until May 11, 1949. Known as the "Land of Smiles", this place has become one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists worldwide. Thailand's popular tourist cities include Chiang Mai and Phuket in the north, the sunny islands of Koh Samui and Phuket in the south, the fashionable and modern capital of Bangkok in the center, the historical capital of Ayutthaya and Pattaya, known as the "Hawaii of the East".