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5 Tips for Visiting Thailand for the First Time

5 top tips for visiting Thailand for the first time

If you are looking for tips for visiting Thailand, then we have listed five for you below.

There are so many amazing things to see, do, and eat in Thailand.

If you are visiting for the first time you might find yourself a little overwhelmed, especially if you are coming from the West as the culture is very different.

However, if you plan it right, your trip to Thailand will be one of the best and most exciting trips ever. 

 

5 Tips for Visiting Thailand

Appropriate Clothes

The main rainy season is between May and October, but the rain will often come when you least expect (or want) it!

So make sure you have an umbrella and a waterproof jacket on you at all times.

If you’re documenting your adventure, which is very advisable, invest in a waterproof camera case and a dry sack for anything that gets too wet.

Between March and May, it’s likely to be very hot and humid all over Thailand.

On the west coast the best weather is between November and February but April to October on the east coast

Aside from the weather, you will need to have some clothes that cover your knees and shoulders for visiting palaces and temples, as well as shoes that can be removed easily.

 

Make sure you have Travel Insurance

One of the best tips for visiting Thailand is make sure you are covered for any mishaps.

Although insurance isn’t the most exciting part of planning a trip, it is one of the most important.

Did you know that 14-day medical treatment in Thailand could cost in the region of $50,000?

It’s expensive to become unwell in Thailand, unfortunately.

Hopefully, you won’t ever have to use it.

It’s a lot better to get insurance and never need it than not have it and find yourself hugely out of pocket.

 

Thailand Beaches

 

Check the Etiquette

Thai culture is quite different from Western so it’s important to be aware of the differences to avoid any trouble.

For example, the alcohol content in drinks are generally higher than many other places, but the legal drinking age is 20.

In major shops you can only buy alcohol in shops between 11am-2pm and 5pm-midnight.

Never touch someone’s head as these are seen as sacred.

Avoid pointing or showing the bottom of your feet as these are seen as very rude.

 

 

Manage your Expectations

There are so many things to do in Thailand, from exploring the temples and palaces to enjoying the stunning beaches and floating markets.

However, it’s important to remember that you probably can’t fit it all into one trip.

Prioritize the bits you’re most excited to do and anything above and beyond that is a bonus.

Remember that this is an incredibly busy tourist destination, so don’t expect to have any of the best spots to yourself.

 

Thai River Prawns

 

Eat well

Thai food is incredible but there are some important rules to follow.

Street food is a great way to experience local cuisine for barely any money at all, however, not all food is equal and some could make you sick.

Try to eat where there are crowds.

The fast turnover means the food is likely to be freshers, but also locals will be returning to places that they have had good experiences.

Make sure the food is fully cooked and avoid drinking tap water.

 

We hope you learnt something from our tips for visiting Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

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