Welcome to Thailand

Thailand is one of the most incredible countries in the world.  Planning a trip out to this beautiful destination can sometimes be difficult though, because there is SO much to see and do.  I’m here to help.  I’ve spent a decent amount of time living, working, and traveling through Thailand, and want to make your trip planning as smooth as possible.

This Is Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Thailand — told through Instagram.  

Everyone loves sharing their travel photos on Instagram, and if you manage to post your own versions of these amazing Instagram ideas, I guarantee you will have seen just about everything Thailand has to offer!  Enjoy!  You might not have the best camera for travel, but you can still get some beautiful shots all throughout Thailand.

Playing With Elephants

When you come to Thailand, it should a top priority to hang out and play with some elephants.  Just be careful where you choose to do this.  Find an ethical Elephant Sanctuary and make sure they are taken care of properly.  (Photo: @vodkapond)

Rooftop Dinner & Drinks in Bangkok

There are lots of incredible rooftop bars in Bangkok, and they provide the perfect place for some excellent photography!  Order a beer, enjoy the view, and start your night right in Bangkok. (Photo: @nodestinations)

Koh Tao Viewpoint

Definitely one of the most Instagram worthy spots in Thailand is this view point looking over Koh Nang Yuan off the coast of Koh Tao.  Such a beautiful spot, and only a 10 minute hike to get. (Photo: LifeBeforeWork)

Live and Love the #IslandLife on our #Thailand tours! #KohTaoViewpoint

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Scuba Diving Photo

Make sure you check out some of the best dive spots in Thailand, and capture some beautiful underwater life with an underwater camera!  (Photo: @Alessiazamparini )

Full Moon Party

Whether it’s your “scene” or not, no trip to Thailand would be 100% complete without experiencing the Full Moon Party at least once!  Koh Phangan is one of the craziest party islands in South-East Asia, and you have to experience the madness for yourself!  Traveling to Koh Phangan with Kids is also tons of fun, because there’s also a much quiter side to the island!  (Photo: LifeBeforeWork)

Double tap if you've experienced a Full Moon Party! #Lifebeforework

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The Container in Pai

Pai is absolutely incredible, and one of the best parts about traveling in Northern Thailand.  It’s become a popular destinations for budget backpackers, and there’s never a shortage of things to do in Pai.  If you find yourself in Pai, make sure you make your way over to the Container!

Straight up chillin at the container…

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Railey Beach

Railey Beach is absolutely gorgeous, and is also one of the best places to go rock climbing in Thailand.  You can easily spend a few days in this area.  Spend your days on the beach, island hopping, or rock climbing.  No matter what, you’ll fall in love with Railey & Ton Sai Bay.    (Photo:  Rodrigoduzsinski)

Maya Bay

The famous film location of the film “The Beach”, this stunning bay has made Koh Phi Phi one of the top tourist destinations in all of Thailand.  Visiting Maya Bay will leave you speechless, and one of the asbolute best things to do while on Koh Phi Phi.     (Photo:  mellohama)

Longtail Boats

The colorful decorations on the Longtail boats make them completely beautiful, and perfect for photographing.  Especially when paired with the natural landscape, beautiful waters, or a gorgeous sunset.    (Photo: AboutThailand)

Krabi

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Playing With Tigers

 It’s a popular debate in Thailand whether you should visit the Tiger Kingdom or not, but it’s also one of the more popular tourist attractions.  When planning your trip, make sure you do your research, and find an ethical organization you can go through.  You definitely don’t want to support the drugging of these beautiful animals.    (Photo: R_begley)

We survived the Tigers anyway ? #changmai #tigerkingdom

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 Buddahs & Temples

After your first day in Bangkok, you probably might be “templed out”.  You will have seen so many temples and buddahs, that you might not care to see any more, but a lot of them are absolutely stunning, and perfect to throw up on Instagram.    (Photo:  thailandinsider)

Songkran Water Festival

Celebrating the Thai New Year is one of the craziest experiences you can have in Thailand.  This three-day nationwide water fight is an insane party, and will definitely make you plan a trip back the following year.  Check out my Songkran 2015 Review!

Songkran was one of best experiences ive ever had in Asia

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Street Food Paradise

Who doesn’t like delicious meals that only cost $2-3…?  (Photo:  katiesjournal )

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Floating Market

The floating markets in Thailand are a really interesting sight that you need to see to believe.  Buy some souvenirs, fresh fruit, or just go to witness with your own two eyes.  (Photo: ThailandDLuxe)

Exploring Ayutthaya Temples

Ayutthaya is the perfect day trip from Bangkok.  There is a whole bunch of different temples to explore, and all of them are stunning!

Khao San Road

No visit to Bangkok would be complete without throwing up one Instagram from Khao San Road.  Your choice between the full road itself, the insect vendors, or even the Ron McDonald who is shown doing the “wai”.  (Photo: ThailandDLuxe)

Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

One of the most beautiful view points in all of the Thailand is making the brief hike up to the top of Koh Phi Phi.  It’s absolutely stunning, and provides the best photographic points in Thailand. (Photo: @omg_that_chick )

Island Hopping / Snorkeling Tour

Get yourself on an island hopping and snorkeling tour, and explore the beauty of this country.  Everything about it is perfect — the water temperature, the landscape, and the underwater life.  (Photo:  BangkokAirways )

Watching a Fireshow

Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao, and Koh Samui all have some really impressive fire-shows every night.  Don’t miss out!  (Photo: @bkbnbkk)

Fresh Coconut Lifestyle

Nothing beats a fresh coconut on a hot day in paradise.  (Photo: livingcookiesdream)

Long Neck Ladies

Interesting, beautiful, and all very friendly!  (Credit:  julchacha )

Loi Krathong Lantern Festival

Pictures don’t do this justice.  You have to experience a lantern festival at least once during your travels in Thailand.  Head up to Chiang Mai around the beginning of November.  It will be a spiritual experience!  (Photo: drewhopper )

Koh Tao Sunsets

Koh Tao boasts some of the absolute best sunsets in all of Thailand.  Grab yourself a Chang beer, listen to some music, and enjoy.  (Credit: @savrick)

Markets, Markets, Markets

Everywhere you go, there will be markets.  If you’re in Bangkok, make sure you check out the Chatuchak weekend markets when you’re there!  (Photo: ThailandDLuxe)

Tuk Tuk Rides

“TUK-TUK!?  YOU WANT TUK-TUK?”  (Photo: ThailandDLuxe)

White Temple in Chiang Rai

Quite possibly the most beautiful and photogenic temple in all of Thailand.  If you’re in Northern Thailand, don’t skip this marvelous place!   (Photo:  BangkokAirways )

 

If these amazing instagram photos don’t make you want to book a one-way ticket to Thailand, then I don’t know what will.

Have you been to Thailand?  What were you favorite Instagram spots? Let me know in the comments section and I can add them to the list!  

 If you want more pictures from Thailand, make sure you follow these Instagram accounts:

ThailandDLuxe // ThailandInsider // ThailandTexbook

TravelInThailand // Thailand.Addict // BangkokAirways

AboutThailand // LifeBeforeWork 

Thanks for reading!  If you’re planning a trip to Thailand anytime soon, feel free to contact me with any questions.  I’d be more than happy to help out anyway I can!

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6 replies
  1. Britt says:

    Thailand is one of my favourite countries!

    I’d definitely recommend Ko Lanta.

    In terms of ethical elephant sanctuaries you want to go for one that doesn’t allow elephant riding. Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai is the best.

    Also you should try and avoid the Tiger Temple for the same ethical reasons.

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  2. Jim says:

    Interesting that the author would advocate for ethical elephant sanctuaries, but include on the list a human petting zoo. The Karen tribes are Burmese refugees, not a circus side show, or zoo animals. They should be afforded the dignity to live their lives without exploitation, and tours that benefit monetarily from going to these places ought to be avoided.

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    • Dave says:

      Hey Jim, thanks for the comment. I’ve never been to the Karen tribes myself, I just have seen that a lot of people have gone. You do bring up a solid point though. I haven’t research the subject too much, but will definitely do that now. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

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