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Published on May 20, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand – 3 April, 2013: Thailand, always a traveler favorite for places to visit, has garnered yet more awards in TripAdvisor’s Annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2013.

In the “Top 10 Islands – Asia” category, Thailand ran away with 40% of the awards, placing first with Ko Tao, in Surat Thani Province. TripAdvisor (TA) writes about Ko Tao noting that: “White sand beaches sheltered by steep hills – some only accessible with four-wheel drive vehicles – and 300 days of sun per year invite long afternoons of lounging.”

Ko Lanta in Krabi took the number 3 spot. TA raved about this beautiful southern island, saying, “Ko Lanta offers fantastic scuba diving with exotic marine life and grand coral reefs. The sunsets, too, are legendary…”

The always popular Phuket came in 6th with “spectacular vacation sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks.”

Ko Tao is the only island from Asia that made the “Top 10 Islands in the World” list, on which it came in 8th.

Nine out of 10 of the top Asian islands are located in Southeast Asia.

The prestigious, international survey reinforces the general opinion of Thailand’s premier quality tourist attractions, of which her islands are always at the forefront. Many visitors to the islands also include Thailand’s major cities in their itineraries, as well as Thailand’s cool, mountainous northern regions.

Contact information:

International Public Relations Division

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4544-48

Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419


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