Keep these simple tips in mind while traveling alone across the Land of Smiles.
Thailand, the exotic destination in southeast Asia, has everything that solo travelers crave for. The country is safe, affordable and also filled with a variety of tourist attractions. Be it the pristine island beaches, majestic mountains, lush green forests, ancient temples or enchanting national parks; one can travel to everywhere in Thailand alone and explore it to the fullest. But in order to keep the entire trip smooth and more fun, you should definitely follow some simple yet useful tips listed below.
The first thing to do before embarking on a solo trip to Thailand is plan your entire trip wisely. Make a budget, know your interest, plan the schedule and pick locations accordingly. Also, do proper research about the places and study the maps very carefully.
Packing for a solo trip is quite a challenging task. Don’t make it heavy and include only the necessities like clothes (two or three sets), moisturizer, cell phone charger, medicines etc. But there are some additional items like mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sarong, power adaptor, rain jacket, tissue papers, electrolytes etc. which you should also include in your packing checklist for Thailand.
Choosing your vehicle is another important aspect of a solo trip. If you are a pro biker, then there’s nothing better than renting a motorcycle to explore various sites of Thailand. Train is another amazing option as it allows you to experience the scenic natural beauty of this country in a completely different manner and meet other solo travelers on it. While roaming around a city, you can take a taxi, tuk-tuk or even uber.
While traveling solo in Thailand, consider staying in hostels instead of hotels. There’s a lot of hostels in this country which are clean, safe and really affordable. Also, you can meet other solo travelers in the hostels and enjoy the day together.
Thailand’s weather is very humid. And you don’t really want to spoil all the fun by getting sick while spending time outside. So, eat light as well as healthy, drink plenty of water (make sure that it’s filtered) and never compromise with the basic hygiene.
It’s important to maintain some protocols while traveling in Thailand. Never disrespect the Thai King or royal families and always stand up when the national anthem is being played. Also, dress appropriately and never visit a temple wearing clothes that reveal knees and shoulders.
Solo trip doesn’t mean you have to travel lonely. So, meet others and ask all kinds of suggestions to make your trip more fun. Also, never hesitate to seek help from the Thai people as they are extremely polite and humble.