Accessible Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users in Thailand

1.28.2018
Curated by
Whitney Bailey
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Curated by
Whitney Bailey

Brian Jensen is a wheelchair user who is from Denmark but chooses to live in Thailand for six months out of the year. Brian loves the Thai culture and the population’s attitude of kindness and love.

Brian using his dragonfly wheelchair attachment

However, Brian admits that Thailand is not one hundred percent accessible, but it is possible to travel the area in a wheelchair if one is willing to accept small challenges. For instance, Brian says the sidewalk is nearly never accessible so he has to roll on the road in his wheelchair. Brian uses the “Rio Dragonfly” and “Rio Firefly” wheelchair attachments for easy and safe travel on the streets of Thailand. The wheelchair attachments essentially turn Brian’s manual wheelchair into an electronic bike.

Brian has compiled a list of wheelchair accessible attractions, hotels, and transportation that is located in Thailand.

Accessible Attractions in Bangkok, Thailand

Picture of Brian at attraction in Thailand

The following places are in the top of Brian's list of wheelchair accessible attractions:

  • Grand Palace
  • Chinatown
  • Chatuchak Market
  • Ayutthaya City

Accommodations in Hua Hin, Thailand

Brian at a garden in Thailand
  • Care Resorts - Brian says that everything inside and outside the building is wheelchair accessible. The resort offers wheelchair accessible transportation via bus to and from Bangkok.
  • Akamai Village - This establishment is also accessible and offers wheelchair accessible transportation, according to Brian.
  • Prinz Garden Villa - Brian says that the outside of this establishment is very accessible. He goes on to give a detailed description of the living arrangements.

Transportation

A bus in Thailand
Picture of Brian's wheelchair in truck with tourists

If a wheelchair user is willing to transfer into a car seat, Brian states that transportation from Bangkok to Hua Hin can be done with a regular taxi. However, he says, there are minibuses that are willing to take seats out to accommodate a person who uses a wheelchair. Brian advises that a person should only use the train for transportation in Thailand if one has mobility in their legs.

Check out Brian’s original post for more detailed descriptions and options for accessible attractions and accommodations while in Thailand.

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