With rich history and culture, abundant nature, incredible nightlife, and daredevil activities, Thailand have it all. From the eclectic capital of Bangkok to the nature-rich Krabi, and from the well-known Phi Phi Islands to the mountainous town of Chiang Mai, here is our Thailand travel guide that documents all the fascinating places in the country. Planning a trip to Thailand has not been this easy, all thanks to this handy guide.
Start by figuring out how many days to spend in Thailand and the best time to visit Thailand, as different seasons bring a different perspective to this Asian travel hotspot. While Thailand in January is best for trekking in the Khao Sok National Park, the frequent downpours in Thailand in July will allow you to take advantage of fewer tourist crowds and reduced rates. Thailand in December is part of the dry season, which is perfect for a beach holiday and sightseeing, although the months of May and June are also good. Enjoy snorkeling in the Similan Islands, go scuba diving in Koh Tao, and watch a Muay Thai boxing match in Koh Samui on your Thailand trip. Touring the Grand Palace and the well-known Wat Pho Temple are some of the best things to do in Bangkok. Shopping in the numerous malls or the incredibly diversified Chatuchak weekend market while indulging in some of the city's delectable street food is also a must-have experience while in the Thai capital.
With its beautiful beaches, lush jungles, delicious food, friendly locals, and, of course, very affordable prices, Thailand is sure to indulge your wanderlust. A backpack on a limited budget, a luxurious travel life in a fancy beach resort, or just a tour on a modest budget, Thailand has the best of something for everyone.
Top Destinations in Thailand
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Sightseeing in Bangkok.
With its bustling streets, ornate royal palaces, and Buddhist temples such as Wat Pho, and Wat Traimit, Bangkok has mesmerized tourists for generations. From unwinding at Lumpini Park to shopping at the Chatuchak Market, and tasting street food at Khao San Road, explore everything that Bangkok has to offer on our multi-day tours in Thailand. View Tours
See the Big Budhha at Phuket
A notable sight in Phuket's southern region is the 45-meter-tall Phuket Big Buddha, made of white marble. The elevated location provides the best 360-degree views of the entire island, with expansive views of Phuket Town, Chalong Bay, Kata, Karon, and more. Find a much smaller Buddha statue made of brass located next to Big Buddha. View Tours
Explore the Temples of Chiang Mai.
The well-known temples in Chiang Mai, including Wat Phra Singh, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and Wat Chedi Luang, are must-visit places. Through the ages, these temples have had a significant impact on Chiang Mai's architecture, drawing inspiration from a variety of societies and civilizations. embrace the tales each temple extols. View Tours
When to visit Thailand
Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Thailand.
- Jan Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 21 ° C
- Feb Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 23 ° C
- Mar Avg Daily: 34 ° C Avg Nightly: 25 ° C
- Apr Avg Daily: 35 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- May Avg Daily: 34 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- Jun Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- Jul Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- Aug Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
- Sep Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 25 ° C
- Oct Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 25 ° C
- Nov Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 24 ° C
- Dec Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 21 ° C
Thailand in January: Weather, Tips & More
If you are looking to get away from the post-Christmas blues, flying on a trip to Thailand in January is a great option. The country’s weather is perfectly primed for delving into its fascinating culture and heritage during this time of year. Go on ...Read more
Thailand in December: Weather, Tips & More
Thailand’s beach resorts are bursting with travelers in December as visitors flock to experience Christmas in the tropics. A huge contrast to what you are likely to see back home, clear skies dominate the month in this part of the world, gifting day ...Read more
Thailand in November: Weather, Tips & Lush Landscapes
There is good news and more good news when it comes to touring Thailand in November. While much of Europe and North America is reaching for another sweater during this month, Thailand is basking in some of its best weather conditions for sightseeing of th ...Read more
Thailand at a Glance
Quick facts about Thailand.
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, and it is home to ornamented shrines and a bustling street scene. Natives call this city Krungthep, or "City of Angels". The complete name, which is 169 characters long, is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest name for a place.
Thailand spans a total area of 513,120 km², with 3,219 kilometers of coastline. It is ranked the 50th largest country in the world by land area.
You can call Thailand from another nation using the country code 66. After the IDD, dial the country code for Thailand, which is 66. An area code comes after the calling procedure for Thailand (66).
The official currency of Thailand is the Thai baht. In Thailand, using cash to make purchases is far more practical than using a credit card, as the majority of tourist attractions, local eateries, and street markets only accept cash. ATMs are widely available in popular regions.
Bangkok Airport, also known as the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, is the largest in Thailand. It is located about 26 kilometers outside of town. Code: BKK. Closest City: Bangkok.
Most Westerners with valid passports, including those from the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, can enter Thailand without a visa. However, since visa regulations are subject to change, it is a good idea to check the latest visa requirements before making a reservation.
You can find English-speaking people in Bangkok's tourist areas, but do not count on most of the bartenders, waiters, shopkeepers, bankers, or taxi drivers to speak anything more than the bare minimum of the language. Knowing a few Thai phrases will come in handy once you have left the main tourist destinations. For instance, “Sawadee Khrup/ka” is hello in Thai, and “Khop Khun” means thank you. Remember, ‘Khrup” is used to address males and “Ka” for females.
In case of an emergency, dial 191. If you need to speak with an English-speaking operator, call the Tourist Police at 1155. Or else, if there is an accident, contact an ambulance service from one of Thailand's many foreign hospitals. You can also reach out to the ambulance and rescue team at 1554.
Only Thailand has never experienced European colonial rule, making it the only country in Southeast Asia to have done so. Actually, the country is called Prathet Thai, which means "land of the free" in Thai. Thailand is also home to both the smallest and the largest species of animals. The bumblebee bat, the tiniest mammal in the world, is a native of Thailand, while the whale shark, the largest fish, can be found in Thai seas as well.
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FAQs for Thailand
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- Do people in Thailand speak English? Do I need to learn the local language?
Sustainable Travel — How to Travel Through Thailand Responsibly
- Carbon-offset your trip to Thailand via Cathay Pacific. The moment your tour starts in Thailand, and if you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon-offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
- Donate a small amount to Thailand Environment Institute Foundation (TEI) to support their efforts on environmental conservation. Established in 1993, this NGO is committed to protecting biodiversity and other natural resources in Thailand.
- An increasing number of tourists opt for homestay vacations, during which they reside with local hosts. You can also choose to stay at eco-hotels and buy only organically made food. Carrying your own water bottle when exploring the green spaces in Thailand can also help reduce plastic pollution.
Thailand Travel Tips and Insight
- Due to Thailand's hot climate, you run the risk of burning easily. Always use sunscreen. Pack lots of breathable, lightweight clothing for warm weather, unless you are traveling to higher elevations where the temperature is considerably mild and pleasant.
- Avoid going on excursions that invade or exploit minority cultures, such as tours of hill tribe villages or encounters.
- Thailand's tap water is unsafe to drink. Carry a refillable bottle of water that you can reuse or bring your own filter so you can always have clean water on hand.
- In Thai culture, the feet are regarded as unclean. Hence, you will have to remove your shoes whenever you enter temples, private residences, spas, and other facilities. Also, never touch someone's head since it is believed to be the holiest portion of the body.
- The northern regions of Thailand do not have many tourist attractions. As a result, prices outside of well-known cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai have not increased. If you really want to stretch your money as far as possible, you might want to spend more time exploring northern Thailand.
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