Welcome to Thailand!

Named " the golden land ", because of its sunny beaches and the warm hospitality of its citizens, Thailand is often considered as one of the top 10 travel destinations by travelers all over the world, and the most popular travel destination in South-East Asia.



Travel Info

Entry Requirements

When you are planning your trip to Thailand, you should take the following entry requirements info into consideration:

  • a valid passport along with proof of onward passage are mandatory.

You don't need to apply for a visa if you are staying less than 30 days and you are a national of one of the 41 designated countries - including UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. You should note that since 2006 you can only stay a total of 90 days in a 6-months period with the free visa (previously some visitors abused the 30-days free visas granted on arrival by leaving and returning after a short period).

If you are planning to stay more than 30 days, you can get a 60-day visa for around US$30, and longer periods of time will have additional costs.

There are no inoculations or vaccinations required, unless you are coming from ares infected with Yellow Fever.It is recommended, however, to check with your doctor before leaving your home country.

Best time to visit

beachThailand does not have absolute extremes, so the "cold" season is not as cold as the name says, and the weather here can be considered reasonable.Most tourists choose the period between November and February, as the temperature, amount of rain and humidity are more than OK for most visitors.You should note however that , due to it's diverse landscape you will find somewhere to go and something to visit in every month or season.

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Money & Banking

Local currency in Thailand is the Baht, which comes in various denominations :

  • 10 Baht - brown, and rare
  • 20 Baht - green
  • 50 Baht - blue
  • 100 Baht - red
  • 500 Baht -purple
  • 1,000 Baht - grayish-white

The size of the bill and it's value are correlated, so the larger the bill is, the larger the denomination. There are also five coins, 1,5, and 10 Baht and 25 and 50 Satang (one Baht has 100 Satang).

Hotels and large shops accept major credit cards, but almost everywhere cash is the preferred method of payment .Outside hotels, there are very few places that accept travelers checks, so you may want to change them at a bank exchange.

Banks are open from 8:30 to 15:30, Monday through Friday.

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tuk-tukIn Thailand, there are various ways of transportation, none of them qualifying as the dominant one. Bicycles can be rented pretty much anywhere, for longer distances though the bus transport is preferred.In cities, there are taxis, and motorcycles, and boats.

Traveling by tuk-tuk, vanpool or songthaew is also an interesting experience. There are over 4000 km of railways, and you can even travel by metro (in Bangkok only), or use elephants in rural areas.

There are over 100 airports, the major international ones being:

  • Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) (New Bangkok Int'l)
  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
  • Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) (Old Bangkok Int'l)
  • Hat Yai International Airport (HDY)
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT)

The national carrier of Thailand is Thai Airways International.

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Thailand offers all types of accomodation, for every budget.

Hotels in Bangkok

5 stars

4 Stars

Hotels in Pattaya

5 Stars

4 Stars

Hotels in Patong Beach

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