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Explore more than just Khao San Rd when you visit – Bangkok is so much more than this backpacker party district. Bangkok has a lot to offer every single traveller from the devout foodies to those looking for a bit of pampering. We personally love visiting Chinatown on a Friday and Saturday night for a street food extravaganza. You won’t leave hungry or disappointed!
Koh Samui and & the Islands
It’s often easier to fly rather than take the long overnight train. Air Asia has frequent flights to Surat Thani that are usually really affordable. Then it’s as easy as catching a bus and ferry transfer to your destination. Spend more time on the beach and less time travelling!
Thailand is mostly Buddhist and there are many traditional customs that you need to be aware of. Dressing appropriately when visiting temples is incredibly important. Shoulders need to be covered and so do your knees for both men and women. Sometimes a scarf covering your shoulders isn’t enough so always have appropriate clothes ready in your day pack.
While Thailand is a extremely friendly place, you will find a few people more than happy to help you quickly part with your hard saved travel money. Be aware of the latest scams in the locations you are visiting and don’t forget to barter (negotiate the price) for every taxi or tuk tuk trip you take.
Thailand Travel Essentials
Lonely Planet Thailand: The classic travellers bible to help you navigate Thailand, and get tips on history, accommodation, restaurants and more
Sunscreen will be your best friend! The sun can be brutal in Thailand – and so can the prices. Buy up before you leave home so you don’t have to pay “tourist prices”
Thailand is the land of snorkelling, swimming and selfies. Get yourself an action camera so you can capture every moment of your trip to the Land of Smiles.
Thailand takes on many terrains and having luggage that is versatile is a must! The Opsrey wheeled backpack can be carried when island hopping or pulled behind you while living it up in the city