Amazing certainly sums up Thailand and there is a reason why it is the most visited country in South East Asia as it has some much to offer.
From laid-back beaches boasting filming locations from movies such as The Beach and James Bond to meditating with monks to partying until the sun comes up for full moon there is truly a taste for all ages and personalities.
Not only that it is certainly not a “once in a lifetime destination.” In fact once you have experienced what the taste of Thailand really is she will keep you coming back for more. Experiencing new sites, unique experiences and ultimately forever memories
Bangkok is the most visited city in the world
Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia which wasn’t colonised by Europeans
Elephant polo is a popular pastime
Thankyou: Khob Khun (kup/kaa)
Thailand is defined by three seasons. Cool, Hot and Monsoon. For the most comfortable traveling plan your trip during the cool season
Multitude of airports and land borders service Thailands many tourists. There are also cheap domestic flights to ferry you around
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Weather in Thailand
November – February: Best time to visit. Predictable cool season. Comfortably warm and minimal rain
March – May: Hot season, expect to get sticky!
May – October: Monsoon season. Prepare to get wet and make sure to bring your raincoat!
Getting Around Thailand
Thailand is a tourist mecca and has multiple transport systems in place to ferry everyone around
Boat – In Bangkok you are able to cheaply take the longtailed boats to get around the city, down in the islands boats and ferries are one of the only options to arrive at your destination.
Car – Budget dependant you are able to privately hire a car and driver which enables you to see the country at your whim
Bus – Cheap as chips, reliable and generally comfortable (lying down chairs and wifi) buses are a good option to cheaply travel Thailand.
Plane – Cheap budget airlines connects multiple destinations in Thailand, most reachable within a 1 hour flight time
Health and Safety
Drugs – Thailand has strict and harsh drug laws which do not relax for tourists. There has been many high profile cases involving tourists on holiday. It is highly recommended to steer clear of all illegal substances.
Scams – Thailand is well known for its diverse and possible intricate scams. Ensure to keep your whits about you at all times and watch out of the over friendly local on the street. In addition for taxis and tuk tuks be mindful of where you are going and what the price should be. Many a taxi will negotiate with a unknowing tourist about a destination before taking them 100 meters around the corner to where the destination actually was.
Assault – There have been a few high profile cases about assaults on tourists in the new recently. However cases are usually quite rare. Single women are highly advised to keep their wits about them at all times especially when alcohol is involved and they may find themselves in a vulnerable situation.
Please check with your local embassy with regards to your visa requirements.
The majority of visa’s obtained by tourists can be picked up on arrival with a fee in USD
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