Thailand offers travellers a range of accommodations, food and entertainment. Some travellers will pay for unnecessary luxuries, but if you need budget travel tips for Thailand, we’re here to help.
Here are 4 ways to travel cheap to Thailand:
Food in Thailand is reasonable and affordable, but if you avoid tourist areas you can bring down the price even more. A couple of ways to eat more cheaply are to avoid dishes with a lot of meat, and stick to local street food, which is generally made up of noodles and curries.
Street carts that you find on the side of main roads of the bigger Thai cities are more expensive. Find smaller streets and you’ll find lower prices. This goes for purchasing your own produce and fruits from the market as well.
Always save by going to places where the locals eat. Another big bargain are local cafeteria style dining places.
Buddhist monasteries sometimes offer free accommodation, even if you are not a monk! You don’t have to be Buddhist to stay at a monastery, but you do have to abide by their rules.
Compared to the rest of the world, Thailand offers very reasonable guesthouse prices, even for a private room. The price of a room is based on a flat rate, so of course the price comes down if you share the room with others.
If you’re not worried about privacy or having a room to yourself, you can share a dorm room. You’ll save even more!
3. Transportation Within Thailand
It is best to get tickets directly from the transportation source instead of going through a travel agency.
For long distances, trains are the cheapest. There are different classes to travel in, with the 3rd class being the cheapest. You just have to be flexible and patient. Buses are the next cheapest, and there is a good bus network.
Another option to consider is a scooter, which can be pretty fun. It’s true that you have to pay for gas, but it isn’t that expensive.
4. Things to See and Do
You can take in Thai history and culture at Ayutthaya Historical Park. It’s a day trip from Bangkok, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It features the ruins of what was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam.
The Temples of Bangkok include Reclining Buddha, Emerald Buddha, and Wat Arun. Get to the temples early, before all of the tourists and enjoy the peace and quiet before it gets too hot.
Khao Sok National Park is for those explorers out there. It features a rainforest, with a jungle reserve that includes wildlife and waterfalls. It is best experienced with a tour guide.
The Chiang Mai Night Market hours are from about 6:00pm to 10:30pm, though that is not a hard and fast time. There is an excellent selection of goods to choose from, and in addition to shopping you can just soak up the atmosphere.
In Thailand you can have big fun for little money.