Thailand Travel Guide

Complete Guide to Travel to ThailandComplete Guide to Travel to Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand. A country as wonderful as it is touristy that serves as a gateway to Southeast Asia for many travellers. Idyllic beaches, temples that will leave you speechless, ruins and palaces. The well-known ‘land of smiles’ is one of the simplest and most well-connected countries in Asia.

We have visited Thailand three times. The first time was only a week in Bangkok, the second, a month touring Bangkok and various islands; and the last one, 20 days in which we have also known the northern part of the country. In this complete guide to traveling around Thailand, you will find practical information to organize your trip. We hope you find it useful!

PREPARE YOUR TRIP TO THAILAND

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Kingdom of Thailand is a country that is located in Southeast Asia and has a border with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia. The capital is Bangkok and it is a country where about 70 million people live.

Thailand is a country with incredible gastronomy and full of spectacular places. If you follow a classic itinerary, you will probably know the capital, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the north and some island. And yes, it is a tourist place, but for something, it will be, right?

Thailand is a wonderful country and it has an I don’t know what, which has hooked us.

TOP DESTINATIONS

BANGKOK

Bangkok, the chaotic capital is one of the places that could not be missing in this complete guide to traveling to Thailand. In this city smells, flavours and cultures mix. In addition, there are a lot of places and experiences that you cannot miss:

  • What to do in Bangkok: 10 essentials
  • Where to sleep in Bangkok: our accommodation
  • Where to sleep in a hostel in Bangkok: Krit Hostel & Coffee Bar
  • What to do in Bangkok in a week
  • Wat Pho, a must-see in Bangkok
  • Shopping at Chatuchak Market, Bangkok

SUKHOTHAI AND AYUTTHAYA

Sukhothai and Ayutthaya were once the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand and as such retain a large number of temple and palace ruins. Don’t miss them on your trip to Thailand!

  • One day in Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Sukhothai in one day: what to do and what to see

NORTH OF THAILAND

Northern Thailand is a must on any trip to the country, with Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai being the two main cities to visit.

  • What to do in Chiang Mai in 4 days
  • What to do in Chiang Rai in a day (or two)
  • Where to sleep in Chiang Mai
  • Where to eat in Chiang Mai well and cheaply
  • Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai: the negative consequences of this celebration in Thailand and the world

THAILAND ISLANDS

In Thailand, there are many islands and it is difficult to choose which one to visit on your trip. Here you have a comparison and a guide to each of the islands.

  • Islands to visit in Thailand

Koh Tao:

  • Guide to traveling to Koh Tao in Thailand
  • The best beaches in Koh Tao
  • Where to sleep in Koh Tao: the JP Resort
  • My first diving experience: Taking the Open Water in Koh Tao

Koh Phangan:

  • Guide to traveling to Koh Phangan in Thailand
  • Where to sleep in Koh Phangan

Koh Lipe:

  • Things to do in Koh Lipe: complete guide
  • Diving in Koh Lipe: Tarutao Marine Park
  • Where to sleep in Koh Lipe: the Castaway Resort

Koh Phi Phi:

  • Things to do in Koh Phi Phi: Complete Guide
  • Where to eat in Koh Phi Phi well and cheap
  • Where to sleep in Koh Phi Phi

TRANSPORTATION

If one of the questions you have when traveling in Thailand is transportation, take note!

  • How to get from the airport to Bangkok by public transport
  • How to get around Thailand by public transport

TRAVEL WITHOUT PLASTIC

For us, traveling responsibly and sustainably is a priority. We do not conceive a trip without trying to respect our environment and the people who live in it. And one of the best ways to do this is by trying to reduce waste while traveling.

Traveling without plastic in Thailand is possible. You don’t have to be buying water bottles and you can always order your drinks without a straw. Here are some more detailed tips so you know how to do it.

  • How to travel without plastic in Southeast Asia
  • 10 ways to reduce waste while traveling