If you’re reading this article, I’m assuming you’ve booked, or are interested in booking, a trip to Thailand.
If not, what are you waiting for?
With its stunning beaches, historic temples and charming locals, why wouldn’t you want to visit Thailand? Before visiting this beautiful country, brush up on all things Thailand with these podcasts.
Thailand is generally a very safe and welcoming country filled with friendly, hospitable people. However, as with any country, it’s always wise to get acquainted with the most common dangers, scams, and unusual laws that could give an unsuspecting tourist a nasty surprise. This podcast will help you avoid the most common pitfalls and stay safe on your trip.
Learning some of the languages before visiting somewhere new is part of the fun, so check out this podcast to equip yourself with some basic Thai before your trip. If you want to get a more in-depth understanding of Thai, this series promises that it can help you master all aspects of Thai within a few months through its 800-strong catalogue of podcasts.
Hosts Greg and Ed share their insight into ex-pat life in Bangkok. From the wonderful to the mysterious to the unbelievable, this podcast covers everything you should expect if you visit Thailand’s bustling capital, with rants, stories and conversations on all aspects of life in one of Asia’s craziest cities.
Gzone Tour and Travel, a local travel agency based in gorgeous Phuket, have created this podcast series to provide general information and suggestions for travelling to the island, though they really don’t need to – the clear turquoise waters and velvet-soft sand sell themselves. Still, for knowledge from those in the know, check out this podcast.
The creator of this podcast has won multiple awards for his blog, and deservedly so. Dan, who works and lives in Thailand with his young family, uses his podcast to cover topics like travelling in Thailand and life as an ex-pat, with a particular focus on Thai sport.
Who could offer a more well-informed podcast than the Tourism Authority of Thailand themselves? In this series, representatives from the New York and Los Angeles offices offer insider tips into what to eat, where to visit, what to see, and so much more.
This is another podcast that provides a fascinating and authentic look into life in Thailand, particularly Bangkok, from an expat’s perspective. Revealing an unseen side of the country, this podcast offers interviews and insights into lesser-known aspects of Thailand, including gritty and sometimes astonishing accounts.
Essential tips and tricks for the uninitiated to make the most of your time in Thailand. Food, festivals and, more recently, the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic are all covered in this all-encompassing series.
If you have a penchant for politics, these ones are for you. Analysand is a dual Thai/English language podcast developed by Din Deng, a collective of writers and thinkers that cover topics relevant to Thailand and the surrounding region, that discusses Thai history and politics through an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist lens. Regardless of your position on the political spectrum, this podcast provides a fascinating perspective on the issues faced by Thailand in the present day.
For a fascinating look into all aspects of life in “the Land of Smiles,” give this podcast a listen. A really broad range of subjects, including family life, nature and healthcare, are discussed. Wherever in Thailand, you’re planning to visit, this podcast probably has an episode for you. For those of you who are interested in island-hopping, this series includes a mini-series that is focused on six different regions, each with its own different charm but all worth visiting.
Thailand is a fantastic destination with so much to offer and something to delight every kind of traveller. Have a listen to some of these podcasts and get excited to see what Thailand has to offer. If you haven’t booked a trip already, I can almost guarantee you’ll be reaching for your passport and making plans to experience first-hand all the beauty and culture that Thailand has to offer.
Christina Lee is a travel writer at Oxessays.com service.