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 spent a month there and visited again in 2014. Recently, I went through my Thailand photos from trips and picked out some of my favourites to share in this post. Hopefully, it will provide you with some travel inspiration for your upcoming trip or motivate you to plan a trip!
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Now for some Thailand photos!
My original plans were to only spend a few days in Bangkok to see my local friend Toshi aka DJ Ono. He convinced me to stay a bit longer so that I could celebrate Songkran or Thai New Year with him.
**To see more about my Songkran experience, click here.
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
In Koh Samui, I met a girl named Jenny at my guesthouse who was going to Ko Phi Phi. She asked me if I wanted to go with her and share accommodations. I said yes.
Koh Phi Phi was still recovering from the tsunami and much of the island had just reopened. It was fine but I did not love it. One thing I did love was the viewpoint there.
When we were on Phi Phi 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 longer in Koh Phi Phi but I was ready to leave. I was only in Krabi for a few days but I enjoyed it a lot and wished I stayed longer. If you are going to Krabi, visit the night market and do a day trip to Railay Beach.
Krabi Night Market eats
Here’s a photo from a Railay viewpoint
Read more: A Day Trip To Railay Beach
After Krabi, I headed to Phuket to get a bit of surfing in. When I was in Vietnam, I learned to surf and heard there were waves in Phuket. The waves were not that big but perfect for me as a beginner.
I based myself in Kata Beach and avoided most of Phuket due to its former bad rap. I have since returned to Phuket and I like it now. The local government has been cleaning up the area so it’s getting better. Bangla Road in Patong is still touristy though.
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. One of the things I wanted to do the most was to spend time with elephants. If you are looking to spend time with the elephants in Thailand 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.
Another thing I did in Chiang Mai was a cooking class with a visit to a local market. It was the start of the rainy season so I didn’t get a lot of great photos in Chiang Mai sadly.
Red curry chicken made by me!
Read more: Taking A Cooking Class In Thailand
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