Thailand is an eternally popular hotspot, yet there are still areas to visit where the cost of living is very low. As a general guide avoid the most popular tourist resorts and head off the beaten track. Average daily cost per person: 2,122 Thai Baht or £55 ($66).
Past travelers have spent, in average £12 ($15) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Pad Thai (Stir-Fried Noodles), Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (Green Chicken Curry), Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry), Khao Phat or Khao Pad (Fried Rice) and Tom Kha Gai (Chicken in Coconut Soup).
You can easily spend a lot of money in Thailand, as there are expensive and luxurious resorts. However, if you’re looking at spending very little money you can. You’ll easily find dorms or guests house for as low as £3 a night.
The easiest way to not spend too much money in Thailand is to live like a local. Take the local buses, eat street food instead of standard restaurant food and visit less touristy cities and islands. There are many beautiful unspoiled areas. Our first tip is to book tours locally instead of online as you’ll get a cheaper rate.
– Take a cooking class – Learn how to cook delicious Thai food for a very reasonable amount (usually £5 to £10)
– Dive near the islands – Thailand is a great place to dive! You’ll see here beautiful corals and tropical fish.
– Watch Thai boxing – There are lots of places where you can watch muyai thai boxing. It’s free at the MBK Shopping Mall in Bangkok! You can also watch in stadium such as Lumpinee Stadium or Channel 7 Stadium.
– Explore majestic temples – There is an incredible amount of temples to visit and many are free. If you go to Bangkok, stop by the Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat, Wat Pathum Wanaram and the Wat Intharawihan temples.
– Visit local markets – You can buy silk for a bargain in Thailand. Silks scarves don;t cost more than £2 here.
– Explore local beaches – No need to go to the most popular beaches to enjoy the beauty of Thailand. There are also many beautiful beaches where tourists don’t flock such as Koh Talu, Koh Kood and Kho Mak. They are located on beautiful islands asking to be explored.
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