About Thailand
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What do you need to know about Thailand?

Thailand has earned its reputation as the Land of Smiles. It shares borders with Myanmar (former Burma), Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia.

Thailand has been a favorable must-see destination for backpackers and of course, tourists.

If you're backpacking in Southeast Asia, you have to stop by Thailand.

Let me tell you why!

  • It's practical

Bangkok is the gateway to Southeast Asia and is the major backpacker destination. It's the perfect start point for the journey to the neighboring countries because of the large selection of transportation options. Most international airlines travel via Bangkok in contrary to, say, Phnom Penh.

Entrance to temple in Chang Mai, Thailand
  • The accommodation, food and drinks are cheap! You will save money if you go backpacking here! Because of the tough competition among guesthouses, hotels and restaurants, prices are considered low. 
  • Southern Thailand has some of the most beautiful islands with excellent diving and snorkeling spots.
  • In Northern Thailand, you'll find stunning scenery where you can trek and spend time with the mystical ethnic minorities. There's also an abundance of fascinating temples (wats) in Chiang Mai. 
  • If you get to know the Thailand culture, it will certainly melt your heart.
  • Every backpacker who has been to Thailand talks about their stay in the Land of Smiles.... Ever thought about finding what the fuss is all about?

One of my readers, Alex, shares his adventures from Thailand. They traveled in Thailand for 4 weeks!

Watch his amazing video from Thailand:

Thailand Articles

Bangkok Articles

Getting to Bangkok

Bangkok accommodation

Bangkok restaurants

Bangkok attractions

Bangkok night life

Bangkok shopping

Bangkok massage

Kanchanaburi articles

How to get to Kanchanaburi and review of Tiger Temple

Review of Erawan waterfalls

Review of River Kwai Bridge - COMING SOON!

Chiang Mai articles

Getting to Chiang Mai

Guesthouses in Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai food

Chiang Mai shopping

Chiang Mai Attractions and Activities

Tours in and around Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai Nightlife

Review of Dejavu Tattoo

Pai articles

Getting to Pai

Pai accommodation

Restaurants and food in Pai

Things to do in Pai Thailand

Koh Pha Ngan articles

How to get to Koh Pha Ngan

Accommodation in Had Rin

Accommodation, food and activities in Thong Nai Pan

Accommodation, nightlife and activities in Had Yao beach

Elephant riding in Koh Pha Ngan

Muay Thai fights in Thongsala

Activities in Koh Pha Ngan

Review of Half Moon Party

Review of Full Moon Party

Nightlife in Had Rin, Thongsala and Thong Nai Pan

Koh Tao articles

How to get to Koh Tao island

Accommodation in Koh Tao

Koh Tao Restaurants

Review of Nangyuan island

Ao Nang articles

How to get to Ao Nang

Accommodation in Ao Nang

Ao Nang restaurants and street food

Activities and attractions in Ao Nang

About Railey and Phra Nang beach

Travel Tale from Railay

Koh Phi Phi articles

Getting to Ko Phi Phi

Dee Dee Beach house, photo courtesy of Dee Dee Beach House

Phi Phi Accommodation

Koh Phi Phi Activities

The food on Ko Phi Phi

Nightlife on Koh Phi Phi

Koh Chang articles

Getting to Ko Chang island

Elephant riding in Koh Chang

Snorkeling and boat trip to Koh Wai and Koh Mak

Review of Tree Top Adventure

Ko Chang accommodation

Ko Chang food and bars

Getting to Koh Wai and Koh Mak and accommodation

Rainy weather in Thailand, Guenter Guni

Thailand Weather

Don't know when to travel to Thailand?

Interested in diving, but you don't know how good the water visibility is?

In this article I will explain you about the climate and the weather in Thailand.

Welcome to Thailand Weather!

Statue in Thailand, ©iStockphoto.com/Suthin Soonthornnont

Thailand Culture

As a backpacker, you should know about the common customs in Thailand.

To prepare you as much as possible, I will guide you through the most important customs.

Are you ready?

Click onto the link for Thailand Culture!

Ayutthaya in Thailand, ©iStockphoto.com/Lars Madsen

History of Thailand

The history of Thailand is full of Kings, wars, massacres and coups!

Every attraction in Thailand holds a secret history. If you want to make the best out of your sightseeing in The Land of Smiles, I suggest you read this simple approach of history of Thailand ;-)!

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