Tips for Travelling to Thailand

Thailand is a popular destination for backpackers and even though it’s a great destination filled with many wonderful things to do it can take a while to get used to way things work.  Thailand is generally safe, but watch out for scams.

Don’t Rush

The key to enjoying Thailand is to take your time and don’t rush, much like when you play casino no deposit games; take it slow, let everything sink in and just have fun.

The best place to start is the capital city, Bangkok.  Take a few days here to enjoy the sights.  Don’t miss out on a night on the Khao San Road.  Next up on your itinerary you should head south to enjoy the islands or head north to Chiag Mai.  At least two weeks is needed and don’t forget to visit Kanchanaburi and the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai.


There are many temples in Thailand varying in sizes from large and magnificent to the smallest.  It would be impossible to visit them all so try narrowing it down to a few.

We suggest Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.  Another option is Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Ayutthaya.  Always keep in mind that Thailand is more than just great architecture, but the street-life and beach-life are fantastic.

Street Food

Thai street food can be found all over and most of it is of a high quality and very reasonably priced.  The only problem is that some of it may lead to food poisoning.

Always ensure that you take precautions like washing hands before and after eating and try to eat where large crowds eat and the turnover of food is fast, the food is fresher.  Tap water is a definite no.  Always drink bottled water.


Thailand is known for its mosquitoes.  Always make sure you take a spray-on-repellent that has a 50% deet for the day and 100% for the night.  It is also advisable to treat your clothing with a permethrin spray when you arrive in Thailand.

It is recommended that you have vaccinations for Malaria, Typhoid and Hepatitis A and B as well as Rabies.

Visit the Markets

Open-air markets are a great attraction and are great for shopping and the prices are excellent.  Thailand is known for its counterfeit products so always be careful when shopping, keeping in mind that most of the goods are not the genuine deal.

Always haggle; you will be amazed at how you can get a bargain.  Markets to consider are Chatuchak Weekend Market, Tha Kha Floating Market and the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai.


Finding cheap accommodation in Thailand is easy and the best places to stay if you are on a budget are hostels and guesthouses.  Thailand has a thriving tourism industry so finding accommodation without making a reservation is never a problem.

Air conditioning will cost extra, but is worth it in summer.  If you prefer mid-range or luxury accommodation it is best to book in advance to ensure that you get the best deals.