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Thailand and Thailand travel are incredibly popular with holiday-makers and travellers and justifiably so. Many visit just for the beaches, islands, snorkelling or scuba diving but it's the culture and history of Thailand that make it one of our favourite places on the planet. Also, of course, because of the stunning, fresh, complex, light, food in Thailand.

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Thailand Travel. Our guides, tips, and experiences to help you travel in Thailand.

Thailand travel is possibly the easiest in Southeast Asia because of good infrastructure and a well-worn tourist trail. Generations of travellers have enjoyed Thailand before you and paved the way in terms of facilities, transportation and accommodation. Read our post on the best ways to get around Thailand, that is essential reading.

As soon as borders open we look forward to visiting Thailand again, and we've been dozens of times, each time finding something new to add to our Thailand travel guides and blogs. You'll find them all below.

If you're looking for a general overview of travel in Thailand, our Thailand travel blog page is best. Alternatively, there is “Thailand With Kids.” if you're looking for reassurance that Thailand is an OK destination for family travel. We can only tell you that we've had very few problems in Thailand, as a young couple and as a family.

We have guides here for ancient cities  (Sukhothai, is stunning), Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Pai, Kanchanaburi, the floating markets and railway market, some beaches and islands and, of course, stunning Bangkok. One of our most-loved cities in the world.

Some of the best beach destinations in Thailand include:

We cover all of these on our site and we're always looking to add more destinations in Thailand.

Thailand is, of course, a major travel hub in Southeast Asia. From Bangkok or many other parts of Thailand, you can journey on to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, possibly Myanmar. Overland travel from Thailand is also easy with good busses and shuttles. Within Thailand the train service is good.

Thailand guides, places to visit in Thailand, how to travel in Thailand, experiences of travelling in Thailand, highlights and destinations. Everything from planning a trip, to booking trains and buses, to currency conversions in Thailand.

The Khao San Road is an icon of Bangkok and of Thailand. It’s where travellers have gathered for decades to find lodging, food, and souvenirs. This part of Bangkok is perfectly located near many of Bangkok’s major cultural attractions which made it a great neighbourhood to stay in Bangkok. This post is about the Khao …

Read More about Khao San Road Bangkok (How It’s Changed)

The Golden Jubilee Monument featuring a four-headed (not the typical 3-headed) elephant statue is to be found in the middle of a pedestrian crossing island on Ratchadamnoen Road, Bangkok, Thailand. This statue marks the Golden Jubilee of King Rama IX of Thailand. If you are taking a self-directed walking tour of Bangkok, this beautiful gleaming …

Read More about Golden Jubilee Monument Bangkok (Erawan Statue)

Kanchanaburi is a beautiful spot on the historic River Kwai, under 200Km from Bangkok. This makes Kanchanaburi a popular weekend destination for people escaping the city for a riverside weekend. Kanchanaburi is also a popular destination in Thailand for long-term travellers as a pretty spot to hang out for a few days or weeks. A look …

Read More about Where to Stay in Kanchanaburi

The Jim Thompson House is a popular tourist destination in Bangkok Thailand. The house itself is made of traditional teak, Thai style with beautiful tropical gardens and original furnishings and decorations. It is worth visiting the Jim Thompson House if you have free time in Bangkok or a particular interest in Jim Thompson, silk, art, …

Read More about Jim Thompson House Bangkok Thailand

Thailand is a fantastic, easy, and cheap country to travel around. Thousands of backpackers, travellers and holidaymakers travel within Thailand, and all the other countries in Southeast Asia, daily, this post is about travel options, booking tickets, and arranging travel in and around Thailand, but the same applies to all countries adjacent to and near …

Read More about HOW TO GET AROUND IN THAILAND

Thailand is a country in Asia, and one of the countries in Southeast Asia, a region which spans the north and southern hemispheres with Thailand being located entirely in the northern hemisphere. Thailand is a country, and is not transcontinental, ie Thailand is entirely part of Asia and no other continent. This post answers the …

Read More about Where is Thailand? Thailand’s Location

Thai omelettes are really tasty and in Thailand, a country with so many amazing dishes, I find myself eating and ordering Thai omelette rice surprisingly often. I’ve ordered it from street food stalls in Bangkok, tourist restaurants on Thai islands and it even appears on menus in the shopping mall food court in Chiang Mai. …

Read More about Thai Omelette Recipe (Why Thai Omelettes are So Good!)

When most people think of Thailand, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, snorkelling, temples, and tropical fish come to mind. Kanchanaburi offers something different. It is steeped in contemporary history, whilst also offering a place to just relax on the River Kwai and explore the surrounding countryside.  This post is about things to do in …

Read More about Things To Do in Kanchanaburi

This is the question I’m asked most in our Facebook group – Living Differently. Do I need onward flight tickets, a return flight ticket, or other proof of onward travel, to fly into Thailand. It’s not always Thailand, sometimes it’s Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but we’ll address Thailand in this post. First I’d like to …

Read More about Proof of Onward Travel for Thailand. Do You Need It?

The Three Kings Monument Square in Chiang Mai Thailand is a large open square in the heart of the walled Old Town. The statue portrays the three founders of Chiang Mai, King Mengrai, King Ramkhamhaeng and King Ngam Muang.  King Mengrai ruled Lanna, King Ngam Muang was ruler of Phayao and King Ramkhamhaeng was King of Sukhothai …

Read More about Three Kings Monument Chiang Mai, and Chiang Mai History

Ethical elephant attractions in Thailand are a bit of a hot potato so over the years we’ve decided to just not get involved. We haven’t done anything involving elephants since back in the days when we were all OK to ride them. Then suddenly it wasn’t OK and a huge publicity campaign made elephants something …

Read More about Elephants World Kanchanaburi (An Easy Day Trip From Bangkok!)

A reader asked me to write a Thailand itinerary for her 3-week vacation, I think it’s best to start with 2 weeks because that’s how long most holidaymakers have, and add on some optional extras as trip time allows. A Thailand itinerary is something unique to each person, one man’s dream tour is another’s trip …

Read More about Thailand Itinerary 2 Weeks and 3 Weeks

Tha Kha floating market is a smaller, less well known floating market near Bangkok. It is a much better experience than visiting the popular Damnoed Saduak floating market, which is the market most tourist tours will take you to. Amphawa floating market is also near Bangkok and trips can take you to any of these, …

Read More about Tha Kha Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour

Northern Thailand is one of the best places to visit in Thailand. Best, most beautiful places to visit in Northern Thailand and a Northern Thailand Itinerary. Things to do and places to see in the north of Thailand. Don’t stop at Chiang Mai! We think Northern Thailand is one of the best parts of Thailand …

Read More about Places to Visit in Northern Thailand, Best Northern Thailand Itinerary

This is how we renewed a UK passport in Bangkok. British passport renewal in Thailand. Our younger son’s UK passport was down to less than 6 months and we had absolutely no desire to head back to the UK to get it renewed. We were in Vietnam and about to travel to Malaysia so it …

Read More about Getting a New UK Passport in Bangkok Thailand, British Passport Renewal

Thailand for families, best places and parts of Thailand for families to visit. Thailand highlights for families to enjoy on a visit. trip, or vacation. Information on visiting Thailand as a family, for families. Thailand is a fantastic and relatively easy destination for families, for you and your kids. We’d certainly rate it the easiest …

Read More about Places to Visit in Thailand With Family

Just behind the clear blue Andaman Sea, the sand, the palm trees and the scrubby foreshore sits Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort. We checked in for a few nights to take a break from long-term family travel, to relax, pamper and unwind after 5 weeks exploring Thailand. Our stay coincided with the Phuket Ironman event my husband …

Read More about Family Vacation at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort

Yesterday my husband, chef and dad at World Travel Family, competed in the Ironman Thailand Phuket half distance Ironman event. This was his second event in a couple of months, most recently he completed a full distance Ironman event in Tenby, Wales. (See photos and write up on Ironman Wales 2016 here). We travel the world …

Read More about Photos of Ironman Phuket 70.3 Half Ironman Thailand

Thailand is one of the more tricky countries for travellers to handle their travel money at minimum cost. We normally tell our readers just to get money out at ATM s or cash points, but in Thailand, that costs a lot. Just withdrawing cash from an ATM in Thailand can cost you half a day’s budget, …

Read More about Handling Your Money in Thailand. Quick Guide and Tips