11 Tips for Travelers to Thailand

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Thailand is a country that feels like the perfect combination of east and west. From the friendly locals to the flourishing nightlife, this South-east Asian nation has something for everyone. Travelers often flock to Thailand for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and world-class shopping. But with all the fun comes stress for new travelers as well. Here are some insider tips from experienced travelers to make your stay in Thailand even more seamless.

[highlight background=”#FFCAD4″ style=”underline”]Bring a local with you[/highlight]

Thailand is an extremely safe destination. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions. If you want to show respect to locals, carry your phone with you at all times. The Thai government has made it illegal to get it out in public places. This can be tiring at times, especially if you’re trying to soak up the local culture. Be respectful and you will see locals react with more openness and friendliness.

 

Be flexible and spontaneous

Thailand is a place where traditions are slowly being lost in the rush for modernization. With that comes some confusion about customs and etiquette. Westerners are often too rigid and take things too seriously. It’s often best to be flexible in your approach to things and show respect for Thai traditions. Be spontaneous as well. Thailand is a very accepting country. Be honest with your own needs and those of your companions. If you need to go to sleep at a certain time, don’t be shy about it. If you need to eat at a certain time, don’t be an annoyance to your hosts by ordering Western food at 3am.

 

Wear lightweight shoes and clothes

Thailand can feel like a sauna at times. There are parts of the country, especially in the South, that feel like a steam room with temperatures hovering around the high 30s and low 40s. To save both your skin and your phone’s battery, pack lightweight clothes and shoes. For the most part, Thai people are very curious and friendly. However, there are a few that are not. Let your intuition be your guide. If you feel uncomfortable, don’t be afraid to leave.

 

Stay healthy – be aware of the heat and humidity

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand in the middle or high seasons, be prepared for heat that can get up to 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). Be aware of the heat and humidity, particularly during the middle of the day. There are some who believe the best time to travel is during the late night or early morning. Likewise, there are a few who believe that the best time to travel is in the dry season. These are just some of the questions that come up when someone is considering a trip to Thailand. The truth is that it is a very difficult place to predict when the weather will be favorable, especially if you are visiting in the wet or dry season. When visiting in either season, it is best to prepare for any weather possible. That means bringing an umbrella with you, being prepared to change plans if the weather is bad, and staying hydrated and comfortable during any conditions.

 

Don’t trust anyone who offers you a “Tiger Taming Session” or “thumping match”

Thailand is a country filled with colorful people. You’re unlikely to find a dull moment when you visit this fascinating nation. However, the same cannot be said about some of the people. If you come across someone who is overly friendly or tries to lure you into something questionable, don’t trust them. The best option is to walk away and keep your guard up. The Thais are very accepting of everyone, but there are a few that are looking to take advantage of tourists. If you’re unsure about someone, walk away and don’t look back.

 

Take a selfie at every opportunity

If there’s one thing that makes Thailand stand out from other countries, it’s its people. The Thais are a friendly lot and welcoming. However, there are a few that take the cake when it comes to kindness. In order to remind yourself what the people are like in Thailand, take a selfie at every opportunity. This way, you’ll have a nice reminder of the people you met while there. When it comes to selfies, the best pose is the one that shows the tourist in your photo. It’s best to pose with your arms open to show that you’re open to meeting new people and welcoming them into your life.

 

Stay connected while in Thailand

If you’re traveling to Thailand, it’s important to remember that the people are generally happy and friendly. There are some that are not, however. Before you go, check out some online safety tips from the Thai Embassy or the FBI. If you can, keep a close eye on your phone, don’t walk around alone at night, and be wary of strangers. It’s also a good idea to stay informed about the Thai government’s travel advisory. This will help you to stay safe while traveling in Thailand.

 

Bottom line

Thailand is a must-see destination for travelers. The country has plenty of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and world-class shopping. But with all the fun comes stress for new travelers as well. Here are some insider tips from experienced travelers to make your stay in Thailand even more seamless. – Bring a local with you. – Be flexible and spontaneous. – Wear lightweight shoes and clothes. – Stay healthy – be aware of the heat and humidity. – Don’t trust anyone who offers you a “Tiger Taming Session” or “thumping match”. – Take a selfie at every opportunity. – Stay connected while in Thailand. – Bottom line. Thailand is a must-see destination for travelers. The country has plenty of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and world-class shopping. But with all the fun comes stress for new travelers as well. Here are some insider tips from experienced travelers to make your stay in Thailand even more seamless. – Bring a local with you. – Be flexible and spontaneous. – Wear lightweight shoes and clothes. – Stay healthy – be aware of the heat and humidity. – Don’t trust anyone who offers you a “Tiger Taming Session” or “thumping match”. – Take a selfie at every opportunity. – Stay connected while in Thailand.

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