Thailand

Fondly known as “the land of smiles”, Thailand is commonly associated with gorgeous golden sand, palm-lined beaches, warm aquamarine waters, glorious temples and verdant jungle-clad mountains. With sixteen million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand is the primary travel hub of Southeast Asia, offering a diverse range attractions and activities to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether exploring the teeming metropolis of Bangkok, relaxing on the tropical beaches of the southern islands, scuba diving in the underwater wonderland off the coast of Koh Tao, jungle trekking in the North, or discovering the ancient cities of Chiang Mai, Thailand is filled with attractions to satisfy any interest.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Electricity in Thailand is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Thailand with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50…

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Banking

Currency

Baht (THB; symbol ฿) = 100 satang. Notes are in denominations of ฿1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations…

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Cuisine

Use only bottled or boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice. Unpasteurised milk should also be boiled, although pasteurised or homogenised…

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Climate

The weather in Thailand is generally very hot and humid, particularly between March and May. The monsoon season runs from June to October, when the climate…

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Transport

Thai Airways International (TG) (www.thaiairways.com) runs services to all major towns, a total of 12 domestic destinations including Phuket and Chiang…

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Dress

Lightweight cotton or linen clothing and lightweight rainwear are advised year round. A bathing suit, sunscreen, sunhat and beach wear are essential. A…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Thailand is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in…

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Visa

Make copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep copies with you and back at home. If anything…

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General

Language

Thai is the official language. English is widely spoken, especially in establishments catering for tourists.

National…

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Regions

Bangkok

Steamy, frenetic and exhilarating, Thailand’s capital city is a legendary travel destination, equally famous for its rich cultural offerings, effervescent nightlife, superb shopping, and diverse dining…

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Chiang Rai

This charming, sleepy city is the more laid-back alternative to bustling Chiang Mai and the capital of
Chiang Rai province. Besides its beguilingly slow pace, friendly…

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Chiang Mai

Dubbed “The Rose of the North”, Thailand’s northern capital is far smaller and more serene than Bangkok. Despite this, the city has seen extensive development in…

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Featured Tours

Wild & Whimsical Thailand

Your itinerary begins in Chiang Mai, where you will stay at Le Meridien Chiang Mai for two nights. Enjoy your first day at leisure, to…

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Reviews

Jari Pilati

We had a fantastic tour in Namibia on self drive. Everything was planned in detail, thanks to the excellent help of Corinna, who had the…

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