Thailand Travel: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2019


Google has spoken! By a wide margin, these were your favourite posts of 2019. (Planning ahead for 2020? Don’t miss the 2020 Koh Samui events calendar – hot off the press). Enjoy!

1. The Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Thailand

Strange but true … I packed so badly for my first trip to Thailand that my failure inspired this entire website and, later, The Koh Samui Guide.

2. What to Wear in Thailand?

‘What to wear in Thailand’ is answered with 2 quick questions. What’s appropriate in a modest country? And, what clothes suit Thailand’s hot, humid climate? It’s easy! Use this What to Wear in Thailand guide and the Thai dress code won’t be a problem.

3. How to Avoid Mosquitoes in Thailand

Are you coming to Thailand with the glum knowledge that you’re a walking mosquito magnet?
Mosquitoes in Thailand are a big question if you’re new to the tropics or coming with children. Protecting yourself is easy, once you know a few local tricks (and what to bring with you).

4. The Best Shoes to Wear in Thailand

Whether you’re coming to Thailand for a never-leave-the-resort beach vacation, city-sightseeing or a top-to-bottom exploration – at most, you need to pack just five pairs of shoes to wear in Thailand.

5. What to Pack for Thailand?

We’ve had that melt-down in front of an empty suitcase, too. Find out exactly what to pack for Thailand to quell the panic and make your departure as easy as possible. Ready? Go!

6. The Best Things to Buy in Thailand

Oh, you lucky pups. The female half of our duo shares the best things to buy in Thailand. Here’s a l-o-n-g list of ways to spend your money in Thailand. Ready? Wallets out!

7. When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Koh Samui?

Exactly what you need to know about Koh Samui’s weather, rain, clouds and climate– easily find out when is the best time for you to visit Koh Samui, using averages, anecdote … and at least two Jurassic Park references.

8. How to Transfer Flights at BKK (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport)

The hard part’s done – you’re finally off what might have been a very long plane ride to Thailand. Now it’s just a zippy flight of an hour or so to Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi or Chiang Mai. Your vacation is so close you can touch it! While the flight transfer process at BKK couldn’t be easier, the unknown can be daunting – especially when half your brain has disappeared with jet-lag.

9. Thirty-Eight Things to Do on Koh Samui

Good news: you’ll love this list whether you’re the laziest person alive, or an over-active member of the CrossFit cult.

10. Five Things You Should Never Do in Thailand

New country, new customs – so many ways you can embarrass yourself and others. So what are the most obvious do’s and don’ts in Thailand?

The Koh Samui Guide: Your Total Travel Guide to Koh Samui, Thaliand

By a wide margin, these were your favourite posts of 2019: (1) The Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Thailand, (2) What to Wear in Thailand?, (3) How to Avoid Mosquitoes in Thailand, (4) The Best Shoes to Wear in Thailand, (5) What to Pack for Thailand? and five more. Click through to read them all: https://www.kohsamuisunset.com/top-10-popular-posts-2019/ | #kohsamui #phuket #chiangmai #thailand #travel