This article will serve as an excellent solo female travel guide for solo travel in Thailand, providing you with all of the information you’ll need to have a safe and enjoyable solo trip. Check out my top safety precautions, recommended activities, the best time to visit, and a fantastic packing list for Thailand right now!
Thailand has so many things to offer that every sort of traveler will like them, even if they return and seek something different from their trip. As a solo female traveler, here’s how to make the most of your trip to Thailand.
Solo Travel Security
Thailand is the most visited country in Southeast Asia, bringing in more than 60 billion USD annually from tourism. The Thai people welcome visitors as an important part of the economy. I found that even when visiting rural areas, people were friendly to me. The country strives to maintain its reputation as a friendly destination, even if the D’etat regime is overthrown!
That being said, scams are rampant, especially with the world’s alternative transportation systems. Before getting into a tuk-tuk or taxi, don’t be afraid to stop the price – and go where you take advantage of it.
But apart from the occasional scam, Thailand has a return and a happy past. This usually brings in a crazy party place, so it’s easy to get caught right now. Follow the usual precautions for drinking and do not get too drunk (or do not drink at all. Play it safe and you’ll be thankful for the next day, where you can spend the day on the rise instead of curing a hangover.
Buy travel insurance in case anything happens. As always, carry copies of your passport with you in peace.
Friendliness to Solo Travelers
Most brochures tout Thailand’s nickname, “Land of Smiles,” which was earned in part due to Thailand’s excellent marketing, but I also found it to be genuine in terms of the country’s friendliness. You’ll almost certainly encounter other free spirits in hostels who are up for a beach trip or a fantastic party. Pai, for example, is a refuge for travelers who can’t seem to leave.
Thailand’s friendly reputation is alive and well, thanks to events like the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan! Private hostel rooms are still reasonable if you’re past the Banana Pancake Trail throng and a good room costs around $10. Even more so, whether you want to hit the hot locations or stray off the beaten road, there are plenty of things to do as a lone traveller.
Continue reading to learn about both possibilities.
Things You Would Love Doing
Thailand isn’t simply for partygoers and beach loungers, contrary to common belief (though you can easily find plenty of them). If that’s more your pace, there are also off-the-beaten-path adventures. To make the most of your solitary trip, you can do anything from dancing with fire at a circus resort in Pai to attending a cooking class.
You can’t do everything, unfortunately. Knowing what to expect in the northern and southern regions will help you piece together a schedule with the perfect mix of touristy and non-touristy experiences.
The dense forests of Thailand’s northern region serve as a reminder that Thailand is more than just beaches and Bangkok. In the highlands surrounding Chiang Mai, there are numerous hiking options. Many sights, such as Doi Inthanon National Park, may be visited as day trips from the city.
It’s simple to travel off the beaten path during your time in nature to discover hidden jewels like Emerald Lake, which are generally undiscovered by tourists. Having an ethical elephant experience with rehabilitated elephants was one of my favourite ways to get in touch with nature in Thailand.