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50 Photos Sure to Give You Thailand Wanderlust

Back in 2015, Paige went on a three month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia while I stayed home working my day job in retail, where I frequently found myself daydreaming about traveling to countries I’d never visited. Thailand always fascinated me from the photos and stories Paige would share. I had Thailand Wanderlust. So, I felt so pumped up when Paige and I finally booked a one-way ticket to Bangkok for September 2017.

We originally planned to only spend a month in Thailand during our backpacking trip, but we both loved it so much that we ended up coming back to Thailand two more times before the end of 2017. There is just so much to love there – beautiful temples, incredible mountains and beaches, amazing people, and delicious food. If you ever find yourself planning a trip to Southeast Asia, Thailand has to be on your list. Here are some photos from some of my favorite experiences and memories from our time in Thailand that just might convince you to buy your own ticket there someday.

Saranrom City Park – Bangkok // Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho – Bangkok

Wat Pho – Bangkok

Wat Pho – Bangkok

Wat Pho – Bangkok

Swapping photos on our tuk-tuk street food adventure 

A woman and her jackfruit crop – Bangkok

The Pad Thai we learned to make in our Market Experience Cooking Class

Wat Ratchaburana – Bangkok // Temples Remains – Ayutthaya

Temple Remains – Ayutthaya

Temple Remains – Ayutthaya

The view from our room at D Hostel – Kanchancburi // Mountain view from D Hostel’s dock

 

Bronze Buddha at Wat Thipsukhontharam – Kanchanaburi

Dragon’s Face at Wat Ban Tham – Kanchanaburi //  Erawan Falls – Kanchanaburi

 

Erawan Falls – Kanchanaburi

A view from a bus in Kanchanaburi Province 

Wat Tham Khao Noi – Kanchanaburi

Wat Tham Khao Noi – Kanchanaburi

Greenery on a terra-cotta wall – Chiang Mai

White Temple – Chiang Rai

Man Playing his Hand-Made Guitar at a Local Market

Looking into Laos and Myanmar from Thailand

Wat Phuak Hong – Chiang Mai

Meditation bells at Wat Pahn Tao – Chiang Mai

Wachirathan Waterfall – Doi Inthanon National Park

Wachirathan Waterfall – Doi Inthanon National Park // Ang Ka Nature Trail – Doi Inthanon National Park 

The view from the King’s Pagoda – Doi Inthanon National Park

The King’s Pagoda – Doi Inthanon National Park

Queen’s Pagoda – Doi Inthanon National Park // A Trail Through Rice Fields – Doi Inthanon National Park

 

Pha Dok Siew Waterfall – Doi Inthanon 

Huay Kaew Waterfall – Chiang Mai

Sunset from PanPan Hostel’s Rooftop – Bangkok

Lumphini Park – Bangkok

Paige in Lumpini Park – Bangkok // MahaNakhon – Bangkok

 

The view of Koh Chang from the Ferry – Koh Chang

Our home for a night at Lazy Republic – Koh Chang

Kai Bae Viewpoint – Koh Chang // Bang Bao Lighthouse – Koh Chang // Sunset on the Beach – Koh Chang

 

Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway‘s Beach – Koh Chang

Kayakers at Sunset – Koh Chang

Paige Taking in the Sunset – Koh Chang

I Captured a Bit of the Milky Way Even with All the Light Pollution – Koh Chang

Mercure Hideaway‘s Beach – Koh Chang

I hope my photos inspired you to book a trip. Or at least gave you a dose of Thailand Wanderlust…

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    ostendnomadography
    January 11, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Really impressive photogallery! Yup, big chance that my first asia trip going to be Thailand:).

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you! I hope you get to Thailand soon! It’s pretty cool! So much to do and see!

  • Reply
    Dale
    January 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Great photos reflecting both people and places. Very special!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks, Dale. Matt did a great job capturing this beautiful country!

  • Reply
    france55
    January 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Great pics. I have been to Thailand – only one week in the north and loved it too.

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      It’s pretty magical isn’t it? Did you go to Pai?

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    Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle
    January 11, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Making a mental note to make Thailand my first SE Asian destination. This post certainly tickled my wanderlust fancy 😊

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      We’re very happy to hear that! I hope you get to make it to Thailand soon!

  • Reply
    Tara
    January 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

    You really packed a lot into your trip, and those photos are definitely swoon worthy! Waterfalls and temples are definitely where it’s at! I also love your shots of the Thai people doing their thing. My favorite is the man with the homemade guitar.

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      I think that’s one of my favorites as well. We even took a little snippet of video because he was singing. It was so beautiful! Compiling a video will be next! Thanks for checking out the photos!

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    Aditi Kapoor
    January 12, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    This is so incredible. Beautiful pictures that make me want to pack my bags for Thailand right away! I am bookmarking your post, it will definitely help me to cover lot of places in my next visit to Thailand. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo blog. 🙂

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you so much! If you ever want to know any other tips or ideas for Thailand feel free to shoot me an email! Thanks for checking out my post!

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    Grace Bachman
    January 13, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Wow these pictures are incredible! I’d love to take a Thai cooking class, that looks like such a delicious experience. Thailand is definitely top on my wishlist, and these pictures definitely have inspired major Thailand wanderlust.

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Grace! It was really wonderful – I highly recommend their cooking class! Thanks for letting me know it gave you some Thailand wanderlust! Xx

  • Reply
    aluxurytravelblog
    January 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Lovely shots, particularly the ones of the waterfalls. When I’m in Thailand next, I think I’m going to make a special effort to get out to the national parks. Looks beautiful.

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you! Kanchanaburi’s Erawan National Park was truly a highlight of our whole time in Thailand!

  • Reply
    Drew Robinson
    January 13, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Wow! Some really amazing photos here. We just got back from a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. We can’t wait to return to SE Asia for Thailand!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved Vietnam and Cambodia. Each country has its own feel; I think you’ll love Thailand when you make it there!

  • Reply
    Marissa
    January 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

    You certainly did give me wanderlust! There are so many places I want to visit to see the temples and waterfalls, including Ayutthaya. It’s so beautiful.

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks, Marissa. I’m glad we could instill a bit of Thai wanderlust! Ayutthaya was definitely a highlight of mine!

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    Tamara Elliott
    January 13, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Gorgeous shots! Besides the incredible beaches, I think the White Temple in Chaing Mai is at the top of my must-see list in Thailand. So many great spots!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much, Tamara! It’s definitely a gorgeous spot. I highly recommend getting up early to go there!

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    Shivani
    January 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, these shots are completely gorgeous!! I love the white temple, it’s completely picturesque!! The milky way picture is amazing, giving away the looks of Northern lights. Thailand is on my bucket list, and these pictures truly make me want to plan my trip to there soon <3 Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Shivani! It’s absolutely a gorgeous temple. I would highly recommend going to the White Temple in the morning! I agree that it looks a bit like the Northern Lights – that was the first thing I said when my husband took this!

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    Nano @ Travel With Nano B.
    January 15, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Paige, what a beautiful collection of photos. I definitely want to visit and explore Thailand before we leave Japan. xx

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 15, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Nano! I hope you get to explore it before leaving Japan!

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    Medha Verma
    January 15, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Oh as if I need any more reasons to visit Thailand! I love their temples, the waterfalls and even the beaches! I’ve been to Thailand once but I so regret not going to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, that white temple is unbelievably gorgeous! I loved Wat Pho and even other temples of Bangkok and the beaches of Krabi as well as Phi Phi were out of this world!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 15, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      It’s pretty wonderful isn’t it? I hope that you make it back to Thailand to see Chiang Mai and Chiang Mai soon. Just like I hope that I make it to Krabi + Phi Phil like you did! I hear they’re unreal!

  • Reply
    loisaltermark
    January 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Thailand has been on my bucket list for years and now you’ve given me 50 more reasons to want to visit! Your photos are stunning – it looks like such a beautiful place and the food looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 15, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Awe! Thank you so much Lois! I really appreciate that and I hope you make it there soon!

  • Reply
    Claudia Laroye
    January 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Your photo essay certainly sells Thailand as a gorgeous destination. Those meditation bells at Wat Pahn Tao are just beautiful. And the food looks sooooo good. Adding Thailand to my list!

    • Reply
      Paige Wunder
      January 15, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you very much, Claudia! Was Pahn Tao was just so beautiful, and you had better believe that the food was delicious! You’ll definitely have to go. Anyone can find something they love in Thailand, I think!

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