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5 tips to enjoy your trip to Thailand [infographic]

Here are a few tips on how to enjoy your time in Thailand! Print, safe, share & enjoy your time in the land of smiles!

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Sascha Funk

Founder / Editor at My-Thai.org
Sascha is the publisher of my-thai.org and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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  • Watsakorn Kaewsaard

    Great tips for any traveler who will be having a trip to Thailand. Differences in cultures could either be a mood dropping or a great way to step out of your comfort zone. As one of the exchange student who has been faced with cultural differences before, I would strongly recommend to a foreign traveler to embrace yourself and step out of your comfort zone, and it will result in an astonishing Thailand trip .

  • Good advice. If people would stop comparing their travel destinations with their homes they most certainly would enjoy their trips more.

  • Ginni Kiatfuengfoo

    From my expericnce, As I have been an exchange student in europe for a year, so there was one of my friend came to visit me here in Thailand like a month ago and stay with our family in our house. She was very excited at the first few days and seemed to be very enjoy, but after that, she might got some cultural shock that started to make her complain many things about Thai culture, for example how we behave, our food and etc. and not even try to learn and understand. I was very upset and disappointed but the show must go on! We try our best to impress her as much as possible. I have learned many things from this experience to always be open minded to learn another culture that different from ours and also want to recommend people who want to come to Thailand to be prepared and open you mind to our amazing country!

  • Good point. One always have to keep an open mind. After all, what’s the point of traveling abroad if I expect to see the same things that I see (and eat) at home? Thanks for your comment!

  • Warisa Yuktanantana

    This is awesome for the foreigner that want to come and visit Thailand. When someone wants to visit others country, they have to be open mind and understand their local’s behavior. I knew a friend from the United States, he came to Thailand and visited my family. He is travelling a lot in his life. He accepts and understands cultures of others. He also respects the rules of those places. That is the reason why he looks so much happy while he was travelling to others places. To be open-minded is the important things and always prepare for unfortunate events that you might face.

  • Wise words! :)

  • Benjapol Juntharee

    As a Thai person I would say this are some good tips for having a good time in our country. One thing I want to add is let the technology help you. Some app such as translating or GPS on your mobile phone will help you a lot because we are Thai, and not all of Thai people can speak English, so it will be nice if you let the technology help you.

  • Natcha Lohasawad

    Good advices for the foreigners who will have a trip in Thailand. I really agree to be open minded since the real world is not the same to what we have imagined. So be aware of any situations that could happen and be open minded to the different culture will probably make you enjoy the trip more.

  • Kimkreme Asawa

    I think that this is so useful for those who interesting to travel in Thailand. This can be one of the best suggestion for foreigners but it would be great if it add some interesting activity that they should do if they have a chance to come or maybe some street food that they should eat would be a great suggestion or tips for them.

  • Thx for the comment. Suggestions in regards to tips etc are in other posts here as we didn’t want it to be more than just 5 tips. Good suggestion though ofc!

  • Opal Tresukosol

    This article gave a great advice for the foreigner who wants to travel in Thailand. Be open minded is one of the most important things to do no matter where you go because there are differences in every society, culture and lifestyle are not the same, so be open minded will absolutely make you enjoy the trip more than you always do.

  • May Chiranakorn

    This infographic is extremely beneficial for travelers! As the fact that we are all different not only in culture but also physical condition as well, those suggestions are literally true. They should adapt themselves from unfamiliar thing that they have to face here. To further more, they should be open minded for everything and don’t be pessimistic. They should also realize that they have the different physical condition such as sensitive skin from sun burn that may cause skin cancer. Therefore, they should wear sunscreen to protect their skin and stay hydrated as well!

  • Um Ntrch

    These are all good advices for foreigner that are planning to come to Thailand. So they know what to prepare and what to expect and be ready for whatever that will come. But in my opinion, these tricks can apply to travelling anywhere, not only Thailand. And if people can do so then they can prepare themselves for their best holiday vacation yet!

  • Ling Kanyanat

    These are not only great tips for foreigners who visit Thailand but they are also great tips for anyone who is travelling abroad to any country. Although we usually visit other countries for a short period of time but because of how different the environment is, culture shock is something we might face. So, being open minded is definitely a must. Everyone sure wants to have a good time during their vacation so I think you have be ready to adapt and understand the changes around you at all times.

  • Peach Sawangcharoen

    I love this one and also agree with this. I think for this article, these 5 tips can be use it anywhere or any country in the world, not just only in Thailand. The first tip, don’t compare everything to ‘home’ is the most important thing that all the traveller need to have! Experience new things and accept all the differences might help you to have a great time when you travel :)

  • Jenny Philomena

    Hahaha! Love when you said that Beer doesn’t count as staying hydrated. 😂 Very helpful guide to having the best time in Thailand though! All of the above are very important, thai people are very welcoming and friendly but there are also some things you must keep in mind. For example, “sawasdee” and the hand gesture, or the phrase “mai pen rai,” it’s very impotant to familiarize yourself with such things before you actually come visit. It can become very confusing sometimes!😅

  • Jenny Philomena

    Hahaha! Love when you said that Beer doesn’t count as staying hydrated. 😂 Very helpful guide to having the best time in Thailand though! All of the above are very important, thai people are very welcoming and friendly but there are also some things you must keep in mind. For example, “sawasdee” and the hand gesture, or the phrase “mai pen rai,” it’s very impotant to familiarize yourself with such things before you actually come visit. It can become very confusing sometimes!😅

  • Catty Methayanunt

    First of all, I love the way you put all the important information into one picture with short paragraph. It’s very easy to read and remember! From my perspective, I think this article is really useful for foreigner who would like to visit Thailand, so they can prepare themselves and get ready to explore the new culture. Moreover, I think ‘be open minded’ is the main thing that all of the foreigners should concern while they are traveling to some new places away from their home-country because they would faced the new things, environment, culture and many more. Therefore, be open minded could make you enjoy your journey more.

  • Mai pen rai. Sabai sabai. Tuk Tuk my friend, Boom boom (ahem!), etc…maybe I should also post an infographic with the most common words for travelers ;-)

  • Word! That counts for every country. I saw you also mentioned something similar in your post about being an exchange student :)

  • Wise words! If only more travelers would see that too. I think especially all inclusive travelers often get upset when things aren’t ‘like home’ (food wise, for example).

  • Smart point! Thanks for raising that!

  • Fooh Phutha

    All suggestions and tips are good! I totally agree with all tips. If you follow those tips, I’m sure that you will have a wonderful time in Thailand. However, I think that the most important thing that you must be aware to yourself is ‘don’t compare everything to home’. You must know that every country has different cultures and livelihoods, so you must accept this things since the day that you decide to come here… Moreover, learning some important behaviours might be a great idea to have a perfect time with Thais.