Thailand is very commonly known as ‘The land of Smiles’ in the community. The country is the gem of south-east Asia. Thailand is one of the most famous tourist destinations amongst backpackers in the world. The country is a treat for all types of travelers – Backpackers, Honeymooners, Solo Travellers, and Luxury Travellers, etc. Furthermore, I have made a list of the top 15 places to visit in Thailand.
Thailand offers several experiences such as scuba diving, island hopping, jungle trekking, bamboo rafting, hidden trails, epic festivals, temple visits, cooking classes, and many more activities to indulge in.
Here’s an overview of traveling in Thailand, hope this guide helps in planning your itinerary.
- Language – Thai, English
- Currency – TBH (Thai Baht)
- Internet Reliability – Great
Best Time to Visit Thailand
There are different seasons in various parts of the country. The best time to visit Thailand is from Mid-November to March. Although, depending on the seasons you can choose to plan your own itinerary.
I have split the seasons into 4 sections.
- Bangkok and Vicinity
- Thai Islands (Andaman Sea)
- Thai Islands (Gulf of Thailand)
- Northern Thailand
|Bangkok and Vicinity||Dry season||November to June|
|Wet Season||July to October|
|Thai Islands (Andaman Sea)||Dry season||November to May|
|Wet Season||June to October|
|Thai Islands (Gulf of Thailand)||Dry season||May to October|
|Wet Season||November to April|
|Northern Thailand||Dry season||October to December|
|Wet Season||May to October|
|Burning Season |
(Poor Air Quality)
|January to April|
Best Places to Visit in Thailand
Here is the list of top 15 tourist places in Thailand
5- Chiang Mai
6- Chiang Rai
8- Koh Phangan
10- Koh Samui
11- Similan Islands
12- Koh Chang
15- Hua Hin
Thailand Travel Tips and Cost
In this section, I will talk about general tips and the costs of traveling in Thailand. I have created an overview table at the end to showcase every way of traveling that you can choose.
In Thailand, you will have no worries to find an accommodation. Whether you are a budget traveler or love to travel in luxury, you will find a place to stay in every budget range. There are some of the best hotels in Thailand where you can relax.
When it comes to food, there are many different types of restaurants as per your need. If you eat local food, you can eat for less than 100 THB. Obviously, you may discover exquisite eateries around the nation and you can pay more on the off chance that you wish to. The least expensive alternatives are normally in small local restaurants.
The activities such as beach visits and treks are free. Despite the fact, you need to visit national parks, seeing the elephants, safari, or scuba diving you may need to pay the expense. Some of the temples and festivals may have entry fees. Most of the tourists indulge in island hopping. Most of the islands in the country are beautiful, however, Phi Phi island is considered as one of the best places to visit in Thailand
In Thailand, it is generally very easy to transport. The country is well connected via air, ferries, rail, and roadways throughout every major city. You can also ask your hotel to arrange the transport.
|Travel Style||Budget Travel||Mid-Range||Luxury|
|Accommodations||5$ per night||30$-100$ per night||100$+ per night|
|Meals||3$-5$ per meal||5$-15$ per meal||15$+|
|Activities||Focus on free activities||Mix free activities & mid-range||30$+|
|Transport||Bus/train||Bus/ferry/train/flights||Local + private driver|
Safety in Thailand
Traveling in Thailand is pretty safe. However, it’s better to lock your valuables if you are staying at a hostel. I feel it is safer for solo female travelers as well. Driving at night or waking in the night was never worrying. Despite the fact that you ought to consistently be cautious in any place you travel.
Visa for Thailand
Many countries have Visa on arrival for Thailand. If you do not want to stand in a queue, you can apply for the E-visa for your visit to Thailand.
There are many countries that get a free entry up to 30 days and then extend the visa if you plan to stay longer. (Note – Please check the Thailand tourism website for any updates)
You can find out how to get your E-visa here.
Steps to prepare your trip to Thailand
- Book Flights months prior to your visit for cheaper airfare
- Book accommodations
- Get a travel Insurance
- Book transport (If required)
- Book Activities