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201 Exotic Quotes About Thailand

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Are you looking for some exotic quotes about Thailand? Then you have come to the right place! In this article I share with you my favourite quotes about Thailand, perfect for that presentation, Instagram post or essay! Are you ready to hear my favourite quotes about Thailand? Read on…

If you are writing about Thailand or sharing images of Thailand, you may well want to include some quotes about Thailand. Not sure which one to use? Read through my selection of quotes about Thailand and you will be spoilt for choice!

Best quotes about Thailand

Lets start off by looking at some of the very best quotes about Thailand:

“Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes. I would say a private paradise in the Caribbean. If you want culture and class, I would say Tuscany. If you want exotic, I would say Bangkok, Thailand.” ― Robin Leach

“Thailand was built on compassion and generosity, and that is what makes it unique.” ― King Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Thailand was never a European colony, so even though the city is very Western on the surface, deep down it’s very Asian. It’s quite enigmatic, and I like that. I can’t get to the bottom of Bangkok, and I never will.” ― Lawrence Osborne

“I wanted to see Thailand. So I went. And I had a good time.” ― F. Murray Abraham

“In Thailand, the spirit of hospitality is ingrained in the culture.” ― Anthony Bourdain

“Once I decided to move to Thailand, it changed all my life and my personality.” ― Jasmine Jazz

“To visit Thailand is to become entranced by its rich culture and serene landscapes.” ― Tahir Shah

“Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais.” ― Bernard Kalb

“The crystal-clear water in Thailand offers the best swimming and snorkelling experience.” ― Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

“Thailand has a uniqueness that is hard to find anywhere else in the world.” ― Saksit Pisalasupongs

“I particularly love the silk in Jakarta, the shoes in Tokyo and the amazing cloth from Thailand and Malaysia.” ― Leo Sayer

“Thailand is the land of smiles, and it’s not just because of the people. The land itself radiates a positive energy.” ― Tawni O’Dell

“If Thai citizens still hold this harmony in their hearts, there is hope that in whatever the situation, Thailand will surely get through it safely and with stability.” ―  Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Thailand is a place where the past is always present, and the present is always fleeting.” ― Andrew Marshall

“The food and the people in Thailand never let you down and Bangkok is an astonishing place – the culture’s lovely and gentle.” ― Dave Myers

“Thailand is a place where the senses are constantly bombarded with sights, smells, tastes, and sounds that leave an indelible impression.” ― Joe Cummings

“Nature did not gift us with a mighty Mekong like Thailand and Vietnam, with their vast and naturally fertile plains. Nature instead put our islands ahead of our neighbours in the path of typhoons from the Pacific.” ― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Thailand is a place where you can find a piece of heaven on earth.” ― John Burdett

“Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don’t be scared. They sell coconuts.” ― Bobby Lee

“I’d say the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done is probably bungee jumping in Thailand.” ― Simon Cowell

“Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais.” ― Bernard Kalb

“Thailand is a place where the beauty of the country is matched only by the warmth and generosity of the people.” ― Thalia Zedek

“Food is almost certainly the best way to learn about Thailand. I was both overwhelmed by and obsessed with Thailand’s a cuisine, but I also found the food a way to improve my language skills, meet people, and learn about the culture.” ― Austin Bush

“Thailand’s seafood industry is the third-largest in the world. And much of it is ending up on our dinner tables.” ― Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

“Bangkok is the queen of 3 a.m., the spiritual home of those hours that are dead in most places of the world but lit up here with a carnival intensity.” ― Pico Iyer

“There is a life before and after the voyage, there is a life before and after Thailand.” ― Gregg

“Just studying Buddhism, then meditating and going to Buddhist monasteries, talking to Buddhist monks, combined with the Thai people themselves, changed the way I look at the world.” – John Burdett

“In essence, the Thai people are not materialistic at all. They’re not in the least driven by the kind of ambition that drives us. The more I got to know them, and the more time I spent with them, the more I understood that this was a totally legitimate attitude to life, and why not?” ― John Burdett

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Best Thailand captions for Instagram

If Instagram is your thing then there are also some fantastic quotes about Thailand that will work for you:

“What a Thai to be alive!”

“Bangkok-a-doodle-doo”

“The game ended in a Thai”

“Thai and stop me”

“Chitty, chitty Bangkok”

“This is the best Thai food I’ve ever pad”

“It sure is rice to be here!”

“Phuket, we’re going to Thailand!”

“Eye of the Thai-ger”

“I’m coconuts for Thailand”

“I’m tongue Thai‘d”

“Pattaya cake”

“Koh my god!”

“Don’t be Krabi!”

“Dreaming about Bangkok.”

“You had me at Khao Soy.”

“Falling hard for Thailand.”

“Sawadee ka, Thailand!”

“Thailand is what paradise must feel like.”

“Follow your heart they said. My heart led me to Bangkok”

“Thailand is calling and I must go”

“They say ‘do what you love’ so I travelled to Thailand”

“Put down the map and get lost”

“It’s bad manners to keep Thailand waiting”

“I’m all about the palm trees and 80 degrees”

“Beach, spa, party – Thailand is the ultimate getaway.”

“From the exotic, mysterious land of smiles.”

“It feels like we’re in pure paradise.”

“Monkeying around on Monkey Beach.”

“It’s not a Thai temple unless it’s dripping in gold.”

“Relationship status: in love with Thai green curry.”

“Cue the golden temples and turquoise waters.”

“Last seen: sipping on a coconut in Koh Samui.”

“I wonder if Krabi misses me too.”

“Physically at home, mentally on a beach in Thailand.”

“Headed to Thailand, be back never.”

“I left my heart in Chiang Mai, better go get it.”

“All roads lead to the Rose of the North.”

“Life is too short. Book that ticket to Thailand.”

“The wats in Thailand are probably the most blinging places I have ever seen.”

“We can’t stop thinking about Thailand’s picture-perfect beaches, friendly locals, and tropical atmosphere.”

Short quotes about Thailand

Sometimes shorts quotes about Thailand are best. Here are my favourite short quotes about Thailand.

“Thailand was built on compassion.” – Bhumibol Adulyadej

“Thailand stands at a crossroads.” – Thaksin Shinawatra

“One of my dreams on my wish list is to spend more time in Thailand.” – Kevin Kwan

“I wanted to see Thailand. So I went. And I had a good time.” – F. Murray Abraham

“No need for Jesus and the Lord Buddha to fight.” – Carol Hollinger

“I’ve enjoyed so many fantastic holidays over the years, but some of my best have been in Thailand.” – Gok Wan

“I backpacked around Thailand when I was a university student and have wanted to return ever since.” – Fiona Bruce

“The crystal-clear water in Thailand offers the best swimming and snorkelling experience.” – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

“I particularly love the silk in Jakarta, the shoes in Tokyo and the amazing cloth from Thailand and Malaysia.” – Leo Sayer

“I’ve been to Indonesia, but I’ve never been to Thailand. I hear the people are lovely, the food is delicious, and that the heat and humidity are lethal.” – Ed Helms

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Famous Thai quotes

There are lots of quotes about Thailand that are famous. Here are some of the best.

“The people of Thailand are the loveliest I’ve ever come across. Their smiles are infectious.” ― Joanna Lumley

“To me, Thailand is a land of smiles, with beautiful people and amazing food.” ― Zoe Saldana

“OH MY GOD! In Thailand, they’ve got the spiciest food I’ve ever had in my life!” ― Nick Carter

“Thailand is a magical country, and the people are so warm and friendly.” ― Debra Winger

“The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road.” ― Alex Garland

“Thailand is a kingdom of wonder, with ancient temples and modern skyscrapers.” ― Bhumibol Adulyadej

“No need for Jesus and the Lord Buddha to fight.” ― Carol Hollinger

“Food is almost certainly the best way to learn about Thailand. I was both overwhelmed by and obsessed with Thailand’s cuisine, but I also found food a way to improve my language skills, meet people, and learn about the culture.” ― Austin Bush

Quotes about Thai food

We all love Thai food! If you are a foodie, then you will surely want some of these quotes about Thailand for your food-related posts.

“If Thailand is one of the best countries to eat in, in Chiang Mai, it’s a particularly good city to find yourself hungry.” ― Anthony Bourdain

“Pain is temporary but Pad Thai is forever.” ― Anonymous

“Oh my god! In Thailand, they’ve got the spiciest food I’ve ever had in my life!” – Nick Carter

“I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand.” – Blake Lively

“The first thing I do whenever I go to Thailand is to seek out the closest restaurant or stall selling mango-and-sticky rice: it’s a little hillock of glutinous rice drenched in lashings of coconut milk and served with fresh mango.” – Hanya Yanagihara

“I landed in 1980 in Bangkok, and I stopped to eat ten times between the airport and the hotel. It was all lemongrass and ginger and chillies.” – Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Food is almost certainly the best way to learn about Thailand. I was both overwhelmed by and obsessed with Thailand’s a cuisine, but I also found the food a way to improve my language skills, meet people, and learn about the culture.” – Austin Bush

“There is so much more vegetable use in Thailand, India and China than meat. Yes, when you go to the markets or buy street food, you see shrimp or chicken – but mostly vegetables.” – Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“Street stalls, be they in Korea, Thailand or anywhere else in Asia, in a covered market or simply on a street corner with a few brightly coloured plastic stools and tables, are my favourite places in the world to eat.” – John Torode

“I know I’m back in Thailand. Not just Thailand, but Northern Thailand. Once known as the kingdom of a million rice fields, it’s a fertile, green and gorgeous area, home of the ancient Latta people. Welcome to Chiang Mai Province, tucked up near the borders of Burma, China, Laos, India not too far away. All of them have left their mark on the food.” – Anthony Bourdain

“I love the food in Thailand because of the exotic spices they use. Their style of cooking is unique to their culture and always amazing.” – Venus Williams

“Thailand’s seafood industry is the third-largest in the world. And much of it is ending up on our dinner tables.” – Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

“Food makes travel so exceptional because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.” – Meghan Markle

“Short of screaming-hot Thai food, everything can be suitable for kids too.” – Guy Fieri

“I love Japanese and Thai food, especially seafood, and eat out with my wife two or three times a week.” – Pierre Dukan

“Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it’s got to have a smooth surface but it doesn’t matter what’s happening underneath. Simplicity isn’t the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it’s a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai that’s important, it’s the complexity they delight in.” – David

“Minnesota is a state of public-spirited and polite people, where you can get a good cappucino and eat Thai food and find any book you want and yet live on a quiet tree-lined street with a backyard and send your kids to public school. When a state this good hits the jackpot, it can only be an inspiration to everybody.” – Garrison Keillor

“I love the idea of going to work and having to fight and learn a new skill set, whether it’s muay Thai or Kali or Filipino stick fighting. To me, it’s like college for life.” – Jeremy Renner

“Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.” – Meghan Markle

“I don’t have a huge breakfast, and I sometimes forget to have lunch, so I focus on dinner. I love Thai and Japanese food.” – Saffron Aldridge

“I’m a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking mostly – Thai Food.” – Will Ferrel

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Quotes about Thailand travel

Travel in Thailand offers some of the best opportunities in the world! And of course you will want to share it with your friends and family. Here are some of the best quotes about Thailand and travel.

“Thailand was a revelation to me; the landscapes, the culture, the food and the people.” ― Fiona Bruce

“If a studio is going to offer me the opportunity to invite my mother and grandmother and all my friends to visit me free of charge in Thailand, I’m going to take that opportunity.” ―Leonardo DiCaprio

“One of the dreams on my wish list is to spend more time in Thailand.” ―Kevin Kwan

“Hua Hin is Thailand’s royal beach resort and home to the king’s summer palace. The local food is fantastic, the weather is beautiful, everything’s cheap and the Thai people are so friendly and warm.” ―Prue Leith

“The first I heard of the beach was in Bangkok, on the Ko Sanh Road.” ― Alex Garland

“How I love Bangkok! It’s so teeming with everything that should be forbidden. I’m not just talking about the sex trade. I also mean the ways of driving, the ways of putting up buildings, environmental management arrangements, the continual attention of con artists and snatch-thieves, and the quaint local custom of peeing in side-streets.” ― John Dolan

“One of Thailand’s strongest selling points is your ability to visit on virtually any budget. Pay 200USD a night to sleep and dine like a king or queen, or get by on 10 – 15USD a night at a small hostel. Eat lavish steak dinners or buffets in five-star hotels or some humble noodles from a street stall.” ― Chris Backe

“I particularly love the silk in Jakarta, the shoes in Tokyo and the amazing cloth from Thailand and Malaysia.” ― Leo Sayer

“No sun cream or condoms, just in case you’re looking at the lady-boys. There’s plenty of AIDS lingering about and every STD you can imagine.” ― Simon Palmer

“I didn’t get the impression that the policeman cared much about the whole thing either. After another thirty minutes of ruthless interrogation (‘Can you verify you eat banana’ pancake?’) he let me go asking me not to leave Khao San within 24 hours” ― Alex Garland

“When I was in Thailand, I went into the up-country because Marco Polo didn’t get down into the fleshpots of Bangkok because they didn’t exist in those days.” ― Gary Jennings

“I imagine that when most people think of Bangkok, somewhere in the first couple of things that jump to mind, in between monks and sex shows, is a prison. Being banged up behind bars is never going to be easy, but I’m telling you now you particularly do want to end up in a Thai prison.” ― Susan Aldous

Thailand quotes about life

Here are some of the best quotes about Thailand that relate to daily life.

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ― Paulo Coelho

“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.” ― Charles Lindbergh

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” ― Joseph Campbell

“Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” ― Eric Davis

“The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.”

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost

“Life is a journey that must be travelled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” ― Oliver Goldsmith

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein

Thailand quotes about love

Here are some of the best quotes about Thailand that relate to love:

“I may not be your first date, kiss, or love, but I want to be your last.”

“The best feeling is when you look at him and he is already staring.”

“Together with you is my favorite place to be.”

“If I were to live my life again, I’d find you sooner.”

“I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.”

“Everywhere I look I am reminded of your love. You are my world.”

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.”

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

“When I look at you, I see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved is everything.”

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

“I don’t need paradise because I found you. I don’t need dreams because I have you.”

“If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you.”

“I’m much more me when I’m with you.”

“Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.”

Quotes about Thai culture

Here are some of my favourite quotes about Thailand that relate to culture.

“Having never taken a decent holiday before, I decided on a trip to Thailand, booked a flight and flew out the following week. Mate, I loved it. The friendly people, the food, the females!” – Simon Palmer

“The really nice thing about the town of Hua Hin – and Thailand generally – is that it’s so safe. You can walk around the night market, for example, with complete confidence.” – Prue Leith

“Thailand was never a European colony, so even though the city is very Western on the surface, deep down it’s very Asian. It’s quite enigmatic, and I like that. I can’t get to the bottom of Bangkok, and I never will.” – Lawrence Osborne

“I’ve always had an interest in Muay Thai fighting. I love the discipline and toughness of it, so I travelled to Thailand to easy ways to incorporate it into my style.” – Rusev

“Overall, I think Thailand is quite accepting of transgender and homosexual people. I think this acceptance is largely due to a combination of surgically enhanced or hormonally induced beauty, higher levels of education and the ladyboy reputation as being emblematic of Thailand. Many ladyboys represent Thailand in international contests for transgender beauty pageants and we’re usually amongst the top finalists.” – Pornchai Sereemongkonpol

“Despite the fact that the majority of Thais are devoted to the teachings of Theravada Buddhism, vegetarian practice is rare. Even the Theravada Buddhist monks may be unable to follow a vegetarian diet, since they vow to live simply, subsisting on whatever the people provide for them.” – Nancie McDermott

“Meandering cows, tenacious bicyclers, belching taxis, rickshaws, fearless pedestrians, and the occasional mobile ‘cigarette and sweets’ stand all fought our taxi for room on the narrow two-lane road turned local byway.” – Jennifer S. Alderson

“The attractions of Thailand for me are the shops and the colorful street markets. There are loads of bargains and it’s a dream destination for shopaholics like myself.“ – Gok Wan

“Everyone’s so nice in Thailand, and it’s a beautiful place – the temples, the culture. But everyone’s so nice that it’s almost inefficient.” – Scot Armstrong

“Thailand was a revelation to me; the landscapes, the culture, the food and the people.” – Fiona Bruce

“The food and the people in Thailand never let you down and Bangkok is an astonishing place – the culture’s lovely and gentle.” – Dave Myers

“Today, Bangkok cuisine can be described as an indigenous Central cuisine with heavy influences from a heady blend of foreign cultures – Chinese, Mon, Persian, Portuguese, modern European, North American, and more – resulting in a beautiful, quirky mix that locals and visitors alike can’t get enough of.” – Leela Punyaratabandhu

““Death,” the pathologist says, “the way a culture views death defines its attitude to life. Forgive me, but sometimes the West gives the impression of being in denial. The Thai attitude is a little different.” What’s so different about Thailand? Oh, it’s not Thailand in particular. The whole of Southeast Asia has the ghost bug – the Malaysians are even worse than us. There are no statistics, of course, but to listen to Thais, you would likely conclude that the undead outnumber the living by a hundred to one.” – John Burdet

Famous Thai proverbs

Lots of quotes about Thailand are also Thai proverbs. Here are my favourites:

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

“Khwaam-sùk mâi châi khǎawng sǎm-rèt rûup dtàae maa jàak gaan grà-tham khǎawng rao eeng.” – “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.”

“Mâi mii thaang jà khâam má-hǎa-sà-mùt dâi hàak yang mâi glâa phaaw jà àawk bpai glai jon mâi hěn fang.” – “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

“Wee-laa thîi màw thîi sùt thîi jà bplùuk dtôn-mái sàk dtôn khuue mûuea yîi-sìp bpii gàawn láe wee-laa thîi màw raawng long maa gâw khuue dtaawn níi.” – “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

“Sìng dai thîi jai má-nút sǎa-mâat khít láe chûuea dâi gâw yâawm tham hâi bpen jing dâi chên gan.” – “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

“Thîi thîi khuuan khâa gàae gaan bpai nán mâi mii thaang lát.” – “There are no short cuts to any place worth going.”

“Hàak mâi laawng ying gâw thâo gàp phlâat bpâo ráauy bpooe-sen.” – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

“Thîi an-dtà-raai thîi sùt sǎm-ràp rao sùuan mâak mâi châi bpâo-mǎai thîi sǔung gooen bpai jon ûueam mâi thǔeng dtàae bpen bpâo-mǎai thîi dtàm gooen bpai láaeo rao ûueam thǔeng dtàang-hàak.” – “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that is it too low and we reach it.”

“Dooen cháa khâae nǎi mâi bpen rai dtràap dai thîi mâi yùt dooen.” – “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

“Anyone who is unable to change his own mind is unable to change anything whatsoever.”

“Put another man’s child in your bosom, and he’ll creep out at your elbow.”

“Take what is given to you; make do with what you have; do the best you can.”

“Do not trust the system and do rely on people; if you do you will lose faith in yourself.”

“Do not fear that you have but few friends; rather, you should be concerned that you have no true friends.”

“To lose something is to earn something again.”

“When the water rises, hurry to get some.”

“Those who can’t dance blame it on the flute and the drum.”

“Make the best of a bad situation.” “Grin and bear it.”

Famous Thai sayings

And many quotes about Thailand are also famous Thai sayings. These are some of my favourite quotes about Thailand:

“The value of a man comes from his works.“

“The accent implies your language and the manner implies your clan.“

“Nothing is too late to mend.“

“Where there is an effort, there is a success.“

“If you do good, good things come to you. If you do bad, bad things come to you.“

“If you have bad friends, they lead you to bad. If you have graduated friends, they lead you to good.“

“A small bird builds its nest big enough for itself.“

“Speaking lost two silvers, being silent got one gold.“

“Go into the city where people look with one eye, and follow them by looking with one eye.“

“Prevent is better than repair.“

“Don’t forget to bring a knife when you go to the jungle.“

“Look at the face before making a friend with someone, like looking at the cloth itself before buying the clothes.“

“Slowly to get beautiful knife.“

“Quickly fetch the water during the rising tide.“

“Don’t do nothing in another’s home; make a cow doll for their child.“

“Dog bites, don’t bite back.“

“Eat in the house and then poop on the roof.“

“Pull the intestine out for the crow to eat.“

“Find the louse and put it on the head.“

“Making a stall after the cow is lost.“

“Catch fish with one hand at the same time.“

“Think that you have a fever before you actually have a fever.“

“Walls have ears. Doors have holes.“

“Use a thin stick of wood to wedge a log.“

“Frog chooses boss.“

“Ride the elephant to catch the grasshoppers.“

“Don’t trust the way, and don’t trust people or else you will be in trouble.“

Quotes about Thailand- To conclude

As you can see, there are many quotes about Thailand that you can use in your work or your social post. Which of these quotes about Thailand are your favourite? Which of these quotes about Thailand will you use?

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