Thailand Travel Guide

Planning a Trip in Thailand

How Much Money Do I Need for Thailand ?

For many years in the past, I was a very active member in various forums discussing Thailand, and the above question was very frequently asked. Clearly, there’s no single or absolutely ‘right’ answer – just like asking how much does it cost to purchase a car? However, in this article, I will try to provide you with an answer for this essential and eternal query, which will help you set a budget for your trip to Thailand.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Thailand

Thailand is a laid-back, fun country to visit, and the Thai people are calm and patient. However, there are a few “red lines” that might provoke and upset even the most hospitable locals! If you’ll make sure to follow a few simple rules – your vacation will be calm and pleasant, without any unnecessary complications.

Thailand Scams – Tourist in Thailand

This article reviews the top scams and most common frauds in Thailand, to inform and warn you in advance. The heads-up will hopefully help you avoid these tourist scams, save a considerable amount of money and precious time, and most importantly – enjoy your trip throughout. The list is based on this website, which should thus get most of the credit. yet I’ve certainly updated the information and added further detail.

Planning a Trip to Thailand

During the recent years, many tourism websites and forums (in English and other languages) became the main sources of information for most people who plan trips abroad, and specifically to Thailand. However, the world wide web is far from being perfect; it contains endless errors, unreliable and outdated information and plenty of nonsense. However, you can certainly trust this website.

Seeking jobs in Thailand

Many individuals are interested in relocating and seeking jobs in Thailand, an issue which is accompanied by a host of employment related questions, concerning visas, work permits etc. However, it is important to understand that Thailand is not a typical immigration country like Canada or Australia. It doesn’t seek to absorb work immigrants from overseas but quite the opposite. Thus, the Thai policy is rather strict, and relocating to Thailand to work there is a difficult task.

Best Time to Visit Thailand?

This question repeats time and again, and surely for families, the answer is affected by holidays and school vacations. However, there are other factors that will influence the timing of your trip, the level of satisfaction you will gain and the budget you will need. This article will review the seasons in Thailand, and detail their advantages and shortcomings, so you can take the weather conditions and implications into account, among other factors, when considering the timing of your trip.

Ko Phangan Beaches

Of the 4 famous islands of the gulf – Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Phangan and Koh Chang – Ko Phangan features the loveliest, most pleasant beaches. This review covered most of the local beaches and I hope to review the rest of them soon.

Ko Phangan Travel Guide

the most beautiful beaches, snorkeling and diving spots in Thailand are on the western side (Andaman sea), and less on the eastern Gulf of Thailand. However, of the 4 famous islands of the gulf – Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Phangan and Koh Chang – Ko Phangan features the loveliest, most pleasant beaches. On the other hand, the island has little to offer families, other than laid back relaxation on the beach. While Haad Rin beach attracts younger visitors and party people, the other beaches offer only few restaurants, perhaps some shops and massage parlors in the hotels area (if at all).

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is an ancient Lanna styled temple that is considered one of the most beautiful in northern Thailand and I highly recommend visiting there.

Thong Nai Pan Bay – Ko Phangan

Thong Nai Pan bay – its two small bays Yai and Noi – is definitely one of the loveliest Ko Phangan bays. The beaches are great and hardly affected by the unique high/low tide conditions of the Gulaf of Thailand (while many other Ko Phangan beaches are greatly affected).

Petchabun Travel Guide

While I expected a rather empty area, I was surprised to find a lively destination with thriving internal tourism as you can see for yourself in the attached videos that accompany the different articles on Petchabun. There were even some non-cheap resorts where you would struggle to find available rooms. I believe that in the not-so-far future, Petchabun province and its lovely landscapes, with the pleasant weather and authentic Thai experience it provides – will become a popular destination in northern Thailand, attracting many foreign tourists.

Wat Pha Sorn Kaew – Petchabun

An incredibly unique modern styled temple – completely different of all the other temples in Thailand. This is a stunning work of art that will leave you mouth-watering and fascinated. Nowadays, visitors to this wonderful temple are almost only Thais, but I have no doubt that in the future, this wonderful place will become a popular tourist attraction.