ABOUT THAILAND

THAILAND

Thailand is one of the world’s most popular traveler destinations. With its geography, there are many types of natural places traveler must see in Thailand i.e. mountains, plains, beaches and islands. The mountainous northern Thailand with the valleys filled with fogs and the plains of central, eastern and northeastern Thailand are jungle and agriculture. Southern Thailand is some of the most attractive beaches and islands.

With the long history and traditions that from generations to generations, Thailand has a memorable experience to offer through Thai arts, architecture, handicraft, and also, massage and spa that is unique and admitted. Traveler can see these in the temples, residences, culture, and even Thai foods which are popular from luxurious restaurants to street food, which is the anywhere for dining anytime.

Visit Thailand once, you will find out why Thailand is the top of traveler destinations in Asia!

BANGKOK

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a city of very much entertainment and fun. It has everything the modern traveler enjoys and interests. With wide range of accommodation, traveler can moderate the budget for rent from guesthouses to world-class hotels. Also, the food – Thai cuisine with the base flavors – spicy, sour, sweet and salty on every regional Thai and international dishes, is famous. For instance, Tom-Yum Soup (Hot & Sour Soup), Som-Tum (Papaya Salad), Pad-Thai (Stir-Fried Rice Noodle) and Gang Kiew Wan (Green Curry), perhaps Bangkok has got to be one of the best-value dining destinations in the world.

As Thailand is a regional hub, Bangkok has become one of the most important cities in the region. Banking, telecommunications, internet services and facilities are efficient and reliable in Bangkok on holiday or on business. With the public transportation called BTS (Sky Train), MRT (Subway), Airport Rail Link (express and commuter rail from Suvarnabhumi Airport to central Bangkok) alongside the roads and high ways / express ways, travelling around Bangkok is now as convenient as travelling in any major city.

Bangkok is not just a city to visit briefly on your way to somewhere else. It is a place you must experience to visit again and again.

For more information, please visit

https://thai.tourismthailand.org/home

WEATHER

The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid: typical of its location within the tropics. Generally speaking, Thailand can be divided into three seasons: hot season, rainy season, and cool season, though Thailand’s geography allows visitors to find suitable weather somewhere in the country throughout the year.  The rainy season (lasts from May to November) is dominated by the southwest monsoon. During this period rainfall in most of Thailand is at its heaviest. Please be sure to bring an umbrella and appropriate shoes.

Thailand Weather Report, www.tmd.go.th

LANGUAGE

While the official Thai language is widely spoken throughout Thailand, many Thais also speak and understand English, though more so in Bangkok and the major tourist areas.  As visitors to Thailand also include many Europeans and other Asians, Thai people’s language skills often also include these other languages to varying degrees.  The Thai language itself is challenging to master, but Thai people are happy to help foreigners learn a few words to help them get around. However, English is typically the common currency for cross-cultural conversation as Thailand hosts visitors from around the world.

CURRENCY

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht. Baht comes in both coin and banknote forms. The size of Thai currency both coins and bills increases with value and varies in colors.
Baht Foreign currency
36 Baht 1 US dollars
39 Baht 1 Euro
30 Baht 100 Yen
5.5 Baht 1 Yuan

***Please note that these values are only approximate values. Please check daily exchange rate at www.bot.or.th

TIME

Thailand Standard time is GMT+7. Thailand does not observe daylight savings.

ELECTRICITY

Electrical outlets in Thailand are charged to 220 V at 50 cycles per second, which is compatible with appliances from the U.K. but not those from the US and many other nations. While most computer cables have adapters for voltage, visitors from the U.S. and those not on the 220/50 V. will have to bring adapters to run most other appliances. Outlets in Thailand generally feature flat, two pronged plugs, though some feature holes for round plug ends. Few outlets feature three holes (grounded outlets) so it is often necessary to have a three to two prong adapter for using notebook computers in Thailand.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Thailand is generally safe. However, in case of emergency, one can dial the following numbers:

  • Mobile Police Hotline: 191
  • Tourist Police Hotline: 1155
  • Emergency Medical Service Hotline: 1669

HOSPITALS

If you fall sick while in Bangkok, there are numerous accredited hospitals you can go to. One of the venue’s nearest public hospitals is King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital - It is a government hospital located in the financial district of Bangkok. It is operated by Thai Red Cross Society and functions as the teaching/training medical center for the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University as well as the Thai Red Cross College of Nursing. With a capacity of 1,479 in-patient beds, it is one of the most extensive hospitals in Thailand.

You can view a full list of hospitals in Thailand here;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_Thailand

VISA

Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General.  However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they are nationals of countries which are exempted from visa requirements when entering Thailand for tourism purposes.  Such nationals will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days.  For more information, please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

For further information please visit: http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15405-General-information.html 

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