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The Best Thailand Quotes & Thailand Instagram Captions
Here are my favorite quotes about Thailand, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous Thai authors!
Thailand Travel Quotes
Thailand was never a European colony, so even though the city is very Western on the surface, deep down it’s very Asian. It’s quite enigmatic, and I like that. I can’t get to the bottom of Bangkok, and I never will. -Lawrence Osborne
Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais. –Bernard Kalb
Thailand was built on compassion. -Bhumibol Adulyadej
Thailand stands at a crossroads. -Thaksin Shinawatra
The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach. -Martin Jacques
I wanted to see Thailand. So I went. And I had a good time. -F. Murray Abraham
Once I decided to move to Thailand, it changed all my life and my personality. -Jasmine Jazz
Some of the streets are, however, genuinely narrow. These same streets may not be filled with machine-g** fire and the dramatic screech of violins, but they overflow with the invisible and innumerable longings of the human heart. Love continues to minister here, but betrayal still wears its perfidious face, hatred hollows out the weak man’s breast, revenge pursues its self-defeating course; and the unfulfilled dreams of the multitude haunt the island like so many hungry ghosts. –
There is a life before and after the voyage, there is a life before and after Thailand. -Gregg Bkk
Meandering cows, tenacious bicyclers, belching taxis, rickshaws, fearless pedestrians, and the occasional mobile ‘cigarette and sweets’ stand all fought our taxi for room on the narrow two-lane road turned local byway. –
The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road. -Alex Garland
The crystal-clear water in Thailand offers the best swimming and snorkeling experience. -Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
As soon as she’d met him at the arrivals gate on his return from Thailand, lithe and brown and shaven-headed, she knew that there was no chance of a relationship between them. Too much had happened to him, too little had happened to her. -David Nicholls
I love Samui in the wee small hours. I especially love it on nights like this when the white moon stares down from the blackness like the pockmarked eye of a blind god. At such times, when the island’s bright signs have paled to grey and the broom of sleep has swept the revelers to their beds, my mind’s cynical crust cracks open a little, and some fanciful poetry leaks in. Then the dark hills appear to me as slumbering prehistoric leviathans, the clouds assume the air of restless ghosts and the moon-dusted sea murmurs in some long-forgotten tongue of the divine. -John Dolan
Funny Quotes about Thailand
Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions. –Todd Phillips
No need for Jesus and the Lord Buddha to fight. –
A man in Thailand was arrested with more than 10,000 pairs of stolen underwear. Legal experts are expecting a brief trial. -Jimmy Fallon
Everyone’s so nice in Thailand, and it’s a beautiful place – the temples, the culture. But everyone’s so nice that it’s almost inefficient. -Scot Armstrong
The craziest place I ever had s** was on a plane. I was on my way to Thailand. We got stuck in the bathroom and the stewardess wasn’t too impressed! -Anika Shay
Quotes about Thai Food
Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don’t be scared. They sell coconuts. -Bobby Lee
I landed in 1980 in Bangkok, and I stopped to eat ten times between the airport and the hotel. It was all lemongrass and ginger and chilies. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten
I know I’m back in Thailand…Not just Thailand, but Northern Thailand. Once known as the kingdom of a million rice fields, it’s a fertile, green, and gorgeous area, home of the ancient Latta people. Welcome to Chiang Mai Province, tucked up near the borders of Burma, China, Laos, India not too far away. All of them have left their mark on the food. -Anthony Bourdain
Food is almost certainly the best way to learn about Thailand. I was both overwhelmed by and obsessed with Thailand’s cuisine, but I also found food a way to improve my language skills, meet people, and learn about the culture. -Austin Bush
OH MY GOD! In Thailand, they’ve got the spiciest food I’ve ever had in my life! -Nick Carter
I love the food in Thailand because of the exotic spices they use. Their style of cooking is unique to their culture and always amazing. -Venus Williams
The first thing I do whenever I go to Thailand is seek out the closest restaurant or stall selling mango-and-sticky rice: it’s a little hillock of glutinous rice drenched in lashings of coconut milk and served with fresh mango. -Hanya Yanagihara
I can cook because my life depended on it when I lived in Thailand. Either I learnt cooking, or I learnt how it felt to starve. I chose cooking. -Akshay Kumar
The notion that before you even set out to go to Thailand, you say, ‘I’m not interested,’ or you’re unwilling to try things that people take so personally and are so proud of and so generous with, I don’t understand that, and I think it’s rude. You’re at Grandma’s house, you eat what Grandma serves you. -Anthony Bourdain
I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand. -Blake Lively
If Thailand is one of the best countries to eat in, in Chiang Mai it’s a particularly good city to find yourself hungry. – Anthony Bourdain
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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to Thailand
The Lonely Planet Thailand guidebook for your trip. I used a Kindle version during my time in Thailand. It’s hard to find guidebooks once you’re actually on the ground.
Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS, and general travel genie.
A Full-Sized Travel Towel for anyone taking advantage of Thailand’s beaches (or…hostels…). This is the best travel towel in the world, and you’ll need it if you are staying in hostels or anywhere that requires you to bring your towel.
A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for Bangkok because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day.
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Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!
Before you leave for Thailand make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging out in cities like X where tourists can easily become the targets of pickpockets.
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