The following Thai vocabularies are those relating to traveling, places, tourist sites, vehicles which are greatly useful for tourists. When you see these words before the name of a tourist site you can tell right away what kind of place it is, an island, a mountain or a village.
|Bang||City. Always used before a district’s name|
|Usually means house. But if used before the name of a tourist place it usually means village or district.|
Marine Tourist Destinations
|Moo Koh||Group of Island|
Temples and Palaces
|High pointed building|
|Phra That||Cremated bone of Buddha. Temples whose names comprise of the word “Phra That” are temples where some part of Buddha’s bone is housed and they are important temples.|
|Chedi||Pagoda or a high pointed dome used to house holy objects such as “Phra That”|
“Doi”, “Phu”, and “Khao” all mean mountain. Doi is usually used for mountains in the north, Phu in the northeast and Khao in the middle and the south. Sometimes two mountains have the same name but different prefixes. For example, Phu Luang is a mountain in the northeast while Khao Luang is another mountain in the south.