Thailand serves as Southeast Asia’s primary travel hub. Reasonably so, it’s the region’s top tourist destination.(Thailands neighbour )
Most visitors to Southeast Asia arrive by plane in Bangkok, and from there, they backpack around the area.
It should come as no surprise that Thailand is my favourite nation in the world, what with its verdant jungles, famous beaches, world-class diving, excellent food, and inexpensive costs. Since 2005, I’ve been making annual trips to the country, and I even spent two years living there. The country is easy to navigate, and the abundance of other travellers makes it a great place to make friends.
The Kingdom of Thailand is a fantastic vacation destination for any kind of traveler. Your vacation lifestyle might be as frugal as possible with a backpacking trip or as extravagant as you choose at a beach resort. You may splurge if you want to or visit on a tighter budget and still have a fantastic time because there is something for everyone in this diverse nation.
Since the country is so popular among backpackers, getting around is a breeze. But there are still plenty of places to visit that aren’t on everyone’s radar, so you can avoid the crowds and the increased expenses they bring.
This Thailand travel guide has all the information you need to plan your trip like a local, from what to pack and how much money you’ll need to the best sights and activities to do.
Five must-dos while in Thailand
Go to Bangkok
Bangkok is an exciting and fascinating metropolis. Visit beautiful temples and royal palaces, wander through fascinating markets and stores, experience one of the most exciting nightlife scenes anywhere, and eat delicious Thai food. I didn’t take to the city at first, but it’s become one of my favourite places to live.(Thailands neighbour )
Chiang Mai is a great starting point for some outdoor exploration.
Chiang Mai is an ancient city in Thailand known for its many temples, markets (both day and night), wonderful cuisine, and laid-back vibe. It serves as a convenient jumping-off point for forest excursions, and it is also close to an elephant sanctuary. Indeed, it ranks among Thailand’s finest.
Khao Yai National Park Hike
About two and a half hours north of Bangkok sits one of the best national parks in Thailand: Khao Yai. Amazing in every way: beautiful to look at, devoid of people, rich in wildlife (including a few free-roaming elephants), and full of interesting plants. When you want to save money on tours and lodging, the Greenleaf Guesthouse is the place to go.
Splash people with water at Songkran.
The Thai New Year is celebrated with a massive three-day water fight in the month of April. Songkran is a time to celebrate the start of a new year by letting go of the past. You may expect to get soaked no matter where you go during such days (so keep your electronics sealed in plastic).
Ko Lanta should be your fifth destination.
Ko Lanta is still a paradise compared to its more modern neighbours, despite the fact that it has seen some development in recent years. This is one of my favourite places in the country because of its expansive white sand beaches, low prices, beautiful sunsets, fantastic caverns, and opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving.(Thailands neighbour )
Additional Tourist Attractions in Thailand
Go to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
King Rama I commissioned the construction of Thailand’s current royal palace at the tail end of the 18th century; it serves as the official residence of the current monarch (who no longer resides there but instead uses it for ceremonies). It’s a beautiful area dotted with temples like Wat Pra Kaeo, where the Emerald Buddha, created in the 15th century, resides. The 46-meter-tall (150-foot) reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho and the excellent massage school located there are two of the temple’s most recognisably features. The entrance fee to the Grand Palace is 500 baht, while that to Wat Pho is only 200 baht.(Thailands neighbour )
Trekking in Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park, in the country’s south, is consistently ranked as one of the top national parks due to its fantastic trekking opportunities, camping areas, limestone karsts, refreshing rivers, and beautiful lake. The park has several somewhat difficult trails, a wide variety of animals (including sun bears, elephants, gibbons, and more), scenic walkways, and breathtaking sunsets. Admission to the park is 200 Thai baht. Guided half-day treks are available for 940 THB.
Explore the several ancient city-states by hopping from one
Chiang Mai and Bangkok are separated by Thailand’s three former capitals: Sukhothai, Lopburi, and Ayutthaya. Seeing them en route between Bangkok and Chiang Mai is a fun diversion. In the countryside, you can observe traditional Thai culture and gain insight into the country’s rich history. About an hour and a half by train from Bangkok is Ayutthaya, one of my favourite Thai cities. From 1350 to 1767, it served as Siam’s capital (it was razed in 1767 by the Burmese during the Burmese-Siamese War). Get Your Guide offers day trips for about 900 THB.
Take it easy at exotic island resorts.
The islands off the coast of Thailand are some of the most stunning in the world. Some of them are completely uninhabited, while others are overrun with bungalows. Samui, Ko Samet, Ko Taruato, Ko Lanta, Ko Chang, Ko Tao, Ko Jum, Ko Lipe, and the Similan Islands are among my favourites.
Attend the Full Moon Celebration.
The world-famous Full Moon Party is the greatest celebration ever. There is a lot of drinking, dancing, and drug use at the Full Moon Celebration, which is a large party that resembles a festival. When you go along the beach, you’ll hear a new song every few feet, as each establishment has its own sound system. There are bars and restaurants along the beach, as well as fire dancers performing and booths selling glow-in-the-dark face paint. There are a lot of tourists, that’s true, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. Don’t even think of jumping the fire jump rope; I’ve seen it end poorly for some individuals.(Thailands neighbour )
Explore the forest on foot.
In the north of Thailand, you may go on fantastic forest treks that last for many days. Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are the most common starting sites for longer treks. Such excursions can be arranged through your hotel or hostel. When you arrange your booking online, you will pay more. However, shorter excursions that feature meetings with “genuine” hill tribes should be avoided because they are exploitative and the visits give off an unethical vibe.
Visit the Similan Islands and enjoy scuba diving.
The pristine waters and magnificent marine life make scuba diving a popular pastime in this area. Ko Tao, an island that caters primarily to divers, is where you can learn to dive for the lowest possible cost. You can go scuba diving pretty much anywhere in the country, but the Similan Islands are where it’s at. Elephant Head Rock is a must-see for any scuba diver in the area, since the reef there is teeming with life. Including all gear and entrance fees to the park, a day trip with two dives would set you back a minimum of 5,900 THB.
Educate yourself in the kitchen
Thai cuisine, if prepared by someone with the proper skills, is both tasty and simple to prepare. Chiang Mai and Bangkok have some of the greatest cooking schools in the country. Spending the day preparing and enjoying delicious cuisine is enjoyable, even if you have no intention of cooking once you return home. The average price of a half-day cooking class in Bangkok is 1,300 THB.
Visit the Khmer temples in Isaan
Along the old trade routes that once connected the capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor, to the outlying settlements of Isaan, a plethora of temples were constructed. At the very end of the old road is Phimai, the largest of these sites. It’s one of the biggest Hindu Khmer temples in Thailand, and it dates back to the 11th century! The equally impressive Khmer temples of Phanom Rung and Muang Tum are located in the Buriram province and are only a few kilometres apart.Muang Tum may be found near the foot of the hill, from which Phanom Rung can be seen.(Thailands neighbour )
Catch the day train
Day trains between Bangkok and Chiang Mai offer a more affordable and scenic alternative to overnight trains. A day may be “wasted,” but you get to view the countryside, ride the train like a local Thai, and buy food from sellers at each station. Riding the day train in Thailand was one of my most memorable travel moments. The trip could take anywhere between 10 and 13 hours, so bring something to read.
Stop by Elephant Nature Park
You can visit Thailand and ride an elephant, but after learning about the cruelty they endure for this service, you may reconsider. In order to get even more up-close and personal with the creatures, you can either volunteer at or visit the Elephant Nature Park in the Chiang Mai area. It’s a fantastic organisation that helps both the local community and these gorgeous creatures. You’ll see why it’s a bad idea to ride an elephant after visiting here. For adults, a day trip will set you back 2,500 Thai baht.
Take in the sights at Wat Doi Suthep.
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, located 16 kilometres (10 miles) from Chiang Mai, is home to a beautiful Buddhist temple. Doi Suthep’s summit, where the golden temple spire stands, may be reached via tram or a 300-step hike. This temple was built in the 14th century and is home to priceless Buddha artefacts. Do not leave Chiang Mai without seeing the stunning vista from Wat Doi Suthep. Everyone can enter at no charge.
Go to the Golden Triangle
The Mekong and Ruak rivers converge at a place called the Golden Triangle. It was historically famous for its opium cultivation and serves as a crossroads between the countries of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. Taking a boat down the river will allow you to see the many Buddha statues, picturesque lookouts, and markets that make up Golden Triangle Park. Located just north of Chiang Saen by only 9 km (5.6 mi), The average price of a day’s journey to the Golden Triangle from Chiang Mai is 2,200 Thai baht.
Throw a Ko Phi Phi Beach Bash
Ko Phi Phi is one of Thailand’s most visited islands, and with good reason. There are a variety of attractions that bring visitors to this area, including the notorious Maya Bay (made famous in the 2000 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio), the monkeys on the appropriately named Monkey Beach, and the diving and nightlife. Although it was completely wiped out by a tsunami in 2004, the island has since been extensively developed and restored. Ko Phi Phi is one of the most visited destinations in Thailand, despite the fact that it is not one of my favourite islands. Simply try it out and see if it works for you!
Ko Lipe is a great place to chill
This island in southern Thailand is one of my all-time favourite destinations. Friendly villagers on Ko Lipe bring in fresh seafood every day to prepare delicious meals. Beautiful beaches, pleasant water temperatures, and low prices may all be found on this island. Instead of staying for the planned three days, I stayed for a whole month. It’s no longer the tranquil little island it once was because of recent development, but it’s still far less developed than many other locations in Thailand. And there’s a national marine park nearby where you can go snorkelling and relax on deserted beaches.(Thailands neighbour )
Spend your money in the floating markets!
Numerous markets can be found across Thailand. The floating markets, which can be seen all around the country, are perhaps the most comical of them. Damnoen Saduak, in Ratchaburi, and the Taling Chan Weekend Floating Market, in Bangkok, are two of the best. Picturesque photo ops abound in floating marketplaces, where boats made of flimsy materials are stacked high with all manner of brightly coloured merchandise and delectable foods. Even if you’re just a tourist, it’s still interesting to see one up close. For 1,000 Thai Baht, you can enjoy a guided tour of Bangkok’s Damnoen Saduak and Maeklong Railway markets.
Kanchanaburi Province is a great destination
Despite a sad past, this location is home to a verdant forest that is ideal for hiking. Built by POWs and civilians during World War II, the famed Death Railway connects Myanmar and Thailand through this area. More than 12,000 Allied prisoners and an estimated 90,000 Southeast Asian civilians who were forced to work on the railroad died during its construction. The bridge over the River Kwai, constructed by prisoners of war and the subject of a film and a book of the same name, is also found in this area. Although it is a sobering experience to see, the site holds significant historical significance for Thailand.
Biking Across Northern Thailand
Near Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in particular, there are several scenic byways to explore by motorbike. Numerous visitors choose to spend a day or more pedalling about the area on rented bicycles. Chiang Mai and Pai are both wonderful starting points for a loop across Mai Hong Son Province. A word of caution: if you plan on renting a motorcycle, be sure you know what you’re doing and never, ever get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Unexpected events happen all the time.
Relax in Pai
Even though Pai has become more popular with tourists in recent years, it is still a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities. Set in the lush mountains of Northern Thailand, the area is home to numerous waterfalls and a plethora of fantastic trekking opportunities. The Tham Lot Caves are worth a day excursion, and along the way you may cool off in waterfalls and hot springs. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of this backpacker town by staying in a charming house on the outskirts, then exploring the surrounding hills and refreshing yourself in the cascading waterfalls.
The island of Phuket is the most popular tourist spot in all of Thailand. If you skip Patong Beach, you may avoid much of the overdevelopment and overcrowding while still enjoying the island’s excellent beaches and amazing activities. Get away from the crowded tourist hotspots to get the most out of your Phuket vacation.
The Expenses of a Trip to Thailand
Chiang Mai is the capital and one of the most beautiful cities in Thailand.
Overall, lodging in Thailand is inexpensive; however, it is much more so in the northern regions and larger towns than it is on the islands. Hostels, which are becoming more common around the country, cost between 270 and 450 THB per night for a bed in a shared room with four or five other people. Dorms with 10 beds or more typically cost between 171 and 250 Thai Baht per night.
Rooms in major cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok cost between 400 and 700 THB per night, while in the countryside you may find a budget guesthouse for as little as 300 THB.
The going rate for a comfortable hotel room in Thailand is between 600 and 850 THB a night, with a slight increase for stays on the islands or for those desiring air conditioning. Pricing for entry-level bungalows is comparable.(Thailands neighbour )
The lowest price for a hotel room is roughly 1,350 THB per night. Bungalows on the beach at the larger resorts on the islands start at 2,100 THB per night.
As a result, an increasing number of Thai cities now provide a decent number of Airbnb listings. While renting a separate room is uncommon, apartments may be rented for as little as 600 to 900 THB per night, which is a steal considering the space and amenities you’ll have at your disposal.
Thailand’s aromatic, spicy, and savoury cuisine uses various ingredients to produce layers of flavour, which are all influenced by the country’s neighbors. Common ingredients include garlic, basil, galangal, cilantro, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, chile peppers, and fish sauce. Foods including curries, salads, soups, and stir-fries are available everywhere.(Thailands neighbour )
Thai cuisine revolves around rice and noodles, with pork, poultry, fish, and shellfish being commonplace in coastal and island regions. Pat tai (fried noodles), also known as pad thai in the West, tom yum goong (hot and sour soup with shrimp), massaman curry, som tam (spicy papaya salad), kao phad (fried rice), khao man gai (rice with cooked chicken), and satay are all widely consumed meals across the country (grilled meat on skewers, served with a peanut dipping sauce).
In Thailand, particularly in the larger cities, eating out is very affordable. Cheap meals can be had for as little as 20 THB on the street, but if you want to eat well, plan on spending between 45 and 80 THB on every meal. You can eat for between 180 and 275 THB each day if you stick to the local street food.
Sit-down Pad thai and curry, two staples of Thai cuisine, start at about 65 THB. Malls in larger cities often feature expansive (and busy) food courts where you may grab a reasonably priced dinner for 60 THB to 100 THB.(Thailands neighbour )
Western restaurants often charge more than twice as much as their Thai counterparts because they know that most of their customers will be tourists. Prices for Western fare (burgers, pizza, spaghetti, etc.) range from 170 THB to 340 THB, with better-tier restaurants charging more. Western versions of most dishes are usually terrible substitutes for the authentic versions. Surely you didn’t make the trip only to eat a bad burger or slice of pizza, right?
Bar tabs can add up quickly when you’re drinking frequently. Prices range from approximately 60 THB for the cheapest beer to 120 THB for a glass of wine and 290 THB to 400 THB for a cocktail. Beers from 7-Eleven are half the price, so that’s a good place to save money.
Visit the city guide for more information on average costs and dining suggestions.
Also, with food prices so low, there is little need to go grocery shopping unless you want to stock up on pre-packaged salads and fruits.(Thailands neighbour )
Seeing a Muay Thai fight or taking a cooking class will cost you roughly 1,500 THB, while a day of jungle hiking will set you back between 2,000 and 2,685 THB. Depending on the attraction, admission might range from 50 THB to 200 THB (non-Thais will always pay more). A PADI diving course (widely recognised as the gold standard in the industry) can cost as much as 10,000 THB; however, many schools in Thailand will cover your lodging costs. The average cost of a boat tour with two dives is 2,500 Thai baht.
Tours and other activities should always be reserved upon arrival. Travel agents selling tours and activities on the ground are your best bet (they’re easy to discover, and your inn probably has someone who can help you schedule excursions). Remember that you can get better prices if you travel in a large group. Don’t settle for an unfavourable price from the first travel agency you visit. The cost of a tour increases whenever you book it online.(Thailands neighbour )
Budget Estimates for a Thailand Backpacking Trip
Backpackers in Thailand should allocate between 800 and 1,125 THB per day for expenses. If you’re travelling on a tight budget, I recommend living in a dorm room, eating at local food stalls, drinking in moderation, taking public transit, and spending your time swimming, hiking, and lounging on the beach.
You may rent a motorbike or scooter, take the train or a cheap flight between cities, have a few meals at Western or sit-down restaurants, and undertake more expensive activities like jungle trekking and diving on a daily budget of 1,750–2,700 THB.
If you’re willing to spend at least 3,725–5,450 THB a day on your vacation, you’ll have plenty of money to do as much island hopping and sightseeing as you like, stay in nice hotels, eat at the best restaurants, and drink to your heart’s content. However, this is only the first floor of luxury. Your options are endless.(Thailands neighbour )
See the table below for a rough estimate of daily costs related to various travel options. Always keep in mind that these are daily averages and that some days will cost more or less than the others (you might spend less every day). We’ll only be providing you with a rough outline of a budget, but we hope it helps. All prices are listed in Thai Baht.(Thailands neighbour )
- 300-500. Accommodation
- 175-300. Food
- 100-200. Transportation
- 225-600. Attractions
- 800-1,125. Average Daily Cost
- 550-850. Accommodation
- 425-700. Food
- 525-800. Attractions
- 1,750-2,700. Average Daily Cost
- 1,050-1,400. Accommodation
- 875-1,200. Food
- 1,300-2,000. Attractions
- 3,725-5,450. Average Daily Cost
Saving Money in Thailand: A Travel Guide
Thailand is a low-cost destination, so unless you’re intentionally aiming to blow your budget, it’s difficult to go overboard with your spending. Here are some tips for saving money during your trip if you’re on a strict budget.
1. Go local
You may save a lot of money in Thailand if you just act like a local and try to shop at local markets and eat at local restaurants. Ride the public transportation, chow down on some street fare, and quaff some local brews. In Bangkok, the typical Thai person spends less than 7,750 THB per month, and those living in rural areas spend much less. Keeping things straightforward will help keep costs down.
2. Eat street food
In Thailand, the tastiest food may be found on the street for a fraction of the price of a restaurant dinner. If you’re watching your spending, stick to street food.
3. Take advantage of happy hour
Benefit from happy hour prices, which often drop to half off or even offer deals of two for one in Thailand. You should only visit bars during their designated happy hours.
4. Buy beer at 7-Eleven
Spend your 7-Eleven money on some beer. Buying beer from one of Thailand’s many 7-Elevens and enjoying it in the sunshine is a great way to cut costs on your bar account. It is frequently 50% less expensive than purchasing drinks in a pub.
5. Don’t book tours before you arrive
Tours should not be reserved in advance. Would you like to take a cooking course? Have fun with some zip-lining! Is this a jungle trek, or what? Dive? Don’t make any plans until you get to Thailand. There are many tour operators that set up shop in popular tourist destinations. You can buy these trips online before you come, but you’ll have to pay a hefty premium for doing so. Instead, wait until you are there to book so you can bargain for a lower rate.
6. Stay with a local
Join a local’s couchsurfing party and save more money than you would by spending money on a hotel room. Through Couchsurfing, you may find kind, open-hearted people in every city to stay with for free and who can also show you around and recommend some of the best attractions. Please don’t forget to submit your requests in plenty of time!
Pack a water bottle
In Southeast Asia, where tap water is not safe to drink, it is helpful to have a water bottle equipped with a filter. LifeStraw is my go-to bottle since it contains built-in filters that always keep your water pure and safe to drink (plus, it’s eco-friendly).
How to Find a Good Place to Stay in Thailand
Need a place to stay when visiting Thailand? Check out some of my recommended lodgings in Thailand. (Check out the specialised travel guides if you want more ideas.)
- Liked Bangkok, Siam (Bangkok)
- D&D Inn (Bangkok)
- Check out the Kodchasri Bed and Breakfast! (Chiang Mai)
- Place to Stay with a Robotic Smile (Chiang Mai)
- Lullaby from the Hostel (Chiang Mai)
- Place of State for the King and Queen (Chiang Mai)
- At the Hotel Chang Puak (Chiang Mai)
- Inn with Pineapples (Phuket)
- It’s a Party at the Bodgea Hostel (Phuket)
- Hostel BearPacker Patong, Thailand (Phuket)
- Hostel with a Balcony for After-Dark Get-Togethers (Krabi)
- Noom Lodge is a Hostel (Lopburi)
- Infamous Hostel Near the Pai Circus (Pai)
- Hotel in the Historic District (Sukhothai)
- The Mut Mee Garden Inn (Isaan)
- The Lonely Beach Resort (Ko Chang)
- A Hostel Where You Can Have Fun at a Bodega (Ko Pha Ngan)
- A Hostel in Echo Beach (Ko Pha Ngan)
- Safety in the Sanctuary (Ko Pha Ngan)
Thailand A Guide to Getting Around
Common carrier – Fares on Bangkok’s Metro and Skytrain range from 16 to 52 Thai Baht, while local buses cost as little as 8 THB. In many areas, songthaews are the only option for getting around town. These modified pickup trucks have no defined routes and will take their passengers anywhere they need to go. A ride in one typically costs between 30 and 50 Thai Baht.(Thailands neighbour )
In general, a taxi ride will cost you between 60 and 100 Thai Baht (THB) every ride. When travelling in a cab, only take metered taxis to avoid being overcharged. If your driver is not using the metre, you should request a new one.
The going rate for a ride in a tuk-tuk ranges from 100 THB to 235 THB, as they are not metered. Prior to departing, make sure you’ve settled on a fair price. Although I try to stay away from them, tuk-tuks can be entertaining for short trips.
Motorcycle taxis (identified by their bright orange vests) are readily available in Thailand, and you should expect to pay between THB 35 and THB 80 for a short trip, but this is negotiable.(Thailands neighbour )
Grab, Asia’s equivalent of Uber, is a ride-sharing service. You may still use the Grab app to summon a driver and pay for the ride through the app or with cash. The cost is comparable to that of a traditional taxi, however the drivers are generally less dependable.
Boats and ferries
The best way to get from one island or beach to another is by hiring a long-tail boat, which will set you back anything from 150 THB to 275 THB per person. Larger cities, such as Bangkok, have frequent ferries that cost between THB 13 and THB 32.(Thailands neighbour )
You can get across Thailand for very little money by using a coach bus. Better services, such as sleeper buses and air conditioning, cost more money while travelling between cities.
From Bangkok to Chiang Mai, first-class bus tickets cost 825 THB and take 6 hours less than the cheap option (529-617 THB). It will take you around five hours and 250-300 THB to get from Bangkok to Trat, where you may transfer to a ferry that will transport you to Ko Chang. From Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, the trip takes two hours and costs only 120-140 THB by bus.
Here and here are two aggregators where you may research and book bus tickets from a variety of different firms.(Thailands neighbour )
Trains in Thailand are a sluggish mode of transportation, but they offer some of the most breathtaking views. The train ride itself is an integral aspect of the vacation, just as much as the final destination. The trains may not be as fast, but they are more convenient, less expensive, and safer than driving.
One can travel the country cheaply via train. Train rides during the day can be had for as cheap as 30 THB, while night trains can start at 875 THB for second-class without air conditioning. It takes 11-13 hours and 715-900 THB to ride the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, whereas it just takes 4 hours and 30-50 THB to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya.
There is a brand new train running between Bangkok and Vientiane, Laos, which will bring you there in 11-13 hours for about 1,000 THB. Getting from Bangkok to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore is just as easy on the train.
The State Railway of Thailand has a webpage where you can view timetables.(Thailands neighbour )
To travel by air, expect to pay between 825 and 4,500 THB, a major decrease from previous years because to the proliferation of low-cost airlines.
It’s not uncommon for flights to the islands to cost more than those between major cities or to less-popular locations. One-way fares range from 450 THB to 825 THB from Bangkok to Phuket, Chiang Mai, or Krabi, and from 2,150 THB to 2,500 THB from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
In Thailand, you can fly on airlines like these that won’t break the bank:
- Nok Air
- Thai Air Asia
- Thai Lion Air
- Thai Vietjet Air
Rental cars in Thailand aren’t exactly inexpensive, costing roughly 800 THB per day on average. Given that public transit is more convenient, less expensive, and safer, I would not recommend renting a car in this city.
When Is the Best Time to Travel to Thailand?
Thailand is not an enormous country, but its climate and temperature do change depending on where you are. The months of November through March are generally considered to be the ideal time to visit Thailand. The months of November through March are the “peak” (cold and dry) season. The average high during this period is around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), which is considered “cool” in Thailand.(Thailands neighbour )
It can get quite chilly at night if you plan on travelling to the north around this time. Don’t forget the sweaters!
From April to June, we enter the shoulder season, also known as the hottest time of the year. For individuals who aren’t used to the heat, the weather can be excruciating. Temperatures will soar beyond 95 degrees Fahrenheit (over 35 degrees Celsius) during the day.(Thailands neighbour )
At the end of May, the monsoon season begins, bringing with it consistent rainfall throughout the region’s northern regions (though the weather is still warm). From July through October, rain and cloudy weather cause a decline in business. The effects of rain, from the smallest sprinkle to the worst flood, can be spectacular. Most of the precipitation occurs between June and August, with things calming down by October. Even though afternoon showers are possible in October, this is still a pleasant time to come.(Thailands neighbour )
Tips for Personal Safety in Thailand
Backpacking and travelling in Thailand is completely secure, regardless of your gender or whether you’re travelling alone. Tourists rarely become victims of violent crime. Those that run into difficulty in this area are typically partaking in illegal activities like drug use or sex tourism.
Women travelling alone can feel safe here, with the usual safety precautions (always keep an eye on your drink at the bar, never walk home alone intoxicated, etc.)
Keep an eye on your possessions at all times, but especially when using crowded public transportation, as petty theft (including bag snatching) is common.
Though common cons, like unmetered taxis, are present, this is an otherwise secure destination. Read this post on common travel scams to learn how to avoid getting sucked into them.
Dial 191 if you need help in an immediate situation (112 from a mobile device).
You should never doubt your instincts. Do not risk losing any of your important personal documents by not having a copy on hand. Send your travel plans to your loved ones so they can keep track of your whereabouts.
The single most critical thing you can do before leaving is to get travel insurance. Get yourself some travel insurance to cover the costs associated with medical emergencies, lost luggage, stolen possessions, and trip cancellations. It’s the best safety net in case something goes wrong. Since I’ve needed it so frequently, I never leave home without it.
The Finest Booking Tools for Your Trip to Thailand
In my experience, these are the best travel-related businesses out now. Compared to their rivals, they are far superior in every way. They are my go-tos, and I always begin my search for cheap flights and hotels with them.
My go-to flight search engine is Skyscanner. They look through less popular sites and cheaper airlines that the major search engines often overlook. They are without a doubt the best starting point.
Hostelworld has the broadest selection, the easiest search tool, and the most accessible hostels of any website we looked at.
Besides Hostelworld, Agoda is the most convenient hotel booking platform in Asia.
If you’re looking for the best booking site overall, go no further than Booking.com. The variety of inexpensive lodgings is greatest there. My comparisons have consistently shown that their prices are the lowest of any booking site I’ve checked.
When looking for a group travel company, I recommend Intrepid Travel. They provide high-quality, eco-friendly, small-group excursions that support local businesses. What’s more, you’ll receive exclusive savings just for being a visitor to this site.
SafetyWing – Safety Wing provides digital nomads and long-term travellers with flexible, low-cost options. For individuals who are constantly on the go, their low monthly rates, helpful customer service, and straightforward claims procedure are a winning combination.
To guarantee that the water you consume is always clean and safe, I recommend LifeStraw’s reusable water bottles with built-in filters.
Clothing made from unbound merino is perfect for vacationing, as it is breathable, long-lasting, and simple to maintain.
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