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Thai Information - Quick facts you need to know about Thailand
Traveling to Thailand is a piece of cake, as the state has a tourist-friendly policies and an extensive web of infrastructures and properties serving a wide range of businesses and recreational people. However, before you plan your next visit to Thailand, it is good to know all the important information about the destination, such as when is the best travel season, what to take with you, how to get around, culture etiquette, emergency phone numbers and all the facts that will make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
Throughout the year Thailand is relatively warm, although it has three official peak season. It is best to travel between November and February when the weather is relatively cold and arid (25-32°C). Large commercial areas, especially in Bangkok, with ornamental highlights and Christmas decorations create a festive atmosphere at the end of the year.
If you arrive between March and May, you will experience the summers in Thailand, when the temperature can rise above 40°C. Traditional clothes, uniforms and neckties may be necessary for travelers or if you want to attend exquisite restaurants and publicity. Although you will find most objects in Thailand, it may be a good option to take certain belongings with you from home.
We recommend lightweight cottons in Thailand's tropics, as well as a set of casual hiking boots. Travellers from many different nations (including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Singapore) do not need a visas when arriving in Thailand and can remain for 30 nights. You are exempt from visas if you have a Brasilian, peruanian or southern korea pass and are allowed to travel and reside in Thailand for a maximum of 90 nights.
Everything will depend on the respective Thai immigration regulations. It is best to contact the Thai immigration office or Thai embassy or consulate in your home state. To come to Thailand to do a deal is a completely different matter. Our BEC Guide provides information on the necessary permits for people working or seeking work.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is the principal gate to Thailand. The airline operates more than 50 global carriers that represent all the big carriers in the global airline industry. In addition to Suvarnabhumit Airport, a small number of daily flights depart and depart directly from local hubs such as Chiang Mai and Phuket and Samui Airport .
Thailand is well served by plane with more than 20 large international airport locations throughout the state. When you connect via Bangkok, please be aware that some Nok and one-to-go services start from Don Muang airport. Each of the main railway routes originates in Bangkok, Hua Lamphong, and covers the four areas of Thailand.
Traveling by rail is the second best way to commute through the countryside, quicker and more convenient than by bus. The First Class has a 2-person en-suite en-suite bedroom with washbasins. The second class has both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned booths, all with padded seating that can be converted into bunks.
The third class staterooms are not air-conditioned, usually have wood seating, and the seating is allocated on a "first come, first served" principle. First-class cabs are generally available on long-distance routes, while those for the east of Thailand generally only have third class seating. In addition to wagon models, there are various kinds of train, from normal class train (usually only with third class seating and bus and tram stop at each stop along the route) to rapid, express, special express and diesel railcars.
If you travel by rail during the big festivities and public holiday, you should always buy your ticket well in advance. Please make sure that you are on time. Just like your regular rail service, always book your ticket in anticipation when you are on holiday. Large multinational companies offer service in famous touristic towns. Whilst touring in Thailand is pretty simple, these telephone numbers could prove useful.
It is denominated in the Baht. 1,000 Baht (grey); 500 Baht (purple); 100 Baht (red); 50 Baht (blue); 20 Baht (green). Commemorative coins: 1, 2, 5, 10 Baht and 25, 50 satang (100 satang = 1 baht). Taxicabs should be round up to the next 5 or 10 Baht, especially metre taxes, which do not make much money, are quite knowledgable and unbelievably tolerant in Bangkok-transport.
Only Thai Baht. The Mastercard and VISA are widely used by large commercial and banking institutions. A 7% value added tax (VAT) is charged on a number of goods and a number of goods and sevices. When you are less than 180 nights in a year, not a member of the flight crews, and leave Thailand by air, you can request a reimbursement of value added tax (only for non-Thais) Tel: +66 (0)2 272 6576-79; Fax: +66 (0)2 617 3559.
As of September 1, 2006, all phone numbers in Thailand are ten-digit, inclusive of the area codes. There are 66 countries in Thailand and you must omit the 0 from the area number. The Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) offers foreign flights (IDD) to almost all countries.
To make long distances with the network provider, call 101 for local and 100 for foreign numbers. Use of your cell in Thailand should not be a concern if you are arranging to roam internationally in your home state. Usually the telephone fee is charged from your home to your target number and can be very high.
When you stay in Thailand for a while, it is a good idea to buy a pre-paid version of your mobile phone as it is much cheaper than a roamed phone and makes it much more convenient for your host. In IDD, choose 001 followed by countries and regions.
You can make your phone call internationally on the telephones designated as the phone for internationals, which are located at the airports and in most touristic areas, and usually with your card or phone card available in one of the comfort malls. The majority of lodgings and service flats have direct connection to the web, either from your room when you connect your notebook or from your city.
However, the connection may be more sluggish than in your home state. There are 18 commercially available ISP' and a number of non-commercial ISP' with a range of ISP' from 56K dial-up to ISDN wide band subscribers. Thailand's mail is generally dependent and effective. Regular mail is delivered and collected twice a week - in the mornings and in the afternoons.
Some businesses are offering dependable mail delivery but in addition to normal shipping a small charge applies. Large hostels operate essential mail delivery facilities on their area. There are also a number of couriers available, including DHL, Federal Express, TNT, UPS and Air Borne. Faxes are offered in large establishments and can otherwise be found in commercial centers throughout the city.
Thailand is quite great when it comes to public holiday, many of which are governed by the moon calender, which means that the real date changes from one year to the next. Opening times in Thailand differ depending on the kind of shop. Sales of liquor are highly controlled in Thailand.
Gnat stings are in themselves irritating enough, but some insects also transmit some tropic illnesses, so the use of insecticides after sundown is a must. Gastrointestinal disorders are among the most frequent complaints that Thai people have. Keep in mind Thailand is a tropic state and the extremes of temperature and moisture can impair your general well-being.
Throughout the whole land you will see portrait paintings of the Thai royal family. Let us hopefully you will never be in a position where you need help, but if you do, be sure that the many clinics in Bangkok can help in emergencies.