Is Thailand Safe? How to travel safely with World Nomads.

How to stay on the right track, the right side of the law, the right side of the bar, the right side of the Tuk Tuk Mafia and the right side of drunk iguana handlers.

Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Thailand

  • Thailand is a pretty safe place - if you're sensible about it - but the thing that's most likely to get you in trouble is a rented motorbike. People keep falling off them!

    They're also the source of the number one myth about Thailand: You don't need a license to ride a motorbike. You do.
    Yeah, we know the guy at the rental shop said you don't, but honestly, you do.

    But what about bikes under 50cc, and are you covered if you are injured?

    All your 'scooters in Thailand' questions are answered here.

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    Author: Phil Sylvester

  • Mon, 4 May 2015 By , Travel Insights Editor Thailand

    What’s a Full Moon Party? A few young travellers (usually more than 20,000) will gather on a beach under a full moon and in front of a strip of bars pumping out dance music. Almost everyone gets wasted on weed, Ya Ba, mushrooms, XTC, or bucket drinks and dances till the sun comes up.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Most people walk away from the FMP having had a thoroughly good time, but bad stuff happens - quite often.

    Be one of the smart ones who's armed with the knowledge needed to stay safe with this "best full moon party review - ever!"

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  • Thu, 1 May 2014 By , Travel Insights Editor Thailand

    There's been an upsurge in political tension with the sacking of the Prime Minister. Travellers are advised of the increased likelihood of protests. In the past such protests have sometimes become violent.

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    Author: Phil Sylvester

  • Wed, 30 Apr 2014 By , Travel Insights Editor Thailand

    A warning to travellers in Thailand: Bangkok is bracing for a new round of protests and potential clashes after the Constitutional Court ordered the sacking of the Prime Minister and several cabinet ministers.

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    Author: Phil Sylvester

  • Generally speaking Thailand is one of the safest destinations in the world for women. The Thai's are friendly, helpful and non-confrontational. Mostly the safety issues for women are the same any traveller faces. Although there are a few special exceptions. Read this guide for women in Thailand to make sure you have a safe trip.

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    Author: Phil Sylvester

  • Thu, 2 Jul 2015 By , Travel Insights Editor Thailand

    Thailand is one of the most tolerant countries in Southeast Asia and has a thriving GLBT scene. The Buddhist belief in karma and reincarnation does make the society as a whole more tolerant of differences and very gay friendly.

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    Author: Phil Sylvester