My first journey of the year was a three weeks trip around Thailand with my boyfriend. We decided to travel through the south of Thailand and roughly planned a route. However, our travel plan changed a little bit due to recommendations from other travellers that we have met on the road and depending on how we felt. My Thailand itinerary shows you all the places and destinations that I have explored during my trip through Thailand.
Our journey started in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Our urge to explore the city was so big that we immediately headed out after check-in despite our jet lag. Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, the Golden Mount and Chinatown were among the places that we visited. The other day we took a train to Ayuttahaya, which is located just outside of Bangkok, to explore old temples and ruins.
Next stop: Krabi! I heard only good things about this place, so that I was particularly excited to explore this beach gem. Krabi did not disappoint! We spent about six days there and you could easily stay a little longer. Our days were filled with relaxing at the beach, visiting beautiful islands, kayaking through caves and watching monkeys play around.
Phi Phi Island
Originally we planned to visit Koh Phi Phi only for a day trip from Krabi. However, after talking to some English travellers, we were convinced to stay on the island for a couple of days. This turned out to be a good decision. Koh Phi Phi is a beautiful small island with stunning beaches and an incredible view point that is totally worth the hike.
After a ferry and a bus ride we made it to Khao Lak, which was hit the hardest by the Tsunami in 2004. During our time in Khao Lak, we walked through the jungle in the Khao Lak Lam Ru Nationalpark, relaxed at the White Sand Beach, wandered around the Bang Niang market and visited the Similan Islands. The Similan Islands were without a doubt a highlight on my travels in Thailand.
We decided spontaneously to leave Khao Lak a day earlier and drive to Phuket, from where we would take a flight back to Bangkok. Phuket is a bit more touristy than the other places that we have visited. It is the biggest beach destination in Thailand, so that your experience depends highly on the area you stay in.
Finally, we were back in Bangkok again. This time we tried to take it easy and started our last days in Thailand by relaxing at the pool in the W Hotel. We also visited the Chatuchak weekend market that I absolutely loved. Later, we had some drinks in a roof top bar to top off our last night in Thailand.
Have you visited Thailand? What was on your Thailand itinerary?