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 Thailand  Travel Guide 

OKAY! SO OUT OF MY 6 MONTHS OF TRAVELLING I SPENT ALL OF 3 MONTHS OF THAT IN THAILAND. NOW, I AM A BIT OF A TWAT BECAUSE I DDNT WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN OR TAKE NOTES AND IM SAT HERE 6 MONTHS LATER TRYING TO REMEMBER ALL THE BEST PLACES I ATE AND THE BEST THINGS TO DO, BASICALLY IM DEFFO FORGETTING SOME STUFF BUT GUARANTEED THIS WILL NOT BE MY LAST TIME VISITING THAILAND SO BE PREPARED FOR FUTURE UPDATES.

ANYWAYS EVEN WITH SOME THINGS FORGOTTEN THIS IS STILL GOING TO BE THE FATEST TRAVEL GUIDE AND ITINERARY THAT IVE DONE YET. EVEN WITH BEING THERE FOR 3 MONTHS I STILL ONLY FEEL LIKE I SCRATCHED THE SURFACE AND THERES SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SEE AND LEARN THERE. UNFORTUNATELY I RAN OUT OF TIME AND MONEY SO I WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING ON MY THAILAND BUCKET LIST 

THAILAND ITINERARY 

BANGKOK

1-3 NIGHTS 

CHIANG MAI

3-4 NIGHTS

CHIANG RAI

1-2 NIGHTS 

4-10 NIGHTS 

PAI

SUKHOTHAI

1-2 NIGHTS 

KANCHANABURI

2-3 NIGHTS 

KOH KOOD

2-3 NIGHTS 

KOH CHANG

4-7 NIGHTS

RATCHABURI

1-2 NIGHTS 

CHUMPHON

1-2 NIGHTS 

KOH PHANGAN

3-4 NIGHTS 

KOH SAMUI

2-4 NIGHTS 

KOH TAO

3-6 NIGHTS 

KHAO SOK

3-5 NIGHTS 

KOH PHI PHI

2-3 NIGHTS 

PHUKET

1-3 NIGHTS 

KRABI

3-4 NIGHTS 

KOH LANTA

2-3 NIGHTS 

KOH LIPE

2-3 NIGHTS

THAILAND ITINERARY EXPLAINED 

IVE DECDED TO TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH WITH MY ITINERARY I LIKE TO LEAVE MOST OF IT TO YOU GUYS. IVE DONE THIS BECAUSE EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND WANTS A DIFFERENT EXPECTATIONS FROM THEIR TRAVEL, INITIALLY I DIDNT WANT TO GO TO REALLY TOURISTY PLACES (ONE OF THE REASONS I NEVER WENT TO PHUKET, AND ALMOST DIDNT GO TO KOH PHANGAN BUT GOT PERSUADED BY MY FRIENDS). IVE LISTED ALL THE PLACES I WENT AND WANTED TO GO BUT ARE STILL ON MY BUCKET LIST IN THE BEST ORDER I THINK, OBVIOUSLY THIS CAN CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR

 

WHEN YOU LOOK FOR ITINERARIES IN THAILAND THEY ALL SEEM TO TAKE YOU TO THE MOST POPULAR PLACES.

DONT GET ME WRONG IVE GOT SOME GEMS THAT JUST ARENT WORTH SHARING AS MUCH AS I WANT TO SHARE THESE LOCATONS THE MORE PEOPLE THE HIGHER CHANCE OF ITS NATURAL BEAUTY BEING DAMAGED. BUT THERE ARE PLACES IN THAILAND THAT ARE WORTH TRAVELLING THAT SAY, MAYBE WOULDNT BE ON YOUR YOUR AVERAGE ITINERARY; FOR EXAMPLE, KANCHANABURI.

NOW GETTNG INTO IT JUST WANT TO SAY A LITTLE DISCLAIMER THAT I FIND THAILAND A LITTLE HARD TO PLAN BECAUSE BANGKOK IS SUCH A BASE PLACE IF YOU ARENT TRAVELLING BY PLANE YOU END UP PASSING THROUGH IT QUITE A BIT AND ON A SMALLER TRIP THAT CAN USE UP A LOT OF TIME YOU DONT HAVE. HOWEVER IF YOU DO THE LOOP LIKE I DID ITS NOT AS BAD BUT THAT INCLUDES LAOS, VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA. I HAVE ALSO GIVEN MIN/MAX TIME WORTH STAYING IN A PLACE OBVIOUSLY SO YOU CAN ADJUST TO YOUR TIME SCHEDULE. OBVIOUSLY YOU MAY LOVE A PLACE SO MUCH YOU END UP STAYING FOR A MONTH (LIKE ME IN KOH CHANG) AND SOME YOU MAY HATE AND STAY FOR ONE NIGHT ITS ALL UP TO YOU.

~ BANGKOK ~

1-3 NIGHTS

OKAY I ABSOLUTELY LOVED BANGKOK. HOWEVER, MOST PEOPLE SAY THE DONT LIKE IT AND DONT STAY LONG. ONE OF THE BEST HOSTELS IS THERE (BEDSTATION KHAOSAN), PROBABLY ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I LIKED IT SO MUCH, THE MAIN REASON IS BECAUSE I GOT VERY LUCKY THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO BANGKOK, WENT TO A DNB EVENT ALONE AND MET SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE SO I WOULD ALWAYS GO BACK WHEN I WAS NEAR SO I COULD SEE THEM. 

ANYWAYS ANOTHER MISTAKE THAT TRAVELLERS SEEM TO MAKE (ESPECIALLY YOUNG ONES) IS NOT VENTURING FAR FROM KHOASAN ROAD. BANGKOK IS A VERY BIG PLACE WITH SO MUCH TO SEE. I THINK SO MANY PEOPLE PASS BANGKOK OFF BECAUSE MOST TRAVELLERS (ESPECIALLY SOLO) WILL STAY AROUND KHOASAN AS ITS WHERE YOU WILL MEET THE MOST PEOPLE AND IT HAS GOOD NIGHTLIFE. IT CAM BE CRAZY FOR YOUR FIRST PLACE AS IT HAS A LOT GOING ON ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARRIVE AT NIGHT. I THINK AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH AND VENTURE OUT OF THE TOURIST CENTRE YOU WILL FIND MANY DIAMONDS IN BANGKOK. 

MANY OF WHICH ARE LISTED IN MY GUIDE BELOW.

CHIANG MAI ~

3-4 NIGHTS

GETTING TO CHIANG MAI FROM BANGKOK IS EASY YOU CAN GET A NIGHT TRAIN ALL THE WAY THERE THAT TAKES AROUND 12 HOURS. MAKE SURE YOU BOOK IN ADVANCE AS YOU CAN REQUEST THE BOTTOM BUNK (ITS BIGGER YOU CAN FIT 2 PEOPLE)  AND THE TOP BUNK DOES NOT FEEL SAFE AND YOU HAVE NO SPACE TO PUT YOUR BAGS.

I DIDNT HAVE THE BEST TIME IN CHIANG MAI WITH MY PHONE BREAKING AND I MISSED SO MUCH THAT I WANTED TO SEE. BUT I KNOW ITS A FAVOURITE OF MANY AND I KNOW THERES SO MUCH I STILL WANT TO SEE HERE SO ITS WHY I RECOMMEND STAYING QUITE A FEW DAYS HERE. HOWEVER, YOU HAVE TO GO HERE TO GET TO PAI AND YOU WILL MOST LIKELY FALL INTO A PAI HOLE SO DONT SPEND TOO LONG IN CHIANG MAI AND LOSE THE TIME YOU COULD BE SPENDING IN PAI. TOP TIP; YOU WILL MOST LIKELY PASS THROUGH CHIANG MAI TO GET TO PAI AND YOU WILL MOST LIKEY PASS THROUGH ON THE WAY BACK SO SPEND ONE OR 2 NIGHTS IN CHIANG MAI THEN GO TO PAI WORK OUT WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE SO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE TO STAY AT FOR LONGER.

~ PAI ~

4-10 NIGHTS

PAI, PAI, PAI, ITS FUCKING AMAZING TO SAY THE LEAST. THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT IS ITS LIKE A LITTLE HIPPIE VILLAGE EVERYONE IS SO NICE YOU GET ALL THESE HIPPIE SHOPS THAT SELL SUCH CUTE JEWELLERY, TIE DIE CLOTHES, HEMP CLOTHES AND ORNAMENTS. GREAT NIGHT LIFE THERES A JUNGLE RAVE (MORE LIKE RICE FIELD RAVE) ALMOST EVERYNIGHT. AND THERES MANY LATE NIGHT BARS ON WALKING STREET. 

IN THE DAY TME YOUR OT SHORT OF THINGS TO DO EITHER BUT ALSO PAI FOR ME WAS SUCH A TIME OF REST AS MUCH AS I WENT TO PARTY. THAT COULD BE BECAUSE I WAS HUNGOVER LOL, BUT I DO THIS PLACE BRINGS SUCH CHILL VIBES ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE STAYING IN A CHILL HOSTEL WITH YOGA.

~ CHIANG RAI ~

1-2 NIGHTS

CHIANG RAI HAS SOME REALLY INTERESTING TEMPLES, HAS A FEW NICE CAFES AND SOME COOL WATERFALLS, BUT I DONT THINK THERES TOO MUCH TO DO HERE. HONESTLY I THINK ITS BECAUSE A LOT OF DAY TRIPS FROM CHANG MAI GO HERE AND SOME OF THE WATERFALLS ARE ON THE BORDER OF THEM SO IF YOU DO IT ALL WHILST YOUR IN CHIANG MAI YOU WONT HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO HERE.

HONESTLY I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THE WHITE TEMPLE ITS THE MAIN REASON I WENT HERE. IT WAS ON THE WAY TO CHIANG KHONG WHICH IS WHERE I STAYED FOR THE NGHT BEFORE GETTING THE SLOWBOAT INTO LAOS.

~ SUKHOTHAI ~

1-2 NIGHTS

THIS IS ONE OF THE PLCES THAT I DIDNT GO BUT I WISH I DID, HONESTLY I JUST DIDNT DO MY RESEARCH I DIDNT EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT TILL I HAD GONE PAST IT AND HEARD ABOUT IT FROM SOMEBODY ELSE. ITS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE LESS TRAVELLED I DONT THING THERES TOO MUCH TO DON SO ONE NGHT SHOULD BE ENOUGH. THE MAIN ATTRACTION IS THAT IT WAS THAILANDS FIRST ANCIENT CAPITAL CITY. 

I THINK ITS PRETTY SIMILAR TO AYUTTHAYA (RECCOMMEND JUST A DAY TRIP ON THE TRAIN FROM BANGKOK) BUT THE ANICIENT TEMPLES ARE ALL IN A GROUP AND NOT SPREAD OUT SO ITS EASIER TO NAVIGATE AND ALSO OLDER THAN AYUTTHAYA!

KANCHANABURI ~

2-3 NIGHTS

ANOTHER PLACE I DIDNT GO BUT A FRIEND I MET OUT THERE WAS THERE AND OMG IT LOOKED  SO BEAUTIFUL! THEY HAVE SOME REALLY GORGEOUS NATIONAL PARKS THERE, ONE BEING ERAWAN NATION PARK WHERE ERAWAN FALLS IS (MANY PEOPLE TRAVEL FROM BANGKOK BUT I THINK THIS PLACE SEEMS LIKE IT WORTH STAYING A FEW DAYS.

 DEFINITELY FOR YOU IF YOU LIKE HIKING.

~ KOH CHANG ~

4-7 NIGHTS

NOW, NOT TO SUCK MY OWN DICK OR ANYTHING BUT I THINK I CAN SAY THIS IS WHERE I BECOME AN EXPERT. AFTER STAYING HERE FOR 6 WEEKS THE FIRST TIME THEN GOING BACK AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 2 WEEKS A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER I THINK I SCANNED MOST OF THE ISLAND. I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH THE VIBE HERE IS UNMATCHABLE HONESTLY. ITS NOT CLOSE TO THE OTHER ISLANDS THAT PEOPLE TRAVEL TO (KOH PHANGAN, KOH TAO, KOH SAMUI) SO ITS A LOT LESS TOURISTY, WHICH I LOVE!

~ KOH KOOD ~

2-3 NIGHTS

YOU WOULD THINK WITH HOW LONG I WAS ON KOH CHANG I WOULD HAVE GONE TO STAY ON KOH KOOD FOR ONE OR TWO NIGHTS BUT I DIDNT. AND IM SO MAD AT MYSELF BECAUSE IT LOOKS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL LIKE PROPER WHITE SANDY BEACHES. IVE HEARD VERY GOOD THINGS MY DAD KEPT TELLING ME TO GO I JUST NEVER ORGANISED IT PROPERLY.

~ RATCHABURI ~

1-2 NIGHTS 

ANOTHER PLACE I DIDNT PERSONALLY GO BUT THE GIRL WHO WENT TO KANCHANABURI ALSO SPENT A COUPLE NIGHTS HERE. ITS ANOTHER SPOT WITH MANY GOOD HIKING TRAILS AND ITS ALSO HOME TO SOME OF THE FLOATING MARKETS. THERES ACTUALLY LOTS TO DO HERE IT WAS ON MY ORIGINAL PLAN THAT I MADE BEFORE I EVEN GOT ON MY FLGHT BUT I CHANGED MY PLAN OVER 10 TIMES I THINK.

~ CHUMPON ~

1-2 NIGHTS

THIS WAS ANOTHER ONE I HAD ON MY ORIGINAL PLAN BUT I DIDNT GO TO IT. IT JUST WASNT POSSIBLE AS MY MUM WAS VISITING ME AT THIS POINT AND SHE DIDNT HAVE MUCH TIME SO WE MISSED THE STOPS AND WENT STRAIGHT TO THE ISLANDS FROM BANGKOK.. HOWEVER ITS ONE OF THOSE LESS TOURISTY PLACES THAT I THINK ARE REALLY NICE TO VISIT FOR A RESET.

 

 ~ KOH SAMUI ~

2-4 NIGHTS

KOH SAMUI I THINK IS PROBABLY THEE MOST POPULAR ISLAND FOR A NORMAL TRIP. REALLY GIVES ME FAMILY VIBES THERES A LOT TO MANY NATURAL BEAUTYS BUT IS ALSO A LITTLE TOURISTY. AFTER COMING FROM KOH TAO, SAMUI JUST DIDNT FEEL AS BEAUTIFUL COS ME AND MY MUM LOVE THE OCEAN AND SNORKELLING AND IT WAS BETTER BEFORE.

IM GIVING IT THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AS IT IS ANOTHER CROWD FAVOURITE. I KNOW ITS BEAUTIFUL I DID HAVE A GOOD TIME BUT THERE WAS JUST OTHER PLACES ID RATHER BE. IT DOES HAVE ONE OF THE ONLY ELEPHANT SANCTUARIES I KNOW TO BE ETHICAL, IT DOES MEAN THAT IT IS QUITE EXPENSIVE WHICH IS WHY I DIDNT GET TO GO BUT IT IS ONE OF THE ONLY ONES I WOULD GIVE MY MONEY TO.

~ KOH PHANGAN ~

3-4 NIGHTS

AGAIN I JUST FELT LIKE IT WAS REALLY TOURISTY HERE BUT I DID GO FOR THE FULL MOON PARTY I STAYED AN EXTRA COUPLE OF DAYS AND IT IS REALLY FUCKING NICE THERE. MY SISTER ALSO DONE HER YOGA TRAINING ON SHE ISLAND MEANING SHE WAS THER FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE. MOST PEOPLE GO FOR THE FULL MOON PARTY, DEFO AN EXPERIENCE BUT DEFO OVERRATED. THEY HAVE PARTYS ON THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AND I FEEL LKE SOME OF THEM COULD BE BETTER.

~ KOH TAO ~

3-6 NIGHTS

KOH TAO IS ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVOURITES. KOWN FOR SOME OF THE CHEAPEST BEST DIVING SPOTS AND GREAT SNORKELLING. I SAW SO MUCH HERE, I DONE MY ADVANCED DIVING COURSE WHICH MEANT I HAD MY FIRST NIGHT DIVE, I SWAM WITH A WHALE SHARK, A MASSIVE TURTLE, BLACK TIP SHARKS, A GIANT JELLYFISH AND THOUSANDS OF FISH. IT IS ALSO VERY MUCH A PARTY ISLAND JUNGLE RAVES ALMOST EVERY NIGHT, I KINDA WISH IT WASNT LIKE THIS BUT ITS ALSO A NICE MIX OF THE TWO.

~ KHAO SOK ~

3-4 NIGHTS

OMG THIS NATIONAL PARK SEEMS ELITE BUT I CANT LIE AGAIN I MISSED THIS BUT I MET SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WENT AND SAD IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR TRIP. I MISSED SO MUCH DOWN SOUTH AS IT WAS ONE OF THE LAST PLACES I WENT AND I WAS SO SKINT BY THIS POINT AS  DIDNT BUDGET. YOU CAN GET OURS FROM A FEW DAYS TO ABOUT A WEEK IM SURE INCLUDING JUNGLE TREKS, THE POSSIBILITY TO SEE WILD ELEPHANTS, STAYING IN A BUNGALOW IN THE LAKE.

~ PHUKET ~

1-3 NIGHTS

THE PLACE IVE HEARD THE MOST MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT, ITS KINDA LIKE LIKE MARMITE, YOU EITHER LOVE IT OR HATE IT. I NEVER PERSONALLY WENT AS I SAID BEFORE I WAS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY BIG TIME SO I HAD TO PRIORITISE WHERE I WANTED TO GO. 

~ KOH PHI PHI ~

KOH PHI PHI IS WHERE MAYA BAY IS LOCATED AND THAT IS WHERE THE BEACH WAS FILMED SO ITS MADE IT EXTREMELY TOURISTY, SO TOURISTY THAT IT RUINED THE NATURAL BEAUTY SO MUCH THAT THEY HAD TO CLOSE THE ISLANDS OFF TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. ANYWAYS, ITS NOW REOPENED BUT WITH REGULATIONS ITS A SHAME BECAUSE IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER WITHOUT THEM BUT SOME PEOPLE JUST DONT CARE. THIS S HONESTLY JUST `A BEACH DAY AS FAR AS IM AWARE DONT THINK THERES MUCH ELSE TO DO, IM UNAWARE AS I DID MISS IT OUT BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD ITS DEFINITELY WORTH IT

~ KRABI ~

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT HERE I STAYED 3 NIGHTS AND IT WASNT ENOUGH, I DIDNT GET THE CHANCE TO STAY ON RAILAY BEACH FOR A NIGHT OR 2 BUT I REALLY WISH I DID. WHEN YOU DO A DAY TRIP THERE ITS VERY BUSY, YOU SEE ALL THESE PICS OF THE BEACHES EMPTY AND IM GUESSING YOU ONLY SEE THAT IF YOURE UP EARLY BEFORE THE DAY BOATS GET TO THE ISLAND AND IN THE EVENING AFTER THEYVE GONE. IT IS A LITTLE TOURISTY BUT THERES SOME REALLY NICE TEMPLES, VIEWPOINTS AND WALKS FOR YOU TO GO ON AROUND HERE

~ KOH LANTA ~

KOH LANTA IS A COLLECTION OF ISLANDS IN THE KRABI PROVINCE AND KRABI IS SO BEAUTIFUL YOU CAN IMAGINE THE LITTLE ISLANDS THAT HAVE BROKEN OFF FROM IT AND MORE SECLUDED ARE 10X BETTER. THIS IS VERY MUCH ISLAND LIFE HERE WHITE SANDY BEACHES, BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS, BEAUTIFUL CLEAR BLUE OCEAN

~ KOH LIPE ~

KOH LIPE IS KNOWN AS THE MALDIVES OF THAILAND, WHICH I THIK SAYS A LOT. NOT THAT FAR FROM KOH LANTA COSE TO WHERE THAILAND BORDERS WITH MALAYSIA IS WHERE THIS GORGEOUS ISLAND IS LOCATED. I WANTED TO GO HERE SOO BAD BUT AGAIN ITS DOWN SOUTH AND I HAD NO MONEY FOR THAT UNFORTUNATELY. HONESTLY LOOKS LIKE AN ABSOLUTE DREAM THERE AND I CANT WAIT FOR THE DAY THAT I FINALLY GET TO GO... SO PLS DONT RUN IT BEFOREHAND LOL.

!!!TOP TIP!!!

SOME OF THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU FOR YOUR TRAVELS IS GO WITH THE FLOW DONT BOOK THINGS TOO FAR IN ADVANCE AND IF YOU DO JUST MAKE SURE ITS FREE CANCELLATION.

WHEN TRAVELLING YOU NEVER KNOW IF YOUR GUNNA LOVE THE PLACE OR HATE THE PLACE, WHO YOULL MEET WHAT NEW PLACE YOU HEAR OF, WHAT IM SAYING IS BEING RESPONSIBLY  FLEXIBLE, LIVING IN THE MOMENT, IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AND LEAD YOU TO PLACES YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD GO.

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