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Thailand Travel Guide

If you love temples, you will love Thailand. The same can be said if you love amazing beaches and islands. And lets not forget full moon parties or Thai food.

Thailand is a backpacker paradise and a great location for solo trips. It is possible to explore it on a budget or to treat yourself with a luxurious adventure.

Explore Bangkok with its famous temples like Wat Arun and Wat Pho, before venturing out to the north or south.

The islands of the south offer amazing diving and beach getaway. And with the limestone formations in the area of Krabi, you might feel like your are exploring Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.

The north with cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai is also more than worth a stop. Here the architecture of the temples is a lot more artistic and it has been said that it is an expat heaven.

Ultimately visiting Thailand is a must if you are traveling in Asia. And I can only recommend adding a stop here at the begin or the end of a multi-country trip.

Places to See in Thailand

  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai
  • Pai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Krabi
  • Phi Phi Islands
Girl exploring Wat Arun temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

Things to Know before you visit Thailand

Temple in Thailand

Daily Budget in Bangkok

Language

The official language is Thai.

Currency

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht.

In March 2020 the exchange rate was as follows: 100 THB equals 2.82 EUR, 5.24 AUD, 3.04 USD or 2.62 GBP.

Credit Cards & ATMs

The are plenty ATM in the bigger cities and most accommodations there allow you to pay with a credit card.

However I recommend withdraw cash as many smaller stalls, including those that sell street, are cash only.

If you leave the main cities, paying in cash is likely your only option at most businesses.

Plugs

Type A, B and C (Voltage 230V; Frequency 60Hz)

Visa Requirement of Thailand

Citizens of many country get a visa exemption of at least 30 days. You can check if you qualify by clicking the link titled ‘Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand‘ on the official website of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Safety

Thailand is a relatively safe destination and I can only recommend it to female solo travelers. As everywhere else in the world, it is always good to keep an eye open to avoid scams and theft.

Thailand Travel Guides

Bangkok on a Budget Guide

4 Days in Bangkok on a Budget

Before I flew to Bangkok I looked up how much my four days in Bangkok would cost me. And I was shocked when I saw the daily budget most websites liste
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