Planning a budget for a backpacking trip in Thailand can be a bit daunting to begin with. Here’s some rough numbers of various travel necessities to help you figure out your own budget so you can decide how much money to take to Thailand.
Interested in backpacking in Thailand but not sure where to start? Here’s a quick run down of ideas of what to see and do while you’re in this spectacular country
A short list of personal recommendations for the best cheap hotels in Bangkok, located near the backpacker area of Khao San Road
Mark Wiens explains how you can still travel in Thailand on very little money, if you have time on your side, stay away from the tourist areas, do a little bit of research beforehand and keep a firm track of your daily finances
Need a packing list before you’re travelling to Thailand? Here’s some packing tips about what you can leave at home and what you should make sure you bring to the Land of Smiles
Thailand is famous for being hot and sunny, but it’s not year-round great weather. The rainy season affects different parts of the country at different times of the year, which means you need to plan ahead to make sure you don’t arrive when it’s pouring with rain!
If you bring your iPhone to Thailand, it’s fairly easy to buy a local SIM card and get super cheap internet access through your iPhone without costly data roaming fees
Here’s a blow by blow travel budget of what 4 weeks travelling in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia cost one British couple in May 2011 who were staying in 3 star hotels and using short-hop low cost carrier flights to move between countries (and within them).
Railay Bay is still one of Thailand’s most spectacular beaches, despite its increasingly popularity. Bangkok nightlife guru Sapphira describes why its her favourite place in Thailand to visit with practical info on how to get there and where to stay.
Retrace the accidentally debauched steps of the Wolfpack in Bangkok for yourself with Travel Happy’s Location Guide to The Hangover Part II
Sukhothai has a huge variety of ancient temples – here’s five that shouldn’t miss if you visit 3 Buddhas At Wat Phra Kaeo, Kamphaeng Phet
Wat Lan Khaud, the Temple Of A Million Beer Bottles, really does exist – a Thai Buddhist Temple built from 1.5 million empty beer bottles.
If you think McDonalds sells the same burgers and fries everywhere in the world, think again – here in Asia they’ve had to make some concessions to local tastes and come up with some peculiar fast food variations on Asian favourites
If you are hoping to find a bargain priced iPhone 5 in Thailand, you’re likely to be disappointed. Apple keeps firm control of global prices – Hong Kong and Singapore might be better places to look for savings
The tiny island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand is transforming from a backpacker scuba diving mecca into a bona fide beach destination. Luxury hotels and villas on Koh Tao used to be unheard of, but now there are several 5 Star options for those with cash to splash