Thailand On A Budget: What To See, Do & Eat

Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, and countless Australians dream of visiting one day.

Thailand on a budget
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This tropical paradise has a little something for everyone, and if you are planning a holiday, it is essential to have a rough itinerary in place from the beginning to ensure you get the most from your trip. Other than the standard travel practices, such as getting credit card travel insurance, you want to get an idea of where to go and what to do each day on holiday.

You will be able to find something for everyone in Thailand, regardless of the type of traveller you are. This isn’t just a place to sprawl out on the beach in a tropical paradise, although putting some time aside to do just that is always advisable. Whether you want to have a creative culinary experience, a wild outdoor adventure, or leisurely historical tours, Thailand has it all.

Let’s take a look at some tips for travelling to Thailand on a budget to ensure you have the best time possible.

Preparation and Planning

This part of the holiday may be the least exciting, but it is essential to ensure you have a great time while away. You want to make sure you plan, not only for what you are doing while on holiday but also for your home while you are away. Make sure trustworthy friends or neighbours know where you are going, and have them take care of anything you can’t do while travelling. This will give you more peace of mind while you are away and allow you to relax and enjoy the experience fully.

Also, it pays to plan an itinerary for your holiday, even if it is just a basic one dictating where you are staying, travel times, and those necessities. Some people like to holiday on the edge of their seats, and that is okay too, you just need to have the basics covered first.

Outdoor Adventures

For those travellers who prefer to spend their days adventuring outdoors, you will have your work cut out for you when it comes to choosing exactly what to do. There are a myriad of options for the outdoor adventurer in Thailand. Water lovers will be enthralled with the variety of swimming spots, along with kayaking adventures in Krabi, and even a boat tour on the Chao Phraya River. Travellers who prefer the outdoors can also enjoy some rock climbing at Railay Beach, which is known for its beautiful views, as well as hundreds of different rock climbing spots that are suitable for people of all skill levels.

Historical Tours

One thing that Thailand has a lot of is history, and if that is something you like to soak up when on holiday, you certainly won’t be disappointed. These tours can be very popular, depending on your selection, so it pays to book in advance. The variety of tours available can be slightly overwhelming, as you can go from a short hour-long walking tour to boat and bus tours that last upwards of a week. Take the time to plan some tours that suit your interests, as there really is something to make everyone happy.

The planning phase of your vacation should include any of these tours you may be interested in, as you don’t want to wait until the last minute to join. Take the time to plan all of these things, as it will ensure you have a much smoother holiday.

Amazing Market Shopping

If shopping is at the top of the list for your holiday, you will be delighted to see what is available in Thailand. The number of markets around the country is astounding, with goods that will be hard to find anywhere else. Whether you visit the popular Market Bangkok, the Pantip Plaza Night Market, or the Chatuchak Weekend Market, there will always be opportunities to shop til you drop! Shopping is basically available 24/7, and it will be a paradise for those looking for unique buys.

Culinary Delights 

The food in this beautiful country is amazing, and you will have difficulty going anywhere without seeing some sort of food vendor or sit-down restaurant. You can get cuisine from all over the world, depending on where you choose to eat, but the local Thai food is always a winner. Restaurants like Cheaper and Better Street Food, Pad Thai Kratong Thong, and many others offer local culinary experiences that give you a taste of true Thailand. Not only is the food in Thailand delicious but it is also very affordable, especially at local markets

Get The Very Most From Your Thailand Adventures

Thailand has way too much to see and do for one small holiday. That is why there are so many tourists who make a point to come back on a regular basis. There really is something for everyone in this country, whether you just want to relax in a tropical paradise or spend your time doing outdoor adventures. Make sure to put a plan in place from the outset to ensure that you get the very most from your adventures in this spectacular country.

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