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Ultimate Travel Guide of Thailand

With famous street foods, amazing beaches, lush jungles, cheap prices, Thailand is the most famous attraction of Southeast Asia. If you’re considering Thailand as your next destination, now it’s time to learn this country from A to Z.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Thailand currently has six international airports, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui. Most of travelers fly to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Thai Airways offers convenient flights from LA to Bangkok, with a one-hour stop in Seoul. Plenty of other airlines run to Bangkok from East and West Coast cities with one stop en route. Air Canada has the most convenient service to Bangkok from the largest number of Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto.

 

WHEN IS THE
BEST TIME TO VISIT?

1. High Season (November – March)

A cool and dry season follows the monsoons, meaning the landscape is lush and temperatures are comfortable. This is best time for scuba diving-a popular activity in Thailand and for taking part in the lantern festival.

2. Shoulder Season (April – June, September & October)

In Bangkok from April to June, it is generally very hot and dry, with an average temperature of 30°C. However. sea breezes in coastal areas provide relief from the heat.

September and October, the wettest months, are at the end of the monsoon season and it can be hard to predict the weather. It’s ideal to spend October in the Central, North and Northeast regions like Chiang Mai, Pai, Mekong River town, Koh Phangan island and Koh Samui island.

3. Low Season (July – October)

Storms during monsoon season range from afternoon showers to major flooding. Rain is usually in short, intense bursts. Some islands shut down; boat service is limited during stormy weather. Be flexible with travel plans.

 

WHERE TO VISIT IN Thailand?

WHERE TO STAY IN Thailand?

WHAT ARE BEST THINGS TO DO IN Thailand?

Explore Bangkok on a tuk tuk

Explore Bangkok on a tuk tuk

Tuk-tuks or 'samlor' (three-wheeled) is an experience to get around Bangkok. You can take a city tour on a tuk-tuk to get around the bustling Chinatown, go shopping at Chatuchak market and don’t forget to stop for the amazing Thai street food. Normally a very short trip costs 30 baht.

Release a lantern at Lantern Festival

Release a lantern at Lantern Festival

Yi Peng and Loy Krathong are lantern festivals that take place every November in Chiang Mai are truly remarkable sights. Thousands of lanterns are released into the sky by the banks of Peng river. This is the most photogenic part of the festival, but there are also parades, religious ceremonies, fireworks and the releasing of paper floats in the river. Book a tour to witness the magnificent scenery with your own eyes.

Take a tour of Islands

Take a tour of Islands

A trip to Thailand is incomplete without making an island tour. There are hundreds of islands stretch along miles of coastline but here are some of the most famous names: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang, Phuket, Koh Lipe, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao. Find out which island is perfect for you here.

Join the Full Moon Party

Join the Full Moon Party

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan. Now, it is a giant festival-like party attracts thousands of participants looking for fun.

Shop at the floating markets

Shop at the floating markets

Bangkok’s floating markets are famous worldwide through ubiquitous colorful photos in tourist guides, travel website and travel books, so it’s worth a visit. You’ll have a great chance to experience the everyday life of the local: how they live, cook and sell products on their boats.

Go scuba diving

Go scuba diving

Scuba diving is a popular activity in Thailand, due to the crystal clear waters and the abundant sea life around the islands. A dive course starts from 4,500 Baht to 15,000 Baht. In return, you’ll have a ticket to get into the underwater mystery.

Visit The Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw

Visit The Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw

Built in 1782 by King Rama I and home to the Thai King, the Royal court and the government for 150 years, The Grand Place continues to lure visitors with its amazing architecture and complicated detail - a proof of Thai people’s creativity and skillfulness.

Hike in Khao Yai National Park

Hike in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located about 2.5 hours north of Bangkok and is one of the most visited national parks in Thailand

Shop at night markets

Shop at night markets

There’s no better way to experience a country’s culture than its market. Night markets in Thailand offer an unforgettable experience, as well as a fantastic opportunity for some really good shopping.

Get wet in Songkran (Water festival)

Get wet in Songkran (Water festival)

Songkran is an annual festival which takes place 3 over days between April 13 to 15th to celebrate the Thai New Year. Local people and travelers rush down the streets and start a water fight by all means they have: water guns, water pipes, buckets or anything which can hold water to splash other people.

Yoga retreat

Yoga retreat

Thailand offers some of the finest yoga retreats in the world. Book a few days and nights at any of the luxurious retreats, you can practice yoga with top experts, delight in delicious health-conscious cuisine, and meditate in serene accommodation surrounded by the lush beauty of verdant jungles

Rest in Pai

Rest in Pai

For many people, coming to Pai simply means slowing down completely, relaxing at one of many cafe galleries in Pai for people who prefer the quietness of nature.

HOW TO EXCHANGE YOUR MONEY?

The official currency of Thailand is the Baht and both coins and bills are used. In general, the exchange rates available for THB will be better in Thailand than at home. Exchange services in Thailand tend to claim ‘zero commission’ - but make sure you can see the exchange rate being offered. Usually, when services advertise a service without commission or fees, their profit is wrapped up in the poor exchange rate they offer. ATMs are plentiful in Thailand. Cash is the preferred method of payment for most Thai people, so using an ATM to make withdrawals can be a convenient option for travelers. Ask your local bank before you leave if they have any arrangements with Thai banks to allow you to get access to services more cheaply. If they don’t, you can expect that an ATM in Thailand will add a fee of 150-180 Baht for each withdrawal (around 5 US dollars)

 

HOW TO GET AROUND?

  • this Buses: Extensive and affordable for travel between towns.
  • this Air: Cheap and frequent domestic airlines
  • this Train is slow but scenic transportation around the nation
  • this Easy to hire for local touring.
  • this Taxi: So many local taxi companies to choose from

TIPS & TRICKS

  • Book all the services in advance to save money.
  • Travel during the low season between April and September to avoid crowds. You can enjoy more and access popular places easier.
  • Rent a motorbike to have much more fun. Motorbiking saves you more money than taking taxis all the time. Make sure to be safe and wear a helmet!
  • Don’t bring too much luggage. You can always buy a quality case for your souvenirs at a great price. Don’t bring too much clothes either. Thai clothes are colourful and much cheaper.
  • Take advantage of tour to visit more attractions, get more amazing moments and more interesting experiences for a cheaper price.
  • Follow Thailand’s laws to avoid trouble, like fines or jail time.

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