Thailand Travel Guide: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to Save

Last Updated: January 04,2023

Where is Thailand?

Thailand is located at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula, wholly within the tropics, sharing borders with Myanmar to the north and northwest, Malaysia to the south, Cambodia and Lao PDR to the east. The Gulf of Thailand is in the south and Andaman Sea is to the Southwest. 

Why should we visit Thailand?

Thailand is also the travel hub of Southeast Asia. The famed beaches in the south, the mountain villages in the north, amazing food, lush jungles, gorgeous royal palaces, ornate temples, giant elephants, ancient ruins and friendly Thai people what more, it offers visa-free for most of western countries… all of those are welcoming you!

Planning your trip to Thailand [ More]

UME Travel is a local expert helping visitors shape their own ideas of their trip. We know deeply the best time to visit Thailand, where to go, what to do and we provide practical advices of choosing Thai islands, activities, finding accommodation and helping you understand the diverse culture of Thailand

When is the best time to visit Thailand?

Located in the tropics, Thailand is hot all year round. The best time to visit Thailand is in dry and cool season from November to January, followed by February and October

Where to go and what to see?

Thailand can be divided into three main regions for visitors: Bangkok in the Central Plains is a gateway; Northern Thailand is for elephants and culture; and the great beaches are in the south. A cultural trip in Thailand, you must head to the north of the country like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, etc. For a natural and adventure tour, Chiang Mai again is a very good choice. The islands in the south are amazing, the beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and the fantastic landscapes. It says that there is not a trip can be completed without spending some time in the islands. 

How long to stay in Thailand?

Holiday is valuable for most of people. We always consider the travel days before taking the vacation. If you want to see the whole Thailand, it must cost you 4 weeks however most people do not have some much time. UME Travel will give you professional travel advice according to your limited time. 

How to get to Thailand and get around?

There are many direct flights are operated between Bangkok and major cities in Europe and Oceania. Although there is not a direct flight from north America, it is quite easy and convenient to change flight in many of metropolis in Asia. 

To get around Thailand is easy and comfortable and there are lots of choice: flight, train, bus, tuk-tuk, ferry etc. 

What things to do in Thailand? [ More]

Go island hopping in Thailand

One of the most amazing things to do in Thailand is going out to explore the gorgeous islands. If you need some help deciding where to go, here are the best islands in Thailand.

Getting close to elephants in a natural and friendly way

Many people want to ride elephants in Thailand, which leads to numerous wild elephants being tamed to harmful riding in tourism. Maybe we can not change the tortured activities, but we can choose to be more natural and friendly way to contact them. At UME Travel, Elephant Sanctuary Thailand can be customized for you! No riding, no inhuman treatment. These ethical elephant sanctuaries allow elephants live in natural habitats. You will walk elephants through forests, witness their natural behaviors, feed and bathe them.

You might like to read: Best Thailand Elephant Sanctuary

Taking a cooking class in Thailand

Thai Cooking Class

  • An in-depth look into real Thai life

  • Wander around the market and learn to choose the best ingredients and Thai food materials  

  • Learn more about food culture in Thailand

  • Learn to cook and taste the delicious Thai food

You might like to read: Thai Cooking Class

Visit a floating market 

floating market

Floating markets are featured places recording daily life of Thai people which you will never see in any other countries in the world. Taking a boat around the original floating market in Bangkok crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers on their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. It will be a significant experience when you hop on a boat to get the real sense of the locals.

Get a Thai massage

Thai Massage

Thai massage consists of a unique blend of passive stretching, assisted yoga, and pressing movements. The procedure is often more energizing than other types of massage. Every city or small town in Thailand is guaranteed to have many massage parlors what more the prices are very cheap compared to what you have to pay in your country. Most of people who visit Thailand would put it in their to-do list.

Taking a street food tour

Thai Street Food

Take a street food tour is one of the best way to try Thai cuisine. The knowledgeable culinary guides from UME Travel will accompany and guide you to eat your way through Bangkok’s savories’ neighborhoods. Along the way, the guide will tell you the stories behind local eateries and their famous recipes and you will also learn the history, tradition and culture of the cuisine in Thailand.

Watch a Muay Thai fight

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport also called Thai boxing. Watching a  muay Thai fight during your trip to Thailand will be an exciting experience. Almost all major cities in Thailand will have a ring however the best flight are in Bangkok. You can even take Muay Thai lessons.

You might like to read: All Things You Need to Know about Muay Thai in Thailand

Get a Sak Yant Tattoo

Sak Yant Tattoo

Traditionally called 'Sak Yant' in Thai language, it is the Thai temple tattoo with a history over 2000 years. These tattoos are hand-etched onto the skin with ancient geometric designs mixed with prayers of Buddhist. People believe that the tattoo provide wearer magic powers with strength, health, lucks, and protection against evils.

Ride a tuk tuk 

tuk tuk

The tuk tuks probably is the best known indigenous transportation means in Thailand. Taking this open air 3-wheeled vehicle around the towns in Thailand to experience the exotic culture is pretty fun. UME travel provide tuk tuk tour for our customers

Enjoy a ladyboy show

Ladyboy Show

The ladyboy shows offer some of the finest night-time entertainment in Bangkok that are jam-packed with glam, glitz and humour. The performances are world-class and attract a lots of tourists every night. Bangkok's Calypso Cabaret Show at Asiatique is the one of the best gives you one of the heartfelt welcomes. 

Trekking in Thailand

Trekking in Thailand

No matter whether you are a first-timer or seasoned traveler, a trekking trip into the minority tribe around the hills in the north or in the jungles around the ocean in the south will bring you great opportunities to soak in beautiful nature and go deep into local life. 

Taking part in full moon party 

Full Moon Party

The legendary stories of the infamous Full Moon Party have been spread all world round. For those who love to go open-air nightclub, beach party, Full Moon Party is not to be missed. The massive party takes place on a stretch of beach on Koh Pha Ngan in Thailand. On the full moon night each month, thousands of people gather in the party from all around the world and dance and drink all night long. 

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