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Thailand is always recommended for travel to the students world over not without any reason. It is known to be the cheapest places to travel. It is very beautiful to travel around. The beaches, the jungles, and the world famous cities are something that attracts a large number of tourists and students are no exception to it.

If you are a student wish to go backpacking in Thailand with your college friends, then we have the following travel guide for you.

Firstly, you should know the following basics about Thailand if you are planning to go backpacking in Thailand.

  • The native language spoken by the people there is Thai. If you have someone in your group who can understand or speak Thai then it will be a boon for you. Otherwise too, you will always find people who can communicate in English.
  • The currency used there is Thai Baht

Now we’ll tell you which places to visit when you go backpacking in Thailand.


This is the capital city of Thailand and most probably if you are backpacking in Thailand you’ll have to traverse across this city as it is the main transport hub of the country. Even if you do not plan to spend much time here, you will have to do so because all the major flight connectivity goes through this city. While you are in Thailand, you should spend at least a night or two partying on the Khao San Road. Cheap shopping is what all students go for. The markets of Bangkok are the best place to do so. The floating market – Amphawa is quite popular.

Chiang Mai

Famous for its Elephant Nature Park, this city is a must visit. It is a sanctuary dedicated exclusively to the elephants and that too which have been rescued from all over the Southeast Asia. You’ll come across a lot of temples while travelling through the city.

Chiang Dao

Going backpacking in Thailand and not visiting this place is something unacceptable. It is a mountain town secluded from other cities of Thailand. You can just hike around on the hills during the day time and relax in the natural surroundings in the night. The peaceful environment here will leave you awestruck.

Koh Chang

You’ll find this island as a paradise on earth if you are backpacking in Thailand. You can rent a shack around the ocean in just $3. Isn’t it amazing? Sunbathing on the beach is what the backpackers love the most here. After a relaxing day you can party hard during the night.


This town is known for its beautiful scenery. Not very far from the town of Chiang Mai, it is known to attract the largest number of backpackers in Thailand. If you too are backpacking in Thailand, you should just get into a relaxing guest house and spend a lazy day admiring the scenic beauty of this place.

As you go backpacking in Thailand get maximum information from the local travel agents and enjoy your trip.