Bangkok - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Getting off the beaten path is a must. Don't just go to Phuket. Before covid, I found most Thai beaches to be generally overrun and a bit generic. My favorite Thailand trips were driving road trips to small, lesser known mountain towns in the north, and of course, this is a perfect launching pad to visit all of SE Asia, which we did. Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia are all a short, direct flight away and you can just go for a long weekend because they are so close. South Korea and Japan are a bit further, but still pretty easy to reach. - Feb 2023

I'm honestly not a fan of the city of Bangkok, but the rest of Thailand is beautiful. Get out and see it. The beaches are beautiful. The jungle covered mountains are amazing. Get of out of the city!! - Jan 2023

Far too numerous to recount. Amazing food of all types. Numerous beach trips to islands and resorts, including splurging on ultra-luxurious ones. Exploring nooks and crannies and eating street food all over Bangkok and the rest of the country. Treks, hiking, and roadtrips up in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, with their own unique cultures, climate, and foods. Visiting the Golden Triangle and seeing the Mekong River. Hiking through Thailand's plentiful and beautiful national parks, including all the way up the seven-tiered waterfall in Kanchanaburi Province. Thailand is also a great hub for regional travel but we didn't do that because of COVID, so spent most of our time focused on domestic travel. If I spent another three years here I still wouldn't have time to hit everything on my bucket list. I truly am sad to be leaving Thailand. - May 2022

Travel is cheap and easy here. Walking and taking care of elephants, temple viewing, history, eating. We've loved everything about our time here. - Aug 2019

Chiang Mai (tea plantation, night markets are great), Bali, and Phuket (John Gray's sea canoe). Vietnam is also great. Most countries are about a 2 hour flight and flights are not expensive. Enjoy the Chatuchak weekend market but prepare to bargain and sweat a lot. - Jun 2018

Regional travel throughout Southeast Asia is easy and cheap, Northern Thailand and the beaches are awesome, easy to get away for the weekend. We love Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, much to see. - Apr 2017

Great travel options around the region. We've been all over Thailand and to various countries around the periphery. The food options are excellent. - Nov 2016

Heading to the north of Thailand, visiting temples, gorgeous beaches and never running out of a place I wanted to experience. The people are calm and amazing. - Aug 2015

Eating the local food, traveling around the country, spending time on the beach, enjoying the always busy nightlife, taking in the local culture, learning to be more patient and understanding, and never having to wear cold whether clothing. Oh, and of course the fantastic shopping - especially the "Weekend Market" and Terminal 21. - Aug 2014

The food, the beaches, the expat community is large and diverse and very social. The Thai smile (most of the times). - May 2014

Spending December in Chiang Mai--so beautiful and such perfect weather. - Oct 2013

Having an all-in-one domestic helper who speaks English and Thai. Weekend adventures to Hua Hin, Parks, and Krabi. The Wats are gorgeous in the city-you MUST walk to the top of Wat Saket and take in the view. Songkran Festival is amazing fun-thai's have a great sense of "sanuk" or fun, and celebrate almost everything. - Jul 2013

Playing with a baby elephant near Chiang Mai and scuba diving off Koh Tao. - Jun 2013

We have enjoyed becoming a part of our school community and meeting lots of terrific people. We have gone on amazing vacations -- lots of great snorkeling and beach time! - Jul 2012

Going to the beach, the luxurious and fairly inexpensive movies, wide variety of restaurants, large expat community. - Oct 2011

Food has been incredible to experience. You never stop learning and I enjoy finding new types of food regularly. Temples - Wat Arun at sunset always sticks in my mind. Ayuthaya is a great place to visit for temples in vast numbers. Golden Mount is an impressive temple with an equally impressive panorama over Bangkok. Beaches - More than you can shake a stick at. See the Lonely Planet - Aug 2011

Snorkeling clear waters near Phuket, street food in Bangkok, cooler weather in the hills near Chiang Mai - Jul 2011

As noted, travel opportunities have been spectacular. Our first leg in BKK was somewhat compromised by the civil unrest, whether it was just brewing or full blown. We joke that we know more of the region and the rest of Thailand than we do downtown Bangkok. - Feb 2011

Jaunts to the beaches on Air Asia, visiting Buddhist and occasional Hindu temples, and learning about Thai culture and history. Getting to know Thai people. - May 2010

I visited the Leaning Buddha, the Emerald Buddha, the National Museum, and the Grand Palace. - Apr 2010

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