Thailand Travel Guide

Overview

Thailand has lots of interesting things to see and do.

The islands in the Andaman Sea like Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi islands are great for boat tours, while cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai have some amazing food to try and traditional style Buddhist temples to explore.

Read through this Thailand travel guide for some of my best Thailand travel tips & info!

Quick Facts

Language

Thai

Religion

Buddhism

Currency

Capital

Visa

VOA or visa free access for 70+ nationalities

Climate

Tropical; hot & humid year round. Dry season is Nov - April

Power Plugs

Apps

Flights

Thailand has two major airports in Bangkok called Don Mueang (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi (BKK), and they have direct flights from many countries all over the world. In fact, a good portion of the air traffic in Southeast Asia connects through Bangkok, so if you do any traveling in this part of the world then you'll most likely pass through there at some point in your journeys.

The DMK airport mainly handles domestic and regional flights (via budget airlines), while BKK handles more international destinations. There are also smaller airports in the popular Thai tourist spots like Krabi, Phuket, and Koh Samui, but these are mainly reached by domestic flights. You can shop for flights to Thailand on Skyscanner.

Safety

Thailand is a relatively safe place to travel, with a low violent crime rate of 3.24 per 100k inhabitants (48% lower than the global average). Iโ€™ve traveled in many parts of Thailand and witnessed very little crime. The biggest safety risks are probably motorbike accidents and natural threats, like dengue fever. Be sure to wear mosquito spray in rural areas, especially during the rainy season.

Climate

The climate of Thailand is tropical, so the weather is hot and humid year round. For Phuket and the Andaman Sea, the rainy season generally runs from May to October, and the sunny season runs from November to April. It's still possible to visit Thailand in the rainy season, but give yourself some extra days as a buffer in case of bad weather.

Budget

Thailand is a very budget friendly travel destination, withย hostels available from 180 Baht ($5 USD) and private hotels from 360 Baht. Meals are also cheap, costing about 50 to 200 Baht depending on location. Transportation in Thailand is generally by motorbike or car, and these can be rented, but hiring a driver is sometimes preferable. Theย Grabย transportation app can be used in Thailand, but the prices are a bit inflated here because of price fixing by the Thai taxi industry.

Tours

The best Thailand tours & activities

Posts

My latest blog posts about Thailand

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