If you have been thinking of taking a trip to Thailand then knowing what to do when you get there can be very helpful as opposed to just showing up and winging it. Traveling alone requires come creativity. You do after all want to get the most out of the experience.

First things first, if you are planning to make this trip for the first time it is a pretty good idea to brush up on the local laws and culture. There are some places that something may be completely normal to us and be a sign of outright disrespect in another region. A guide book like Lonely Planet is ideal for this. Some mild language skills could help as well. A GPS isn’t a bad idea either for your rental car.

Bangkok

Now that you are all set, let’s go over some local hot spots for the solo traveler.  Many couple and single travelers want to see some of the famous bar scenes. In Bangkok, Patpong is very seedy and should be avoided due the volume of scams. Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy are interesting to wonder through ad both very safe, and are designated police safety zones now. These are actually a very fun and engaging places. The locals are nice, and there are a lot of activities waiting for you there. It is a great place to explore, and meeting others is very easy.

GPS Assistant 

A GPS Navigation system can help you find all of the local points of interest that are good for you. Most smart phones have this function already. This is the easiest way to find the spots that you are sure to love, and remember, while meeting others use your good judgment. While most people are honest and upstanding individuals that are excited to see you there will be some who are of the shady sorts. Like anywhere else it always pays to be cautious when visiting Thailand.


Phuket

Lodging for one is normally easy to find, and the nightlife in Thailand is fantastic, use your travel guide to find beach bungalows from $15 a night near Phuket. They have an excellent social scene that you are going to love. There is a very diverse crowd there, and you are going to run into a lot of really nice folks that will make you welcome. This is defiantly a trip you can take alone and still enjoy every minute of it. They have great weather, making the leisure day time activities just as enjoyable.

From the cuisine, to the shopping and the activities going on throughout the day there is no shortage of things you can do. Sightseeing in this culture rich and historic city is a lot of fun too.

With beautiful landscaping and amazing shows there will be so much to choose from that you won’t know where to begin. You can definitely make a full vacation out of it, and you will still want to come back to experience some things that you may have missed.

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John travels around Thailand writing about his adventures on the Gogo Florist site. He also is considered an expert on Thai native orchids and conducts design workshops for florist in Bangkok where he can be contaced on G+.