Hi this is my first time travelling to thailand on my own....is it safe to be doind so on my own...i have a month there and i have bought the flight but dont know where to start from.... anyone travelling on their own ? would like to find some company over there...anyone interested
Thailand is a safe country. Once you are in Thailand, you will notice that there are quite a number or travellers travelling alone. It is a good place to meet people and exchanging travel plans or ideas. Head down to Khaosan Road where you will meet thousand of travellers there. Bangkok is a good place to start your journey before heading to other part of Thailand. Good Luck
Thailand is safe as long as you use common sense. The more touristy areas you head to (full moon party) the more likely you are to expose yourself to crime or violence. Be wary of other travelers too; many are cash strapped. Be careful being alone at night and bring your own padlock to secure your room at night. Generally you should be safe, but once here people get drunk and careless and end up in trouble. You dont have to be on guard 24-7 like in many asian countries in the region, but you should keep your wits about you regarding your valuables and your self and you should be fine.
Thanks for the info, really appreciate it
AirAsia gets you around Thailand cheap and quick. February is high season and it is better if you book some accommodation immediately as the best and cheapest places are gone already. Air conditioning is good as it gets quite hot there. AirAsia also goes to Hong Kong, Singapore, etc if you fancy some days elsewhere.
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Asiarooms is good for accommodation in Thailand. If you look, you'll quickly find company there, though it may turn out not to your liking. Otherwise, as said, it is safe for people on their own in Thailand.
Beware. February 14th is Chinese new Year. In some places, few shops will be closed. In others (like Singapore), most will be closed, for days. Also be careful of pick pockets. Lots about, especially in Bangkok. Do not accept a drink from a stranger, or leave one on a table for a few minutes.
Real safe! Safe that you won't get hurt or people won't try to kill you when you are walking down a street, but not too safe when it comes to money, you might get ripped off once in a while but it's all part of the fun.
I suggest you start in Bangkok, head off to the famous Khao San Road and from there you'll meet a lot of travelers, wanderers whom you can travel with. A month? You won't get to see much, as this country is just full of diversity and beauty. Exploring the country means you'd have to figure out what you want to see and experience as the south offers a different kind of life from the North.