Thailand Malaysia tour : islands hopping, from cities to cities
The Thailand Malaysia tour is one of the most panoramic tours of the Asian continent. Several Asian countries are linked to Malaysia. If you want to know more about these escapades, we invite you to consult our article malaysia tour.
Thailand Malaysia attracts millions of visitors every year. It is a unique journey to the heart of Southeast Asia. If you want to have a better idea about this circuit, this guide is for you.
Circuit Thailand Malaysia : which means of transport?
Several means of transport link Thailand Malaysia. The two most convenient means of transportation are :
I. By flight
The plane is one of the most convenient and popular means of transportation to make the Thailand Malaysia tour.
There are daily flights from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Several airlines serve both countries.
We recommend you to fly with AirAsia. It offers a reliable and inexpensive service.
The company serves Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia as well as Penang and Johor Bahru.
AirAsia is a low cost airline, there are other more expensive alternatives such as Malaysia Airlines or Thai Airways.
Both airlines offer a better connection.
II. By train
The train represents an excellent alternative to make the circuit between the two countries. A very good railway system links Thailand to Malaysia. There are daily trains from Bankgok to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling by train is a great opportunity to discover both countries. The best train to take is the International Express which connects Bangkok to Butterworth in northern Malaysia. The International Express leaves from Hualamphong Station and takes you to Butterworth Station. The trip takes a whole day, once in Butterworth, you can take a ferry to Penang Island in Malaysia.
You also have the choice to go down to Alor Setar to go to Langkawi Island. If you plan to go directly to Kuala Lumpur, you will have to take the connecting train. There is also another special train that connects the two destinations. The Eastern & Oriental Express is a very luxurious classic train that runs weekly through Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. A unique journey awaits you on the Eastern & Oriental.
Places to visit in Thailand
By making the circuit of Thailand Malaysia, you will be able to stop at several cities which will not leave you indifferent. Among the places to see in Thailand:
Bangkok is the country’s bustling capital and is popular for its tuk-tuk, khlong boats and street vendors serving delicious Thai food. Once in Bangkok, you can take a boat to Chinatown and explore the crowded streets of the capital. You can also discover the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Don’t hesitate to stroll through the tourist mecca of Khao San Road or to treat yourself to a Thai massage. Bangkok is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia.
The city of Sukhothai was created in the 13th century, it is located in a fertile plain. Sukhothai means the dawn of happiness. You will be able to visit the famous historical park classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this park celebrates the golden age of the country. We invite you to head to the historic ruins of old Sukhothai, they are nestled among beautiful lakes and gardens. The historic park contains the remains of 21 historic sites. They have impressive images of Buddha and four large ponds often filled with beautiful lotus flowers. The religious art and architecture of the Sukhothai era are considered the most classical of Thai styles.
III. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is one of the most popular cities for digital nomads. It is also the most animated city of the north of Thailand. Chiang Mai has several popular temples and a beautiful old town. Chiang Mai is known for its stunning beauty and the warmth of its people. Chiang Mai Course will give you the opportunity to discover many secrets of Thai cuisine. You will have the chance to learn the key ingredients and how to use them. We invite you to explore the famous temple complex of Doi Suthep.
IV. Khao Sok
The town of Khao Sok is located in the jungle, waterfalls, limestone cliffs and topped by a lake dotted with islands. For nature lovers, Khao Sok National Park is an excellent place. In Khao Sok you will have the opportunity to explore one of the oldest tropical forests in the world. We invite you to walk along the dirt paths that wind through the park. You will be able to admire the fauna, the rivers and the waterfalls. The flora of the park is of excellent quality, moreover you will have the opportunity to see the Rafflesia Kerrii, the largest flower in the world.
V. Ao Nang
You can stop at Ao Nang near the province of Krabi. Explore the village and try your hand at rubber tapping. You can also enjoy good food and discover the hospitality of the locals. Thailand is one of the three largest rubber producers in the world. You can try peeling the bark of the tree to create a path for the milky white latex. You can also discover the delicious secrets of southern Thai cuisine and enjoy a delicious dinner with the locals. Ao Nang is a wonderful opportunity to soak up some of the rituals of Thai culture.
Our favorite tour : from island to island
If you are more interested in beaches and islands, we recommend the island to island tour.
You can go from Malaysia to Thailand, or from Thailand to Malaysia.
In 2010, we did a tour from Thailand to Malaysia.
From Bangkok, we reached Phuket, by plane.
Then, after a few days, we left for Koh PhiPhi, by boat.
Then Kohlanta, and finally, Langkawi by boat.
From Langkawi, we took a plane to Kuala Lumpur.
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