With hundreds of islands lying along two coastlines, karst formation emerging from the water, amazing beaches, beautiful sunset, and colorful coral reefs Thailand beats any country in Southeast Asia to be the most attraction for every beach lover.
But beaches aren’t all this country has. The Land of Smile is also a heaven of street food, ethical elephant sanctuaries, and luxury resorts. If you’re considering Thailand as your next destination but don’t know where to start, you can can visit our best Thailand Vacation tours to have a deeper look inside the most beautiful destinations and interesting activities of the country.
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. The airfare from LA to Bangkok starts from $1,027US for a one-way ticket. 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.
A cool and dry season follows the monsoons, meaning the landscape is lush and temperatures are comfortable. November – March is the best time for scuba diving-a popular activity in Thailand and for taking part in the lantern festival.
April to June it is generally very hot and dry, with an average temperature of 30°C while September and October are the wettest months. It’s ideal to spend October in the Central, North and Northeast regions.
Storms during monsoon season (July – October) 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.
Bangkok had seen 23.3 million visitors in 2017 and it doesn’t take long to figure out the reason. This city changes in every corner of its streets, from the solemn atmosphere of temples to the crazy nightlife clubs.
This is one of the most attractive destinations in the land of smiles. People flock here because of the Maya bay, Monkey beach and the exotic nightlife.
Located northeast of Phuket, Phang Nga Bay boasts sheer limestone cliffs that emerge vertically out of the water. Mangrove forest, beaches, caves, and lagoons also make it a stunning landscape to visit.
Thailand is a popular destination for travelers all over the world, so that means you can always find your perfect room. From the north to the southern islands, prices vary from a variety of cheap guest-houses, cozy motels or lavish hotels. Choosing the right place will help to make your holiday but picking the wrong one will break it.
Take a city tour on a tuk-tuk to get around the bustling Chinatown, Chatuchak market for shopping and sampling some amazing Thai food.
Don’t miss your chance to take part in the Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan. It is a giant festival-like party attracts thousands of participants looking for fun every month.
The Grand Palace is undoubtedly is one must-see sight in Bangkok. The city’s most famous landmark was built in 1782, continues to lure visitors with its amazing architecture.
A day trip cruising through dramatic limestones spires among the amazing islands is far more rewarding than you could expect.
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.
Night markets in Thailand offer an unforgettable experience, as well as a fantastic opportunity for some really good shopping.
If you love wild animals and you can visit one of many elephant ethical parks in Thailand to get close to this beautiful creature.
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht and both coins and bills are used. There are two different editions of banknotes currently in circulation in Thailand which look slightly different but is both legal. In both series, the Thai King is on the back of the bill, but one depicts him in military uniform and another in a traditional gown. 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, but an ATM in Thailand will add a fee for each withdrawal.
Extensive and affordable for travel between towns.
Cheap and frequent domestic connections on budget airlines.
Slow but scenic transportation between Bangkok, the North, the Northeast, and south.
Easy to hire for local touring.
Shared and chartered taxis and motorcycles are widely available.
Tipping is not customary in Thailand, there is absolutely no mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated. You can consider 20 – 50 baht for the porter for carrying your luggage, 20 baht left under your pillow for the cleaner, 50-100 baht for massage ladies who often have to wait all day for a customer and get only a pittance out of what you pay the house.
When traveling to Thailand, you don’t need to bring too many clothes because you can always buy Thai clothes in any market. You should always bring your passport or a copy and take advantage of a tour to visit more attractions, have more interesting experiences for a cheaper price, and avoid trouble from Thailand’s strict law.