GuideToAccess Travel Guide to Thailand
Thinking of a vibrant place to go on a holiday? Put Thailand on your travel bucket list!
Thailand has a lot in store for tourists from all over the world. Home to distinctive cultural treasures, beautiful landscapes, well-preserved temples, sumptuous delicacies, and hospitable locals, this is a destination that you would not want to miss.
Although not all tourist attractions have wheelchair access, locals are always willing to help out.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport: An accessible gateway to vast opportunities
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Bangkok International Airport offers reasonable facilities and assistance for people with health conditions or impairments. It is the gateway to a lot of beautiful cities in Thailand such as Chiang Mai, home to marvellous ancient city walls and lively night outings or Phuket, where tremendous landscapes await. Take a domestic flight to the different regions and see where it will lead you. Thai airport personnel and locals alike are very hospitable and are always ready to help out.
Here is a list of disabled-friendly hotels in Thailand:
There are lots of Disabled Friendly Hotels around Thailand. You can choose from a room with a view of pristine waters or a suite with a calm and scenic vibe.
- Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit – accessible to the Phloen Chit Skytrain station, a good way to go around Bangkok with disabled-friendly services
- Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel – located at the heart of Bangkok, accessible to Pratunam Market wholesale market and CentralWorld shopping plaza.
- Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort – home to traditional dance entertainment and soothing spa services with a breathtaking riverside view.
- Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong – located at Phuket, overlooking crystalline waters of the Andaman Sea
- Rachamankha Boutique Hotel, Chiang Mai- located within the old walls of Chiang Mai, a getaway from the busy city
Indeed, Thailand is flourishing in terms of accessibility, both in tourist destinations and accommodations.
Some things to do in Thailand:
Make the most out of your trip by doing the following activities:
- Shop to your heart’s delight and indulge in good food at different Bangkok night markets, such as Rot Fai Market and Patpong Night Market
- Hire a boat and go on a canal tour. It may sound impossible, but it is doable!
- Visit the marvelous Grand Palace
- Go around the Chatuchak Weekend Market and try various Thai dishes such as Pad Thai and Tom Yum
- Experience the pristine underwater world of Pattaya and take a diving program with Disabled Divers International (DDI)
- Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a wheelchair-accessible museum and tourist attraction in Pattaya
- There are a few boats on the Chao Phraya river that are wheelchair-accessible
If you think that you will have a hard time going around Thailand because of the language barrier, it’s best to hire a tour guide. He will gladly show you around different places with a local’s point of view!
How do I get around Bangkok?
Taxis accessible to disabled people were launched by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority. Aside from that, big taxis and car rentals are available throughout the city. The Bangkok Metro (subway) also has lifts and wheelchair access in every station. However, the Bangkok SkyTrain only has a few wheelchair-friendly stations.
If you’re looking for a great trip that you will surely enjoy, then you must consider visiting Thailand. It will truly astonish you!
Thailand is a melting pot of culture that you shouldn’t miss. So, pack your bags and go on an adventure! The city awaits!
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