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Thailand

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to visit an incredibly Diverse and Breathtaking Country, packed with incredible Adventures, Tropical Beaches, Jungle, a huge Capital City that is like no other, world-famous Traditional Food, and Friendly People!

If you are looking for a mix of Adventure, tropical beaches, and rich cultural experiences, then Thailand is for YOU!

As you will see, Thailand has an epic amount of Fascinating things to offer, so this Tripfindr Trip is just a taste, truly a drop in the ocean of what you can discover in Thailand.

We are recommending 14 Days here (in the ideal time of November-March), but you could just as easily travel for 6 Months! 

So if you decide to go, know that there are SO many more amazing things to Do, See, Taste, and Experience!

Suggested Activities

The Grand Palace is a must-see!

It was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 1700s to the 1900s.

This is a stunning example of Thai architecture!

Wat Arun, aka the Temple of Dawn, is on the bank of the Chao Phraya River and is famous for its colorful structures.

80km north of Bangkok, this ancient city was the Capital from the 14th-18th Century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore ruins like Wat Phra Si Sanphet!

Well worth it if you are interested in History!

This is an authentic floating market outside of Bangkok with countless narrow canals, and so many different fruits, spices, and flavors!

This is a much more interesting experience than a regular market!

Some of the MOST BEAUTIFUL Beaches in the World are found in the South of Thailand!

You can take a boat tour or rent a long-tail boat to explore.

Popular islands are Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, and Koh Phangan.

Krabi is in the south of Thailand and is famous for its limestone cliffs and caves.

You can take a boat tour to explore the caves and cliffs, and also go swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters.

Northern Thailand is home to many different ethnic groups, including the Karen, Hmong, and Lahu.

With a tour, you can learn about the different hill tribe cultures and experience the traditional way the native people live.

Top Tips

Thailand is hot and humid, especially during the summer.

Bring lightweight, breathable clothing, and plenty of sunscreen, and stay hydrated.

A few basic Thai phrases can help a LOT for communication with the locals:

Here are a few examples:

“hello” = “sawatdee”

“thank you” = “khawp khun”

“how much?” = “tao rai?”

“yes” = “chai”

“no” = “mai chai”

Thailand is an extremely Popular Tourist Destination, so exploring in more unique ways can help your trip be more authentic, and memorable, show you the REAL Thailand, and spread the benefits of tourism to more locals!

Some ways to do this:

  • Avoid the usual tourist hotspots
  • Do a Walking tour with a local guide
  • Try street food
  • Visit some less-visited or smaller Villages

 

Make it Unique

Located off the west coast of Thailand, these islands are considered some of the BEST diving spots in Thailand with their clear waters and diverse marine life.

You are able to see a huge variety of marine life, such as reef sharks, manta rays, and tropical fish!

This world-famous Massage-style finds its home in Thailand.

So where better to enjoy this relaxing experience than the most authentic place!?

This martial art also finds its origins in Thailand, and is a great way to learn self-defense, get in shape, and have fun!

Try it out and you will at the very least come home with a unique experience to tell!

How to get There?

Flying: There are many international flights to Bangkok (BKK and DMK) and other major cities in Thailand.
There are a total of 11 International Airports in Thailand.
Choose based on which is most convenient for your specific trip (where you are flying from and where your final destination is).

Other: You can enter Thailand by land through one of the border crossings with Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

How to get Around?

Trains, Buses, Taxis, and Tuk-tuks are available.

Make sure to negotiate a fare before you set off, to avoid being overcharged.

How to get There?

Flying: There are many international flights to Bangkok (BKK and DMK) and other major cities in Thailand.
There are a total of 11 International Airports in Thailand.
Choose based on which is most convenient for your specific trip (where you are flying from and where your final destination is).

Other: You can enter Thailand by land through one of the border crossings with Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

How to get Around?

Trains, Buses, Taxis, and Tuk-tuks are available.

Make sure to negotiate a fare before you set off, to avoid being overcharged.

Safety Concerns

Although Thailand is generally safe for tourists, there are a few special safety concerns in the country:

  • Be mindful of pickpockets in crowded areas.
  • Watch out for being overcharged by taxi or tuk-tuk drivers, here it is important (and expected) to negotiate a price far below what the drivers will initially say.
  • Be cautious when driving on the roads, as traffic is extremely chaotic and accidents are common.
  • Be aware of political unrest, and avoid large gatherings or demonstrations.
  • Human Trafficking is a serious concern in Thailand. It is important to be aware of the Issue and to take steps to avoid A: becoming a victim, and B: supporting or inadvertently participating in activities or industries that are linked with Trafficking. Thailand is particularly known for its sex tourism industry, so avoid any and all establishments that may be involved with this, as well as report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
  • The Drug laws are particularly strict in Thailand, so refrain from any illegal drug use, and double-check that any prescription medication you need is also legal in Thailand.

Where to Stay?

Some inspiration for Popular places:
Khao San Road in Bangkok, Chaing Mai, and Railay Beach in Krabi.

  • Hostels: Affordable hostels are widely available in Thailand, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax.