Thailand is an amazing country to visit. No matter what you’re headed there to do, there’ll be so much to see you’ll simply run out of time! As such, it’s best to plan your itinerary accordingly; if you’re going as a solo traveler, you’ll want to scout out the best cities for you. Here are just a few you should think about popping on the list. Spending time in a beachy paradise is always going to be fun, but let’s make sure you’re not missing out!
Phuket is very popular with solo travelers. Indeed, you’re likely to pick up quite a few solo traveling friends if you spend a few days here! You won’t find it hard to find a safe hotel to stay in, nor will you go far without finding a good spot to have breakfast. You can easily get on a bus to take you around the city or you can simply rent a car if you’d rather. And seeing as the island of Phuket is packed with local wildlife attractions, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in nature away from people without a problem.
The capital of Thailand, this is one of the best places for a solo traveler to explore. Book yourself into a 5-star Bangkok hotel in the center of the city and you won’t even need to go far to visit the other locations on this list either! The weekend market tends to be a friendly place and you can enrich yourself in a 2-day long tour of the country’s history. Plus, Bangkok is a big foodie hub, so you’ll be able to find some delicious local cuisine on every corner!
If you’d prefer a more laid-back environment to spend your time in, head to Chiang Mai as a solo traveler. Home to plenty of religious history and the Ping River, you won’t run out of things to do alone when you’re visiting. You can also easily book yourself into one of the many hostels, where you’re likely to run into like-minded people and make a few new friends to enjoy the trip with. Chiang Mai is simply a beautiful city that’s a little out of the way, and that’s great for anyone who wants to hike, eat, sleep, and enjoy Thailand in peace.
In Krabi, Ao Nang is one of the best places to stay if you’re a solo traveler. The people who live here are incredibly friendly to tourists and love to pass on tales of the area to anyone willing to listen. You can also get up close and personal with the Phi Phi Islands while you’re here, meaning you can witness some pretty spectacular views from the cracks and crevices of this cliff-front paradise!
If you want to travel alone through Thailand, you’re unlikely to run into much trouble as you go. Try out the areas mentioned above and take your time getting to know them.