In Thailand there are many cities that decorate their street signs with icons associated with the city. Here are some that I have seen over the years in my travels in Thailand.
Patong Beach, Phuket
Patong Beach in Phuket with a dolphin street sign.
Krabi Town with a sword-wielding elephant. Of course.
Maeklong is best known as the place where the train goes through a market. The city logo happens to be a drum, so sadly no trains decorate the street signs here.
Chiang Rai, not to be confused with Chiang Mai, have broken with the Thai standard black and blue signs by going gold. Maybe they got tired of being confused with Chiang Mai.
Chiang Khong is a border town sitting on the Mekong opposite Laos. Their sign features the soon-to-be extinct Irrawaddy dolphin.
Ubon Ratchathani in the Isaan region is best known for its annual Candle Festival.
Songkhla in the deep south of Thailand is famous for the Golden Mermaid, and she is the town logo as well.
Thong Sala – Ko Pha Ngan
Thong Sala – the administrative centre of Ko Pha Ngan – has a happy monkey under coconut trees and a dolphin by the sea, and thankfully no wasted foreign backpackers in honour of the Full Moon Party.
Another town, another temple. This is Ranong, near the border of Myanmar.
If you had of asked me what I thought would be on the Pattaya street sign, I would have guessed a go-go girl pole dancing, but no, Pattaya have honoured its maritime heritage with a ship’s wheel.
Nothing fancy here. I’ve just added this one to illustrate what an every day street sign looks like in Thailand.
Fish signs in Kanchanaburi.
Nakhon Pathom street signs feature the Phra Pathom Chedi (the tallest stupa in the world).
A boat-themed sign for the coastal resort city of Hua Hin.
Just an ordinary gold sign for Pai.
Mae Hong Son
Mae Hong Son in remote northern Thailand.