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1. Posted by Lauren2611 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


I am 21 years old and from Edinburgh and will be traveling to Bangkok in mid May.

I don't have any set plans at all as i have been told its best to just go with the flow!

Would be great to have some contacts when i land in Bangkok so just wondering if anyone will be around at that time?

I'm looking to stay in Thailand for as long as possible (3 months is max i believe!) can someone help me as to where i get the visa for this?

I'm also looking to go south to the islands and head over to Bali also!

Please get in touch, I'm really excited/scared!

Lauren xx

2. Posted by JosieH (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey Lauren, I have been to Thailand last year for just one week, but it was still amazing! We started from Bangkok to Koh Samet and chiang mai. It was a rush so didn't see much around. As you have so much time for Thailand, you can see almost anywhere you would like to see in this beautiful country. I am currently in China, and may go to the Philippines or even Thailand again later soon, are you interested in visiting china also?
feel free to contact me.:)

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa - this is known as a visa exemption. It’s not possible to extend your stay beyond the 30 days granted by the visa exemption.

If you plan to stay in Thailand for longer than 30 days, or you intend to work, you must get a visa before you travel. If you have entered Thailand on a visa, it’s possible to apply for an extension of stay but you must do this before your permission to stay expires.

If you overstay, you’ll be fined 500 baht per day up to a maximum of 20,000 baht. You also risk being held in detention, fined, deported at your own expense and black-listed from re-entering Thailand. The Thai authorities have stated that they will always enforce detention for overstays of more than 42 days.

The only legal way of getting a new visa, entry permit or extension of stay is from a Thai Embassy or Consulate, an Immigration Officer at a point of entry into Thailand or one of the Immigration Offices around the country. Visas issued by visa shops, travel agents or by any other means are likely to be illegal and lead to criminal proceedings.

If you have any queries about visas or entry requirements, check with the Royal Thai Embassy.

4. Posted by lia555 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lauren,

I am planning on going to Thailand in early june this year for a couple of weeks! Im 21 too and from New Zealand and am travelling alone as well! It would be awesome to know someone over there at that time! I am also wanting to go to the Full Moon party which is on the 12th June. I am scared as well haha of travelling alone and not knowing anyone, I was thinking of doing a contiki but have not decided yet! What are your plans in Thailand?

Keep in touch! x


5. Posted by Lauren2611 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lia!

Not set plans as of yet!

I should be arriving into Bangkok around the 25th May and just heading wherever i feel from there!

I will be making the full moon party in June as i think i miss the one in May because of when i arrive!

Would be great to go with someone - it looks amazing!!

Add me on Facebook and we can keep in touch?

Hi Josie!

Not really thought about China but have been looking into Bali for after Thailand! Have you ever been there?

Lauren xx