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Why This Asian Country Is The Perfect Destination For Solo Travelers In 2024 

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A cultural metropolis filled with the aromas of street food, teeming with buzzing backpackers, and surrounded by beautiful surrounding islands, it’s easy to understand why this Asian country is an ideal destination for solo travelers for 2024.

And if all of that wasn’t enough, the affordable prices for those traveling alone are a huge win.

Woman in thailand

Though most travelers are drawn to the chaos of Thailand’s city centers, if you really take the time to explore the country in its entirety, there’s a lot more than meets the eye. So, why is it such a catch for the solo travelers out there?

After analyzing tickets sold throughout the year, 12Go reveals Thailand as one of the best places to visit in Asia during the winter. While there’s such diversity across the country, Chiang Mai and Bangkok are obvious standouts for solo travelers to visit.

And, of course, what’s a backpacker's first thought when they think of Thailand? Bangkok! Analyzing over 80 capital cities, Cotswold Outdoors shows Bangkok as one of the top destinations for backpackers – and for good reason.

bangkok city

A cultural shock to the system, this thriving city is a solo traveler's paradise.

With cheap food, a growing nomad community, and an extensive hostel system, it’s a great starting hub for those looking to explore more of this magical country.

With over 992 hostels throughout the city, there’s no shortage of choices for travelers. While accommodation selection is a huge draw for solo travelers, you know what’s even better? Affordable prices!

The average cost of transportation in the city is around $0.82 per journey – it’s hard to say no to that.

chiang mai

Wanting to meet others while solo traveling is top of the list for most (and often a cause for concern), but Thailand boasts friendly locals and an ever-growing expat community.

While cities probably seem like the best place to travel, one of the top rated spots for solo adventurers may surprise you..

Best known for its lively Full Moon parties, Thailand’s 5th biggest island draws hoards of solo travelers, nomads, and backpackers looking for a good time. 

Geological Formation In Phuket Island, Thailand, Southeast Asia

With its white sandy beaches, festivities, and thatched bungalows along the waterfront, the island of Koh Phangan is a paradise waiting to be explored – and being one of the best for solo travelers is an added bonus!

Of course, many places have something to offer different travelers, BUT, if you’re looking to venture to Asia solo in the New Year, Thailand’s culture and history are not to be missed. A destination for thrill-seekers, history buffs, and art lovers – you’ll see it all here.

thailand boats

From city to sea in a few days, you’ll be in awe of just how much you can see in one trip. Wander through cultural epicenters lined with gold-detailed buildings, sail along the incredible shores in traditional thatched boats, or eat your way along street markets. 

It's relatively easy to travel around Thailand as a solo traveler, depending on your mode of transportation, but the community of expats, nomads, wanderers, and fellow solo travelers is really what makes the country a top choice.

On every corner, you’re bound to meet a friendly face, and locals have become pretty accustomed to these adventure-seeking travelers, too.

If you make it a point to stay in hostels, visit nomad cafes, or join group tours, then you won’t be alone for too long in Thailand!

Bright beautiful Tropic landscape, Thailand, Koh Phangan Island, the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Lila Beach

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