Difficulties of Thai addresses

"My address is not a house and no street, and hardly my house you will find," – so inly you must sing Thais about their addresses in Thailand.

Think why I always point the attractions? Because the address in 90% of cases will not help. And why taxi drivers should not give the address of the hotel or show it on the map? Because in the address Tach will only realize the street, and they are hard to understand the cards. "Throw off the point on the map," – Universal Council, how to find a house, shop or restaurant. And tell why.

Administrative division

All Thailand is divided into 77 provinces or Changwatov in Thai. Officially Bangkok – Capital District. Areas and subarea in it are called otherwise than in other provinces. Changwati are divided into AMPHE, and the last – on the tambones. The smallest administrative unit – Muban or Village. This gradation is obtained:

  • Changwat (Changwat) – Province;
  • Ampho (Amphoe) – district;
  • Tambon (Tambon) – Subarea;
  • Muban (Muban) – Village.

Phuket is the island, and the province with individual islands. The province includes 3 district or ampho: IANG, KATU and TALANG. They, in turn, are also divided into several subsections or tambones. For example, the Metropolitan Ampho, Ihang Phuket includes Tulat Yai, Talat, Ratsada, Wichit, Chalong, Ravai, Karon and Keu.

The composition of Tambones includes villages or muban. Cities are only Patong and Phuket Town, which includes Talat Talat Tamboons and Talat. Mubans in Thai addresses are recorded by numbers. For example, Moo 1. If the village is big, at home in it are divided by streets and alleys.

Address in Thailand - How to understand it, streets and alleys, districts and provinces Guide by the Kingdom

Thai streets and alleys

Thais did not bother with the classification of streets. They have no avenues, Avenue, travel or boulevards. Everything is simple: thaton – Street, Soi – Alley. Some names are translated into English as Road or Street. Highway is Highway or Route. They are recorded by the numbers on the American manner and duplicate the name. Suchumvit or Route 3, loop, comes from Bangkok through Pattaya, Rayong, spending to the border with Cambodia. And Pihend or Route 4, entering all settlements on the road, comes from Bangkok through Hua Hin, Ranong, Khao Varnish, Krabi, Trang, Pattalung, Hut Yai to Border with Malaysia in Sadao.

Soy – these are the alleys, departing from the main street. In English, they are translated by Alley and recorded by a sequence number. If there was such logic in Russia, Lenin’s streets were departed from Lenin’s street 1, Lenin’s alley 2 and so on. In some cases, the translates are called a well-known object: Soi Nana, Soi Cowboy, Soi POST Office.

How to record the Thai address?

Mailing address in Thailand is recorded from the house number. In condominiums and townhouses, the apartment number or home add through the fraction. Then go the number of the village, the lane and the street, if they are. Further write Subrayon (Tambon), Area (Amphoe) and Province (Changwat). And at the end write index. Below are examples.

  • 88/99 Moo 2, Chaofah West Road, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Muang, Changwat Phuket 83000
  • 11/7 Moo 6, Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110
  • 100 / 19-20 Soi Post Office, Thawewong Road, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Changwat Phuket 83150
  • 482 Phuket Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Changwat Phuket 83000

Words subrayeon, district and province can be discarded. Then it will turn out a shorter address: 482 Phuket Road, Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83000

Difficulties of Thai addresses

It is very difficult to find a house on a written address. Territory in cities and villages are built up in chaotic order. Some streets still without name. Muban or village is not always a settlement, but a large plot of land with different buildings. House number 1 may be coherent with home №132 / 46, because there was a place for construction. On most buildings, you will not find numbers, and the name of the aller is indicated only at the entrance from the main street. In Thailand, there is no habit of writing on every home number and street name.

The road with one name can be divided or bred in a separate area. So from Ring Karon in three sides, Patak Road leaves. And in some addresses, the beach branch is called Karon Road, although it was originally so called through the passport of the hotel The Old Phuket. Large street of Phumphon forms a parallel survey in Phuket-Town, where his neighborhood is located. Alleys although they are called by numbers, sometimes in chaotic order. The photo below led an example, how to depart from the street of Patak on the Kata Beach. Soy can be located and on the right, and to the left of the main road, like Soi Patak 4.

When delivery from the store you need to draw where your home is. To get a job permit to a folder with documents put a map of the office to the office. Of course, it will not always help. Once my mother went with a taxi driver for the map drawn by me, where the streets were indicated by a clear Thai font blue in white. The factory was Family Mart. He is alone on the whole street, and there are two 7-11. Taxi driver assured that he understands where to go, and then brings mom to Family Mart in three kilometers from the right.

Thais never ask the address. They will choose the nearest landmark and tell the road from him. It turns out about the following: in front of the hotel Phuketyan turn to the left, we are going directly and turn right on the second intersection. Better Always ask the coordinates on the Google map. Enjoy your search!

Address in Thailand - How to understand it, streets and alleys, districts and provinces Guide by the Kingdom

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