Solo traveling is the most beautiful experience on the planet. It makes you more confident and believe me one learns more when he or she is alone. However, for women, this word has some more meaning. And Pickyoutrail is your answer to women. So, just tie your shoes and explore the country like never before!
Asia is incredibly vast and there are so many different destinations to explore. But at the heart of the continent is the quintessential Asian country of Thailand. Visited by over 16 million tourists every year, Thailand is every buzzing yet manages to retain its trademark culture. But what makes Thailand this popular? Be it the gleaming temples, tropical beaches, shopping streets, and delicious food, the country has so much to offer. You could enjoy a splash of all these without burning a hole in your pocket.
A destination which has so many attributes, will it be able to cater to a solo female traveler? Well, the answer is yes. But what does Thailand have to offer these a solo female traveler? Let’s check
Thanks to the cheaper prices, extensive connectivity, and stay options, Thailand is an excellent destination for backpackers. So, although you are traveling alone, you would still have a lot of company in the form of backpackers. It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends. Thailand is nicknamed the ‘Land of Smiles’. So, just imagine the nature of the people here. The locals are very kind-hearted and the warmth they exude when they smile is contagious and you will immediately feel light.
Now, this is a very important part. When other parts of the world are touted as the unsafe destination then how are women safe here. Though there is a huge influx of travelers every year, the crime against foreigners is very less. So, you don’t have to be conscious of your safety all the time. Embrace the freedom as it is everyone’s right. Thailand can be seen buzzing even during late nights. So, you do not have to worry about walking late into the nights. Not that walking alone is dangerous but you will feel more comfortable walking in the streets of Thailand. On top of this, catcalling and harassment in the public are non-existent.
Things to do in Thailand
Go on a temple expedition
The landscape of Thailand is filled with so many wonderful temples that missing out on them is huge. Start with the most sacred and the prominent temple of the Emerald Buddha. Officially known as Wat Phra Khew, the temple is home to the Emerald Buddha and is one of the most popular attractions in Thailand. Just behind Wah Phra Khew is another Buddhist masterpiece, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). The whole complex is stunning and you are guaranteed with a mesmerizing experience.
End your temple expedition with a visit to the Wat Arun. Strikingly beautiful under the blue sky, Wat Arun also comprises of a vast ground for you to stroll around.
Unwind with a relaxing Massage
Thailand is incredibly famous for the massages and it would be a crime not to try. Plus, the massages here are very cheap. So, you can easily get 3-4 massages done in a single day at the same price as in any other country. An hour-long massage is all it takes to rejuvenate from the weariness of exploring in Thailand.
Take a trip to Pai
Pai is often regarded as a spot for the hippies in Thailand. The destination has been witnessing a huge increase in the number of travelers visiting it and the numbers will only continue to rise. Set close to nature, Pai seems refreshingly fresh with hilly terrains and lush fields. And you know what is the best way to get around the winding roads of Pai? Rent a motorbike. When you are on the ride, catch a sunset from the Pai Canyon, soak in the hot springs, catch all the action at the Pai walking street, and savour the taste of the homemade cakes from the coffee shops.
Party till morning at Ko Pha Ngan
Thailand and full moon parties go hand-in-hand. If you are a party lover, then taking part in a full moon party at Hat Rin in the island of Ko Pha Ngan is highly recommended. Lasting till the morning, the parties thump with different genres of music that will keep you going forever.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Market
Comprising of over 15,000 stalls, Chatuchak is the world’s largest weekend market. Spread over 35 acres, a tour around the market is all you need to overcome your shopping woes. From jewelry to apparels to exotic pets, there are so many things on offer for you at the Chatuchak Market. Exhausted after all the shopping? Stop by one of the many street food stalls and satiate your appetite.
Make friends at the Elephant Nature Park
Thailand is also famous for its wildlife and one of the best places to understand more about this is Elephant Nature Park. More than just a park, the site is a nature reserve and a rehabilitation center where you can volunteer and understand more about elephants. At Elephant Nature Park, you can easily spend a day and apart from Elephants, there are so many other animals to spend your time as well.
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