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Planning to travel to Thailand?

No need for travel agency, Lonely Planet or any other guide book, you'll find here all practical information you need to plan your trip to Thailand by your own, destination by destination, step by step. Beaches, paradise islands, temples, historical parks, national parks, elephants sanctuaries, food, transports...

Everything you need to prepare your trip is here!

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The regions of Thailand

Thailand is divided into 5 or 6 large regions. I chose the option with 6 regions including Western Thailand (mostly to have as it is more practical to have an even number of regions to make a beautiful presentation ;) ). For each one I give you tourist information and the most interesting destinations to explore with all the practical advice.

Must go destinations in Thailand

Here you will find all the information to prepare your trip in Thailand for each destination: how to get there by transport (train, plane, bus, boat, transport packages) with online booking links, detailled visit pages about places of interest, general information and practical advice including how to get around once there, a selection of accommodations and recommendations for activities and tours.

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arrow_circle_right Ban Krut
arrow_circle_right Bang Saphan
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arrow_circle_right Buriram
arrow_circle_right Cha Am
arrow_circle_right Chanthaburi
arrow_circle_right Chiang Dao
arrow_circle_right Chiang Khan
arrow_circle_right Chiang Mai
arrow_circle_right Chiang Rai
arrow_circle_right Chumphon
arrow_circle_right Hua Hin
arrow_circle_right Kamphaeng Phet
arrow_circle_right Kanchanaburi
arrow_circle_right Khanom
arrow_circle_right Khao Lak
arrow_circle_right Khao Sok
arrow_circle_right Khon Kaen
arrow_circle_right Koh Chang
arrow_circle_right Koh Jum
arrow_circle_right Koh Kood
arrow_circle_right Koh Kradan
arrow_circle_right Koh Lanta
arrow_circle_right Koh Larn
arrow_circle_right Koh Libong
arrow_circle_right Koh Lipe
arrow_circle_right Koh Mak
arrow_circle_right Koh Mook
arrow_circle_right Koh Ngai
arrow_circle_right Koh Phangan
arrow_circle_right Koh Phi Phi
arrow_circle_right Koh Rayang
arrow_circle_right Koh Samet
arrow_circle_right Koh Samui
arrow_circle_right Koh Sichang
arrow_circle_right Koh Sukorn
arrow_circle_right Koh Tao
arrow_circle_right Koh Wai
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arrow_circle_right Lampang
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arrow_circle_right Mae Hong Son
arrow_circle_right Nakhon Pathom
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arrow_circle_right Nan
arrow_circle_right Nang Rong
arrow_circle_right Nong Khai
arrow_circle_right Pai
arrow_circle_right Pattaya
arrow_circle_right Phatthalung
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arrow_circle_right Surat Thani
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Practical information to prepare your trip

In this section of the website, you will find all the practical information you need to know to properly prepare your trip to Thailand. In particular all the things to do before going to Thailand like do you the need a visa or not, what vaccinations are recommended, how to manage your money during your stay, what is the weather like, what is the best time of the year to come to Thailand...

Do we need a visa to go to Thailand ?

Depending on the country you are from and how long you stay in Thailand, visa may not be mandatory. Here are all the details.

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Health advice for a trip in Thailand ?

According to the last health warnings, no vaccination is mandatory to go to Thailand but some are reccommended. See the list here.

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How is the weather in Thailand ?

The raining season in Thailand lasts several months. Here is all you need to know about the climate in Thailand and the best time to go.

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Advice for your trip in Thailand

If Thailand is a safe country for travelers, there are somme things you need to know ta avoid little scams and enjoy your stay.

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10 tips to prepare a trip in Thailand

Preparing a trip to Thailand by yourself, without an agency, is much easier than it seems as long as you have the right information and practical advice.Tthat's exactly what you'll find on this site! And unlike many other websites or guides about traveling in Thailand, here we go on the field, travel like tourists do and test everything to give you reliable information based on experience.

Let's start on this first page of the website by giving you some recommendations for preparing to travel in Thailand:

  1. Plan your trip several months in advance to have time to find good deals for plane tickets, to take care of vaccinations and get international driving licence. The ideal would be to start 6 months in advance. Start with requesting for an international driving licence (in some countries it takes long) and create mail alerts on plane tickets prices and find the right promotion. Booking the excursions or experiences that you absolutely want to do at least 2 months in advance is highly recommended too to be sure that they have availability (even 3 months in advance if staying in Thailand over the period January-February or July-August)
  2. Avoid, if possible, traveling during school holidays as plane tickets are more expensive. Book your plane tickets directly on the airlines websites as if there is a dispute or ticket modifications, it will be easier.
  3. Plan to stay at least 10 days in Thailand to take the most avantage of the cost of the plane ticket which is always a big part of the travel budget.
  4. Evaluate the travel times between destiantions and locate them on a map, in order to optimize your transport times. There is all the information in the ''Transport'' section to help you evaluate journey times and for each destination, there is a ''Arrive/Leave'' section with even more detailed information specific to the destination.
  5. Avoid going from destinations to destination at a frantic pace and wanting to do too much in one day. You will get tired and it will make you miss the essentials and above all forget to enjoy your time in Thailand. You won't be able to everything interesting in Thailand in only one trip anyway. I have traveled in Thailand in all directions for 14 years and I am still discovering new places ! You will come back. I'm sure you'll want to come back as soon as you will be in the plane to go back home ;)
  6. Choose the time of year you go wisely as the weather can have a big impact on your trip. The choice of destinations must have to be made according to the weather, especially during the rainy season. Avoid to go in September and October which are the rainiest and least pleasant months for traveling to Thailand. Also try to see if there are any interesting festivals and adapt your dates and itinerary accordingly. Consult regularly the ''Festivals & Events'' section accessible at the bottom of this page because unfortunately apart from the big festivals, the dates are often known only a very little time in advance.
  7. Take a travel insurance to cover any health problems or accidents during your stay. Look at your credit card or house insurance contracts, they often have a travel insurance included. But take a good look at the exclusions, especially on driving motorbike and diving.
  8. Don't come with too much luggage. Most of the time, for domestic flights in Thailand, checked baggage is not included (and when they are included, the maximum is 20 kg). You can find almost everything in Thailand and often cheaper, you can also easily find stores that will do your laundry for just over 1 euro per kilo. So no need to come with too much things. And when you travel by yourself, you have to carry around your bags or suitcases a little more than on an organized trip, so btter if they are not too heavy.
  9. Leave some room for improvisation. You may fall in love with a destination where you will want to stay longer, you may hear about a festival, an activity you'd like to try and if everything is sscheduled by the minute, you will miss it. It is often the spontaneous moments that make the best travel memories and in Thailand, the opportunities are numerous.
  10. Tell your bank you will travel to Thailand otherwise it risks blocking your credit card after the 1st withdrawal or payment in Thailand thinking of fraudulent use.

Upcoming events in Thailand

Events and festival in july 2024

Khao Lom Muak hike

Prachuap Khiri Khan

27/07/2024 - 29/07/2024

King Rama X's Birthday



Events and festival in august 2024

Khao Lom Muak hike

Prachuap Khiri Khan

10/08/2024 - 12/08/2024

Events and festival in september 2024

Events and festival in october 2024

Khao Lom Muak hike

Prachuap Khiri Khan

12/10/2024 - 14/10/2024

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All COVID-19 restrictions for coming to Thailand lifted from October 1 !

all covid-19 restrictions for coming to thailand lifted from october 1 !

We have been waiting for it for months, hoping it will happen on July 1, but it will finally be October 1, 2022, when Thailand will lift the last COVID restrictions to enter the country. From this date, it will no longer be necessary to show...

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Travel to Thailand during COVID-19

From 1st October 2022 Thailand is fully reopened to foreign tourists without ay specific restrictions. Tourists preparing a trip to Thailand during COVID-19 are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results.