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Where to Find Authentic Vegan Thai Food

Being a vegan in Thailand is hard. Animal products, especially meat, just sit there glistening in all their sad deceased glory everywhere you look. Every food stall, restaurant, practically every dish seems like it has meat in it. And if […]

Hidden Paradise ~ Vegan Town Lampang, Thailand

An Unexpected Treasure Find… Nestled in a forest on the outskirts of Lampang, Northern Thailand, is Vegan Town. A brand new eco farming community with the mission to promote healthy living to all of Thailand. Stumbling across this hidden paradise, […]

4 Top Vegan Spots to Visit in Bangkok, Thailand

We went to Bangkok with very little knowledge of their vegan food scene and found some of the best food we’ve had while travelling. We only had a few days at the beginning and end of our trip in the […]

Intro to Vegan in Thaïlande

My First Trip to Bangkok, Thailand   Recently, I had a beautiful opportunity to travel to the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, which is well-known for its elephant sanctuaries. Unfortunately, this was not exactly a vacation – but rather an important […]

A Month-Long Vegan Adventure In Thailand

Have you ever found yourself worn out with life, even though everything is going right? Me (Craig) and my girlfriend Ellen both hail from Newcastle Upon Tyne, a gem of a city that we feel is the best in the […]

Eating vegan in bangkok

Like in many other big cities across the planet,eating vegan in Bangkok is pretty easy nowadays. Bangkok has become those last years a surprising vegan destination. Not only the thai cooking is perfectly suitable to veganism, but many 100 % vegan restaurants […]

Doi Suthep: Hiking in Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep: Wat Phrathat and Wat Pha Lat Unbeknownst to us, we saved the best of Chiang Mai for last. Carved into the mountainside to the west of the city, Doi Suthep is spread over different levels and houses various […]

Is Pattaya worth visiting?

Pattaya. Don't go there. Ever. It's hard not to find anything redeeming about a place, but I am struggling here. Pattaya. Pattywood as the fake unHollywood-esque sign on a mound of shrubbed dirt seemingly all of 10ft above the city [...]

Chiang Mai: cooking up vegan heaven

As a traveller, I found Chiang Mai a bit disappointing. Perhaps it was all the hype. All that talk of Chiang Mai being a vegan paradise/oasis (pick your metaphor). It’s not that it isn’t, but rather that coming from Berlin, […]

3 good reasons to visit Bangkok

A lot of people decide to visit Thailand for its astonishing beaches or secluded villages in the north, but if you are planning your trip to Thailand I really think you shouldn’t miss a visit to Bangkok, it will totally […]

The best vegan food in Bangkok

Thailand is one of the best places to eat vegan and cheap food, and Bangkok offers a huge variety of choices for every taste; this is my personal guide of the best vegan food in the city. Chamlong restaurant, just […]

Vegan in Phuket, Thailand

Thailand is known for being a heaven on earth for vegans, but there are areas that are far more vegan-friendly than others. Phuket, Thailand is one of the areas of Thailand that I realized was not very vegan-friendly, but yet […]

The First Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket

There are so many reasons why we chose to visit Thailand this year. Besides the fact that Thailand has been one of the top places in our list to visit, one of the main reasons was the recent airfare price […]

First Month in Thailand as a Vegan Teacher

Sa wadee ka! Jessie here- formally known as teacher Jessie here in Thailand. I’ve embarked on the journey of a lifetime, teaching English- and other subjects. With absolutely no experience back home and a short 3 week course in Hua […]

What to Know Before Visiting Phuket, Thailand

I feel like there are a few things that we should chat about if you’re thinking about going to Phuket to get the Thailand experience. I don’t want you to book an expensive ticket around the world thinking Phuket is […]

A Night to Remember in Bo.lan Bangkok

Bangkok has so much to offer in terms of vegan cuisine that it’s no wonder it’s been consistently named as one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world by several travel websites. It wasn’t hard at all to find […]

Travelling Thailand with Friends and Family

After 5 and a half months of an amazing journey around the world with Vegan Travel, Cody and I made our way back to Thailand where we were graced with the awesome presence of my cousins Aaron and Isaac, and […]

Koh Phangan Vegan Food

Koh Phangan had the potential to be such a beautiful island for us, but unfortunately our week there was spent indoors due to our bad timing with the weather. We spent most nights powerless in our bungalow and most days […]

Traveling to Koh Phangan from Chiang Mai

It’s much easier to get to the islands of Thailand from inland than I thought, and cheaper than I was expecting! We knew we wanted to either go to Ko Samui or Koh Phangan and luckily they both take the […]

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – Ethical?

Vegan food, culture, and elephants are probably the top three reasons Marissa and I had Thailand at the top of our list for this trip. Our trip to Thailand wouldn’t have been complete without spending time with elephants, but if […]

Things to do in Chiang Mai!

Doi Suthep This Buddhist monastery in Chiang Mai is a must see. You can easily get a tuk tuk up the hill to see the beauty of this temple. There’s also a hike you can do where you’ll walk by […]

What to Do in Thailand

After sharing my advice and suggestions about what not to do in Thailand, I thought it only fair to also let everyone know about the abundance of incredible responsible travel activities there are to participate in without negatively affecting the […]

Favorite Places to Eat in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is becoming quite the popular destination amongst vegans. It’s very easy to find online all the vegan restaurants in the area you are visiting, so I thought I would put together my list of places that I think […]

What Not to Do in Thailand

Responsible travel is something that we feel every traveller should participate in. This type of tourism lessens negative environmental, social, and economical impact, and enhances the well being of local people and animals. It also supports the principles of social […]

The Temples of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is known for its beautiful Buddhist wats (temples). There are over 200 wats in Chiang Mai, some dating all the way back to 1296. All are beautifully preserved. We’ve visited Chiang Mai several times but never really explored […]

Authentic Thai Cooking Class- Veganized!

I know when I’m at home I end up making the same three meals and I cycle through them throughout the month. I can perfect those three things, but ask me to get creative by trying to make a new dish […]

Chiang Mai Vegan Guide

Chiang Mai is a low rise city filled with ornate temples and canals. The pace of life is much slower than bustling Bangkok, but it has a charm all its own. In the last 20 years, tourism has transformed this […]

Vegan in Bangkok

Bangkok, or Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit (yes, that is the city’s full ceremonial name) is a sprawling metropolis that can be overwhelming if […]

Bodhi Animal Shelter & Clinic – Phuket, Thailand!

In the East of Phuket, Thailand, you will find a temple named ‘Wat Pa Klok’. This is a special place because on the grounds is a dog sanctuary called Bodhi Animal Shelter & Clinic! We stumbled across this place due […]

Turning Vegan While Traveling the World

Hi everyone, I’m Rory, a 25-year-old French girl who left her “normal” life after studies and work to explore the world with her beard-man. I love analog photography, and even during a trip with no coming home planned, I’m still […]

Flight Volunteer

Fancy helping a dog to travel to their forever home? Become a flight volunteer! At Elephant Nature Park Dogs – now Dog Sanctuary Thailand, there are over 450 dogs waiting to find love! There is usually always a dog waiting […]

Koh Lipe – Thailand

KOH LIPE! Half a days travel from Krabi, we reached the little island of Koh Lipe, near the Thai/Malaysian border. White sand and turquoise sea, this island is paradise! You can get here a couple of different ways. We travelled […]

How Thailand Changed My Life…Why I went Vegan

To be fair, it could have been any country, but it was Thailand. And I could have been volunteering with orangutans, or sloth bears. But elephants are one of my favorite animals, so I chose elephants to spend time with. […]

Elephant Nature Park!

Hello fellow vegan travellers!! This is our first ever blog, so we thought what better way to start it off – Elephant Nature Park! This place is amazing for so many different reasons!! Our first time volunteering here, we were unaware […]

A Most Phantastic Week

We have just come to an end of our time in Thailand, and what a way to end a visit! The night before we were about to leave Chiang Mai our plans went a little astray. We both very suddenly […]

Ellie’s Roundup – Vegans in Thailand!

Hey, Vegan Travellers! Could it be that it is already time for another round-up? Yes, yes it could. Could it be that I am once again agog and aghast at how quickly my time in a given country has gone […]

Save the Ellie-Phant

Hey Vegan Travellers! I just had the most incredible week at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The whole week went by so ridiculously quickly that I almost don’t even know how to separate it out to find […]

Mai Kinda Place

The first half of our Thailand visit has went by ridiculously fast. Our few days in Bangkok passed like a blur of delicious cake and curry; we had a few days in Kanchanaburi and a day trip over the famous […]

Oh My, Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai may very well be the happiest place on earth. Sorry not sorry, Disney. From the moment Ross and I arrived here, it has been a vegan dream. The cheapest place in town that had more positive reviews than […]

Travelling on Thai Time

After spending quite a bit of time in Bangkok, seeing some really beautiful shrines, visiting massive malls, and getting to know the local people and culture, Ross and I decided that it was time for us to have ourselves a […]

A Coconut a Day…

The clock struck five on a cold, cold morning in South Korea. We groggily dragged ourselves out of our beds and dressed in the dark. This was the end of our time in South Korea, and we were headed for […]

Thai Food is My Food

Hey hey, Vegan Travellers! We are no longer in South Korea. By the time Ross and I found ourselves once more heading into the great unknown of another country via aeroplane, we were ready for the change. Don’t get me […]

Thailand Vegan Travel Videos

Activities in Thailand

May Kaidee’s

May Kaidee’s Thai Vegetarian and Vegan Experience Cooking Schools in Bangkok and Chiang Mai Thai Cooking: Thai cooking class taught in the morning and afternoon, welcoming students of all skill levels. A great choice if you are new to Thai […]

Grand Canyon Water Park

The Largest Floating Water Park in Chiang Mai. Enjoy water slides and obstacle courses, swimming holes, and more. A Fun place for everyone!

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak (or Jatujak, or JJ) Market in Bangkok is the largest weekend market in the world. It has been running for over 70 years and has gone through huge changes from being a small market in Bangkok to welcoming hundreds […]

MBK Center

MBK Center is a popular shopping destinations in Bangkok, Thailand. Search for a bargain throughout the eight stories of over 2,000 shops, restaurants, and service centers.

On’s Thai Issan Vegetarian Cooking School & Restaurant

Ong’s Thai and Isaan Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant is new to Kanchanaburi but has defiantly taken off with no problems at all.. During the day it becomes a lovely restaurant and cooking school all mixed into one!! Its nice to […]

Bamboo Bee Cooking Classes

Bamboo Bee offers several vegetarian cooking classes: Thai food: half day, make four dishes, limit of 3 people. 1,500 baht. Fake meat: full day, also learn to make sauces and dressings. 6,000 baht. Restaurant training: one month, serious inquiries only. […]

North Gate Jazz Co-Op

North Gate is a nighttime spot in Chiang Mai where visitors can see shows, impromptu jam sessions, and enjoy the art of jazz in Chiang Mai. Tuesday night is open mic night!

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

A popular tourist destination in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That is often referred to as “Doi Suthep” because that is the mount upon which it resides. Visitors must ascend a 300 step staircase to reach the temple, which also offers […]

Wat Inthakin

Wat Inthakin is a teak temple that sits across from the Three Kings Monument within the city walls of the Old City Chiang Mai. Admission is free, and it is within walking distance from other temples in the area.

Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh is a major temple in Chiang Mai that houses 700 monks, and is home to the Phra Chao Thong Tip, a large image of the seated Buddha forged from copper and gold. Dating back to the 14th […]

Wat Suan Dok

Wat Suan Dok is a 14th century temple just west of the old city walls in Chiang Mai. It has several unique architectural features, including an unusually large prayer hall that, unlike other temples, has open sides, rather than being […]

Wat Srisuphan

Wat Srisuphan has a main chapel hall that is covered in ornate silver works depicting moments from the Buddha’s life and more. There is a silver workshop onsite, and the temple hosts Monk Chats and meditation retreats. Because this is […]

Wat Phan Tao

Wat Phan Tao is an older teak temple in Chiang Mai, and one of the last remaining wooden structures in the city. Minimally decorated, the temple houses a seated image of the Buddha. Donations are accepted.

Maya Shopping Center

Maya is a shopping center in Chiang Mai equipped with a grocery store, and several vegan options in their food court.

Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre

Thai Kitchen Cookery Centre is the first Thai cooking School in Chiang Mai. At Thai Kitchen, they welcome you into their traditional Thai teak wood house to share generations of family secrets. Classes include introductions to Thai ingredients at the […]

Siam Square Bangkok

Siam Square is the hip, popular shopping and entertainment district in Chiang Mai. Large shopping malls including the MBK Center, activities including movie theaters, sports clubs, and museums, and an array of restaurants entertain its daily visitors. There is also […]

Muang Mai Market

Muang Mai is a food market in Chiang Mai with a variety of fresh produce and other goods. Stick to the outer limits of the market to avoid seeing non-vegan market stalls.

Sunday Night Market Chiang Mai

Starting at Tha Phae Gate on the east side of the old city, the Sunday Night Market is probably the most popular night market in Chiang Mai. Streets are filled with vendors selling clothing, accessories, handmade items, food, and more. […]

Buatong Waterfall

Buatong Waterfall, also known as the Sticky Waterfall, is a tourist destination in Chetsi Spring Forest Park outside of Chiang Mai. Not actually sticky to the touch, the rough texture of the stone allows visitors to climb up the waterfall […]

Plant-Based Cuisine Academy – Blue Lotus

Our learning center is based at Evason Hua Hin, with modern facilities in a unique, calm and inspiring venue. At Blue Lotus, we have created a vibrant, young and unique learning space for you to become a certified plant-based chef, […]

Animal Sanctuaries in Thailand

BEES – Burm & Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary

BEES – Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary is a home for old,injured and retired elephants needing rest and/or permenant care. At BEES we give elephants a chance to live free and to just be elephants. BEES provide an alternative for […]

Santisook Dog and Cat Rescue

We are a nonprofit group of people whose aim is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of cats and dogs in Chiang Mai. Our main activity is sterilisation in order to reduce the numbers of unwanted puppies […]

Bodhi Animal Shelter & Clinic

At the Bodhi Shelter & Clinic, we rescue street dogs that are injured, sick, starving, in danger of being poisoned, or in otherwise bad condition. We work on healing them and then adopt them out to loving families. The Bodhi […]

Elephant Nature Park

Founded by Sanguden “Lek” Chailert and her partner, Elephant Nature Park is a unique conservation project set in the Chiang Mai Province in Northern Thailand. The park is dedicated to providing a sanctuary for former captive working elephants, as well […]

PAWS Bangkok

Created by former SCAD volunteers in June 2012, PAWS Bangkok provides spay/neuter and veterinary health services for stray or community animals, adoption programs as well as responsible pet ownership education in Bangkok.

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES

BLES is passionately devoted to creating a safe and natural home for Thai elephants. We care for rescued and retired elephants, allowing them to interact freely within 500 acres of forested land. There are no performances – just elephants. Everyday […]

Lanta Animal Welfare

Lanta Animal Welfare is a non profit charity based in south west Thailand. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all animals, relieving pain and suffering. At Lanta Animal Welfare we believe passionately that we all have a responsibility […]

WVS Care for Dogs

The Care for Dogs Objectives are: ++Reducing the overpopulation of street and temple dogs through sterilization /spaying programs and local adoptions. ++Operating a rescue centre for puppies and dogs (which is used for adoptions, after-care from surgery/sterilisation, or for transitional […]

Places to Stay in Thailand

Monkey Flower Villas

An exotic, artist-built boutique villas resort, Monkey Flower Villas provides extra large, luxury Koh Tao villas in one of the planet’s most compelling island settings. Built amid the huge granite boulders on the hillside overlooking Sairee beach, our private, secure […]

Chiang Mai Kristi House

Chiang Mai Kristi House Friendly Service & Comfortable Rooms. We offer: Double Rooms, clean and quiet with Bathtub, hot shower,with air condition and Fan Rooms available for 200-400 baht/Night. -Free Wifi – Cable TV. -Safe deposit box -Tour&Trex; -Store Room. […]

The LifeCo Phuket Well-Being Detox Center and Vegan Hotel

Paradise on Earth The LifeCo Phuket is tucked away in the lush greenery and pure serenity of Phuket district in Thailang – only a 5-minute drive away from the airport. The center is close to Phuket’s famous beach with white […]

Lub d – Silom/Siam

We have 2 locations in Bangkok: 1) On Decho Road in the “culturally rich” Silom area and 2) in the “shopping paradise” of Siam, across from National Stadium. We offer many room types both private and dormitory type.

Our Jungle House

Our tree houses and bungalows blend into the surroundings, so you can enjoy the luxury of nature. Khao Sok National Park is a playground where you can hike from your jungle house, canoe down the river, go on a night […]

Green Tiger House

LOCATION • Convenient location in Chiang Mai’s Old City • Authentic and quiet neighborhood • Away from the crowded tourist areas • Walk 10-15 to main tourist area • Local eateries, ATM, Minimarts nearby ROOM TYPES • 4 Room categories […]

Backpacker Samui Hostel

Backpacker Samui Hostel in Ko Samui is a new hostel with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value accommodation in the heart of Koh Samui center. Backpacker Samui Hostel ‘s rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and […]

Samui Backpacker Hotel

Only 250 baht per night Samui Backpacker Hotel in Boput is perfect for those on a budget/traveling but is very modern and even includes hot showers, aircon & WIFI.

Glur Hostel Aonang

Glur Hostel is a backpacker style accommodation located in Ao Nang Beach area of Krabi province. We provides a relaxing and friendly place with comfortable bunk beds for all travelers around the world. We’ve opened for business since 2011.

FUN-D Hostel Chiang Rai

FUN-D Hostel Chiang Rai Chic & colorful place with clean & comfortable beds and bathrooms. Located at the center of Chiang Rai city, easy to travel and surrounded with variety of tourist attractions. Travel alone.., Travel with friends and family, […]

Ao Nang Backpacker Hostel

Ao Nang Backpacker is a 5 minute drive from Ao Nang Beach. It offers dormitory rooms with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. A best place to stay for lower budget travelers. guests can have breakfast, coffee and other drinks in our […]

Spicytao Backpackers

8 Beds Mixed dorm ( fan ) 230 Baht/ night, Included Breakfast 10 Beds Mixed dorm ( Ac ) 280 Baht/ night, Included Breakfast A spacious common area with helpful and knowledgeable staff to assist you with your travels. Come […]

Suneta Hostel Khaosan

Suneta Hostel Khaosan – The Bangkok nostalgia located in the center of historic Bangkok and foreign backpackers in Khaosan road, the old time style hostel that brings you back to the atmosphere of old town Bangkok. We differently provide the […]

Kool Backpacker Hostel

This hostel was designed in order to provide you with an enjoyable stay in one of the most vibrant cities of Phuket. Kool Backpacker Hostel will provide you with a friendly, fun and intimate atmosphere for young travellers, hopefully making […]

NapPark Hostel

If you are budget-mind traveler and looking for a unique place to stay in Bangkok, Thailand with very reasonable prices , NapPark Hostel is a newly renovated must-stay hostel experience in Bangkok, Thailand. Perfectly located within Khao San area where […]

Link Corner Hostel Bangkok

Link Corner Hostel Bangkok is a brand new boutique hostel in the heart of Bangkok. The hostel is located on the corner of Ratchaprarop rd. and Sri Ayudthaya rd., just less than a minute from Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link Station. […]

Saphaipae Hostel

The Biggest Hostel in Thailand. Right in the city of Bangkok, btw Silom and Sathorn Road. Adjacent to Bangkok Gem & Jewelry Tower. Opposite a local Police Station, safe and sound. A peace of mind. Only 5 minutes walk from […]

Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel

Based in Sairee Koh Tao, Koh Tao Backpackers was the first hostel to set up on Koh Tao. We have 8 bed AC dormitory rooms with hot water showers and security lockers in the rooms.

U-Baan Guesthouse

U-Baan means “Stay home” in Thai. We would love to you to feel at home with us. 5 minutes walking distance from BTS WongWainYai Station, ( Silom line). You could experience an original local Thai lifestyle. We have a variety […]

Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort

Enjoy a Central Chiang Mai location Nestled in the heart of Chiang Mai, within the moat-surrounded walls of the northern capital’s old city on Thapae road is Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort. The resort can easily be reached from the […]

Vanilla Place

Vanilla Place is a guesthouse/dorm in Thailand.

The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to Thailand and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Thailand compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Thailand. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

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