lots of good advice here. i have been to thailand since the tsunami and the phi phi islands still kick some fucking ass. definitely go there. some of the real small islands have these amazing crazy cave systems that lead into giant lagoons in the center. so sick
when i went there i stayed a week in bangkok and a week in phuket. i was like 15 and was with my parents so i dont have great advice for night life type stuff in bangkok but i can give you a little touristy advice for a couple things to see if you care at all. feel free to ignore it if youre not into that kind of thing
in bangkok i ended up spending most of my week traveling around seeing literally every single buddha statue my father could find. none of them were particularly memorable except the reclining buddha. that thing was nuts. its like the size of a small house and made of gold.
also the grand palace is worth a visit. that place was pretty cool
in phuket i was lucky enough to stay at the amanpuri with some family friends which was probably the most nuts experience of my life so far. most of the guests we met had clothing and jewlery worth more than my familys house. everyone was like the 1% of the 1%. it was like stepping into a different world
we were there for christmas and it was really the first time i really ever partied. i basically just drank mojitos all day and hung out on the beach or went and explored some islands or rode elephants and went to beach parties at night. it was a pretty good formula for a good time
bond island is kinda cool. might be worth a visit if you feel like it
thailand is a fun place man. its gonna be a great time. phuket is so sick. youll definitely come back with some crazy stories.