Thailand has long been one of the quintessential places to visit in Asia, and for good reason. The country is undeniably beautiful and exotic, with its combination of beaches with sparkling turquoise waters and amazing temples and cultural life. A trip to Thailand is always well worth it, and if you are planning a holiday in this fabulous country, you should be able to enjoy the best holiday ever. But visiting an entirely new country entails a bit of preparation, and this is all too true if you’re visiting Thailand as well. To make the most of your trip, it’s worth finding out what to do, where to go, what to eat, and more. Here, then, are some great tips to make your Thailand holiday the best ever.
- Bring several IDs
You may already know that when you visit another country, it’s always a good idea to bring a form of identification with you. The same is true for Thailand, as it is a legal requirement for visitors to carry an ID with them at all times. It doesn’t have to be your passport if you’re worried about losing it; you can always bring another ID card such as a student card, a driving licence, and the like. Alternatively, you can have your passport copied and just bring the copy with you when you go out. Carrying some form of ID is also handy if you’re planning to rent a motorcycle, as this is a form of insurance for the motorcycle rental company.
- Don’t forget your repellent!
Whilst Thailand is a place of indescribable beauty, like most tropical countries, it may have its share of insects as well. Dengue fever, spread by mosquitoes, is a risk, so if you don’t want to end up catching a mosquito- or insect-borne disease, it’s best to bring repellent.
- Lather on the sunscreen
Part of your holiday will probably be spent lazing under the sun and soaking in those rays. But whilst we all love a bit of sun, especially in our own slice of paradise, too much exposure can lead to a pretty bad burn. The summer season in the country lasts from March to June, and this is the most critical time for you to lather on the sunscreen. If you forget to bring your sunscreen, don’t worry, as you can purchase it in Thailand, and it’s not so expensive, either.
- Learn in advance how to get around
Transportation isn’t too much of a problem in Thailand, and you can get around fairly easily once you know the place a bit more. Besides, transport in the country is quite efficient as well. But it’s still best to learn in advance how you can get around, especially if you are planning to travel to different areas. You can download an app or visit various websites to view the train, bus, and boat schedules, which can help you stay on track during your holiday. By knowing the schedules of different transport options, you can save time. Booking in advance is an even better idea, particularly if you are in the country during the peak season.
- Know your daily budget
Thailand is a famous tourist destination because of its lovely beaches and temples and cultural highlights, but it’s also popular for another reason: it’s relatively cheap. But whether you are loaded or are a budget traveler, it pays to know how much you can expect to spend every day. The holiday experts will tell you, though, that you can expect to spend about £23 to £26 a day, with activities and accommodation as your biggest expenses. Food in Thailand isn’t expensive, as you may already know, and the street food is a must-try (where else can you authentic Pad Thai for less than £1?). In general, accommodation can range from £15 to £23 for mid-range accommodation and from £30 and more to more luxurious accommodation. A meal at a typical restaurant can cost between £3 to £8, whilst a really nice restaurant meal can cost about £12 or more.
There are many other Thailand travel tips you can take advantage of; these are just a few of the most important ones to get you started. Without a doubt, your Thailand adventure could be a life-changer, but, as with any other holiday, it’s always best to be prepared. Have fun!
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