Best attractions to visit
We have listed some of our favourite attractions that we recommend visiting when in Thailand:
- The Grand Palace Bangkok – Built in 1782 it housed the King for over 100 years and was later used by the government, it consists of multiple temples, golden statues and stunning architecture.
- Tab Kak Hang Nak Nature Trail Krabi – Not for the faint hearted this trail is a hard hike over boulders, streams and very steep incline taking over 1.5 hours to climb. If you make it to the top you will be spoilt with views of natural beauty. There is also a jutted-out rock which you can stand on separating you and 1000 feet drop.
- Big Buddha Phuket – Standing at 45 metres tall this iconic statue can be seen from many miles away.
- Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Chiang Mai – Located at the top of a mountain this golden temple is a thing of dreams. Stunning architecture and views over the city this gem is a must see if you are in the north of Thailand.
|Transportation Scale based on a 20-minute ride|
|$ =||$1.50 – $3|
|$$ =||$4 to $8|
Transport in Thailand is easily accessible, with an array of options available such as tuk tuk’s, motor cycle taxi’s, buses, BTS sky train (Bangkok) and Grab the Asia version of Uber. Our favourite mode of transport is public buses although they take slightly longer to reach destinations, they are a fraction of the price compared to the other modes of transport. But we do enjoy riding in a Tuk Tuk for short journeys. Please see the price chart below.
|Motor cycle taxi||$|
|$ =||$5 – $10 Per night|
|$$ =||$15 to $25 per night|
|$$$ =||$30 to $100 per night|
There are a few different options for accommodation in Thailand with differing prices, such as hostels, guest houses, low budget hotels and luxury hotels. We have tried all these out and there is not much different between hostel’s, guest houses or low budget hotels. We once stayed in a low budget hotel 2 minutes away from Patong beach in Phuket with breakfast for £15 per night. Please see the price chart below.
|Low Budget hotel||$$|
Food in Thailand is the gift that keeps on giving! You can eat exceptional food for next to nothing expect to pay $0.65 to $1.20 for street food and $4 to $6 at restaurants. Read our blog post on the Wonderful Flavours of Thailand.