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Thailand Travel Guides

Let’s start with the premise that I absolutely love Thailand. It’s amongst my favourite destinations in Southeast Asia, and one of those places that I always find myself going back to.

I’ve been to Thailand three times now, and every time I try to see a different part of the country. I simply love the variety; from beautiful temples to pristine beaches, from stunning natural landscapes to busy cities, Thailand has it all.

I also love the food in Thailand. I could kill for a good pad thai and mango sticky rice right now.

You get where I’m going with this. I love Thailand, and can highly recommend it to all travellers. Just read on to discover my favourite Thailand travel tips!

Quick travel facts about Thailand

Where is Thailand? Thailand is in Southeast Asia.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Thailand via SkyScanner. You can also travel to Thailand overland from neighbouring countries (Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia).

Currency: Thai Baht (THB) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Thailand: Types A, B & C – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Bangkok

Best time to visit: Generally speaking, the best time to visit Thailand is from November to April, during the dry season. However Thailand is a pretty big country, with different areas being affected by different monsoons.

The Southern islands around Phuket are best visited in winter (Nov-Apr) whilst the Northern islands around Koh Tao are best visited in summer (May-Oct).

Thailand has a tropical climate, characterised by hot and humid days, with strong and brief downpours. Click here to see weather averages per month in Thailand.

How to travel around Thailand: Thailand isn’t a particularly big country, but it’s very spread out. It’s also a very popular tourist destination, meaning there are great tourist services and infrastructures in place.

The best transport modes ultimately depend on how far you need to travel. For inland journeys you can find very comfortable buses or minivans, depending on your group size.

You can also find very cheap internal flights on SkyScanner for travel within Thailand. To reach the smaller Thai islands you will usually have to get the local ferries or with private tours. 

Visa requirements: Most passport-holders can travel to Thailand and get a free visa on arrival, valid for 14 to 30 days depending on your nationality. Discover the regulations for your passport here.

My Thailand travel guides

7 Best Rooftop Pool Hotels in Bangkok: Infinity Pools & Amazing Views

  Most of us have flipped through glossy travel magazines and seen photos of breathtakingly-beautiful rooftop pools perched at the summit of designer hotels. These pools look out over stunning cityscapes and futuristic skyscrapers. Bangkok is a city where rooftop pools act as oases for tired travellers seeking some relief from the heat and bustle …

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Ayutthaya Day Trip From Bangkok: The Ultimate Guide

  There is no denying that Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful temples in Asia. With over 40,000 temples, it can be daunting deciding which temples to visit! On my second trip to Thailand I did a day trip to Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Ayutthaya is a beautiful historical site that many tourists …

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Similan Islands Day Trip: Everything You Need To Know

  Located in the Andaman Sea, the Similan Islands are amongst the most beautiful islands in Thailand. With their turquoise water, fine white sand and rich marine wildlife, they fulfil every traveller’s beach paradise checklist. If you’re planning a trip to these stunning islands, this is the guide for you! I’ve put together everything you …

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Where To See Elephants In Thailand ETHICALLY! Our Experience At Elephant Nature Park In Chiang Mai

  Seeing elephants in real life is one of those incredible experiences we all want to have at least once in our lifetimes. Especially when we travel to countries like Thailand, where we know elephants can be found in the wild, it’s only natural to want to add an elephant experience to your Thailand itinerary. …

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Chiang Mai Itinerary: How To Spend 3-5 Days In Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Located in the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a very popular tourist destination. Chiang Mai offers a huge variety of activities for every type of traveller. From temples to elephant encounters, or from cooking classes to epic hikes, you can find it all in Chiang Mai! In this guide I’ve outlined everything you …

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Chiang Rai Itinerary: How To Spend 24 Hours In Chiang Rai

  Chiang Rai is famous for being home to some of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. In Chiang Rai you will find the famous White and Blue Temples, as well as many more attractions. Most people visit Chiang Rai on a day trip from Chiang Mai, missing out on the sunrises, sunsets and all …

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20 Most Instagrammable Places In Bangkok

  If you’re looking to visit some beautiful Bangkok attractions and capture some stunning pictures that will bring colour and life to your Instagram profile, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll break down what I think are the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok. These destinations are Instagrammable for a reason; they’re …

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The Best Cooking Class In Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Local cuisine cooking classes are very popular activities that people do while travelling. Being the awful cook that I am, I’ve never really looked into doing one, as I’d rather eat out and be sure to have a nice meal than attempt to cook a cuisine very different from mine and massively mess it …

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Thailand 2-Week Itinerary: How To Spend 2 Weeks In Thailand

  Having visited Thailand three times now, each time for different periods of times, I’ve been able to travel the country extensively and see different parts of it every time. It’s a country I love very much and can highly recommend to everyone. If it’s your first time planning a trip to Thailand, this ultimate …

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