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[[Image:Amylin-thai-pickup.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[amylin]] riding in the back of a hitched pick-up truck from [[Chiang Rai]] to the [[Laos]] border in [[Thailand]].]]
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[[File:Amylin-thai-pickup.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[amylin]] riding in the back of a hitched pick-up truck from [[Chiang Rai]] to the [[Laos]] border in [[Thailand]].]]
 
'''Thailand''' is a wonderful hitchhiking country - but you have to be persistent. People are not familiar with the concept of hitchhiking and they always want to drop you off at a bus station.
 
'''Thailand''' is a wonderful hitchhiking country - but you have to be persistent. People are not familiar with the concept of hitchhiking and they always want to drop you off at a bus station.
  
===National Parks===
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=== National Parks ===
 
* [[Khai Yai NP]]
 
* [[Khai Yai NP]]
  
===Cities===
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=== Cities ===
 
* [[Bangkok]]
 
* [[Bangkok]]
 
* [[Chiang Mai]], [[Chiang Rai]], [[Chon Buri]]
 
* [[Chiang Mai]], [[Chiang Rai]], [[Chon Buri]]
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In Thailand, 1st & second class buses often have air conditioning - way too cold and you have to watch B-class movies on the video screen. Hitching you don't have to freeze and you can get acquainted with locals and some foreigners too. They don't ask money for the rides but if a someone not so rich offers you a long ride, it would be polite to offer him a lunch if you can afford it.
 
In Thailand, 1st & second class buses often have air conditioning - way too cold and you have to watch B-class movies on the video screen. Hitching you don't have to freeze and you can get acquainted with locals and some foreigners too. They don't ask money for the rides but if a someone not so rich offers you a long ride, it would be polite to offer him a lunch if you can afford it.
  
However, 3rd class trains are really cheap (48 THB from [[Bangkok]] to [[Aranyaprathet]], which is 6 km from the [[Cambodia|Cambodian]] border), and it might be inconvenient to get to a good hitching spot when you're leaving [[Bangkok]].  
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However, 3rd class trains are really cheap (48 THB from [[Bangkok]] to [[Aranyaprathet]], which is 6 km from the [[Cambodia]]n border), and it might be inconvenient to get to a good hitching spot when you're leaving [[Bangkok]].  
 
Local buses are often great value too - and exciting if you're packed in with animals, bags & anything that will fit.
 
Local buses are often great value too - and exciting if you're packed in with animals, bags & anything that will fit.
  
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==Language==
 
==Language==
 
Thai is a language with 6 tones.-->
 
Thai is a language with 6 tones.-->
 
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{{IsIn|South-Eastern Asia}}
  
 
[[Category:Asia]]
 
[[Category:Asia]]
 
[[Category:Thailand|*]]
 
[[Category:Thailand|*]]
{{IsIn|South-Eastern Asia}}
 

Revision as of 21:05, 10 July 2009

Flag of Thailand Thailand
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Language: Thai
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 63,038,247
Currency: Baht (THB)
Hitchability:
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amylin riding in the back of a hitched pick-up truck from Chiang Rai to the Laos border in Thailand.

Thailand is a wonderful hitchhiking country - but you have to be persistent. People are not familiar with the concept of hitchhiking and they always want to drop you off at a bus station.

National Parks

Cities


In Thailand, 1st & second class buses often have air conditioning - way too cold and you have to watch B-class movies on the video screen. Hitching you don't have to freeze and you can get acquainted with locals and some foreigners too. They don't ask money for the rides but if a someone not so rich offers you a long ride, it would be polite to offer him a lunch if you can afford it.

However, 3rd class trains are really cheap (48 THB from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet, which is 6 km from the Cambodian border), and it might be inconvenient to get to a good hitching spot when you're leaving Bangkok. Local buses are often great value too - and exciting if you're packed in with animals, bags & anything that will fit.

There are lots of motorbikes in Thailand, who are happy to pick up hitchikers. Remember it can be difficult if you're wearing a backpack and always ask/signal/mime if they have a spare helmet.