Prayut joyed by latest travel rankings


Men and women chill out on Hat Mae Nam seashore, Koh Samui, Surat Thani. (Picture: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was built pretty content by the Vacation + Leisure website’s ranking of Bangkok at the top rated of the Most effective Cities in Southeast Asia listing, and Phuket and Samui as first and second in the Best Islands in Southeast Asia listing, federal government spokesman Thanakorn Boonkongwanchana explained on Monday.

He claimed Journey + Leisure’s rankkng’s ended up dependent on votes by earth travellers.

In the class of Very best Metropolitan areas in Southeast Asia 2022, Bangkok was No.1, followed by Singapore, Danang (Vietnam), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Hanoi (Vietnam), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Hong Kong, Saigon (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Jakarta (Indonesia).

In the category of Greatest Islands in Southeast Asia 2022, Phuket and Samui fillthe top places, adopted by Bali (Indonesia), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), Langkawi (Malaysia), Lombok (Indonesia), Palawan (the Philippines), Penang (Malaysia), Phi Phi (Thailand) and Con Dao (Vietnam).

Mr Thanakorn claimed Bangkok topped the class due to the fact of the heat smiles, scrumptious road meals and  good perception attained from sightseeing excursions by tuk tuk or motorcycle taxis. Bangkok was also a hub for travel to other parts of Southeast Asia.

The spokesman mentioned Phuket offers wonderful beach locations and services for travellers. It is excellent for team tours and household visits. Travellers were being also fascinated by the old town area.

“The primary minister many thanks the Thai people today for being excellent hosts and offering Thai attraction and identity. Phuket has performed an vital function in the reopening of the region by way of the Sandbox scheme,” the spokesman stated.