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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Thailand

More than 26 million tourists visited Thailand in 2013, so it’s clear that I don’t have much work to do in the area of encouraging people to go there. So instead I wanted today’s post, which showcases my favorite photos I’ve taken over the course of my 10 trips to Thailand, to let you in on the more personal reasons I love it so much.

If there’s one word that’s synonymous with “Thailand” in my mind, it’s “freedom.” My first visit to the Kingdom, after all, came just months after I moved to China to teach English; my second just weeks after I achieved location independence for the first time in my life. My third trip to Thailand, which occurred less than a year after my first, was by invitation, the first sign I saw that I might be able to eventually make a living solely from my travel blog.

My fourth trip to Thailand, in the fall of 2012, hosted the proudest moment of my life (flying my little sister to Thailand, her first transpacific journey). My fifth was a testament to my resilience after a brutal breakup and my sixth saw me once again invited to the Kingdom in an official capacity.

All of my subsequent trips to Thailand—I’m at 13, as of the end of 2015—have all cemented how much I love the Kingdom, and how impossible it is to ever tire of it. I’m not sure exactly when my fourteenth trip to Thailand will occur, but I hope you’ll join me in savoring these photos, and the freedom they convey, until then.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Theboywander June 3, 2014 at 1:43 am

Some awesome photo’s man, I’m even more excited to get there in July now!

bobby June 16, 2014 at 10:57 am

humm im not sure of this…title is not appropriate to me…sorry good try, got many better shot of thailand make me want to go 🙁

Suki F June 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I am
already going to Thailand, but now I can’t wait. My photos won’t be as good as
yours but I bet I’ll love it.

Robert Schrader June 17, 2014 at 6:37 am

You’re going to have such an amazing time!

Denise @eventjes June 21, 2014 at 2:30 am

I lived there for a year (working at a travel agency) and I still miss it sometimes. Especially the food! Also the places and islands I saw. And my wooden bungalow at the other side of the Chao Praya.

Robert Schrader June 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

Stop, you’re making me miss it more too!

Anna June 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

Can’t believe you went to Tiger Kingdom for taking pictures with the tigers. Horrible. So fucking horrible.

Robert Schrader June 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

I’m sorry you feel that way! We are all entitled to make our own decisions. I’m sure I could judge plenty of yours!

Denny Correll October 16, 2015 at 9:35 am

Robert, Love these pictures of Thailand. I was there 2 years ago and love it. I really want to go back. Still trying to check off all of the continents first. Looking at Morocco next.

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