Thailand is backpacker central and the most visited country in Southeast Asia. But that doesn’t mean it comes without issues. By many standards, Thailand is pretty safe for tourists.
In my experience, ten nights in Thailand will cost you about $2,450 USD (including flights) which works out to about $245 USD per night which is pretty good. Some people will think that’s a bit high, but flights will take up 1/3 of your budget.
If you’re looking to stay in Western hotels or expensive resorts, eat mostly Western food or in tourist areas, drink a lot, do a lot of tours, and fly a lot, you should budget 3,300–5,000 baht ($100–150 USD) per day . After that, the sky is the limit.
10 Places to Visit in Thailand as a Backpacker Bangkok. As Thailand’s capital and its largest city it’s very easy to get to and travel from. Chiang Mai. Being about 40 times smaller than Bangkok, Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest city in Thailand – crazy to think about! Chiang Rai. Pai. Khao Yai National Park. Koh Sok National Park. Koh Tao. Koh Phi Phi.
8 Things to Avoid in Thailand (and What to Do Instead) Places for backpackers to stay. Avoid : Khao San Road. Taking taxis. Avoid : Bargaining a flat rate with a taxi driver. Thai entertainment. Avoid : Ping Pong Shows. What to do in Pattaya. Avoid : Seedy areas of Pattaya. Shopping the markets. What to do in Phuket. Elephant tourist attractions. Tours and sightseeing.
What to Wear : Everyday Outfits DO : Short skirts and shorts are ok to wear . DON’T : Although short skirts and shorts are totally acceptable to wear , you shouldn’t be able to see your butt cheeks! DON’T : Wearing a spaghetti strap shirt and/or going barefoot are not appropriate choices.
1,000 baht a day is a lot more than the minimum wage (in the formal job market and way way more than up country) in Thailand. Few people would come Thailand to holiday as a poor Thai.
Well, it depends on your habits, but for us, 3,000 baht per day (average over the trip) well and truly covered us for meals, drinks, massages, tours and lots of shopping. Oh, and how much shopping you do too. And yes, you can easily halve that and still have a great time.
Online Prices Can range from 1000 – 1500 Baht Short time. Long time Add 500- 1000 Baht . The online method is also a great way to find a holiday Thai girlfriend for a few days or weeks at a time.
In general, Thailand is a safe country for travelers Thailand is rated the least dangerous country in Southeast Asia for travelers. There is a history of social unrest and violent conflicts in parts of the country, but crimes in tourist areas are super rare.
Thailand – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in Thailand due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Thailand due to COVID-19.
Top tips for finding cheap flights to Thailand. High season is considered to be January , November and December . The cheapest month to fly to Thailand is September .