We all know that Thailand is one of the perfect spots in Asia for someone who likes to experience cultural tourism, family holidays and backpackers. This only country that was never colonized by any European country in Southeast Asia is rich in cultures, friendly local people and stunning nature which we all should explore for at least once in a lifetime.
Be a part of Thailand’s community by exploring their unique diversity like a real Thai’s. Here is the list on how to travel like a local in Thailand
1. Speaks Basic Thai
Did you know that learning Thai is way easier than you think? Yes! There are no conjugations, inflections or any declensions making Thai language is uncomplicated.
Learn Thai from Local class in Thailand
Since Thailand attracts many long-stay-travelers, there are many language classes built concretely, for tourists.
For example, this Patong language school offers a Thai language course that will be thought by the instructor in English.
So, worry no more!
Learn Thai from an app
In this globalization era, travelling is not as intricate as before, you can now learn another language by only using your Smartphone!
Here’s a few recommendation of Thai language guide apps that you can download:
- Walen Thai – (free, avalaible on google play store)
- Learn Thai – (free, avalaible on google store and ios)
- iSpeak Thai Lite – (free, avalaible on ios)
Watch Thai’s movies
There are many Thai movies that you can watch to speak better Thai improve your Thai language skills. Thailand’s not only famous with their cultures, country’s view, foods and beaches but they are also well known by people across the world for their interesting movies especially horror.
2.Eat Thai’s Street Foods
Street food and sit down meal are run-of-the-mill in Thailand. If you are someone who is dauntless and love to try a new thing, you should try Thailand’s street food that you can find ANYWHERE while you are in Thailand. Thailand has many amazing popular food such as tom yam, paprika, pattaya fried rice and many more.
Be ready to see rare and uncommon foods that you can’t find in your local street market!
If you can’t find halal food in Thailand, click here for some recommendations.
3.Ride Thailand’s Motorbike Taxi
Thailand’s motorbike taxi is a very popular transportation among other transportations in Thailand. Local people use it every day, even to reach to their office. The fares start from 10 baht and good news, you can negotiate the price! Ride this motorbike like-a-local to get to your destination in a fastest way!
4.Stay In a Village instead of hotel
Experience Thai’s local cultures, traditional methods of preparation, belief and many more while you are in Thailand by staying at Thai’s village or a resort instead of a hotel. Thailand’s village offers a lot of cultural activities such as traditional dance, cooking Thai’s traditional food, and many more activities that you can experience it yourself! In other word, get ready to fall in love more with Thailand!
5.Shopping at Thai’s Night Market
Thai’s night market offers variety of stuff related to Thailand including foods, traditional music instruments, dress and many more. You’ll need at least 3 hours to discover half of the market. They are many public transports in Thailand to help you reach to the famous night markets around. Remember to show your negotiation skills here!
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