Planning a vacation in Thailand is pretty basic. After all, the country is geared towards tourism. You can expect to have your needs addressed beforehand without so much preparations. However, making the most of Thailand’s cultures, history, attractions, sceneries and whatnot may still require you to fix your schedule so you won’t miss out on the most important things on your first visit.
Decide before you book your flights and hotels.
Thailand’s culture and landscape offer a variety of attractions that is fit for all types of traveler – from backpacking adventurists to package holiday for groups or families and to the most experience of travelers among us. But all that could be spoiled if you would book your flight and hotel before choosing the places you would like to go to. That just takes away a lot of fun.
Instead, decide first which places you would like to visit and how long you will stay in each area. Only after then should you book your flights and decide on where you are staying. This guarantees that you will have a good time. We recommend BangkokAttractions “Top 10 Things To Do In Bangkok“.
Don’t stick with what the travel agencies tell you.
As with traveling in other countries, it is always best to allow the adventurer inside you to dictate the phase and the places you’ll visit. Sure, you might be familiar with Chang Mai, Phuket, and Bangkok but real Thailand experience happens in the smallest of village, and even in the remotest of islands. You would be surprised at the selection of places – excellent places – in the small villages of North Thailand. There are superb 5-star resorts and hotels in some of the forested mountains as well as hotels in hill tribe villages. If you are after the culture of Thailand, spending a night or two in the hill tribe villages could be a good decision.
Expect to have less decent accommodations, though. Unlike the hotels in the cities, accommodations in the outskirts of Thailand are more or less ethnic. You may have to share the shower and toilet with the locals. Of course, there are always those beautiful mountain resorts with first-class hotel accommodations.
Also, try visiting places where the tourist crowd doesn’t normally go. But try not to miss out on tourist spots because most of them are truly eye pleasers.
Don’t pass up on a guide.
Though this may cost you some, it is important that you get yourself a guide. For one, you may find it difficult conversing with the locals. Although English is spoken in Thailand’s modern cities, the countryside is still on its way to learning the language. You will need someone who can talk with the locals for you and to arrange your accommodations, your schedule and other things in between that can enhance your travel experience.
Research on the sights you want to see.
Thailand showcases plenty of glorious beaches and islands, modern cities and ancient temples. But what most tourist love with Thailand are the beautiful ancient cities that define the country as a kingdom.