Nowadays, there are many ports in Thailand since marine transportation is an essential channel for export, import, and logistics activities because many enterprises acquire raw materials from overseas suppliers via maritime logistics. However, ports are one the important gateway to go to other travel destinations in Thailand notably islands that must be reached by water. I would listed the top four ports in Thailand as follows:
1. Bangkok Port
It is also known as Klong Toey ports, which are located in Thailand’s Klong Toey district and on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River, Pak Khlong, and are controlled by the Port Authority of Thailand. Bangkok Port is Thailand’s first international port as well as its main port. It is a deep-water port that can accommodate or moor the huge ships. However, due to space constraints and its location in the heart of Bangkok, the port’s size cannot be expanded. You can come to the ports by public transportation since it is close to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center BTS Station.
2. Laem Chabang Port
It is the largest port in Thailand which is located in Thung Sukla Subdistrict, Si Racha District, Chonburi Province in Thailand. It is far away from Bangkok around 110 kilometers but close to the north of Pattaya, approximately 25 kilometers. The owner of Laem Chabang Port is the Port Authority of Thailand. The port accommodates over 8,118 vessels, including shipping lines, exporters, port operators, and others. However, there are many people who use the Laem Chabang Port to travel to other countries such as from Laem Chabang Port to Cambodia, or Ho Chi Minh City, and others. On the ports, there is a food vending machine and drinks, an information point for tourists, and a souvenir shop.
3. Koh Samui Port
More than 100 cruise ships visit Koh Samui each year, yet they are unable to dock, requiring tourists to take a small boat to the island. However, Samui is a popular tourist destination for both Thais and visitors from other countries. Ferry ports, which are located on Nathon Beach, have another name. It is located in Moo 3, Ang Thong Subdistrict, Koh Samui District, Surat Thani province and serves as a pick-up point for both arrivals and departures.
4. Phuket Port
It lies on the Andaman Sea. It is the Andaman coast’s major freight port. Phuket port can accommodate a 20,000-ton boat, and 9-meter-deep water allows huge tourist boats to access the port to transport tourists. On the other hand, the cruise ships will dock at the southern end of Patong or at the Ao Makham Deep Seaport, an important deep sea port in Phuket located in Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang, Phuket Province in Thailand. The port is around 8 kilometers from Phuket. And the distance between Phuket airport and Phuket port is around 49 kilometers.
These are Thailand’s top four major ports. Before entering Thailand to go to an island or breach, I strongly advise you to get Rabbit Care travel insurance Thailand because if there are boating accidents such as drowning in the water or other while traveling from the port to the island, you will be compensated. There are several coverage options that are extremely beneficial to you, including loss of life, disability, medical expenditures, loss of damages while traveling, and others.