In this travel guide to some mesmerizing must-see places, I’m proving that Thailand is extremely easy to travel. This makes this enthralling country the perfect destination even for hesitant first-time solo travellers.This Way to the Whole Story ->
From the Sunken Kingdom of AYUTTHAYA to the Monkey Temple of LOPBURI
Only 90 kilometers north of Thailand’s capital Bangkok is the sunken Kingdom Ayutthaya where you immerse in the country’s glorious past before visiting the Monkey Temple of Lopburi.This Way to the Whole Story ->
KAMPHAENG PHET and PHITSANULOK – two (un)necessary detours
Kamphaeng Phet and Phitsanulok might not be the most exciting spots in Thailand, nevertheless, you’ll possibly have to take those detours.
Therefore, I’ve put together itineraries for short stays in these places. This way, you still can make the best of these deviations.This Way to the Whole Story ->
BANGKOK – more than just one night
Tradition and modernity in social graces, grand culture, and inspiring architecture are the reason you should definitely visit Bangkok for more than just one night.
A visit to the vibrant capital is a must on every trip to Thailand. Therefore it’s very convenient, that most individual travellers are landing at one of Bangkok’s airports, anyway.This Way to the Whole Story ->
SUKHOTHAI – 200 temples at your choice
Sukhothai took me by storm – with its incredible number of 200 glorious temples. As a matter of fact, the heritage of Siam’s former capital is just surreal.
Since it would be a big mistake to limit your visits to the archeologic park in the city center, you should explore Sukhothai cycling. This way, you get to all the sites you like to see – obviously, there are quite a few.
Almost 200, to be precise.
CHIANG MAI – Ten out of 200 Temples
Yes, there are about 200 Buddhist Wats in the glorious city of Chiang Mai – and for a start, I’ve handpicked the ten best temples for you!
If I had the chance to visit only one place in Thailand, it would definitely be Chiang Mai.
For the number and variety of those breathtakingly beautiful houses of worship, for the lovely coffee shops, for the charming little stores, for the good massage places, for the fact that they offer language lessons, for the perfect mix of traditional and historical and modern and hip.
Did I make myself clear? I love this place!This Way to the Whole Story ->
KRABI and AO NANG – the Gateway to Paradise
The city of Krabi and the Ao Nang beach town are good places to hang out, however, they are only the gateway to the true paradise of the Andaman Sea.
So while I thought places like Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai were touristy, thus in an amene way, I didn’t know the half of it till I came to Ao Nang.This Way to the Whole Story ->
Island Hopping in the Andaman Sea – Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Koh Jum
Reportedly, there are about 1,430 islands in Thailand – hence, there is a lot to visit during your Island Hopping in the Andaman Sea.
Still, not all of them inhabited, but sadly, many of them crowded.
Charmingly, some of the Thai islands come in clusters and are therefore easily accessible when island hopping.This Way to the Whole Story ->