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Any advice :) First time solo traveller.

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Any advice :) First time solo traveller.


I'm flying into Phuket in early Feb, leaving from Bangkok late March.

First time traveling solo (25 ur old female).

Any advice on where to go and what I should have on my 'can't miss it' list?!

I'm keen on staying as cheap as possible, really experiencing the culture and meeting people.

Beaches, hiking, adventure trips, volunteer work.

Where should I steer clear of?

Any info would be great, thank you!


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1. Re: Any advice :) First time solo traveller.

Hi there I'm flying to Thailand for the first time as well, in May for 2 weeks :(

Some things on my list are Chatuchak Markets, The Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Zip Lining on tree tops, Taking a boat canal tour. My budget is a bit more felixible as i will only be there for a short time. Oh and since your there during April you will be there for Songkran which is basically a huge water fight, i think its to celebrate the Buddhist new year.

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My advice would be read the FAQ on the right hand side of all the forum page that you're interest to visits. The FAQ is the mines of info thing to do and don't.

April 12-15th is Thai new year ( Songkran) this year the Songkran falls in the weekend that mean the Thais will have extra two days.

I would suggest you to book all accoms and transportation well in advance as that period , pre and post Songkran everything is mad house. Its the biggest holiday in Thailand the locals travel to visits family ( think xmas) and take a holidays. The government officials and banks will be closed ( money changer open).

Good luck

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