Thailand Photos: 30 Photos From Thailand To Get You Inspired For Your Trip
A friend of mine is heading to Thailand and it got me thinking about when I was there on my round the world trip. I haven’t shared a lot about Thailand on my blog but I did spend a full month there and have visited again in 2014. I recently went through my Thailand photos from my round the world trip and picked out some of my favorites to share in this post. I hope that it will give you some inspiration for your upcoming travels or motivate you to go.
Now for some Thailand photos!
I was only planning to spend a few days in Bangkok to see my local friend Toshi. He’s convinced me to stay a bit longer to celebrate Songkran, Thai New Year.
Golden Boy – Visiting Wat Pho
A monk strolling through Wat Pho
MBK Centre – if you like shopping, head here!
After a week visiting with friends in Bangkok, I went south to Koh Samui. To cut down on travel time I found a cheap flight on Air Asia and flew to Surat Thani and then took a boat to Koh Samui. I went after a huge flood and island evacuation but when I went, the island was fine. It was quiet which was nice. I explored the area and added on a day trip to Angthong National Marine Park. I didn’t have a GoPro but looking back now I wish I did since I spent so much time around the water and could have taken even more Thailand photos!
Total Thailand vibes
Stopping at the National Park
The greenest lagoon ever
Stopping to do some kayaking
Watching a Muay Thai match in Koh Samui
Snacking on satay
Visiting Wat Plai Laem
Ko Phi Phi
After Koh Samui, I joined a girl I met named Jenny who I met in Koh Samui and headed to Ko Phi Phi. It was still recovering from the big tsunami and things had just reopened. I didn’t love it but I did love the viewpoint there. We also did a day trip to Maya Bay aka “The Beach” from the movie fame.
Love this view on Ko Phi Phi
A happy Round The World Girl
Going to Maya Bay
I was looking for Leonardo but he wasn’t there
After Ko Phi Phi, I went to Krabi alone. Jenny stayed but I was ready to leave. I was just here for a few days but I enjoyed it and wished I stayed longer. I would definitely go back. If you are going visit the night market and at the very least, do a day trip to Railay Beach.
Krabi Night Market eats
Here’s a photo from a Railay viewpoint
After Krabi, I headed to Phuket to get a bit of surfing in. I learned to surf in Vietnam with friends and heard that it is possible. The waves were still small which was perfect for me. I stayed near Kata Beach and avoided a lot of Phuket due to opinions of friends and people online. I have since returned to Phuket and I do like it. The local government has been cleaning up the area so it’s getting a bit better. You just have to avoid the touristy craziness of Patong.
Kata Beach in Phuket
More Kata Beach (I heard the beach chair rentals are gone!)
After Phuket, I took a cheap flight on Air Asia to Chiang Mai in the north. Everyone raves about it so I wanted to see what it was all about. I wanted to spend some time with elephants but sadly I was recommended an elephant experience by a traveler that I met that I can not recommend. I also took a cooking class and visited the local markets. It was the rainy season so I didn’t get a lot of great photos in Chiang Mai sadly.
**If you are looking to spend time with the elephants while traveling please be sure to look for an ethical experience. Sadly the camp that I went to does not treat the elephants humanely. I regret my experience now that I know better. I can recommend Elephant Nature Park after learning more.
Red curry chicken made by me!
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And that concludes my Thailand photos diary. What did you think of my Thailand photos?