Biggest Cities In Thailand

A busy day scene in Bangkok.
A busy day scene in Bangkok.

Thailand houses a population of about 66,720,153, as of 2013. The population of the country is largely rural with the highest density in the rice-growing belts of the country. As of 2010, Thailand had an urban population of 45.7%. The urban population is mainly centered around the Bangkok Metropolitan Area. Here we present some of the biggest cities in the country.

The Three Biggest Cities Of Thailand


Bangkok! The city of angels; where immortal divinity resides. Beautiful castles endowed with rich culture and friendly people. Bangkok occupies over 1000 square kilometers and is densely populated with around 15,000,000 people. Bangkok dwarfs the other urban cities of Thailand in size and population. It is the primal place of importance and tourism. The rich culture and history attracts adventurers and travellers. A city which contains of over 500 high rise buildings. Ever since the country abolished absolute monarchy and adopted constitutional rule they have grown rapidly. The Asian investment boom in the 80s and 90s has made plenty of corporations and companies locate their headquarters in Bangkok.

Bangkok has become a centre of artistic beauty, where fashion is appreciated and art flourishes. The appreciation for art has made their city very vibrant and pleasing for the eye. They have always been an artistic people since even back in history they have built beautiful sights such as their historic Grand Palace and temples like Wat Arun and Wat Pho. It is a CenterPoint for tourists, Thailand’s economy is as strong as it is because of Bangkok as well, yet despite its positives it has plenty of negatives. It is very overcrowded and full of pollution because of its high population, lots of vehicles are used and this exerts carbon dioxide and pollutes the atmosphere. In 1990 the pollution reached a hazardous high level and since then they have been working on ways to counter it.


If you aren’t a fan of over crowdedness yet still want a taste of Bangkok, Nonthaburi is your place to go. Up until the 19th century it was nothing but a fishing village, and since then till now it has constantly been progressing and is the second largest city in Thailand with a population of around 270,000 people. Nonthaburi is a city of tropical climate. It is pleasantly warm and only has a rainy season apart from the warm climate. Their perfect climate makes it perfect to visit at any time of the year. The city has beautiful sites with great shopping malls such as Central Plaza Rattanathibet with plenty of cultural sites such as Wat Khemaphirataram Rajaworawiharn which has relics of Buddha.

Nakhon Ratchasima

Traditionally the city's economy have been dependant on agriculture where plenty of rice, tapioca and sugar is produced and then exported throughout the world, however recently they have been making plenty of money through other means such as retail. By 2018 it is said that the city will have one million square metres of retail space as more and more store chains invest and have invested in expansive outlets within this city. Nakhon Ratchasima is also a place which has become the commercial hub for Cambodia and Laos. The city has a population of around 180,000 people whom are proud of their cities long rich history.

Biggest Cities In Thailand

RankBiggest Cities in ThailandMetro Population
3Nakhon Ratchasima174,332
4Chiang Mai174,235
5Hat Yai157,467
6Udon Thani155,339
7Pak Kret152,881
8Khon Kaen129,581
9Chaophraya Surasak
10Ubon Ratchathani105,081

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