Thailand Journals

Planning One Month in Thailand

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A travel journal to Thailand by SeenThat

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Quote: Planning a one-month vacation in Thailand can be a happy nightmare. Mountains, beaches and the exciting Thai culture are all over-receptive to the casual visitor and might cause a slight hyperventilation while trying to decide from where to begin. One month in Thailand, there we go…

Planning One Month in Thailand

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Next to Mae Sai Photo, Myanmar, Asia
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Dividing the country in four areas and allotting a week to each would allow a fair visit, long enough to fall in love with the country and to allow a detailed planning of the next trip.Bangkok: it has the best deals for travelers in Southeast Asia, thus it is the natural center of a trip in the area. Many attractions are within a daytrip distance.Islands and coasts: turquoise waters, fine, yellow sand, blue skies and a few palms to balance the picture, can lead to a serious addiction; they are better kept for the end of the trip.North: the coldest version of Thailand, the north has many of the main cultural attractions and the mountainous areas. A round trip along it would allow seeing the main sights...Read More

Northern Thailand

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Old Sukhothai Photo, Sukhothai, Thailand
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Under the weeklong constraint to each area in a month long trip to Thailand, there isn't enough time to explore the north, hence a careful planning is essential. Chiang Mai, the million elephants' city, had turned into the million temples and guesthouses one, and is the perfect choice for landing in the north. Taking a night bus from Bangkok, the city can be reached just before dawn. The buses sold from Khaosan Road are not recommended, the free night offered sometimes in a guesthouse belonging to the same company is not reliable and many stories of thefts fro...Read More

Isaan: the Northeastern Lobe

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Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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A quick visit to the northeastern lobe in Thailand’s map means reaching two locations: Phimai and Nong Khai. Isaan has much more to offer, but the first is a unique wonder within Thailand and the second characterizes most of Isaan.Reaching PhimaiArriving at Phimai is easy, thus it is even more surprising that so few tourists reach it. From Bangkok’s Mo...Read More

The Beaches and Coasts of Thailand

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One week in Southern Thailand can be an impossible task to plan; the extensive coasts and islands would take months to explore, thus a painful choice must be taken. However, most of the area has been overdeveloped and the places resemble each other, hence a decision based upon geographical accessibility and closeness to Bangkok is the bes...Read More

Bangkok and Central Thailand

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Damnoen Saduak Photo, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
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Most visitors to South East Asia look for something different from their usual surroundings; thus, preaching for a visit to a cosmopolitan metropolis like Bangkok might be seen as an error. However, Thailand's capital managed to keep the gentle spirit of its inhabitants despite its exponential growth during the last century. International chains compete fiercely for a place in its crowded streets, but majestic pagodas in every corner and the peoples' smile...Read More