Thailand Travel Guides for Backpackers

A Short Trip To Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the most visited city in the world, with almost 23 million visitors per year, it is ranked as the top destination for global visitors. That is incredible, I do believe Bangkok is one truly amazing city in its own. Bangkok has everything, I really mean everything, you can do anything at any time. Starting in Bangkok To start in Bangkok, you are probably walking out of the Suvarnabhumi international airport, after a long tiresome flight from your home country. Walking out those doors to that thick hot air of Bangkok, where will you go, how will you get there? […]
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The Expat's Travel Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city of juxtapositions, drawing in expats and travelers from far and wide who are eager to get a taste of its unique culture. Here, history meets modern times. Over 300 Buddhist temples reside here, many from the 13th-century ancient city. The “New City” is built within and around a still-intact moat that once protected the Lanna Kingdom. Alongside all this rich history, Thais and expats live with all the conveniences, food diversity, and nightlife of a modern city.  As an expat in Chiang Mai, you might start your day working from an upscale coffee shop, then […]
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Stunning Sceneries, Must-try Restaurants & Getting Around Phuket

If you’re planning a trip to Phuket, I’m guessing you’re not coming for a bustling town or city lights. Phuket’s beaches are some of the most well-known in the world, with islands like James Bond and Phi Phi known for multiple movie shoots and boat tours. This guide will take a detour from the usual beaches and islands that tourists often visit, and instead offer an insider’s guide into the beautiful views of Phuket, some must-try restaurants for an insight into local culture as well as the best ways to get around! Stunning Sceneries Nai Yang Beach Situated on the […]
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Bangkok: Day Tour with the Tigers

On this particular trip, I had accompanied my husband while on his work trip, therefore, we did not have plenty of time to do many activities. I am not usually confident about getting out and about on my own in a foreign country though, in addition, I was pregnant at the time and relaxing in the hotel felt like a better option. The only activities I undertook were either within the hotel or during the day tour with my husband. Where to Stay Being a work trip, we did not have much of a say on where to stay while […]
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Do's and don'ts when entering Pattaya's nightlife

Pattaya, Thailand, located just 2 hours east from Bangkok by train and bus. Is this city worth a visit during your trip to Asia? Most would say it’s not. However, there are some reasons that might make you reconsider. Pattaya is seen by many as the sex capital of Thailand. As soon as you enter the city, it’s not hard to see why it carries that infamous name. I will share some valuable information for those who go to Pattaya to experience the nightlife themselves so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I made. Pattaya nightlife: bars and […]
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Going on a quest to Pai, the Heart of Thailand

  How about taking that much deserved trip to a place filled with beauty and awe, somewhere in the glorious home of the peaceful Buddha statue?  Imagine yourself in Pai, a small beautiful city located in the heart of Thailand, and it comes with all the great scenery and ambience there is to offer. As a tourist, you’re lying in a hammock and enjoying some sweet cheap cafe cocktails all the while, and having a view over the jungle surrounded by beautiful hills and a giant white Buddha statue decorating those hills. Life does not get much better than Pai. But be […]
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Top 5 Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Oh, the wonders of Chiang Mai. This beautiful Thai city is known for its beautiful nature, temples and amazing food. As the city is already very cheap, one might wonder why I felt inclined to write an article about the free things to do in Chiang Mai. Well, I have lived there for nearly 2 years, during which I have also been unemployed for some time. Additionally, I have found myself getting tired of often having to pay a higher price, just because I’m a foreigner. So without further ado, here is my top 5 free activities to do in […]
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Bangkok Best Temple Guide

Thailand loves its temples! There are more than 40,000 of them in Bangkok alone and each one is just stunning. Most visitors will have at least a couple of temples on their “must-see” list when they visit The Kingdom, but which ones are really worth the visit? In Thailand's humid heat and incessant sunshine, one must carefully plan their day trips so as to see the best sites without over-exerting one's self. Sometimes the biggest and most famous tourist attractions are not really the most impressive or most worthwhile. In this guide, I will introduce a few ways for Bangkok […]
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Krabi: Ao Nang, Phi Phi and Hong Island

Krabi is arguably a forgotten city when compared with its tourist hoarding neighbour Phucket. Although that might be true, Krabi is not a place you will want to miss in such a big country as Thailand: from beautiful beaches in Ao Nang to the paradise sceneries in Railey West and East, Krabi is a place to relax.   Ao Nang – Your safe haven   Ao Nang is a perfectly located town in Krabi Province, Thailand. From here you can visit Hong Island, Phi Phi islands, Railey Beach and Krabi Town. This town has great options when it comes to […]
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Thailand: A Beginner's Travel Guide

It’s quite hard to find a person nowadays who hasn’t been to Thailand or at least heard about resorts of this wonderful country. Thailand offers a great variety of activities catering to the most fastidious tourists. From a hilly north full of signature temples, indigenous communities and scenic canyons to tranquil white-sand islets in the south – the country of Siam as it was formerly called lures travelers from all around the world into unforgettable journey of cultural experience, picturesque landscapes and lively nightlife. Bangkok – Concrete Jungle of Modern Asia Notwithstanding that Bangkok is not a #1 travel destination […]
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5 cool things to do in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai – the heart of northern Thailand, the city of temples, heaven for foodies, Mecca for backpackers and the dream place for expats from all over the world. Chiang Mai is a must see place in Thailand. If you have not been there yet, you have to catch up! Prepare yourself for a great adventure and read about 5 cool things to do in Chiang Mai. Visit Elephant Sanctuary. I am sure that you have already heard about elephants in Chiang Mai. This is the real must see in Thailand!  You can't be in Chiang Mai and not make a visit to Elephant […]
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5 Best Yoga Retreats in Southern Thailand

Looking for a yoga retreat to leave the stresses of life behind for a while? Whether you want to take a little break from the corporate madness, find a new direction in your life or just want something more from your beach holiday, Southern Thailand has many options for the weary travellers and spiritual seekers alike. Thailand is known to offer some of the best yoga, wellness and detox retreats in the world, many of them located on the islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Here are some of the must visit retreat centres in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan […]
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Koh Lipe, a Stunning Paradise Island

Koh Lipe is a beautiful small island in the Satun Province in Thailand. It is a part of the Tarutao National Marine Park in the Southern Adang-Rawi archipelago of the Andaman Sea. It is also near the borders between Thailand and Malaysia. There are three major islands in Koh Lipe – Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach, and Sunset Beach. Going to Koh Lipe and Walking Street I was in Langkawi in Kedah, Malaysia where I took a speedboat going to Koh Lipe, Thailand from Kuah Jetty, a port in Langkawi. The boat leaves at 9 AM and after a one and a […]
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10 Things to do in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Koh Phangan is a popular island destination in the Gulf of Thailand. It is best known as a party island with Fullmoon and Halfmoon festivals being the highlights of the party scene. However, Koh Phangan has a lot more to offer than just party hostels and cheap buckets of booze. Here are some of the top ten things to do in Koh Phangan that don’t break the bank and that don’t all end in a hangover.   Swimming at Bovy Beach Bovy Beach is a small area on the western side of the island. You can access it by following […]
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A Chiang Mai Travel Guide: What to Do, See, Eat and Drink

A quirky, laid-back alternative to Bangkok, Chiang Mai has something for everyone. With a revolving door of travelers and expats, Northern Thailand’s most popular city has managed to strike a fine balance between modern and traditional. Visitors will find a melting pot of local and international cuisine and an eclectic array of cultural offerings. This selectively-curated travel guide narrows it down to some of my favorite things to do, sights to appreciate, food to devour, and beverages to enjoy, to help you sieve through the surfeit of options and make the most of your trip in Chiang Mai. Top Five Things […]
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A Guide to Songkran Festival, Thailand

Everyone has those nostalgic memories of epic neighborhood water fights during the long hot days of summer. There was nothing better than cooling off while chasing your friends around with a Super Soaker . Don’t we all sometimes wish we could go just back to those good old days?  Well, I’m thrilled to share that there is an easier solution than finding a DeLorean and going back in time. You can visit Thailand during its 3 day nationwide water fight to celebrate Songkran Festival!  Not only does it give you an excuse to act like a kid again, but it […]
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Koh Samui: 5 Great Things to See and Do

Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is a popular destination for travellers who are looking for beautiful beaches, good food and a hint of culture. Being the second largest island in Thailand, it has rapidly developed and there is plenty to see and do for solo backpackers and families alike. This a place where you can sip fresh coconuts on palm-fringed beaches, have afternoons snorkelling with colourful fish, and hike through the wild mountainous rainforest to discover waterfalls. For the animal lovers among us, you can visit elephants, and you can barter the night away wandering through the […]
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Chinatown Bangkok – Paradise for Drinking and Dining

Thailand is a foodie utopia and Bangkok's Chinatown is its heart. Do you want to squat on a miniature stool with a $2 bowl of noodles in an alley? Or would you prefer perching by a dimly lit bar in a speakeasy, sipping a $30 martini made with butterfly pea and Thai chilli-infused gin? These two extremes and everything in between can be found within a couple of blocks in Bangkok's Old Town neighbourhood known as Yaowarat. Captivating Street Scenes Yaowarat (Chinatown) is perfect for photographers. The hectic main road is lit up with so many neon signs you might think […]
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A Traveler's Guide To Bangkok, Thailand!

Bangkok, Capital of Thailand is Asia’s answer to the West when it comes to offering everything for any type of a traveler. Bangkok can be elusive, to say the least, though for the first timers it can be very surprising as well. Having visited Bangkok almost a few times below summarises my experience of this city which always has a lot to offer. How To Commute And Where To Stay! Bangkok is well connected to all major cities of the world for being one of the most populous cities in Thailand and also being the most famous among travelers from […]
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Kaeng Krachan National Park – Thailand's Stunning Countryside

Only a 3-hour drive from Bangkok, Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park in Thailand and home to the Kaeng Krachan Dam. This massive 58-meter tall earth dam provides hydroelectric power to the area of Phetchaburi and has been standing since 1966. The reservoir covers around 50 square kilometres and as it fills up each day from the tributaries running down the surrounding mountains, the reservoir needs to be carefully controlled to prevent floods, especially during Thailand’s monsoon season. Each day between 8 am and 5 pm authorities open the dam and allow the Petchaburi river to flow at maximum tumescence. […]
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Thailand's Koh Kood – Rustic Luxury

Soneva Kiri on Thailand’s easternmost island before Cambodia, Koh Kood เกาะกูด (sometimes spelled Ko Kut) is what happens when luxury meets nature. It is more than just a hotel, it is an experience, a place you will never want to leave, the perfect coalescence of jungle, ocean, opulence, and simplicity. Arrive in Style Private Plane Arriving at Soneva Kiri by private plane is an experience which, in itself, makes the whole trip worth it. The airport is a single landing strip carved into the middle of its own tiny island, Koh Mai Si which neighbours Koh Kood. Flying in, it is amazing to see the […]
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The local Chiang Rai experience

After a long bus trip, we arrived in Chiang Rai! We booked a hostel that 2 German guys told us about, they said that the hostel got an amazing rooftop bar where you can hang out and meet some new people! So when we arrived at the bus station in Chiang Rai, we started looking for this hostel, as we walked down the street a men offered to show us the directions and I have to admit that we didn’t want it at first, because most of the time when people help you in Thailand they expect something in return, […]
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8 Reasons Koh Chang is The Best

Thailand’s northern islands are often left off the itinerary in favour of more mainstream holiday destinations like Samui and Phuket. But there is a certain charm and a touch of the undiscovered in the top of the Gulf of Thailand. I have written about Koh Samet before which is my favourite place for a quiet beach getaway. Koh Chang is just next door to Samet but it boasts a completely different atmosphere and offers a multitude of varying activities. Drive Onto The Island Koh Chang is the second biggest island in Thailand after Phuket. If you have an international driver’s […]
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Thailand and the Full Moon Party

WHY WOULD YOU CROSS HALF OF THE WORLD?!?!?! First of all, seriously? why not. And secondly to be honest, fun. Thailand is the country where I had the most fun of all, the parties, the people, their culture, the amazing beaches, incredible food, and all the backpackers coming from all over the world make Thailand one of the best places on Earth to have a proper blast for really, really little money compared with great party cities from Europe or North America. Now, on this article, I want to focus on one specific Island that is where I used to […]
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