Follow Asia Travel Blog | Thailand on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook


Thai tourism isn't always the great shopping places and attractive street food but also many other interesting things to explore. Let’s find out top 9 fun things to do in Thailand through the following article!

1. Boat Trip On Chao Phraya River

Bangkok's canals flow into Chao Phraya River, where you can admire temples and busy streets along the banks of the river. You can also find many interesting floating markets on your water cruise.

Boat trip in Bangkok

Sitting on the boat for sightseeing, visitors will have a clear picture of daily life in Bangkok and feel the peaceful life of the residents located along the banks, see the wooden houses built on the water, feel the taste, image and cuisine of a real life.

Fish Feeding in Chao Phraya

The Chao Phraya River is also full of fish. They are all natural fishes in the river, belonging to Royal Family so no one is allowed to catch. Their food is the bread from visitors. 

2. Eating like the indigenous people

Discovering the local cuisine is one of the fun things to do in Thailand. Do not try to order Thai noodles every time you eat. Look for Tom yam (spicy soup with lemongrass, fish sauce, and chili) or Som Tam (green papaya salad) to experience as local people. Curries, coconut, fried noodles, and spicy dishes are typical of Thai cuisine. Also, don't forget the fresh tropical fruits of this country such as jackfruit, mango, durian, papaya, and tamarind. 

Thai street food Bangkok

3. Massage

Wat Pho is the home of traditional Thai massage with the instructions on the stones located in the temple. Massage skills at Wat Pho have been honed and cultivated for centuries so if you are a massage addict, it is certain that you are in the right place.

Thai Massage

Wat Pho also has a school so if you are interested, you can also learn the Thai massage to practice at home. We suggest that you book before you walk around the corner because after lunch it is extremely crowded and busy. Massage service in Thailand is quite cheap, only about 10 USD and there are many options for you to choose.

4. Seeing Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)

Muay Thai is a traditional sport in Thailand. You can go to Ratchadamnoen Stadium to see lively or to Thailand in March to attend the World Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony at Ayutthaya Historical Park with 1,000 gladiators from 65 countries around the world.

Muay Thai performance

5. Going tailoring a suit

Bangkok is very famous for its skilled tailors. A suit or two shirts are available for less than $ 250. In return, you will have to wait at least 5 days to a week for a suit.

Tailormade suits in Chiang Mai

6. Going to Phuket & Khao Lak 

Phuket is Thailand's largest island with over 30 small islands around. Located 867 km to the south of Bangkok. Phuket has a long coastline with the white sand beaches and quiet bays, hiding in the green hills, the coconut trees, and rubber plantations.

Phuket is famous for its vibrant nightlife

Phuket today is one of the world's premier resorts in the region. The beach is full of palm trees, an island surrounded by great sea, fresh seafood, rich sports entertainment, and of course, the sunshine all year round - the perfect recipe for a truly memorable vacation.

Phuket beach

Khao Lak is located about 70km to the north of Phuket. For day trips, from Khao Lak it is easy to reach the Similan and Surin Islands, Khao Sok National Park and Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park, or even Phuket, the central area.

Khao Lak Coast

Southern Khao Lak is Hat Nang Thong. Hat Nang Thong has a beach for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big resort town. There are shops and many amenities available. The town of Khao Lak has many restaurants, tourist markets and low-rise hotels along Highway No. 4 which are very convenient.

7. Visiting Tiger Cave Temple

The temple is located in northeast Karab with 1,237 steps. Here, you will be enjoying the 360-degree spectacular scenery with lush green forests and the impressive limestone mountains.

Tiger Cave Temple

Located on the top of a high mountain, the Tiger Cave Temple is a sacred temple as well as a beautiful scenic spot in Thailand. The name of the Tiger Cave is said to be legendary because the cave at the temple has many traces of the tiger's foot.

To reach the top of this temple, you need to cross 1,237 steps so avoid wearing the high heels and dress comfortably. Additionally, you need to choose polite clothes. The Tiger Cave Temple is free of charge. 

8. Visiting The Elephant Farm

Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang is home for 50 Asian elephants. Here, visitors can ride elephants or go trekking. The elephants also performed musical skills and their ability of painting which are extremely interesting.

Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang

9. Buying spices

Chili, pepper, curry powder, anise, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and shrimp sauce ... are the typical Thai spices that you can buy as souvenirs or supplements for your kitchen.

The post Top 9 Fun Things To Do In Thailand appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Thailand tourism, with friendly people, unique tropical climate, as well as the ancient culture and history, is always an ideal destination for tourists. Sitting on a tuk-tuk to watch the streets, enjoying cool coconut cream, or visiting the oldest temple in Bangkok - Wat Po... are the top things to do in Thailand you should do during your first trip in this country.

1. Visit the Royal Palace of Thailand

This is one of the most important historical sites of the Golden Temple country, built in 1782. Although the royal Thai people live in Dusit Palace, the government of this country is still working at the Grand Palace. The architectural complexes include the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, and the Halls. The Emerald Buddha Temple dating back from the 14th century is one of the most sacred temples in Thailand.

Royal Palace Bangkok

Located just behind the Grand Palace, Wat Po is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and is home to the largest Buddha statue in Thailand. The most famous is the 46-meter-long Buddha lying statue. The whole statue is covered with gold leaf on the statue and jade on the eyes and feet.

Wat Pho Lying Buddha

2. Enjoy Coconut Cream

Made from coconut milk, this cream is a famous snack of Thai street food

Original Coconut Cream is placed in a small coconut shell. The cream is fragrant, white, and condensed. Around the cream is the fragrant coconut slices. Visitors can choose the topping to sprinklepeanuts, baby corn, jellies, or pumpkins. The best Thai coconut cream in Bangkok is the ice cream sold at Chatuchak weekend market.

3. Visit Chatuchak Market on the weekend

With more than 8000 booths, this is considered one of the largest markets in the world! Open only on Saturdays and Sundays, here you will find anything you want at a budget price. It is a great place to catch unforgettable moments from your trip to Thailand.

Chatuchak Market on the weekend

As a cheap market for Thai wholesales in the past, Chatuchak Bangkok Market is gradually becoming a large market and a popular tourist destination for all shopping lovers in Bangkok. With an area of more than one square kilometer, this market owns more than 15,000 booths with all kinds of goods: clothing, fashion accessories, shoes, souvenirs, jewelry, essential oil or even Buddha statues, feng shui stones, and amulets.

To go to Bangkok Chatuchak, you can catch BTS to Mo Chit station, then get off port number 1 then follow the crowd to the park and Chatuchak market. Another option is to catch the MRT at Chatuchak Park, then follow the crowd to reach the clothing area. If you want to go to the flower and bonsai market, you will need to descend from Kampheng MRT Station.

Rot Fai retail market is a place where you can freely choose the antique and modern costumes as well as enjoy a wonderful night. It opens from Thursday to Sunday, from 6 p.m until midnight.

4. Visiting the floating markets

Floating markets can be considered as a "specialty" of the Golden Temple country. Here are the top three floating market near Bangkok.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most famous market, which is also quite far from the center, an hour drive from Bangkok.

Amphawa Floating Market By Night

Amphawa Floating market is very popular among tourists. Coming here, you will see pictures of wooden houses located along the canal. At 9 a.m, the market will be bustling and crowded with many buyers - sellers. You should spend half a day exploring the interesting places.

Khlong Lat Mayom Market

One of three floating markets located less than 20km from Bangkok, but not as large as Damnoen Saduak or crowded as Amphawa. It brings the appeal and authenticity of the countryside. There are also many delicious and worthwhile snacks.

5. Get out and enjoy the nightlife in Bangkok

Bangkok nighlife

Vertigo and Moon Bar are located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. Vertigo is an outdoor barbecue area while Moon Bar specializes in classic cocktails and premium beverages.
UNCLE in Sathorn is a cozy bar with a great cocktail list. Artisanal rum and tequila are available on request and if you are hungry, you can try the premium steak here. These suggested places are the best way to feel the nightlife in Bangkok.

6. See Muay Thai performance

Muay Thai performance

Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport, regularly broadcast live on TV and attract a large number of tourists. Held three times a week, the largest stadium is Lumpini in Bangkok. You can buy the ticket at the gate or on a tour.

7. Relax with Thai Massage

Thai Massage

Wat Po is said to be the birthplace of traditional Thai massage and it has a school on the campus. You will be kneaded by the experts or students here at extremely reasonable cost.

8. Enjoy the local cuisine 

Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world to enjoy the popular street food. From Pad Thai to steamed curry, fermented rice noodles with fish or chicken curry sauce, or even the famous mango sticky rice.

9. Visit Flower Market 24/7

Pak Klong Talad

Pak Klong Talad is the largest flower market in Bangkok. It is located on Chak Phet Road and near Memorial Bridge. Pak Klong Talad operates almost all day and night so you can visit this place whenever you want. The flower markets are very busy, wholesalers bring in fresh flowers while traders and retailers are looking to buy in bulk. And if you want to buy and feel a gentle flower market, you can come in the afternoon.

When setting foot here, you can easily notice the scent of the flowers as well as bright colors from them. Flowers in Pak Klong Talad are very diverse with many kinds of flowers such as Chrysanthemum, roses, orchids, and water lilies. There are many flower bouquets suitable for special occasions.

Please note that this is a very crowded, bustling business, especially between midnight and dawn.

10. Go shopping at Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon is a famous shopping mall where many of the world's top luxury fashion brands, with the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, 16 Cineplex theaters, offering a comprehensive selection of world cuisine. Located right in front of Siam BTS station, Siam Paragon is considered as the symbol of Bangkok.

Siam Paragon

Here are some suggested what to do in Thailand that you should not miss if you have the opportunity to come here. Have a wonderful trip ! 

The post Top Things To Do In Bangkok For The First-Time Travelers appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The trip to the sea will be great if you no longer enjoy the noisy and stuffy Bangkok. If don't have time to visit well-known places such as Phuket, Ko Samui, you can choose beaches near Bangkok. Buses and high-speed trains provide easy access tothese locations. Here are some of the best beaches near Bangkok that have stunning landscapes.

1. Hua Hin Beach

About 3-hour drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin will bring you an unforgettable enjoyment. Hua Hin is one of the best beaches near Bangkok. This is a popular beach resort, located about 200 km from Bangkok. Once home to the Royal Thai Government, Hua Hin is known for being a well-off town, with many green parks, historic sites, the white sands, and luxury hotels. This is where locals often come at the weekend.

Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin has long white sand beaches with magnificent boulders in the sea. The grounds of some of the major hotels like Centara Grand Resort and Villas and the Hilton are right on the beach, which only takes few minutes walking to the sea. Hua Hin is quite interesting with the horses on the beach. You can ride a horse or pay a small fee for a horseback ride. Wandering around the bustling night market, the restaurants and bars are popular activities. In the daytime, this is an attractive place to catch freshlobsters, mussels, and fishes.

Hua Hin offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from 5-star hotels to budget-minded holiday homes, from modern to luxurious with the antique andrustic design. Besides, there are more options located far from the town for those who are looking for an interesting nightlife; privacy or a romantic getaway. Hua Hin is a popular destination for both international and local travelers so you can also find many souvenirs. HuaHin has two night markets, a local market, and countless boutiques with local handicrafts such as clothes, and Thai goods, especially the natural cotton fabrics also called "Kommapat", handmade dolls, andhandcrafted ornaments made of shells and coconuts. There are also local fruitslike pineapple, coconut, dried fruits, and aloe.

2. Koh Samet Beach

Located quite far from Bangkok, but if you want to stay at the top beach in Thailand, consider going to Koh Samet. Although the travel problem is quite complex, the beauty of the island will satisfy even the most picky travellers. Koh Samet is a beautiful small island, located about 200km to the southeast of Bangkok, where some famous beaches like Hat Sai Kaew and Ao Thian are located. 

Ko Samet, an island in the Gulf of Thailand

Koh Samet is a small island off the coast of Rayong province, then you need to travel here by boat which takes about 20 minutes. The island is quite diverse in terms of population living with Thai people and tourists from many countries around the world. Especially on weekends and festivals, this place is even much more bustling. From Monday to Friday, the island mainly welcomes the backpacking tourists. Thai people often choose hotels and resorts located near the harbor and beach for relaxation. So if you go a little further, you will avoid the noisy space to immerse yourself in the peaceful nature here. Unlike other bigger beaches in the South, Koh Samet is not affected by the typhoon during the rainy season. If you like the quiet and relaxing atmosphere, Koh Samet is definitely a great choice.

3. Pattaya Beach

Pattaya is about 165 km to the southeast of Bangkok, just over 15 minutes by speedboat. Situated in the heart of the city,  Pattaya Beach attracts 8 million tourists each year.

Pattaya Beach

The island is well-known as a "city without sleeping" for the rhythm of life at night. It is only a small coastal fishing village but thanks to the economic and tourism development, Pattaya has become the leading tourist destination of Thailand. Pattaya is famous for its long sandy beaches, hawkish nights in the pedestrian street, and a unique culinary scene with delicious sour seafood. Coming to Pattaya Beach, visitors not only get into the world of nature but also participate in exciting games, making the trip to Thailand in the hot summer becomes worthy than ever. If swimming and hiking are the most interesting in the main beach area, thenorthern part of Pattaya Beach will give you the opportunity to take part in exciting games such as roller coasters, windsurfing, skydiving, boating,... or simply sitting somewhere to go fishing.

4. Pranburi Beach

30 km to the South of Hua Hin, Pranburi is a growing tourist destination which has a long stretch of beach and is quietly nestled in the national park. Pranburi is one of the best beaches near Bangkok.

Pranburi Beach

Although Pranburi is a secluded place and may not have full of amenities like other beaches, in return, you will not regret to admire the beautiful scenery here. Thai families regularly visit this place for enjoying the fun weekend and admire the rare beauty on this beach. Besides,  you may want to visit the famous Sam Roi Yot National Park after spending time on the beach. However, you will need to consider the suitable time when renting a taxi for the right dining option in the evening.

This impressive cave is located inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

5. Cha-Am Beach

Cha-Am Beach

Cha-Am beach is located about 150km to the South of Bangkok. This place is popular destination for local people but still lacking the attention from tourists. Cha-am has become an ideal place for those who are bored with the noise, dancing all night, and want to find a place to live peacefully. The beach is not as beautiful as Hua Hin, but has more infrastructures and resorts with a full range of facilities with unique architecture. Santorini Complex Park is the only modern and yet entertainment complex in Cha-am which has just been launched in early 2013, with a blue color inspired by the beautiful island of Santorini in Greece.

6. Bang Saen Beach

Bang Saen is a very close to Bangkok, from the city centre you can easily drive to the beach and return just in the day. You can save money by not renting any accommodation in the coast.

Bang Saen Beach

Not only for tourists, Bang Saen is also a popular stop for local people. On the beach, many bars and parlors are extremely cool. You can sit down and choose to buy some seafood to enjoy.

7. Jomtien Beach

Jomtien Beach

The last position in the list of best beaches near Bangkok we want to suggest is Jomtien Beach. Jomtien Beach is located directly on the hill from South Pattaya. Comparing to the capital, it is also close to the capital Bangkok, especially this beach is an ideal stop for Thai tourists with families and children. If you want to enjoy the beach, watch the sunset and stroll along the coastline, you can rent accommodation right by the sea. Many hotels are located just across the road from Jomtien Beach. You can enjoy the comfort at an affordable price.

Hope the information we provided above will be helpful for your trip to Thailand! Share and comment your experience below!

The post 7 Best Beaches Near Bangkok  appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

To young people, if you just know the way from home to school, then from school to company, , isn't that a waste? When you are still around the familiar path, in outside, how many young people have discovered new adventures? You do not have to spend the whole month. Choose the most appropriate route to explore, for example choose Southeast Asia backpacking route - the area which is diverse in both culture and history with many interesting things to explore. 

A trip through one or two Southeast Asia countries each year means that your youth is passing without regret about what-not-to-do. So, what are you waiting for? Plan a new journey to explore Asian culture with one of the suggested Southeast Asia backpacking route as follows. (It should be noted that we choose Vietnam as the starting or ending point for all the recommended routes).

1. Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia backpacking route: Explore the three Indochinese countries

Bowling across three countries of Indochina certainly has been in the plans of many young people. It is a great shortcoming to forget about these three Southeast Asia countries. First of all, from Hanoi, you should go to Laos by passenger car. With duration of about 2 days, visitors can enjoy the scenery along the Mekong from Houayxai to Luang Prabang, the city of temples located in northern Laos. Do not miss Luang Prabang, the capital of Laos, then you should visit traditional architecture, temples and pagodas, especially Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall. Then, the backpackers move to Vang Vieng, a beautiful and peaceful town. Vang Vieng is a very popular destination all over the world, and continues its journey to the capital of Vientiane to visit the famous temple. The next point is Savannakhet marked with the French architecture and the ending point is Champasak with the temple population Wat Phou.

To continue exploring Laos, go to Vientiane, walk around the small streets and visit the historical sites. You should drive to the south to come to Si Phan Don with 4,000 beautiful islands like water paintings located in the southern tip of Laos. Then you can take a trip to Cambodia. Phnom Penh is a must-have place in the itinerary. The trip will end in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, where you will see the magnificent architectural and mystical Angkor Wat complex of Cambodia. And of course, in the trip in Cambodia, for those who love the sea and want to bathe in the cool blue water, Sihanoukville is a destination which cannot be ignored.

2. Vietnam - Thailand - Laos backpacking route: the trip of means

You can call Vietnam - Thailand – Laos backing route is a "trip of means". Because you are going to try most of the vehicles in this memorable journey, it's also going to take a lot of time to "get to know and plan in a flexible way." From Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, book airfare to Bangkok to explore the capital of the Golden Temple within two days. On the third night, you should travel by train from Hua Lam Phong station to Nong Khai. You will spend about 10 hours on the train. The next two days in Vientiane, Lao’s capital city is enough for you to visit the temples, stroll along the Mekong River and enjoy the cuisine of this Southeast Asia country. To finish the trip, go to Vientiane bus station to buy a car ticket to come back to the starting point. Overnight, you are present at home with a "photo heritage" as a souvenir.

3. Vietnam - Thailand – Myanmar backpacking route: come back to the ancient time

Indein Village, Inle Lake, Myanmar

If you have more time, explore Northern Thailand and then Myanmar can be a perfect choice for you. The trip will bring you to the land of ancient, where once bearing the stamp of a time of the old dynasty, which will help you to understand more about yourself.

After arriving in Bangkok to visit the Royal Palace along with the famous temples, continue the journey to Kanchanaburi - a small province which is 130km to the east of Thailand to explore the ruins of the ancient Khmer and climb up to 7-storey Erawan waterfall. After that, you can continue to search for the miraculous signs in Sukkothai Province. And certainly, you should not miss Chiang Mai - a place that is so popular with tourists and Pai - a rare land in Thailand. Depending on your time and your budget, choose the right stops.

Departing to Myanmar from the Mae Sot border gate, the country's unforgettable stop is Yangon with Shwedagon Pagoda which is often visited by international visitors. Bangan is the most famous temple center in Myanmar, where you will not only admire the wonderful religious architecture from ancient times, but also enjoy the carriage ride around the city during the sunset. And if possible, before returning to Vietnam, take the time to visit Mandalay with unique destinations such as Mahamuni Temple with gold-plated Buddha statues and the longest U-shaped in wooden bridge of the world. The more you spend time on it, the more interesting destinations you can discover.

Gorgeous tiled floors and golden architecture in the Mahamuni Buddha Temple

4. Vietnam - Malaysia - Singapore backpacking route: the classic luxurious journey

Perhaps with passionate fans of "moving", the road from Malaysia to Singapore will no longer be a strange street. But instead of having a familiar tour available, you should try yourself on a schedule like no others. Starting from Singapore, you are free to check-in, take pictures in the most expensive city in Asia. Then to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Kuala Lumpur is definitely an "almost inherent" choice for every traveler. Besides, it also gives you some great places to visit. It is the multicultural city of Melaka, Cameron Highlands - still known as Da Lat of Vietnam. Finish your journey in Penang, the beautiful island of Malaysia with unique 3D paintings around George Town and finally catch a direct flight back to Vietnam!

5. Vietnam - Indonesia – Brunei backpacking route: "Go where you want to go" trip

Perhaps not a great introduction to the first stop, Bali is so famous for its enchanting beauty. Do not forget to explore the Pandawa turtle island, sunbathe on the Uluwata beach, or enjoy the Tanah Lot temple on Lake Bratan... Just as the purpose of the trip, wherever you want to go, you can also lost in Bali paradise and receive unexpected things during the trip. Finally, fly to Bandar Seri Begawan capital of Brunei, take time to visit the mosque Omar Ali Saifuddin, the night market Gadong, and integrate into the simple life of Brunei. Certainly before coming back to Vietnam, you will have unique experiences for yourself.

* Suggestions for backpacking in Vietnam

In Vietnam, your itinerary will pass through most famous places of the famous S-shaped landmark, starting from Hanoi capital and ending in Ho Chi Minh City. Your journey begins with a departure from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Next, visitors will move from Hanoi to Halong Bay to explore the beautiful natural landscape of the S-shaped strip. Halong Bay is recognized by UNESCO as the World's Natural Heritage with diverse ecosystems. Afterwards, visitors will continue to move the uplands of northern Vietnam and explore the lives of ethnic minority people in Sapa, admiring the terraced rice fields or the buckwheat flower fields.

With the following destination, you will take the train to Hue ancient capital to visit the relics as well as the architectural works of history and culture. Then move to Hoi An ancient town. Like Hue, Hoi An was also recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage.After exploring Hoi An, you will move to the south to visit Nha Trang, and then move to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. From the sea, you will move to Da Lat, then fly to Phu Quoc, where is known as "Pearl Island" of Vietnam for sunbathing and diving. Then you will go down the Mekong River through the western provinces and to Ho Chi Minh City, the young and dynamic city of Vietnam and finish the journey with full of fun.

We hope that the above suggested Southeast Asia backpacking route will be helpful for planning your trip to Asia! If you have any question, please contact us for more information! We are willing to help you in any way.

The post What is the Best Southeast Asia Backpacking Route? appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

With favorable exchange rates, an unfussy tourist visa policy, idyllic beaches, and world-renowned cuisine, the number of foreign visitors to the country has doubled over the past decade. If you are planing to Thailand this year, let us help you prepare 17 useful items that should be in your suitcase.

Land of smiles with many golden temples

1) Slip-on shoes

You have to take your shoes off frequently in Thailand, not just for entering someone’s house or a temple, but also to go into a cafe, restaurant, shop, or massage parlor. Instead of wasting time unlacing impractical hiking boots or strappy sandals every time, pack a pair of breathable, slip-on shoes.

2) Activated charcoal

A lot of travelers end up getting sick at least once, so pack some activated charcoal to be prepared. These capsules quickly absorb whatever toxins are in your system, stopping dreaded diarrhea.

3) Power Adapters

Thailand uses quite a few different outlets so you need an international power adapter. This will ensure you always can charge your devices. Most Southeast Asian countries can have strong power surges so you may want to bring a surge protector too.

4) Quick-dry towel

Not all hostels and budget guesthouses in Thailand provide towels, so it’s a good idea to bring your own. A quick-dry towel is sufficient, and these are small and lightweight.

5) Water Bottle

You can refill water bottles with filtered water for just a few cents in Thailand, so save some money by bringing your water bottle and filling up as you go. 

6) Travel insurance

While travel insurance isn’t the most exciting thing to think about when you’re planning a trip, it’s a necessity. You don’t want to find yourself unable to get home during a health emergency or have to spend money on replacing thestolen items. Thailand is a safe country, but things can still go wrong, whether it’s injury, illness, or petty crime. Knowing that insurance will cover those situations can give you some peace-of-mind while you’re traveling.

7) Passport Pouch

It is safer to keep important things in a passport pouch

You’ll obviously have to takeyour passport to Thailand, so it’s a good idea to bring a holder to keep it safe and keep other valuables organized. When you’re in crowded places, like markets and bus stations, it’s an especially good idea to avoid carrying valuables in your pockets. This pouch holds not only a passport, but also cash, credit cards, and even a cell phone, and it’s much less likely to get stolen than a regular wallet.

8) Rain Jacket

Even outside of the rainy season, which runs from May – October, there’s always the potential for rainin Bangkok. Between hikes with elephants and motorbike rides, you’ll want to bring a rain jacket shell with you. 

9) Waterproof Phone Case

If you want to protect your phone from dust, sand, dirt and water while also being able to take underwater photos and videos then this little phone case is a must. 

10) Travel backpack

Traveling with a backpack is the most convenient. You can also easily attach a smaller pack to the outside, in case you want more storage space or you’ll need a day pack on your travels.

11) Apps for Traveling in Thailand

Before traveling to Thailand, you might also want to think about downloading a few Thailand-specific apps. For example:

•    GrabTaxi — A taxi-hailing app for taxis in Bangkok. Never get ripped off by a “faulty” meter again.

•    Next Station — Navigate Bangkok’s MRT (train) with this handy trip planning app.

•   iTranslate — Translate signs and menus instantly with iTranslate — super handy when you want to communicate with the residents. Word Lens is another good alternative.

12) Affordable Underwater Camera

This is a reasonablecamera that won’t get damaged easily and won’t break the bank. It takes great pictures both on land and underwater. A lot of wonderful things to photograph in Thailand are near water such as the beaches, waterfalls and rain forests.

13) Urination Device

Thailand is a place with limited toilets. This little device allows women to stand and pee with no mess and no more hurting bladder 

14) Sarong

Sarong is a useful item for Thailand trip

You should bring a sarong to Thailand, because they have so many uses for travelers: towel, blanket, swimsuit cover-up, curtain, skirt, beach towel or scarf. Sarongs might not be an ideal replacement for all of those items, but they work great in a pinch. Plus, they’re lightweight, and they dry quickly.

15) Hiking shoes

Thailand has lots of great hiking and trekking options. But some of the trails are pretty intense, so you’ll want protective footwear. While waterproof shoes might seem like a good idea, they’re too warm for Thailand’s heat and humidity, so look for ventilated shoes instead. 

16) Lonely Planet Thailand guidebooks

Lonely Planet Thailand guidebooks cover both popular and off-the-beaten-path destinations, and always give budget-friendly options. The book is updated pretty regularly, so be sure to get the newest edition.

17) Long pants

Visitors are required to cover shoulders, chest, and knees to enter temples, so you should bring long pants and a shirt with sleeves to wear on days you visit temples.

In addition to all these physical items, you should definitely make sure to bring there an  opened-heart and an adventurous spirit!

The post 17 Useful Items for Your Thailand Trip appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap is one of the most talked about routes in the Southeast Asia region. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you there and back without having to lose much effort.

1.    Plane

Bangkok Airways was for a long time the only airline flying from Bangkok to Siem Reap route, and it was one of the most expensive flights around. Thankfully, a pair of regional airlines - AirAsia and Cambodia Angkor Air - cracked the monopoly. While Bangkok Airways still charges more than 5,000 baht ($157) for a one-way ticket, flights on AirAsia can be found for as reasonable as 1,800 baht ($57), and on Cambodia Angkor Air for around 2,500 baht ($79) including taxes. While that’s still not cheap for an hour-long flight, it’s a major improvement.

Keep in mind that AirAsia flies out of Bangkok’s old airport, Don Muang, while both Cambodia Angkor and Bangkok Airways will depart from Suvarnabhumi. With Bangkok Airways, checked bags up to 20 kilograms are free, unlike AirAsia, which charges 500 baht ($16) for the first 20 kilograms. Bangkok Airways is still probably the most comfortable choice. 

The eyecatching cover of Bangkok Airways plane

2. Overland

The full trip has two segments: the Thai side (from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet and the border) and the Cambodian side (from Poipet to Siem Reap). The border crossing opens daily from 07:00 to 22:00 and Cambodian visa on arrival is available for most nationalities.

Bangkok to Aranyaprathet

Unless you’re willing to hire a taxi from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet (expect to pay around $94), your choice is down to train or bus. If you’re traveling slow(slowly) and maybe considering overnighting in Aranyaprathet, then the train is great, but most people choose a bus or minibus as they're a lot quicker.


Two ordinary third-class-only trains depart for Aranyaprathet daily from Bangkok’s Hualamphong Station. The morning train leaves at 05:55, the afternoon one at 13:05, and the trip takes a solid six hours or more. You must catch the morning train if you want to get to Siem Reap on the same day without hiring a taxi. The train is slow but scenic so if you have time, it’s worth doing at least once. While neither of the border towns is charming in the least, Aranyaprathet has a better selection of accommodation if you need to spend a night in the area.

Getting by train is a good way to enjoy the beautiful nature


There is now a direct bus service running from Morchit (Northern) Terminal in Bangkok to Siem Reap, with buses leaving at 08:00 a.m and 09:00 a.m every morning. Tickets are 750 baht ($24) and can be bought from Transport Co. Ltd at Morchit - look for the orange booths.

The bus will take you directly to the border at Aranyaprathet. The staff will provide some instructions for getting through the Thai immigration checkpoint, from a couple of hundred metres across a casino-studded purgatory. Once through to Poipet in Cambodia, the same bus will be waiting to take you onwards to Siem Reap. 

If those travel times don’t work for you, or tickets aren’t available, there are other options. From Morchit Terminal, buses to Aranyaprathet depart hourly from 03:00 to 12:00 and three more times up to 17:30, each costs 205 baht ($7). Tickets can be purchased from booths on the ground floor and buses depart from the massive parking lot out back. These buses will run straight to the border crossing at Rong Khlua Market.

From Bangkok’s Ekkamai (Eastern) Terminal, buses to Aranyaprathet depart roughly every two hours from 07:00 to 16:00, while minibuses run hourly from 05:00 to 17:00, both for around 200 baht ($7). Compared to Morchit, catching buses at Ekkamai is easy and the location right next to the same-named BTS sky train station making it more convenient. These buses will also run straight to the border. 

At Aranyaprathet  

From Aranyaprathet train or bus station you’ll need to take a tuk-tuk, motorbike taxi or Songthaew to Rong Khlua border market around 7km away. The ride costs around 60 baht ($2) for a motorbike and 100 baht ($4) for a tuk-tuk, depending on the number of passengers. Do not allow a tout into the tuk-tuk with you, and do not take the driver up on offers to take care of your Cambodia visa on the way to the border.

At Poipet

Once you’ve been stamped into Cambodia, take the government shuttle bus from the border to the transport depot. From there you have some choices: share- or private-taxi, government bus or pick-up truck. 

Leaving Poipet by a taxi to Siem Reap will cost $30 to 50, so try to hook up with other travelers to split the fare. The government bus costs $10 and is a lot faster than it used to be. A ride in a pick-up will cost 100 baht ($4) for two seats in the cab — note that this is only to Sisophon, from where you’ll need to organize another ride on to Siem Reap. The road is completely sealed and a trip by taxi from the border to Siem Reap can take as short as an hour and a half. If you goby bus, expect a slower ride that will probably include a stop at a restaurant.

See, getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap is going to be easy!

Jim Liang

"A young & wild Asian wanderer who love traveling, writing and sharing his travel experience to audiences who are planning to Asia. To him, life is about traveling and his journey has just started."

The post How to Get From Bangkok to Siem Reap appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Thailand is a beautiful country with rich culture. If you want to have a vacation in this country, these guidelines and documents about Thailand travel visa will be useful before you board the plane bound for the “land of smiles.”

1. What is a Travel Visa?

When you visit Thailand with the purpose of leisure, sight-seeing and personal enlightenment, you are a tourist. A tourist is not allowed to work or conduct business in Thailand. A tourist needs a tourist visa to stay in Thailand for a period of 15 or 30 days.

A travel visa is a stamp or document needed so you can stay in Thailand for a specific period, on the purpose of tourism. It is stamped on your passport upon arrival at the airport in Thailand, or it can be obtained in your home country through the Thai embassy or consulate located there. The travel visa can also be extended if necessary. There are certain countries which made agreements with the government of Thailand so their citizens can benefit from the visa exemption when entering Thailand as tourists.

2. Requirements for a Travel Visa

There are many different kinds of visa for foreigners

When applying for a travel visa, certain documents and fees are needed to obtain one. They are subjects to be changed at anytime and without prior notice, so it would be a good idea to inquire for the right information before flying to Thailand.

Documents required:

• Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months

• Visa application form (filled out)

• One recent 4x6cm photograph of the applicant

• Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)

• Proof of financial means ($640 per person/ $1280 per family)

Don’t forget that consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents when they deemed it necessary. It is advisable that you present yourself when you are in good shape and state, together with your papers.

Visa Fee: $30 per entry or equivalent. The travel visa fee is subject to change without the prior notice, so you should update the information by visiting the nearest Thai Embassy or consulate in your area. If the application is submitted by mail or in person, please pay by money. Personal cheques, company cheques, debit cards and credit cards are not accepted.

The validity of the Visa/Period of Stay

The validity of a travel visa ranges from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the number of entries you make across the land border, or from the airport. If you arrive to Thailand through an international airport, you will be stamped a 30 or 60-day permission of stay depending on bilateral agreement on visa exemption between Thailand and your home country.

If you enter Thailand via the land border, you will be stamped a 15-day permission of stay as a tourist in the immigration post. However, the tourist visa can also be extended if you wish or need to stay longer in Thailand. You will have to apply for an extension of stay at the Office of Immigration located at Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120. 

The U.S Embassy and Consulate in Thailand strongly recommend that visitors should not overstay their visas since they will be arrested by the policemen. Arrested travelers are sometimes held in an Immigration Detention Center until they are able to pay an overstay fine as well as a ticket out of Thailand. Those fines begin at 500 Baht (about $15) per day, up to a maximum of 20,000 Baht ($640). Travelers who remain in Thailand for more than 200 days after their travel visa may also be subject to jail time prior to deportation.

3. Re-Entry Permit

You can apply for a Re-Entry Permit if you are in Thailand on any kind of visa and you wish to make a short trip outside the country and still use the balance of time left on the visa when you return. You can apply for a Re-Entry Permit at the Immigration Office on Chaeng Wattana Road, Bangkok. There are also Re-Entry Permit desks at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports. You need to fill out a TM-8 application form, submit a photocopy of your passport, and pay a fee of 1000 baht ($32) for a single permit or 3800 baht ($122) for a multiple permit. You can also the TM-8 form at least one day in advance.

4. Cases visiting Thailand without a travel visa

For trips under 30 days, citizens of 55 countries - including the United States, Canada, and much of Europe - do not need a visa to travel as a tourist to Thailand. Citizens of countries with a bilateral agreement with Thailand may also enter without a visa for 14 days (citizens from Cambodia) or 90 days (citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, and Peru).

Foreigners, who travel via Thailand to other destinations from the same port of entry, are allowed to transit without a visa. In this regard, the Thai Immigration Division is authorized to instruct the airlines or persons in charge of the transit.

Hopefully, the above information about Thailand travel visa will be helpful for your trip!

Jim Liang

"A young & wild Asian wanderer who love traveling, writing and sharing his travel experience to audiences who are planning to Asia. To him, life is about traveling and his journey has just started."

The post All You Need To Know About Thailand Travel Visa appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

If you need to minimize the budget for your vacation, Thailand may be the place for you. With a favorable exchange rate and an uncomplicated tourist visa policy, the country has become an attractive destination for travelers. You can save even more by defining the cheapest time to travel to Thailand.

Thailand – The country of golden temples

1. Travel Arrangements

The price of airline tickets to Thailand fluctuates tremendously from one season to the next. To find the most affordable rate for your vacation, book in a less-crowded mid-week rather than a weekend. Even the time of day that you look for flights can impact the ticket price. Airlines release new fares in the middle of the night during the week, so staying up late create a chance of booking the cheapest one.

2. Cheapest Months

Tourists flock to Thailand during the dry summer months, between October and February, but you can save money during the rainy season, which falls between March and September (except for April because of Thailand’s biggest festival – Songkran)

Thailand in March

Temperatures start to ramp up in March throughout Thailand, and while the weather is still dry, some may find the heat uncomfortable in the Central and Northern regions. In Bangkok, average temperatures are usually between the mid-20s and mid -30s. Northern and Northeastern Thailand is blighted by a gritty and uncomfortable haze from the farmers who burn their fields in preparation for the new season.

The pristine beauty of Koh Tao island

March is a great time to visit the islands and the Southern part of Thailand – particularly the Gulf islands of Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in the Southeast where temperatures are marginally cooler than the rest of the country (up to a maximum of around 32° Celsius). As peak season ends in March, you can also enjoy quieter resorts and beaches during this period. It’s always worth booking well in advance for Thailand in March to take advantage of any price deals on flights and hotels.

Thailand in May

The rainy season begins to rear its head in May and towards the end of the month, temperatures start to drop and the rains start to sweep in. Temperatures in Bangkok and Chiang Mai will still be around 25-34° Celsius in May. Prices begin to drop off in May for the first point in the year, as the rain deters many holidaymakers from Thailand during this time. If you’re happy to put up with the rain, you can score some great deals in May.

Thailand in June

The rains continue in June. In many places, the rain will marginally lessen from May. The chance of rain throughout the country increases towards the end of the month. Average temperatures for Thailand in June are from 27 to 32 Celsius. You will find the average temperatures slightly cooler than the month before. June marks the start of the jungle trekking season in Thailand. If you want to avoid the rain, your best bet is to head to the Gulf islands of Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao which receive much less rain than anywhere else in June. As June is headed towards off-peak season, prices for flights and hotels are likely to be lowest.

Thailand in July

The rain steps up a little more in July while the average daily temperature will drop to around the late 20s Celsius. The East and the North are particularly wet during July, so it may be worth investing in a waterproof poncho if you’re venturing to Chiang Mai or Koh Chang. If you still fancy checking in the islands, you should head to the Gulf and Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao, which are marginally less wet than those in the Southwest.

July is the off-peak season in Thailand so prices are comparatively lower than during the rest of the year and you can score hotel deals easily. The school summer holidays in Europe start in July, so it may be worth booking flights well in advance.

Thailand in August

Thailand in August is truly wet and not many corners of the country can escape the rains. For the North, Northeast and the East, this is the peak of the rainy season and you can expect to see rain more or less every day. In the cities, Bangkok and Chiang Mai are likely to suffer from street flooding, although temperatures continue to hover around the mid-20s to early 30s Celsius. Again, the Gulf islands of Samui, Phangan and Tao are your best respite from the rain during August, while Phuket and Krabi in the Southwest are still pretty wet. It’s off-peak season, so hotel prices throughout the country are around their cheapest.

Thailand in September

As the rains begin to temper in the North, East and South, Bangkok and the Central regions are at their peak rainy during September. Average temperatures throughout the country hover from mid-20s to early 30s Celsius. Chiang Mai is likely to be dryer than Bangkok during September so it is worth visiting although you still expect some rain as the monsoons begin to move out.

Chiang Mai looks like a heaven on land

Again, Koh Samui, Phangan and Tao will be the driest, while Phuket and the area surrounding it in the Southwest is likely to be pretty rainy. Your best bet for dry beaches is Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan on the West coast of the Gulf, around a two-hour drive from Bangkok. In September, prices are low and the summer holiday crowds begin to thin out too.

Jim Liang

"A young & wild Asian wanderer who love traveling, writing and sharing his travel experience to audiences who are planning to Asia. To him, life is about traveling and his journey has just started."

The post Cheapest Time to Travel To Thailand – The Country of Smiles! appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Bangkok's charming city has a beautiful natural landscape and the vibrant atmosphere of the crowded city with the low-cost shopping paradises. Every year, Bangkok receives millions of tourists from all over the world. The tourist season in Bangkok usually starts from mid-October to April next year. In order not to affect your travel budget, the detailed plan should be prepared 2-3 months before you travel. The article below will show you the best time to travel to Bangkok and suggest some interesting places for you to discover.

1. Best time to travel to BangkokClimate – the factor determines your travel plans

The weather in Thailand is divided into two seasons: the rainy season starting from May until October and the dry season starting from November until the end of April. Traveling to Bangkok from October to April of the next year, visitors will have the opportunity to attend two major festivals in this country: the Loy Krathong Light Festival (also known as the Love Festival of Thailand, taking place on the full moon day of December on the lunar calendar) and Songkran Traditional Lunar New Year (taking place in mid April) as well as many other festivals.

The visitors should choose the cool weather to suit the needs of traveling, visiting the beautiful places in Bangkok. In terms of climate, the best time to travel to Bangkok is from November to February of the next year, which is the coolest time of the year. However, this time is also the peak tourist season in Thailand so the price will increase and the number of tourists coming here is also huge. Bangkok is affected by the monsoon from the Indian Ocean, so the tourists should come here from November to May (the rain and flooding can occur from June to October).

Tourist season - the factor determines your travel budget

Choosing the time for your trip to Bangkok pretty much affects your travel budget. Consider carefully your plan for traveling in peak seasons. In Bangkok, during peak periods from late December until the end of February of the next year, especially on the festive days or weekends, the airfare and hotel room rates in Bangkok are much higher (sometimes 2 or 3 times compared to that of the weekdays). If you want to save money, avoid traveling to Bangkok at these times.

In return, on these occasions, the sightseeing sites are opened to the public for free and you can take part in many exciting and hectic activities at the tourist sites around Bangkok. If you are a shopping lover, you should go to Bangkok in June because this is the sale-off season. At that time, many high-end branches launch many sale programs.

2. Places of interest

The beautiful capital of Thailand has countless attractions for you to explore. Here are 5 destinations you should not miss in Bangkok.

Chao Phraya River

Bangkok was interwoven with a system of canals in the nineteenth century, so the capital was dubbed the "Venice in the west". The Chao Phraya River (rivers of kings) and the canals outline the memorable motifs of the traditional way of life that have arisen from the waterways that are still preserved over the centuries. The visitors can use convenient public transportation to easily explore the canal system here.

In addition, the Thai government is now paying more attention to the development and dissemination of the country's culture to visitors by organizing traditional fair booths, Muay Thai martial art performance, the river cruise day tour and many other activities right on the harbor of Chao Phraya River.

China Town

China Town, located on Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong District and a large part of Charoen Rung Road in the heart of Bangkok, is one of the most popular living areas of the Chinese. Yaowarat is also famous for its delicious food. There are many shops and suppliers of goods available here. In general, the model and culture here are similar to other Chinese neighborhoods around the world, but it also gives the visitors a very comfortable and fun feeling to walk around.

Grand Palace
Although the Royal Palace in Thailand is in the process of renovation, this is still the number one tourist attraction in Bangkok. Inside the palace campus is a combination of gilded pagan paintings along with paintings depicting the history of the Thai people forming along the wall surrounding the palace. In addition, visitors can visit the royal palace to learn about the history and culture of the Thai royal family.

The visitors coming here should come to the 8 o'clock in the morning to avoid queues to buy tickets at the price of 500 Baht (16$). Besides, all guests will be required to rent trousers with a deposit of 200 Baht (about 6.5$).

Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market

More than 100 km to the southwest from Bangkok, in Ratchaburi province, the floating market attracts many tourists. In here, you can find everything from handicrafts to agricultural produce, fruits, spices, flowers and even traditional Thai massage. This market is also a place to sell handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of the market, it is the system of canals flowing through the fields of fruit such as oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit. The market begins in the early morning. The Floating Market is a good place to visit and learn Thai culture.


Ratchadamri is considered as the center of Bangkok with a wide range of hotels, restaurants, famous business centers and night markets crowded throughout the day. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Central World, Siam Paragon, Amarin, MBK, and Palladium or enjoy the streets of Bangkok with tuk-tuk before moving to Sukhumvit and visiting Terminal 21 Entertainment Complex.

We hope that the above information will be helpful in choosing the best time to travel to Bangkok and planning your Bangkok trip! Let’s go and experience by yourself! Many interesting things in Bangkok are waiting for you to discover.

Jim Liang

"A young & wild Asian wanderer who love traveling, writing and sharing his travel experience to audiences who are planning to Asia. To him, life is about traveling and his journey has just started."

The post Best Time to Travel to Bangkok and Interesting Things to Discover appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Located in the south of Thailand, Phuket is one of the destinations not to be missed, especially if you love the sea and the ocean. Some beautiful destinations such as Phi Phi Island, Maya Beach, Phang Nga or the unique Fantasea show are so popular in Phuket. If you choose one of these islands for your vacation, it's great. To help you get the perfect trip, we have compiled all the travel experiences from Bangkok to Phuket in this article. Let’s check it out!

How to travel from Bangkok to PhuketTake a bus from Bangkok to Phuket
It is 12 hours from Bangkok to Phuket by bus. The 2-storey buses to Phuket are very clean and the service is attentive. The bus tickets are sold via Thai Express system. The price depends on the quality of the car, ranging from 500 Baht (16$) or more.  However, the disadvantage is that it will take passengers straight to the Phuket bus station. From Phuket bus station to the center of Patong, you have to spend more 400 Baht (13$).
Take a plane from Bangkok to Phuket

You can go by plane from Bangkok to Phuket. By choosing the cheap airline like Air Asia or Nok Air, you just take less than 44$ and 1 hour to fly to Phuket.

From the airport to the center of Phuket

There are 3 ways moving to Phuket airport to the center:

  • Private transfer: 700 Bath (22.5$)/4 seats (suitable for big group)
  • Minivan: 150 Baht (5$)/pax/Patong Beach. If you want to go Kata or Karon, it takes 180 Bath (6$)/pax. It is easy for you to find this service at the airport. If you go alone or your group has only 2 people, you should choose it. The car will drop off at your hotel after about 1.5 hours. The car also stops at its main office to control tickets and sell tours. You should book the car to come back here. Note: The opposite direction of Patong - the airport costs 180 Baht (6$) because the airport car is owned by the state company, while the Patong car is privately owned,
  • Taxi: 550 Bath (17.5$) to Patong Beach, 650 Bath (21$) to Kata, Karong Beach. Going by taxi is faster than by minivan (40-60 minutes to arrive). Ask for the price in advance and ask whether the airport fee (100 baht or 3$) is included or not. 
  • Airport Bus (85 Bath or 2.7$/person). This is a bit complicated. First, it does not coincide with its flight. Second, the car does not carry tourists to the hotel (the car stops at Phuket Town and you have to take the taxi to the hotel). Third, you must know where you are and which station your hotel is nearest. The last bus departs at 6:50 p.m.

* Note: Phuket has many one-way streets, so your destination may be very close if you walk (just 5-10 minute walk), but if you take a taxi, it is very far away. This way is only suitable for those who prefer walking and know well how to use Google Map.

Cost for accommodation

Two areas you should book hotels in Phuket are Patong beach or Kata center. These are two central areas which are noisy and bustle with many bars and nightclubs. If you love the quiet space, choosing hotels in Karon beach area which is not developed and crowded as the other two areas.

The cost for tuk-tuk from Karon beach to Banglah road or Patong Beach is 400 baht (12$).
If you are thinking of Phuket, this is a great destination with dozens of beaches around the island and followed by the luxury resorts. If you go to a strange place, the advice is to choose the big resort. It will reduce the risk of paying hidden-fee services you use, which also happens in cheap motels. Normally, the price for a night at the mid-range Phuket resort will be no more than 300 baht - 500 baht (9$-15$).

Cost for meals

If you are not too fussy about dining or enjoying a good meal, the prices for meals in Phuket are no more than 200 - 300 baht (6$-9$). Depending on the area where you stay or eat, the price may be cheaper if you choose the food center instead of eating at the beach. Like Bangkok, street food is also one of the things you should not ignore in Phuket.

Enjoy street food

Phuket's most noteworthy touring experience to save money is enjoying street food. Whether you are at the beach or in the inner city, do not miss the street food. Although seafood and some other dishes may be slightly more expensive than those in the Bangkok area, the prices are generally relatively cheap compared to the beachfront restaurants, resorts, and bars.

Pay attention to drinking water

Another note is that if you choose to go to the islands, you should carefully consider the terms of drinking water. Because it is not safe to drink from the fountains or free water from restaurants. Bring your own drink. A small bottle of water will help you through the thirst and do not have to spend money to buy water along the journey.

Time to go

Finally, it is best to book your trip between November and March. Because the weather is usually not too hot or rainy, it is more convenient for you to enjoy the sea and sightseeing. The period from June to July is also a relatively good time, as it is fewer visitors but the weather is also hotter. Have a nice trip!!!

The post A Comprehensive Guide to Travel from Bangkok to Phuket appeared first on Asia Travel Blog.

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview