Our travel reports about Thailand


Thailand is the perfect entry-level country if you are traveling to Southeast Asia for the first time. But even for advanced travelers to Asia, the country has a lot to offer.

The beaches are some of the best that Asia has to offer, and the cities have it all. Bangkok is just a mad city that everyone should have seen.

Quite different but not less great is Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. The city is our adopted home for the winter and we like to come there every year.

Before you leave for Thailand, packing is on the program. Have a look at our packing list for Southeast Asia , what you really need in Thailand and which things you better leave at home.

For detailed information and tips, read our travelogues. We wish you a lot of fun with the travel planning for this wonderful country.

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Our articles at a glance

Here are some tips on all destinations in Thailand that we visited.

  1. Thailand

  2. Bangkok

  3. Chiang Mai

  4. Koh Lanta

  5. Other islands

  6. Other destinations

Our blog articles about Thailand

  1. Bangkok: The Top Attractions and Highlights

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  2. Chiang Mai Tips: Our guide to the city in northern Thailand

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  3. Chiang Mai Hotel Tips: Where to stay in Chiang Mai?

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  4. Chiang Mai Restaurant Tips: Our Favorite Restaurants

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  5. Bangkok: The most beautiful festivals and festivals

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  6. Thailand Travel Tips: What you need to think about on your Thailand vacation

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  7. The best travel guides for Thailand: Our recommendations

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  8. Bangkok hotel tips: Where to stay in Bangkok?

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  9. Bangkok City Tours, Tours Excursions: Experience the real Bangkok!

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  10. Bangkok Insider Tips: 8 real insider tips from 6 travel bloggers

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  11. Koh Lanta Tips: Your guide to one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand

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  12. Koh Lanta Beaches: The most beautiful beaches of the island. An overview!

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  13. Koh Kho Khao: Once in paradise and back again

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  14. Bottle Beach Accommodations: Hotel Tips for the Most Beautiful Beach on Koh Phangan

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  15. White Temple in Chiang Rai: A trip to Wat Rong Khun

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  16. Ao Nang, Krabi: Tips Travelogue

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  17. Rod Fai Train Market: A very special night market in Bangkok

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  18. Bangkok: How to get from Bangkok airport to the city!

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Helpful tips for your holiday in Thailand - from us, for you!

Travel information for Thailand at a glance

Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and borders Myanmar and Laos in the north, Cambodia in the east and Malaysia in the south.

On the west coast of Thailand lies the Andaman Sea and on the east coast you can go swimming in the Gulf of Thailand.

There are many ways to travel to Thailand. The most common is Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. You can also fly directly to Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai or Pattaya.

Domestic flights and flights to other Southeast Asian countries are very cheap and also a popular option.

To enter Thailand you need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. You only need a visa before your trip if you want to stay longer than 30 days in the country. Otherwise, you can just enter this way.

It is important that you can show a return or onward ticket. Although this is rarely controlled at the border, many airlines check this at check-in.

In Thailand you pay with Thai Baht (THB). 40 baht is about 1 euro. ATMs can be found in Thailand at every corner.

We have an extra number of travel credit cards, with which we can withdraw money for free abroad. If you do not have one yet, you should take care of it. Read our article The Best Travel Credit Card 2018 , in which we explain everything in detail.

The answer to the question, which is the best travel time for Thailand, is not that easy.

The short version: November to February, so in the German winter months. In the German summer months (April to September) it is very hot in Thailand and heavy rain showers are not uncommon.

For the islands in the Gulf of Thailand (eg Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao) there are some other travel times. November and December is the monsoon season.

What we can tell you: In Thailand it is tropical warm. At an average temperature of 30 degrees, you will not feel so cold.

Thailand is a very cheap travel destination. Not without reason Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations for backpackers.

The great thing about Thailand is that there is something for every need, for every taste and above all for every purse. You can very well eat very cheap, but also very good very expensive.

You can book for 10 to 20 euros a simple hut on the beach or a very basic hotel in Bangkok. For about 50 euros the night, but you get a very good middle class hotel, for which you at comparable locations in other countries a lot of money on the table.