Thailand Quick Guide

Thailand Travel Guide is a comprehensive tour package for Thailand consisting of hotels, resorts and destinations. Thailand is a Southeast Asian state bordering the Cambodia and Laos. It is renowned for its exotic beaches, opulent, ancient palaces, sandy monuments and extravagant temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the busiest city, an ultramodern metropolis scene rises next to pristine canalside villages and the highly iconic royal temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho as well as the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Kaeo). Further along the coastline there are sandy island resorts nestled amongst coconut palm trees and towering limestone cliffs.

This thirteenth-century kingdom is located in the heart of Southeast Asia. A visit to Thailand will take you through a land of stunning natural beauty. Thailand Travel Guide takes you on a journey of its amazing beaches, tropical islands, unique cultures, mysterious ancient temples, captivating wildlife, rich flora and fauna and dramatic mountains. The best way to see these marvelous places and many more is to go by means of a Thailand Travel Guide. Thailand has been one of the most popular destinations in the world.

Thailand Travel Guide brings you a complete tour package including sightseeing. It also provides information about the best time to go to different places and offers numerous choices for lodging. Bangkok is the capital town of Thailand and is home to some of the world's best beaches. Some of the most attractive beaches include Patong Beach, Surat Beach, Ko Samui Beach, Bophut Beach, Hua Hin Beach, and Choeng Mon Beach. The beaches offer a wide array of water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing, catamaranning, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling and banana boat riding.

The primary activities in Thailand include bathing in hot water from natural hot springs, eating traditional meals at traditional Thai restaurants, playing games such as baseball and soccer, strolling down the main roads of Bangkok and visiting various tourist sites such as museums, temples and monuments. Most visitors to Thailand prefer getting around by means of motor vehicles. A car can easily be found on any of the numerous boulevards in Bangkok.

A Thailand Travel Guide will inform you which of the many islands of Thailand are best for visiting. It will tell you what to expect during your stay on each island and what to look forward to during your stay there. Islands such as Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui, and Phi Island are highly recommended by many people who travel to Thailand. They are not only highly scenic but also provide a relaxing way of life and some of the most sought after tourist destinations in Thailand.

If you are looking to get to know more about the history and culture of Thailand then a complete guide to Thailand will reveal all of it. Some of the islands mentioned above are a part of a chain called the Eastern Thailand. Other islands such as Koh Phan Ngan, Chiang Mai, and Koh Tao are part of the Northern Thailand. All of these regions have a significant influence over the lives of the residents of Bangkok and other cities in Thailand. A comprehensive Thailand Travel Guide to the different islands of Thailand is therefore necessary for anyone who is traveling to Thailand.

Bangkok the capital of Thailand is one of the best things about being in Thailand. When you arrive in Bangkok you will be greeted with both Thai and foreign currencies. There are also many places of interest that you can visit while you are in Bangkok including the temple of Reclining Buddha, Patpong ping pong school, and the temple of Dawn. Other temples and sights worth visiting in Bangkok include the Grand Palace, The Queen's Gallery, and Bangkok University Art Gallery. The Chatuchak weekend Market is another popular tourist attraction in Bangkok which has weekly markets where you can buy handicrafts, foods, and souvenirs.

Other great places to visit in Thailand besides the famous tourist spots and temples are the backpacking trails that can take you to the forests and hills of Thailand. Some of the most popular trekking tours in Thailand are the Thanon trek and Bophut trek. The journey of these two trekking tours can be very enjoyable because of the breathtaking views of the mountainous region of Thailand. Other places you can visit while you are on a holiday in Thailand are the Central Thailand monuments including the Grand Palace, the King's palace, and the National Museum. No matter where you travel in Thailand you will never be bored because there are so many things to do.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Thailand are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season between November and early April, when temperatures range from 29°C to 34°C. However, the climate varies throughout the country and you can visit all year round.

Do I need a Visa?

Under normal circumstances, British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa (a 'visa exemption'). If you need to stay longer, it's possible to extend your stay once for up to 30 days. You must apply for the extension before your visa exemption period ends.

See which forms you may need for entry into Thailand.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Thailand you can grab amazing Thai Baht deals via (GBP to THB).

What about the wildlife?

Thailand is home to more than 10% of the world's animals. There are more than 285 mammal species including elephants, tigers, leopards, Malaysian sun bears, sambars, deer and otters as well as a variety of primate species including gibbons, monkeys and macaques. Sheep, goats, wild cattle and wild hogs are also common.

What is the traditional food?

Thai food? Pad thai has since become one of Thailand's national dishes. Today, some food vendors add pork or chicken (although the original recipe did not contain pork because of the government's perception that pork was a Chinese meat). Some food vendors still use the original recipe.

What Languages are spoken?

Two major dialects of Thai, the national language, are spoken in Thailand: Central Thai and Southern Thai. Northern Thai is spoken in the northern provinces that were formerly part of the independent kingdom of Lan Na while Isan, a Lao dialect, is the native language of the northeast. You can learn some basic Thai before you travel to Thailand and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (Tipping roughly 10% of the bill is a good tip, and rounding up or down just like you would do at home. If eating at a fancier restaurant and the bill is higher, you can ignore the 10% rule and give it based on how the experience was with a minimum of 100 baht tip).

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