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Thailand Travel Tips l Make The Most Of Your First Thailand Adventure!

It’s one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia and we aren’t surprised! Thailand has so much to offer from the pristine beaches and bustling cities, to the local culture- there truly is something for everyone. We have created the ultimate list of what to do, what to eat, what to avoid and what bargains can’t be missed!

Keeping Costs Low Is Easy!

If you are savvy about your spending, you can get by with only spending £3 – £4 a day, and that even includes your accommodation. Most hostels offer dorm beds for around £2 a night. And with options of cheap activities, transport and food you will be able to make your budget last without any stress.

 

The Food Is Seriously Good

I don’t know about you, but one of our favourite things to do is trying new local cuisines! And Thailand really know’s their way around some amazing food! Take to the streets of Bangkok, or the local markets of Chiang Mai and try all the delicious goodness at every turn. Enjoy the flavours of a coconut red curry, the fruitiness of a Som Tum salad, or the classic Pad Thai.

 

Avoid Activities That Are Cruel To Local Wildlife

We totally understand the initial excitement of trekking through the jungle on an elephant’s back, or being offered the opportunity to get up close and personal with a tiger, but in reality these tours are extremely cruel. The golden rule is that if you can touch or ride a wild animal, you shouldn’t be taking part. Educate yourself and choose tours that protects elephants, and give you a chance to see them in their natural environment. We promise it’s just as magical!

 

Don’t Worry If You Miss The Full Moon Party

Maybe your travel dates don’t match up with any of the Koh Phangan Full Moon Parties, that attracts up to a whopping 30,000 travellers every month. But don’t stress, because the party doesn’t stop there! Plenty of other Thai Islands have their own versions of these huge and festive parties, giving you plenty of time to drink from buckets, dance the night away and watch crazy fire shows!

 

It’s The Best Place For Island Hopping

Thailand Islands are a perfect excuse to relax, soak up the sun and work on that tan! Spend your time snorkelling the clear waters and exploring nearby islands and lagoons. Why not start with the popular Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan islands? Or if you want something different, head to Koh Phi Phi and Koh lanta for a more chilled out vibe.

 

Visiting A Temple? Cover Up!

Although it’s more than acceptable to wear your bikini and shorts on the beach or hopping to different islands, the cities in Thailand are actually quite conservative. If you are visiting one of the many stunning temples throughout the country, you will be expected to keep your shoulders and knees covered up to enter. Locals usually keep shawls and long pants on hand for the forgetful tourist!

 

Scuba Diving In Koh Tao Is A Bargain

Thailand is one of the cheapest and most beautiful places in the world to learn how to scuba dive. Swim among tropical fish and beautiful coral while gaining a new skill. You can find heaps of dive shops offering PADI open water certificates, including all the equipment you need for less than £150!


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