1. Be aware of your surroundings.
Large crowds and congested streets can create confusion for travelers. Be sure to keep your valuables close to your body, carry as little cash as possible, and separate your credit card from your wallet. Using these tips can help reduce your chance of becoming a pickpocket victim.
2. Use caution during storms.
Heavy rains are a common occurrence in Thailand especially during the rainy season between May and October. Rains can result in flooding, making roads impassable, ditches covered, and holes in sidewalks unnoticeable, which could result in serious accidents or injury. Try to wait for the storm to subside and flooding to recede before putting yourself in harm’s way.
3. Know your travel companions.
Travelers from all over the world flock to Thailand every year. It is inevitable that you will make connections with others along the way, but use caution when choosing to travel with them. While you have certain standards of safety set for yourself, others may not, and this can jeopardize your health and safety while in Thailand.
4. Know the local laws.
Drug laws in Thailand are particularly severe. Although people may lead you to believe otherwise, drugs are illegal within the entire country, and foreigners are not exempt from raids and check-points.
5. Make use of the hotel safe.
When out exploring the city or lounging at the beach, leave behind your passport and majority of your cash in the hotel safe. In the event you are mugged or lose your wallet, you will be able to continue your trip without great interruption because you’ve protected your valuables and minimized your risk.