Thailand is an excellent destination for solo travelers, thanks to its beautiful leafy jungles, famous sandy beaches, delectable cuisine, and low prices. It’s ideal for anyone visiting a vibrant cultural destination with various sightseeing options.
The country is truly magnificent. It’s also a travel hub for South East Asia, with flights to Thailand departing daily because it’s so accessible: take advantage of the opportunity and visit this fantastic place!
There are numerous opportunities to make new friends and interact with locals. The benefit of traveling alone is that you can take advantage of every opportunity, change your plans whenever you want, and don’t have to worry about anyone else.
Ready for Bangkok
You have to see it to believe it: Bangkok is a thriving modern city where ancient traditions coexist with cutting-edge modernity. Monks with iPhones can be found, as can bars full of tourists and locals mingling.
Try some Thai street food from one of the many street stalls. It’s not only cheap but also delicious: try the Pad Thai, soups, duck, and everything else!
Go to Ayutthaya
This is Thailand’s former capital and can be reached as a day trip from Bangkok on an organised tour if you prefer not to travel alone. There are ancient ruins, Buddhist temples, and breathtaking scenery to take your breath away.
Chill out in Chiang Mai
More relaxed than Bangkok, you can experience Thailand in the beautiful mountainous scenery. There are many festivals throughout the year and opportunities for activities, including volunteering at an elephant nature reserve.
Getting around Thailand
Local buses are often the most convenient option, with tuk-tuks being the most expensive — but what an experience! The train service throughout the country is reasonably priced, and there are night trains available if you’re travelling long distances; it’s a great way to meet other passengers.
If you’re travelling alone, do some research on how to stay safe and local customs before you go. There are many other solo travellers in Southeast Asia, and you’ll undoubtedly make a lot of new friends as soon as you get to your hostel.
Expect to be asked why you’re alone or whether you’re married, but the intent is often curiosity rather than bugging.
Dressing respectfully, respecting Thailand’s monarchy, being polite, and always ensuring someone knows where you are going are all important considerations.