🇹🇭 Thailand Survival Guide
✨ Worry-Free Wanders ✨
💫 FREE GUIDE 💫 If you're planning a trip to Thailand, you're in for a real treat. From bustling cities to tranquil beaches, there's something for everyone. But before you head out on your adventure, let me give you the lowdown on everything you need to know. We'll cover the local languages, the currency, emergency information, where to go, how to get mobile data & how to get around like a pro. Plus, I'll share some of my favourite hidden gems & lesser-travelled areas that are perfect for intrepid explorers. So whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller, get ready to fall in love with Thailand. Let's go! 📝 This guide includes: 🔑 Essentials 💬 Language 📶 Data & Connectivity 🗺️ Getting Around 📍 Where to Go 👀 See & Do 🍽️ Eat & Drink 📱 Useful Apps 📢 This guide will be regularly updated — save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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📌 Outline

🔑 Essentials

💬 Language

📶 Data & Connectivity

🗺️ Getting Around

📍 Where to Go

👀 See & Do

🍽️ Eat & Drink

📱 Useful Apps

 🔑 Essentials

💬 Language

Thai | ภาษาไทย | Phasa Thai

💰 Currency

Thai Baht | THB | ฿

📞 Emergency Numbers

Tourist Police: 1155

Police: 191

Medical Emergency: 1669

Ambulance + Rescue: 1554

Fire: 199

National Disaster Warning Centre: 1860

🔌 Electricity

Power plug sockets: Type A, B, C, F & O

Standard voltage: 220 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

💬 Useful Phrases

If you are male, you end sentences with the word (khrup/krap) similarly if you are female, you end your sentences with the word (ka/kap). This is used to make your sentence or question polite & respectful.

Hello | Sawadee khrup/ka

Yes | Chai (khrup/ka)

No | Mai (khrup/ka)

Maybe | Aaj ja (khrup/ka)

Thank you | khop khun (khrup/ka)

You’re welcome | yin dee

Sorry/excuse me | Khor thoad khrup/ka

Where is the restroom | Hong nam yoo tee nai khrup/ka?

I need a doctor | Phom dong gaan hai mor maa raak sa khrup/ka

No worries | Mai pen rai

Can you speak English? | Kun pood paasaa anggrit dai mai?

Basic Greetings

Good Morning | sawatdee tohn chao

Good Afternoon | sawatdee tohn bai

Good Evening | sawatdee tohn yen

Good Day | chohk dee

Good Night | ra tree sawat

How are you? | Sa bai dee mai khrup/ka

Goodbye! | La gorn khrup/ka

Directions

Turn Left / Turn Right | Leo Sai / Leo Kwaa (lee-yo-sigh/lee-yo-kwa)

Stop / Go | Yut / Bai (yut / bye)

Slow Down | Hai Chah Long (high-cha-lom)

Shopping

How much does this cost? | Ra ka tao rai khrup/ka?

That’s expensive! | Paeng mak khrup/ka!

Can you give me a discount please? | Ga ru na lot ra ka hai noi khrup/ka?

Food

Water | Nam

I would like to order | sang aa-haan

No sugar | mai sai nam tam

Not Spicy | mai phet

A little Spicy | phet nit nawy

Really Spicy | phet mak

Delicious | aroy

📶 Data & Connectivity

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🗺️ Getting Around

🛬 Airport ↔️ City (Bangkok)

🚆 Airport Train

🎟️ Where to Buy Airport Rail Link (ARL) Tickets

🚘 Private Hire Car

🚌 Within the City

🚆 Train

Bangkok has 2 fast and easy train networks for getting around the new areas like Silom, Sukhumvit, and Siam Square. They are being expanded in many directions to accommodate more commuters, and should be finished by 2023. Remember, no food or drinks allowed on the BTS & MRT.

🚊 BTS (Skytrain)

BTS (Skytrain / rót fai fáa) is a fast way to travel in 'new' Bangkok and connects to the airport. Interchange is at Siam station and trains run regularly from 6am to midnight. Fares range from 16B to 52B, or 140B for a one-day pass. Machines only take coins, but change is available. Keep your single journey ticket to exit through the Automatic Gate.

🎟️ Where to Buy BTS Travel Passes

🚇 MRT (Metro)

Bangkok’s Metro, the MRT, is most helpful for people staying in the Sukhumvit or Silom area to reach the train station at Hua Lamphong. Fares cost from 16B to 42B. The trains run frequently from 6am to midnight. At some stops, your bags will need to be scanned or searched before you enter the station.

🎟️ MRT (Metro) travel passes

If you're staying in Bangkok awhile or planning on using the MRT regularly, there are a number of multi-trip passes which can make your trips cheaper. Each pass lasts for 45 days and passengers can choose a pass for either the MRT Blue Line, the MRT Purple Line, or both lines together. Available at any MRT station, you can top-up the card with either 15-, 25-, 40- or 50-trips. Prices start from 450B for 15 trips.

Tips for taking the train in Bangkok

Passengers should avoid sitting next to or touching monks on public transport.

Do not occupy seats that are marked for monks, the disabled or the elderly, unless you fall under any of the categories.

Thais will willingly offer their seats to children and the elderly. However, being glued to their mobile phones often makes passengers oblivious to the fact that there's a senior citizen or child standing next to them.

Thais consider the floor dirty and are reluctant to place bags on the floor of public transport; they will urge you not to do so as well.

Bangkok taxis are bright, air-conditioned, metered and cheap. They're also likely to get caught up in traffic jams.

🚖 Taxi

Bangkok's taxis are new, comfortable, and cheaper than túk-túks. All taxis use meters, starting at 35B, and fares for most places in central Bangkok are 60B to 100B. Use an app-based taxi service like Grab Taxi or All Thai Taxi as an alternative. The Grab app is easy to use. Pin your location and destination and select GrabTaxi for a commercial taxi or GrabCar for a private vehicle. Note that only commercial taxis operating through Grab are legal.

🙋🏻 How to hail a taxi

Look for a taxi with an illuminated red or green light on the dashboard. Once you hop in and the driver turns on the meter, the light switches off, meaning the cab is now occupied. To hail a taxi Thai-style, stick out your arm and wave your hand, palm down, in an up-and-down motion.

Tips for taking a taxi in Bangkok

Use only taxis that use the meter and are passing by. Bangkok taxi drivers usually won't cheat you. They may not know the way around, so provide the address in Thai. Older cabs have more experienced driver-owners, while newer ones have hired drivers. Yellow-green or white-pink cabs are usually driven by experienced, self-owned drivers. Riding a túk-túk is a popular activity for visitors to Bangkok.

🚐 Túk-túk

Túk-túk's are three-wheel taxis used by Thais for short hops. They are part of the Bangkok experience, but overcharge and take detours to commission-paying shops. They quote high fares, so try to bargain them down to about 50B for a short trip. Taxis are cheaper, cleaner, cooler, and quieter. Boats in Bangkok offer a different perspective on the city.

⛵️ Boat

Two prominent fleets of boats, one that runs along the Chao Phraya River and the other along canals, serve Bangkok's commuters via the city's waterways. Both are handy for travellers too, particularly for visiting sights in the centre of the city.

🛥️ Klorng Boats

These are canal taxi boats that run along Khlong Saen Saep (Banglamphu to Ramkhamhaeng) and are an easy way to get between Banglamphu and Jim Thompson House, the Siam Square shopping centres (get off at Sapan Hua Chang Pier for both) and other points further east along Thanon Sukhumvit – after a mandatory change of boat at Pratunam Pier.

These boats are mostly used by daily commuters and pull into the piers for just a few seconds – jump straight on or you’ll be left behind. Fares range from 12B to 15B and boats run from 5.30am to 7.15pm from Monday to Friday, from 6am to 6.30pm on Saturday and from 6am to 6pm on Sunday.

🚤 Chao Phraya Express Boat 

The Chao Phraya Express Boat is the main ferry service along the Chao Phraya River, with boats running from 6am to 7pm. The orange-flag vessels are the most common and run from Wat Rajsingkorn to Nonthaburi, stopping at all major piers, with a flat fare of 15B. Green-flag and yellow-flag boats are slightly quicker but skip some piers. A blue-flagged tourist boat runs from Sathorn/Central Pier to Phra Athit/Banglamphu Pier for 60B every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 5.30pm, and there is a 200B all-day pass available. Hold on to your ticket as proof of purchase.

⛴️ Cross-river ferries and private long-tail boats

There are also dozens of cross-river ferries, which charge 3B and run every few minutes until late at night. Private long-tail boats can be hired for sightseeing trips at Phra Athit/Banglamphu Pier, Chang Pier, Tien Pier and Oriental Pier. Bangkok motorsai can be the best way to skip through traffic. But wear dark underpants.

🛶 Motorcycle taxis

In Bangkok, motorcycle taxis, or "motorsai," serve two purposes. Firstly, they are part of the public-transport network, transporting people from main roads to the end of streets for 10-20B per trip. Secondly, they are used to avoid traffic jams and can be negotiated for 20B-150B. However, riders have a mixed reputation for breaking traffic rules, such as running red lights and using sidewalks as bike lanes. GrabBike is an app-based alternative that charges based on distance.

🚍 Bus

Bangkok has public buses operated by Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, but they are not very reliable due to unclear routes and affordable taxi services. However, if you want to take the bus, English route maps are available at 7-Eleven stores and bookshops. Air-con buses cost between 12B and 25B while fan-cooled buses start at 10B. Most buses operate between 5am and 10-11pm, except for all-night buses. Some buses accept payment by credit or debit cards and BMTA top-up cards. Top-up cards can be purchased from major bus stops.

🙋🏻 How to hail a bus

Drivers will only pull over at a bus stop if a passenger is alighting or someone has waved the bus down. When you see the bus you require, stick out your arm and wave your hand, palm down, in an up-and-down motion. The driver should then pull over to let you board.

🚶🏻 Walking

Walking is not a popular way to get around Bangkok due to the hot weather, pollution, and crowded sidewalks. However, it can offer a unique and rewarding experience for those who choose to do so. Beware of loose tiles on the sidewalks that turn into water mines during the rainy season. Buses are a slower but enjoyable mode of transportation.

🚲 Bicycle

Over the past few years, cycling has exploded in popularity in Bangkok. Bike sales are booming and a 23km bicycle track that circles Suvarnabhumi International Airport is steadily gaining popularity as a weekend activity among the city's cyclists. There's even a bike-share initiative– look for the pavement-side stands on the city's major thoroughfares branded 'Pun Pun'. Despite all this, however, dangerous roads, traffic, heat and pollution mean that Bangkok is still far from a safe or convenient place to use a bicycle as a means of transportation. Despite the city boasting more than 350km of bike lanes, many are blocked by parked túk-túks and errant food stalls. Motorcyclists are also an issue as they’re known to use the lanes as a shortcut for nipping through traffic jams. Driving a car in Bangkok, a very special type of torture.

🚗 Car

Driving and parking in Bangkok can be more trouble than it's worth for short-term visitors. If you need private transport, consider hiring a car and driver through your hotel or a trustworthy taxi driver. Car hire companies have offices at airports, and rates start around 1200B per day. You need a passport, valid driving license from home (with English translation if needed), or an International Driving Permit. Thailand's cars have right-side steering wheels like in British and Australian cars.

👶🏻 Getting around Bangkok with babies or children

Getting around Bangkok with kids can be challenging, but it's possible. The BTS has elevators for pushchairs, and most major MRT stations have them too. Taxis don't have car seats for babies and toddlers, so using a sling may be better on uneven sidewalks.

🧑🏻‍🦽 Accessible transportation in Bangkok

In Thailand, it's tough for people with mobility issues to get around as many places have stairs and high curbs. MRT stations have elevators, ramps, and toilets for disabled people. The BTS has limited access, with only a few stations having wheelchair access.

🗺️ Inter-City

🚍 Inter-City Coach

📍 Where to Go

Bangkok
@wfw
Bangkok is an incredible city that truly has something for everyone, including solo female travellers like myself who are on the lookout for local food, art, nature, and cultural immersion. As someone with dietary restrictions, I was delighted to find that Bangkok's food scene has plenty of halal options, as well as delicious lactose-free dishes that cater to my lactose intolerance. One of my favourite things about Bangkok is the city's vibrant art scene. From street art and murals to galleries and museums, there's always something new and exciting to discover. I especially loved exploring the city's street art scene and discovering hidden gems in the most unexpected places. But Bangkok isn't all about the urban hustle and bustle. There are also plenty of opportunities to connect with nature and get some exercise in. For example, I went on a beautiful hike in the Khao Yai National Park, where I was rewarded with stunning views of lush forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. Of course, no trip to Bangkok would be complete without immersing oneself in the local culture. Whether it's visiting one of the city's many temples, wandering through a bustling market, or simply people-watching in a busy public square, there are endless opportunities to experience the unique energy and charm of this amazing city. Overall, I found Bangkok to be an incredibly hip, cool, and friendly city that left a lasting impression on me. If you're a solo female traveller who loves local food, art, nature, hiking, and immersing yourself in local culture, then Bangkok is definitely a must-visit destination!
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Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai is an absolute dream destination for a solo female traveller like me! From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the city's unique blend of hip and cool vibes, while still retaining its authentic cultural roots. As someone with dietary restrictions, I was initially worried about finding local food that catered to my needs. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of halal and lactose-free options available throughout the city. The night markets were a particular highlight, with endless stalls offering delicious and affordable dishes that satisfied my taste buds and dietary requirements. One of the main reasons I came to Chiang Mai was for its stunning nature and hiking trails. I spent my days exploring the lush green hills and mountain ranges, immersing myself in the natural beauty of the region. The views from Doi Suthep were particularly breathtaking and a definite must-see for any nature lover. As an art enthusiast, I was blown away by the city's creative scene. From the numerous galleries and exhibitions to the street art and murals adorning the walls of the old town, there was no shortage of inspiration and beauty to discover. But what really stood out to me was the warmth and friendliness of the locals. Whether it was the street vendors offering a warm smile and a chat, or the locals I met on my hikes who were eager to share their knowledge and love for their home, the people of Chiang Mai made me feel welcome and at home. All in all, Chiang Mai is an incredible destination that has something for everyone. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in local culture, explore stunning natural landscapes, indulge in delicious food, and discover a thriving art scene - all while feeling safe, welcome, and truly inspired.
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Chiang Rai
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Chiang Rai is a hidden gem that every solo female traveller should visit! This charming city in northern Thailand has so much to offer, from its delicious halal cuisine to its stunning natural beauty. As someone who is lactose intolerant, I was delighted to find a wide range of lactose-free options in local restaurants. One of my favorite things to do in Chiang Rai was exploring the local markets and trying out all the different street food options. I highly recommend the Muslim market, which is packed with vendors selling delicious halal food, including amazing curry dishes and grilled meat skewers. For nature lovers, Chiang Rai has plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. I highly recommend hiking up to the top of Doi Mae Salong, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. And if you love photography, you'll definitely want to bring your camera along on this hike! Chiang Rai is also a great place to immerse yourself in local culture. You can visit the White Temple, a stunning temple with a unique design that reflects both traditional and contemporary influences. And if you're looking for a more authentic experience, head to the nearby hill tribe villages to learn about their traditions and way of life. Overall, Chiang Rai is a cool city that is perfect for solo female travellers. With its delicious halal food, stunning natural beauty, and rich local culture, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget!
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Hua Hin
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One of the hidden gems I stumbled upon in Hua Hin was the Khao Tao Reservoir, which offered stunning views for my photography hobby. The natural beauty of the reservoir was breathtaking, and I felt at peace as I hiked through the surrounding forests and enjoyed the fresh air. Hua Hin is also home to several art galleries that showcase the work of local artists. The pieces were incredibly unique and gave me insight into the culture of the town. I loved immersing myself in the local art scene and learning more about the people of Hua Hin. When it comes to food, Hua Hin did not disappoint. I was able to indulge in local delicacies like Tom Yam & Green Curry at several halal-friendly spots around town. I was also relieved to find plenty of dairy-free options available to accommodate my lactose intolerance. The locals in Hua Hin were incredibly friendly and welcoming. I never felt alone or lost as I explored the town. I even had the opportunity to participate in a traditional Thai dance class, which was a highlight of my trip. It was an unforgettable experience to learn about the history of Thai dance and immerse myself in the local culture. Overall, Hua Hin had something for everyone, whether you're a foodie, nature lover, artist, or culture enthusiast like myself.
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Koh Samui
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If you're looking for a vibrant, tropical destination that's a feast for the senses, then Koh Samui is the perfect place for you. As a solo female traveller with dietary restrictions, I was worried about finding food that would suit my needs, but I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of halal options and lactose-free alternatives available in the local cuisine. One of the hidden gems that I discovered during my stay was the Secret Buddha Garden, a beautiful and serene oasis nestled in the hills of Koh Samui. It's the perfect spot for some quiet contemplation or a peaceful picnic surrounded by lush greenery and stunning sculptures. As someone who loves photography, I couldn't resist capturing the stunning natural beauty of the island, from the sparkling blue waters and white sand beaches to the towering palm trees and rugged cliffs. I even took a hiking trip to the top of the island's highest peak, Khao Pom, for a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. For those interested in art and culture, Koh Samui has plenty to offer as well. From local markets selling handmade crafts and textiles to traditional Thai dance performances and temple tours, there's no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture. So if you're looking for a destination that combines the best of nature, culture, and cuisine, Koh Samui is the perfect choice. Come join me and let's discover this tropical paradise together!
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Krabi
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Krabi, baby! This place is a hidden gem for all the adventurous and culturally curious solo female travellers out there! As a foodie with dietary restrictions, I know it can be a challenge to find delicious halal options, but let me tell you, Krabi has got you covered! From the famous Muslim street food stalls to the local Thai restaurants, you'll find mouth-watering dishes that cater to your dietary needs. Now, let's talk about the real reason I came to Krabi - the nature! This place is a photographer's paradise with its stunning limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, and lush green forests. And if you're up for some hiking, the Khao Ngon Nak trail will take your breath away with its panoramic views of Krabi. But it's not all about the nature here. Krabi's art and culture scene are also worth immersing yourself in. The Tiger Cave Temple is a must-visit for its beautiful architecture and breathtaking views. And if you're into local art, check out the Krabi Contemporary Art Museum. Krabi has it all - food, nature, art, and culture. As a solo female traveller, I feel safe and welcomed here. The locals are friendly, and there's a vibrant backpacker scene that makes it easy to meet like-minded people. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Krabi!
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Pai
@wfw
If you're looking for a unique and adventurous destination in Thailand, then Pai is the place to be! This laid-back town nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. As a solo female traveler with specific dietary restrictions like Halal and lactose intolerance, I was delighted to find an abundance of delicious local food options that catered to my needs. From spicy curries to fresh smoothie bowls, I found a diverse range of meals to suit my tastes. Pai is also a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. The stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery will leave you speechless, and the hiking trails will take you on an adventure through lush forests, waterfalls, and hidden gems. For those who love photography and art, Pai is a true gem. The town is home to a vibrant arts and crafts scene, with many local artists showcasing their work in galleries and studios. Don't forget to check out the Pai Canyon for some stunning photo opportunities. Lastly, immersing myself in the local culture was the highlight of my trip. From visiting temples to participating in traditional cooking classes, Pai has so much to offer when it comes to cultural experiences. The friendly locals and laid-back vibe of the town made my stay even more enjoyable. Overall, Pai is a must-visit destination for any solo female traveller looking for adventure, culture, and relaxation. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable journey in this hidden gem of Thailand.
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Pattani
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If you're heading to Thailand and looking for a place to explore that's off the beaten path, I highly recommend checking out Pattani. As a solo female traveler, I found it to be a hidden gem that's full of culture, art, and stunning natural beauty. One thing that I loved about Pattani was the amazing food scene. As someone who has dietary restrictions like being Halal and lactose intolerant, I was thrilled to find a plethora of delicious options that catered to my needs. From mouth-watering curries to refreshing coconut milk drinks, Pattani's local cuisine is a must-try. For all you photography enthusiasts out there, Pattani has plenty of stunning landscapes to capture. From lush jungles to pristine beaches, there's no shortage of natural beauty to capture with your lens. And if you're into hiking, be sure to check out the nearby Khao Nam Khang National Park for some breathtaking trails. But Pattani isn't just about the great outdoors. There's also a thriving art scene that's definitely worth exploring. From traditional textiles to modern street art, Pattani's art scene is a testament to the city's rich cultural heritage. Finally, if you're someone who loves immersing yourself in local culture, Pattani won't disappoint. Whether it's exploring the local markets, visiting historical sites, or mingling with friendly locals, there's no shortage of ways to experience Pattani's unique culture and traditions. Overall, if you're looking for a destination that's a little bit off the beaten path but still offers plenty of excitement and adventure, Pattani is definitely worth checking out. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable journey!
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Pattaya
@wfw
Pattaya, Thailand is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. As a solo female traveller, I was blown away by the city's vibrant local food scene, which catered to my Halal & dairy-free dietary restrictions. But Pattaya has so much more to offer beyond its delicious cuisine. As a lover of nature, hiking, art, and immersing myself in local culture, I was spoiled for choice. The city is home to hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered, from stunning natural reserves to cultural festivals that will leave you in awe. One of my favorite experiences in Pattaya was exploring the city's natural beauty. The lush green forests and sparkling waterfalls were a feast for the senses, and I couldn't resist taking endless photos of the picturesque landscapes. But what truly sets Pattaya apart is its unique and authentic culture. I loved wandering through traditional markets and taking part in cultural activities that allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life. In short, Pattaya is a destination that shouldn't be missed by any solo female traveler. With its incredible food, stunning nature, and rich culture, it's a place that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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If you're looking for an offbeat destination that has it all - from rich cultural history to breathtaking natural landscapes, then Ayutthaya in Thailand is your perfect pick! As a solo female traveller with dietary restrictions, I can assure you that Ayutthaya has plenty of Halal-friendly and lactose-free food options that will tantalize your taste buds. But that's not all - Ayutthaya is home to hidden gems that will satisfy your wanderlust. Take a stroll through the ancient temples and ruins that have been beautifully preserved. As a photography enthusiast, I was blown away by the intricate details and stunning architecture that made for some picture-perfect shots. If you're up for a bit of adventure, head out for some hiking and nature trails. You can explore the stunning Khao Yai National Park or take a relaxing boat ride along the Chao Phraya River. Art lovers can immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre, which houses some of the most exquisite artworks and antiques. And, of course, you can't leave Ayutthaya without experiencing the local festivals and traditions, such as the Loi Krathong Festival, which involves floating lanterns on the river. So, pack your bags and get ready to be charmed by Ayutthaya's unique blend of history, nature, art, and culture. Trust me; you won't be disappointed!
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Phuket
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Phuket, Thailand is a haven for solo female travelers like me who love to explore local cultures and natural beauty. As someone who follows a halal diet and is lactose intolerant, I was thrilled to discover the delicious array of local halal dishes that cater to my dietary needs. One of my favorite hidden gems in Phuket is the beautiful Bang Pae Waterfall, tucked away in the lush greenery of the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. It's a great spot for hiking, nature photography, and immersing myself in the local flora and fauna. The local art scene in Phuket is also a must-see. I loved visiting the many art galleries and workshops showcasing traditional Thai craftsmanship and contemporary art. The street art in Phuket's Old Town was also a pleasant surprise and a great backdrop for some unique photos. What I love most about Phuket is the way it effortlessly blends local culture with modern amenities. From the bustling night markets to the serene Buddhist temples, there's always something new to discover and explore.
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Surat Thani
@wfw
Surat Thani, Thailand is a hidden gem waiting to be explored! As a solo female traveller, I was initially hesitant about navigating the local food scene with my dietary restrictions but was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of delicious Halal options. And as a lactose-intolerant foodie, I was thrilled to discover the incredible coconut-based dishes that the region is known for. Beyond the food, Surat Thani offers breathtaking natural scenery that's perfect for photography and hiking. From the lush greenery of Khao Sok National Park to the stunning waterfalls at Tapioca Farm, I was constantly in awe of the beauty around me. But what really made my trip memorable was the opportunity to immerse myself in the local culture. From exploring the street art scene in the Old Town to attending a traditional Thai dance performance, I felt like I was getting an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of Surat Thani's residents. If you're looking for a unique and enriching travel experience, Surat Thani should definitely be on your list!
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👀 See & Do

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🇹🇭 Thailand for Nature Lovers 🌳
Are you ready to explore the stunning natural beauty of Thailand? ✨ If you're a nature lover like me, you're in for a treat. This travel guide is designed to help you discover the national parks of Thailand, with hiking & trekking trails for all levels - from beginners to seasoned hikers. Get ready to immerse yourself in picturesque spots & uncover hidden gems as you explore Thailand's natural wonders. Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk in the woods or a challenging mountain trek, there's something for everyone in this guide.
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🍽️ Eat & Drink

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🇹🇭 Thailand for Halal Foodies 🍽️
If you're planning a trip to Thailand & looking for the best halal-friendly food options in town, then you're in for a real treat! I've personally curated this list of delicious halal food options in multiple cities in Thailand, especially the bustling Bangkok, just for you. As your fellow Muslim sister who has been to this beautiful country a couple of times, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find authentic & local halal-friendly food options in a new city. That's why I've put together this list of must-try halal-friendly food options, complete with personal tips, favourites, recommendations, useful phrases in Thai & ingredients to look out for to help you navigate the local food scene & have an unforgettable culinary adventure! Whether you're craving traditional local cuisines, international flavours, modern interpretations, hearty meals, snacks, desserts, coffee or tea, there's something for everyone on this list. From affordable street food to cosy cafes & higher-end restaurants for a special meal, I've got you covered. Grab your appetite & let's explore the best halal food options in Thailand together! 🗺️ Cities include: 📍 Bangkok 📍 Ayutthaya 📍 Chiang Mai 📍 Chiang Rai 📍 Koh Samui 📍 Krabi 📍 Pattani 📍 Phuket 📍 Songkhla 📍 Surat Thani 📢 More cities & halal-friendly spots to be added — save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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🇹🇭 Thailand for Halal Foodies 🍽️
If you're planning a trip to Thailand & looking for the best halal-friendly food options in town, then you're in for a real treat! I've personally curated this list of delicious halal food options in multiple cities in Thailand, especially the bustling Bangkok, just for you. As your fellow Muslim sister who has been to this beautiful country a couple of times, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find authentic & local halal-friendly food options in a new city. That's why I've put together this list of must-try halal-friendly food options, complete with personal tips, favourites, recommendations, useful phrases in Thai & ingredients to look out for to help you navigate the local food scene & have an unforgettable culinary adventure! Whether you're craving traditional local cuisines, international flavours, modern interpretations, hearty meals, snacks, desserts, coffee or tea, there's something for everyone on this list. From affordable street food to cosy cafes & higher-end restaurants for a special meal, I've got you covered. Grab your appetite & let's explore the best halal food options in Thailand together! 🗺️ Cities include: 📍 Bangkok 📍 Ayutthaya 📍 Chiang Mai 📍 Chiang Rai 📍 Koh Samui 📍 Krabi 📍 Pattani 📍 Phuket 📍 Songkhla 📍 Surat Thani 📢 More cities & halal-friendly spots to be added — save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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🇹🇭 Thailand for Nature Lovers 🌳
Are you ready to explore the stunning natural beauty of Thailand? ✨ If you're a nature lover like me, you're in for a treat. This travel guide is designed to help you discover the national parks of Thailand, with hiking & trekking trails for all levels - from beginners to seasoned hikers. Get ready to immerse yourself in picturesque spots & uncover hidden gems as you explore Thailand's natural wonders. Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk in the woods or a challenging mountain trek, there's something for everyone in this guide.
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👋🏼 Hi! I'm Rai, from the sunny shores of Singapore. 🇸🇬 🚀 As a solo female traveller & photographer, I'm always on the lookout for an adventure with an open heart. I love seeking out unique & authentic experiences, taking in beautiful landscapes, immersing myself in the culture of the local communities & supporting small, local businesses. I'm here to share the places & experiences I've come across in my journeys with you. If you’re a curious explorer like myself, you’re in for a treat! 🗺️ In these guides, I'll uncover hidden gems, undiscovered picturesque spots, off-the-beaten-track adventures, hole-in-the-wall establishments & experiences run by locals, as well as personal recommendations from my local friends and family members. If you're after tourist traps or popular places that have gone viral on Instagram or Tik Tok, sorry, you gotta look elsewhere. 🤪 🍽️ As a lactose-intolerant Muslim with food allergies, the struggle is real. That's why I created food guides that specialise in Halal food & cater to a variety of dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free, food allergies & more. With my guides, you'll have a list of delicious meals & drinks at your fingertips, so you can explore the world without worrying about what to eat. ✨ We all know that there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to travelling. My guides are designed to help you choose your own adventure based on your individual travel style, preferences & restrictions. I'm all about making them flexible, inclusive, accessible & affordable for everyone. So, mix & match them to create your own unique experience! 💞 I hope you find these guides useful. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
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🇹🇭 Thailand Survival Guide
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💫 FREE GUIDE 💫 If you're planning a trip to Thailand, you're in for a real treat. From bustling cities to tranquil beaches, there's something for everyone. But before you head out on your adventure, let me give you the lowdown on everything you need to know. We'll cover the local languages, the currency, emergency information, where to go, how to get mobile data & how to get around like a pro. Plus, I'll share some of my favourite hidden gems & lesser-travelled areas that are perfect for intrepid explorers. So whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller, get ready to fall in love with Thailand. Let's go! 📝 This guide includes: 🔑 Essentials 💬 Language 📶 Data & Connectivity 🗺️ Getting Around 📍 Where to Go 👀 See & Do 🍽️ Eat & Drink 📱 Useful Apps 📢 This guide will be regularly updated — save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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📌 Outline

🔑 Essentials

💬 Language

📶 Data & Connectivity

🗺️ Getting Around

📍 Where to Go

👀 See & Do

🍽️ Eat & Drink

📱 Useful Apps

 🔑 Essentials

💬 Language

Thai | ภาษาไทย | Phasa Thai

💰 Currency

Thai Baht | THB | ฿

📞 Emergency Numbers

Tourist Police: 1155

Police: 191

Medical Emergency: 1669

Ambulance + Rescue: 1554

Fire: 199

National Disaster Warning Centre: 1860

🔌 Electricity

Power plug sockets: Type A, B, C, F & O

Standard voltage: 220 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

💬 Useful Phrases

If you are male, you end sentences with the word (khrup/krap) similarly if you are female, you end your sentences with the word (ka/kap). This is used to make your sentence or question polite & respectful.

Hello | Sawadee khrup/ka

Yes | Chai (khrup/ka)

No | Mai (khrup/ka)

Maybe | Aaj ja (khrup/ka)

Thank you | khop khun (khrup/ka)

You’re welcome | yin dee

Sorry/excuse me | Khor thoad khrup/ka

Where is the restroom | Hong nam yoo tee nai khrup/ka?

I need a doctor | Phom dong gaan hai mor maa raak sa khrup/ka

No worries | Mai pen rai

Can you speak English? | Kun pood paasaa anggrit dai mai?

Basic Greetings

Good Morning | sawatdee tohn chao

Good Afternoon | sawatdee tohn bai

Good Evening | sawatdee tohn yen

Good Day | chohk dee

Good Night | ra tree sawat

How are you? | Sa bai dee mai khrup/ka

Goodbye! | La gorn khrup/ka

Directions

Turn Left / Turn Right | Leo Sai / Leo Kwaa (lee-yo-sigh/lee-yo-kwa)

Stop / Go | Yut / Bai (yut / bye)

Slow Down | Hai Chah Long (high-cha-lom)

Shopping

How much does this cost? | Ra ka tao rai khrup/ka?

That’s expensive! | Paeng mak khrup/ka!

Can you give me a discount please? | Ga ru na lot ra ka hai noi khrup/ka?

Food

Water | Nam

I would like to order | sang aa-haan

No sugar | mai sai nam tam

Not Spicy | mai phet

A little Spicy | phet nit nawy

Really Spicy | phet mak

Delicious | aroy

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🗺️ Getting Around

🛬 Airport ↔️ City (Bangkok)

🚆 Airport Train

🎟️ Where to Buy Airport Rail Link (ARL) Tickets

🚘 Private Hire Car

🚌 Within the City

🚆 Train

Bangkok has 2 fast and easy train networks for getting around the new areas like Silom, Sukhumvit, and Siam Square. They are being expanded in many directions to accommodate more commuters, and should be finished by 2023. Remember, no food or drinks allowed on the BTS & MRT.

🚊 BTS (Skytrain)

BTS (Skytrain / rót fai fáa) is a fast way to travel in 'new' Bangkok and connects to the airport. Interchange is at Siam station and trains run regularly from 6am to midnight. Fares range from 16B to 52B, or 140B for a one-day pass. Machines only take coins, but change is available. Keep your single journey ticket to exit through the Automatic Gate.

🎟️ Where to Buy BTS Travel Passes

🚇 MRT (Metro)

Bangkok’s Metro, the MRT, is most helpful for people staying in the Sukhumvit or Silom area to reach the train station at Hua Lamphong. Fares cost from 16B to 42B. The trains run frequently from 6am to midnight. At some stops, your bags will need to be scanned or searched before you enter the station.

🎟️ MRT (Metro) travel passes

If you're staying in Bangkok awhile or planning on using the MRT regularly, there are a number of multi-trip passes which can make your trips cheaper. Each pass lasts for 45 days and passengers can choose a pass for either the MRT Blue Line, the MRT Purple Line, or both lines together. Available at any MRT station, you can top-up the card with either 15-, 25-, 40- or 50-trips. Prices start from 450B for 15 trips.

Tips for taking the train in Bangkok

Passengers should avoid sitting next to or touching monks on public transport.

Do not occupy seats that are marked for monks, the disabled or the elderly, unless you fall under any of the categories.

Thais will willingly offer their seats to children and the elderly. However, being glued to their mobile phones often makes passengers oblivious to the fact that there's a senior citizen or child standing next to them.

Thais consider the floor dirty and are reluctant to place bags on the floor of public transport; they will urge you not to do so as well.

Bangkok taxis are bright, air-conditioned, metered and cheap. They're also likely to get caught up in traffic jams.

🚖 Taxi

Bangkok's taxis are new, comfortable, and cheaper than túk-túks. All taxis use meters, starting at 35B, and fares for most places in central Bangkok are 60B to 100B. Use an app-based taxi service like Grab Taxi or All Thai Taxi as an alternative. The Grab app is easy to use. Pin your location and destination and select GrabTaxi for a commercial taxi or GrabCar for a private vehicle. Note that only commercial taxis operating through Grab are legal.

🙋🏻 How to hail a taxi

Look for a taxi with an illuminated red or green light on the dashboard. Once you hop in and the driver turns on the meter, the light switches off, meaning the cab is now occupied. To hail a taxi Thai-style, stick out your arm and wave your hand, palm down, in an up-and-down motion.

Tips for taking a taxi in Bangkok

Use only taxis that use the meter and are passing by. Bangkok taxi drivers usually won't cheat you. They may not know the way around, so provide the address in Thai. Older cabs have more experienced driver-owners, while newer ones have hired drivers. Yellow-green or white-pink cabs are usually driven by experienced, self-owned drivers. Riding a túk-túk is a popular activity for visitors to Bangkok.

🚐 Túk-túk

Túk-túk's are three-wheel taxis used by Thais for short hops. They are part of the Bangkok experience, but overcharge and take detours to commission-paying shops. They quote high fares, so try to bargain them down to about 50B for a short trip. Taxis are cheaper, cleaner, cooler, and quieter. Boats in Bangkok offer a different perspective on the city.

⛵️ Boat

Two prominent fleets of boats, one that runs along the Chao Phraya River and the other along canals, serve Bangkok's commuters via the city's waterways. Both are handy for travellers too, particularly for visiting sights in the centre of the city.

🛥️ Klorng Boats

These are canal taxi boats that run along Khlong Saen Saep (Banglamphu to Ramkhamhaeng) and are an easy way to get between Banglamphu and Jim Thompson House, the Siam Square shopping centres (get off at Sapan Hua Chang Pier for both) and other points further east along Thanon Sukhumvit – after a mandatory change of boat at Pratunam Pier.

These boats are mostly used by daily commuters and pull into the piers for just a few seconds – jump straight on or you’ll be left behind. Fares range from 12B to 15B and boats run from 5.30am to 7.15pm from Monday to Friday, from 6am to 6.30pm on Saturday and from 6am to 6pm on Sunday.

🚤 Chao Phraya Express Boat 

The Chao Phraya Express Boat is the main ferry service along the Chao Phraya River, with boats running from 6am to 7pm. The orange-flag vessels are the most common and run from Wat Rajsingkorn to Nonthaburi, stopping at all major piers, with a flat fare of 15B. Green-flag and yellow-flag boats are slightly quicker but skip some piers. A blue-flagged tourist boat runs from Sathorn/Central Pier to Phra Athit/Banglamphu Pier for 60B every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 5.30pm, and there is a 200B all-day pass available. Hold on to your ticket as proof of purchase.

⛴️ Cross-river ferries and private long-tail boats

There are also dozens of cross-river ferries, which charge 3B and run every few minutes until late at night. Private long-tail boats can be hired for sightseeing trips at Phra Athit/Banglamphu Pier, Chang Pier, Tien Pier and Oriental Pier. Bangkok motorsai can be the best way to skip through traffic. But wear dark underpants.

🛶 Motorcycle taxis

In Bangkok, motorcycle taxis, or "motorsai," serve two purposes. Firstly, they are part of the public-transport network, transporting people from main roads to the end of streets for 10-20B per trip. Secondly, they are used to avoid traffic jams and can be negotiated for 20B-150B. However, riders have a mixed reputation for breaking traffic rules, such as running red lights and using sidewalks as bike lanes. GrabBike is an app-based alternative that charges based on distance.

🚍 Bus

Bangkok has public buses operated by Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, but they are not very reliable due to unclear routes and affordable taxi services. However, if you want to take the bus, English route maps are available at 7-Eleven stores and bookshops. Air-con buses cost between 12B and 25B while fan-cooled buses start at 10B. Most buses operate between 5am and 10-11pm, except for all-night buses. Some buses accept payment by credit or debit cards and BMTA top-up cards. Top-up cards can be purchased from major bus stops.

🙋🏻 How to hail a bus

Drivers will only pull over at a bus stop if a passenger is alighting or someone has waved the bus down. When you see the bus you require, stick out your arm and wave your hand, palm down, in an up-and-down motion. The driver should then pull over to let you board.

🚶🏻 Walking

Walking is not a popular way to get around Bangkok due to the hot weather, pollution, and crowded sidewalks. However, it can offer a unique and rewarding experience for those who choose to do so. Beware of loose tiles on the sidewalks that turn into water mines during the rainy season. Buses are a slower but enjoyable mode of transportation.

🚲 Bicycle

Over the past few years, cycling has exploded in popularity in Bangkok. Bike sales are booming and a 23km bicycle track that circles Suvarnabhumi International Airport is steadily gaining popularity as a weekend activity among the city's cyclists. There's even a bike-share initiative– look for the pavement-side stands on the city's major thoroughfares branded 'Pun Pun'. Despite all this, however, dangerous roads, traffic, heat and pollution mean that Bangkok is still far from a safe or convenient place to use a bicycle as a means of transportation. Despite the city boasting more than 350km of bike lanes, many are blocked by parked túk-túks and errant food stalls. Motorcyclists are also an issue as they’re known to use the lanes as a shortcut for nipping through traffic jams. Driving a car in Bangkok, a very special type of torture.

🚗 Car

Driving and parking in Bangkok can be more trouble than it's worth for short-term visitors. If you need private transport, consider hiring a car and driver through your hotel or a trustworthy taxi driver. Car hire companies have offices at airports, and rates start around 1200B per day. You need a passport, valid driving license from home (with English translation if needed), or an International Driving Permit. Thailand's cars have right-side steering wheels like in British and Australian cars.

👶🏻 Getting around Bangkok with babies or children

Getting around Bangkok with kids can be challenging, but it's possible. The BTS has elevators for pushchairs, and most major MRT stations have them too. Taxis don't have car seats for babies and toddlers, so using a sling may be better on uneven sidewalks.

🧑🏻‍🦽 Accessible transportation in Bangkok

In Thailand, it's tough for people with mobility issues to get around as many places have stairs and high curbs. MRT stations have elevators, ramps, and toilets for disabled people. The BTS has limited access, with only a few stations having wheelchair access.

🗺️ Inter-City

🚍 Inter-City Coach

📍 Where to Go

Bangkok
@wfw
Bangkok is an incredible city that truly has something for everyone, including solo female travellers like myself who are on the lookout for local food, art, nature, and cultural immersion. As someone with dietary restrictions, I was delighted to find that Bangkok's food scene has plenty of halal options, as well as delicious lactose-free dishes that cater to my lactose intolerance. One of my favourite things about Bangkok is the city's vibrant art scene. From street art and murals to galleries and museums, there's always something new and exciting to discover. I especially loved exploring the city's street art scene and discovering hidden gems in the most unexpected places. But Bangkok isn't all about the urban hustle and bustle. There are also plenty of opportunities to connect with nature and get some exercise in. For example, I went on a beautiful hike in the Khao Yai National Park, where I was rewarded with stunning views of lush forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. Of course, no trip to Bangkok would be complete without immersing oneself in the local culture. Whether it's visiting one of the city's many temples, wandering through a bustling market, or simply people-watching in a busy public square, there are endless opportunities to experience the unique energy and charm of this amazing city. Overall, I found Bangkok to be an incredibly hip, cool, and friendly city that left a lasting impression on me. If you're a solo female traveller who loves local food, art, nature, hiking, and immersing yourself in local culture, then Bangkok is definitely a must-visit destination!
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Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai is an absolute dream destination for a solo female traveller like me! From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the city's unique blend of hip and cool vibes, while still retaining its authentic cultural roots. As someone with dietary restrictions, I was initially worried about finding local food that catered to my needs. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of halal and lactose-free options available throughout the city. The night markets were a particular highlight, with endless stalls offering delicious and affordable dishes that satisfied my taste buds and dietary requirements. One of the main reasons I came to Chiang Mai was for its stunning nature and hiking trails. I spent my days exploring the lush green hills and mountain ranges, immersing myself in the natural beauty of the region. The views from Doi Suthep were particularly breathtaking and a definite must-see for any nature lover. As an art enthusiast, I was blown away by the city's creative scene. From the numerous galleries and exhibitions to the street art and murals adorning the walls of the old town, there was no shortage of inspiration and beauty to discover. But what really stood out to me was the warmth and friendliness of the locals. Whether it was the street vendors offering a warm smile and a chat, or the locals I met on my hikes who were eager to share their knowledge and love for their home, the people of Chiang Mai made me feel welcome and at home. All in all, Chiang Mai is an incredible destination that has something for everyone. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in local culture, explore stunning natural landscapes, indulge in delicious food, and discover a thriving art scene - all while feeling safe, welcome, and truly inspired.
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Chiang Rai
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Chiang Rai is a hidden gem that every solo female traveller should visit! This charming city in northern Thailand has so much to offer, from its delicious halal cuisine to its stunning natural beauty. As someone who is lactose intolerant, I was delighted to find a wide range of lactose-free options in local restaurants. One of my favorite things to do in Chiang Rai was exploring the local markets and trying out all the different street food options. I highly recommend the Muslim market, which is packed with vendors selling delicious halal food, including amazing curry dishes and grilled meat skewers. For nature lovers, Chiang Rai has plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. I highly recommend hiking up to the top of Doi Mae Salong, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. And if you love photography, you'll definitely want to bring your camera along on this hike! Chiang Rai is also a great place to immerse yourself in local culture. You can visit the White Temple, a stunning temple with a unique design that reflects both traditional and contemporary influences. And if you're looking for a more authentic experience, head to the nearby hill tribe villages to learn about their traditions and way of life. Overall, Chiang Rai is a cool city that is perfect for solo female travellers. With its delicious halal food, stunning natural beauty, and rich local culture, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget!
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Hua Hin
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One of the hidden gems I stumbled upon in Hua Hin was the Khao Tao Reservoir, which offered stunning views for my photography hobby. The natural beauty of the reservoir was breathtaking, and I felt at peace as I hiked through the surrounding forests and enjoyed the fresh air. Hua Hin is also home to several art galleries that showcase the work of local artists. The pieces were incredibly unique and gave me insight into the culture of the town. I loved immersing myself in the local art scene and learning more about the people of Hua Hin. When it comes to food, Hua Hin did not disappoint. I was able to indulge in local delicacies like Tom Yam & Green Curry at several halal-friendly spots around town. I was also relieved to find plenty of dairy-free options available to accommodate my lactose intolerance. The locals in Hua Hin were incredibly friendly and welcoming. I never felt alone or lost as I explored the town. I even had the opportunity to participate in a traditional Thai dance class, which was a highlight of my trip. It was an unforgettable experience to learn about the history of Thai dance and immerse myself in the local culture. Overall, Hua Hin had something for everyone, whether you're a foodie, nature lover, artist, or culture enthusiast like myself.
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Koh Samui
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If you're looking for a vibrant, tropical destination that's a feast for the senses, then Koh Samui is the perfect place for you. As a solo female traveller with dietary restrictions, I was worried about finding food that would suit my needs, but I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of halal options and lactose-free alternatives available in the local cuisine. One of the hidden gems that I discovered during my stay was the Secret Buddha Garden, a beautiful and serene oasis nestled in the hills of Koh Samui. It's the perfect spot for some quiet contemplation or a peaceful picnic surrounded by lush greenery and stunning sculptures. As someone who loves photography, I couldn't resist capturing the stunning natural beauty of the island, from the sparkling blue waters and white sand beaches to the towering palm trees and rugged cliffs. I even took a hiking trip to the top of the island's highest peak, Khao Pom, for a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. For those interested in art and culture, Koh Samui has plenty to offer as well. From local markets selling handmade crafts and textiles to traditional Thai dance performances and temple tours, there's no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture. So if you're looking for a destination that combines the best of nature, culture, and cuisine, Koh Samui is the perfect choice. Come join me and let's discover this tropical paradise together!
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Krabi
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Krabi, baby! This place is a hidden gem for all the adventurous and culturally curious solo female travellers out there! As a foodie with dietary restrictions, I know it can be a challenge to find delicious halal options, but let me tell you, Krabi has got you covered! From the famous Muslim street food stalls to the local Thai restaurants, you'll find mouth-watering dishes that cater to your dietary needs. Now, let's talk about the real reason I came to Krabi - the nature! This place is a photographer's paradise with its stunning limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, and lush green forests. And if you're up for some hiking, the Khao Ngon Nak trail will take your breath away with its panoramic views of Krabi. But it's not all about the nature here. Krabi's art and culture scene are also worth immersing yourself in. The Tiger Cave Temple is a must-visit for its beautiful architecture and breathtaking views. And if you're into local art, check out the Krabi Contemporary Art Museum. Krabi has it all - food, nature, art, and culture. As a solo female traveller, I feel safe and welcomed here. The locals are friendly, and there's a vibrant backpacker scene that makes it easy to meet like-minded people. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Krabi!
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Pai
@wfw
If you're looking for a unique and adventurous destination in Thailand, then Pai is the place to be! This laid-back town nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. As a solo female traveler with specific dietary restrictions like Halal and lactose intolerance, I was delighted to find an abundance of delicious local food options that catered to my needs. From spicy curries to fresh smoothie bowls, I found a diverse range of meals to suit my tastes. Pai is also a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. The stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery will leave you speechless, and the hiking trails will take you on an adventure through lush forests, waterfalls, and hidden gems. For those who love photography and art, Pai is a true gem. The town is home to a vibrant arts and crafts scene, with many local artists showcasing their work in galleries and studios. Don't forget to check out the Pai Canyon for some stunning photo opportunities. Lastly, immersing myself in the local culture was the highlight of my trip. From visiting temples to participating in traditional cooking classes, Pai has so much to offer when it comes to cultural experiences. The friendly locals and laid-back vibe of the town made my stay even more enjoyable. Overall, Pai is a must-visit destination for any solo female traveller looking for adventure, culture, and relaxation. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable journey in this hidden gem of Thailand.
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Pattani
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If you're heading to Thailand and looking for a place to explore that's off the beaten path, I highly recommend checking out Pattani. As a solo female traveler, I found it to be a hidden gem that's full of culture, art, and stunning natural beauty. One thing that I loved about Pattani was the amazing food scene. As someone who has dietary restrictions like being Halal and lactose intolerant, I was thrilled to find a plethora of delicious options that catered to my needs. From mouth-watering curries to refreshing coconut milk drinks, Pattani's local cuisine is a must-try. For all you photography enthusiasts out there, Pattani has plenty of stunning landscapes to capture. From lush jungles to pristine beaches, there's no shortage of natural beauty to capture with your lens. And if you're into hiking, be sure to check out the nearby Khao Nam Khang National Park for some breathtaking trails. But Pattani isn't just about the great outdoors. There's also a thriving art scene that's definitely worth exploring. From traditional textiles to modern street art, Pattani's art scene is a testament to the city's rich cultural heritage. Finally, if you're someone who loves immersing yourself in local culture, Pattani won't disappoint. Whether it's exploring the local markets, visiting historical sites, or mingling with friendly locals, there's no shortage of ways to experience Pattani's unique culture and traditions. Overall, if you're looking for a destination that's a little bit off the beaten path but still offers plenty of excitement and adventure, Pattani is definitely worth checking out. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable journey!
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Pattaya
@wfw
Pattaya, Thailand is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. As a solo female traveller, I was blown away by the city's vibrant local food scene, which catered to my Halal & dairy-free dietary restrictions. But Pattaya has so much more to offer beyond its delicious cuisine. As a lover of nature, hiking, art, and immersing myself in local culture, I was spoiled for choice. The city is home to hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered, from stunning natural reserves to cultural festivals that will leave you in awe. One of my favorite experiences in Pattaya was exploring the city's natural beauty. The lush green forests and sparkling waterfalls were a feast for the senses, and I couldn't resist taking endless photos of the picturesque landscapes. But what truly sets Pattaya apart is its unique and authentic culture. I loved wandering through traditional markets and taking part in cultural activities that allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life. In short, Pattaya is a destination that shouldn't be missed by any solo female traveler. With its incredible food, stunning nature, and rich culture, it's a place that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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If you're looking for an offbeat destination that has it all - from rich cultural history to breathtaking natural landscapes, then Ayutthaya in Thailand is your perfect pick! As a solo female traveller with dietary restrictions, I can assure you that Ayutthaya has plenty of Halal-friendly and lactose-free food options that will tantalize your taste buds. But that's not all - Ayutthaya is home to hidden gems that will satisfy your wanderlust. Take a stroll through the ancient temples and ruins that have been beautifully preserved. As a photography enthusiast, I was blown away by the intricate details and stunning architecture that made for some picture-perfect shots. If you're up for a bit of adventure, head out for some hiking and nature trails. You can explore the stunning Khao Yai National Park or take a relaxing boat ride along the Chao Phraya River. Art lovers can immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre, which houses some of the most exquisite artworks and antiques. And, of course, you can't leave Ayutthaya without experiencing the local festivals and traditions, such as the Loi Krathong Festival, which involves floating lanterns on the river. So, pack your bags and get ready to be charmed by Ayutthaya's unique blend of history, nature, art, and culture. Trust me; you won't be disappointed!
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Phuket
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Phuket, Thailand is a haven for solo female travelers like me who love to explore local cultures and natural beauty. As someone who follows a halal diet and is lactose intolerant, I was thrilled to discover the delicious array of local halal dishes that cater to my dietary needs. One of my favorite hidden gems in Phuket is the beautiful Bang Pae Waterfall, tucked away in the lush greenery of the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. It's a great spot for hiking, nature photography, and immersing myself in the local flora and fauna. The local art scene in Phuket is also a must-see. I loved visiting the many art galleries and workshops showcasing traditional Thai craftsmanship and contemporary art. The street art in Phuket's Old Town was also a pleasant surprise and a great backdrop for some unique photos. What I love most about Phuket is the way it effortlessly blends local culture with modern amenities. From the bustling night markets to the serene Buddhist temples, there's always something new to discover and explore.
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Surat Thani
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Surat Thani, Thailand is a hidden gem waiting to be explored! As a solo female traveller, I was initially hesitant about navigating the local food scene with my dietary restrictions but was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of delicious Halal options. And as a lactose-intolerant foodie, I was thrilled to discover the incredible coconut-based dishes that the region is known for. Beyond the food, Surat Thani offers breathtaking natural scenery that's perfect for photography and hiking. From the lush greenery of Khao Sok National Park to the stunning waterfalls at Tapioca Farm, I was constantly in awe of the beauty around me. But what really made my trip memorable was the opportunity to immerse myself in the local culture. From exploring the street art scene in the Old Town to attending a traditional Thai dance performance, I felt like I was getting an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of Surat Thani's residents. If you're looking for a unique and enriching travel experience, Surat Thani should definitely be on your list!
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Are you ready to explore the stunning natural beauty of Thailand? ✨ If you're a nature lover like me, you're in for a treat. This travel guide is designed to help you discover the national parks of Thailand, with hiking & trekking trails for all levels - from beginners to seasoned hikers. Get ready to immerse yourself in picturesque spots & uncover hidden gems as you explore Thailand's natural wonders. Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk in the woods or a challenging mountain trek, there's something for everyone in this guide.
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🇹🇭 Thailand for Halal Foodies 🍽️
If you're planning a trip to Thailand & looking for the best halal-friendly food options in town, then you're in for a real treat! I've personally curated this list of delicious halal food options in multiple cities in Thailand, especially the bustling Bangkok, just for you. As your fellow Muslim sister who has been to this beautiful country a couple of times, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find authentic & local halal-friendly food options in a new city. That's why I've put together this list of must-try halal-friendly food options, complete with personal tips, favourites, recommendations, useful phrases in Thai & ingredients to look out for to help you navigate the local food scene & have an unforgettable culinary adventure! Whether you're craving traditional local cuisines, international flavours, modern interpretations, hearty meals, snacks, desserts, coffee or tea, there's something for everyone on this list. From affordable street food to cosy cafes & higher-end restaurants for a special meal, I've got you covered. Grab your appetite & let's explore the best halal food options in Thailand together! 🗺️ Cities include: 📍 Bangkok 📍 Ayutthaya 📍 Chiang Mai 📍 Chiang Rai 📍 Koh Samui 📍 Krabi 📍 Pattani 📍 Phuket 📍 Songkhla 📍 Surat Thani 📢 More cities & halal-friendly spots to be added — save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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🇹🇭 Thailand for Halal Foodies 🍽️
If you're planning a trip to Thailand & looking for the best halal-friendly food options in town, then you're in for a real treat! I've personally curated this list of delicious halal food options in multiple cities in Thailand, especially the bustling Bangkok, just for you. As your fellow Muslim sister who has been to this beautiful country a couple of times, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to find authentic & local halal-friendly food options in a new city. That's why I've put together this list of must-try halal-friendly food options, complete with personal tips, favourites, recommendations, useful phrases in Thai & ingredients to look out for to help you navigate the local food scene & have an unforgettable culinary adventure! Whether you're craving traditional local cuisines, international flavours, modern interpretations, hearty meals, snacks, desserts, coffee or tea, there's something for everyone on this list. From affordable street food to cosy cafes & higher-end restaurants for a special meal, I've got you covered. Grab your appetite & let's explore the best halal food options in Thailand together! 🗺️ Cities include: 📍 Bangkok 📍 Ayutthaya 📍 Chiang Mai 📍 Chiang Rai 📍 Koh Samui 📍 Krabi 📍 Pattani 📍 Phuket 📍 Songkhla 📍 Surat Thani 📢 More cities & halal-friendly spots to be added — save this guide, subscribe to my profile & stay tuned! ✨
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🇹🇭 Thailand for Nature Lovers 🌳
Are you ready to explore the stunning natural beauty of Thailand? ✨ If you're a nature lover like me, you're in for a treat. This travel guide is designed to help you discover the national parks of Thailand, with hiking & trekking trails for all levels - from beginners to seasoned hikers. Get ready to immerse yourself in picturesque spots & uncover hidden gems as you explore Thailand's natural wonders. Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk in the woods or a challenging mountain trek, there's something for everyone in this guide.
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👋🏼 Hi! I'm Rai, from the sunny shores of Singapore. 🇸🇬 🚀 As a solo female traveller & photographer, I'm always on the lookout for an adventure with an open heart. I love seeking out unique & authentic experiences, taking in beautiful landscapes, immersing myself in the culture of the local communities & supporting small, local businesses. I'm here to share the places & experiences I've come across in my journeys with you. If you’re a curious explorer like myself, you’re in for a treat! 🗺️ In these guides, I'll uncover hidden gems, undiscovered picturesque spots, off-the-beaten-track adventures, hole-in-the-wall establishments & experiences run by locals, as well as personal recommendations from my local friends and family members. If you're after tourist traps or popular places that have gone viral on Instagram or Tik Tok, sorry, you gotta look elsewhere. 🤪 🍽️ As a lactose-intolerant Muslim with food allergies, the struggle is real. That's why I created food guides that specialise in Halal food & cater to a variety of dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free, food allergies & more. With my guides, you'll have a list of delicious meals & drinks at your fingertips, so you can explore the world without worrying about what to eat. ✨ We all know that there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to travelling. My guides are designed to help you choose your own adventure based on your individual travel style, preferences & restrictions. I'm all about making them flexible, inclusive, accessible & affordable for everyone. So, mix & match them to create your own unique experience! 💞 I hope you find these guides useful. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
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