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333 Soi Phahonyathin 34, Senanikhom, Sena Nikhom, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand, 10900
77/3 Sripingmuang Road, T.Chang Klan, Chiang Mai Airport, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50100
444 Moo.4 T. Nai Muang, Muang Khon Kaen, Nai Mueang, Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 40000
142 Outer Ring Road 2, T. Sanpeeseua, Muang, San Phi Suea, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300
284/29 Moo.9 Soi Baanonglek Makkhaeng Subdistrict, Muang, Mak Khaeng, Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani, Thailand, 41000
9 Soi 9, Nimmanhaemin Rd., Suthep, Su Thep, Nimmanhamin, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand, 50200
47/3 Siritron Rd., T.Chang Phueak, A.Mueang, Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300
67 Klongchonlapratan Rd.(Nimmanhemin Road), T.Suthep, A.Mueang, Su Thep, Nimmanhamin, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand, 50200
68 Soi Ratchada 17 (Soi Intamara 45) Dindaeng, Huai Khwang, Din Daeng, Huai Khwang, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
24 Soi Mengraisatsami, Serm Suk Rd, T.Chang Phauk, A. Mueang, Su Thep, Huay Kaew, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand, 50300
599 Soi Petchburi 13, Petchburi Rd., Phayathai, Pratunam, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
661 M.8, Muen Wai, Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima , Muen Wai, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, 30000
41/48 Petckasem Rd., Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Hua Hin Beachfront, Hua Hin District, Thailand, 77110
432 Soi. Ladkrabang 3, Prachatorn road., Suvarnabhumi Airport, Lat Krabang, Bangkok, Thailand, 15200
236/1-5 Pangmuang Sai kor Road, Patong, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand, 83150
94/1 Phaholayothin Road, Phaholayothin Soi 48, Laksi, Don Mueang Airport, Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand, 10220
Thailand is located in South-East Asia. It is bordered by Laos, Cambodia and Burma. Thailand’s total area is approximately 514,000 km2, divided into 76 provinces.
Thailand is an exotic country. It shows a beautiful mixture of Thai and western culture. You can see skyscrapers and Buddhist temples stand side by side in Thailand’s major cities.
Thai people are friendly to visitors. They are mostly Buddhist, while the rest are Moslem, Christian and Hindu. Most of them are Thai ethnicity, while the rest are Chinese, Indian, Malay, etc.
Thailand is divided into five main areas: Northern Thailand, Central Thailand, Southern Thailand, Eastern Thailand and Northeast Thailand.
Some of the major cities are:
The capital city, Bangkok, is the largest city in Thailand. It is one of the world’s best tourist destinations cities, with millions visitors each year. Many visitors come to see the spectacular Bangkok’s nightlife, taste its delicious street foods and enjoy Thai massage.
Chiang Mai is one of the most modern cities in Thailand. It offers the beauty of contrast between Thai and western culture. You can see hundreds of temples, lots of condominiums and malls, surrounded by lush mountains scenery.
Chiang Rai is located 200 kilometers or 5 hours driving from Chiang Mai. The city is not as crowded as Chiang Mai and famous for its spicy food.
It is located 76 kilometers in the northern of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was Thailand’s capital city before being destroyed by the Burmese. The city was never built again and UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in 1991.
Known as “The Pearl of The Andaman Sea”, Phuket is the most beautiful popular island in Thailand. Phuket boast its famous beaches and joyous nightlife.
Pattaya is located in the eastern gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometers from Bangkok. Besides its stunning beaches, the city is famous for its nightlife and the ladyboy cabaret.
Formerly known as Siam, the country now has a lot of names; Thailand, Mueang Thai and Ratcha Anachak Thai.
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that has never been colonized by the Europeans. On 24 June 1932, Thai government has changed from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy. The first constitution was signed by King Prajadhipok on 10 December 1932.
Thailand’s currency is called Thai baht (THB).
THB 1 = IDR 403,25 (as of March 2015).
There are several ways to go to Thailand:
From abroad, you can go to Thailand through these six international airports:
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is the largest airport across the country and the popular gateway for visitors. It is located in Samut Prakan, 40 minutes driving from Bangkok.
Transportation to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Taxi stands are located on first floor of Passenger Terminal, at gate 4 and 7. If you choose a metered taxi, you have to add THB 50 as a driver’s tip.
Airport Rail Link
Airport Rail Link serves routes between Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Phaya Thai Station with six stops including:
It takes around 30 minutes to go to Lardkrabang Station from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Fares start from THB 15 to THB 45 baht.
The Express Lines are also available at:
It takes around 15 minutes to go to Makkasan Station from Suvarnahbhumi International Airport.
One way: THB 90
Round-trip: THB 150
It takes around 17 minutes to go to Phaya Thai Station from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
One way: THB 90
Round-trip: THB 150
BMTA and Bor Khor Sor Bus operate to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The two serve different routes.
Several routes passed by Bor Khor Sor:
Fares depend on distance.
Departure hours: 05:40 – 21:00
Several routes passed by BMTA:
Fares start from THB 24 to THB 35.
Departure hours: depends on destinations.
(Prices may change at any time)
You can go to Thailand by bus or train directly from Cambodia, Laos and Burma.
From Indonesia, there is a ferry trip from Padang to Phuket. It is available only from November to May, passing through these islands:
The journey takes around 5 days.
Visitors who come to Thailand for business, investment, medical treatment, study or work must apply for visa through Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General.
For a short visit, Thailand has a visa-free policy. It allows visitors from 52 countries, with maximum 30 days if they come through the international airport and maximum 15 days if they come through land border.
A complete list of visa-free countries can be found on www.thaiembassy.com.
Thailand also allows Visa on Arrival for 19 countries with the following requirements:
Visa on Arrival costs THB 1,000 per person.
List of countries that require Visa on Arrival:
There are various public transportations that is normally used in Thailand:
Thailand has no bus stops. You can get on and off anywhere, as long as you pay for your ride.
Metered taxi can be found only in Bangkok. In other cities, taxi fare depends on agreement. If you use share taxi, the fare is equally divided among the passengers.
Motorcycle taxi or mor-deu-sai ráp jâng in Thai is the best choice for short distance ride. It can be found easily at the crossroads. The drivers wear numbered t-shirt, easier to be identified.
Tuk tuk is similar to bajaj in Indonesia, but with slightly larger size and more comfortable seats. It can be found easily all over Thailand. Tuk tuk is used sometimes to pick up visitors from or to the hotel.
Thailand’s weather tends to be warm and humid, similar to other Southeast Asian regions. Thailand has three seasons:
The average temperature is 19-38 degrees Celsius. The best time to come to Thailand is around November until May.
Thai is the official language of Thailand, but 82% of population speaks in regional dialects. Other languages such as Malay, Lao and Khmer are also spoken in several provinces.
These are several tourist attractions in Thailand:
Madame Tussauds Bangkok is one of the famous Madame Tussauds museums in the world.
Entrance fee: THB 800
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Siam Ocean World is one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. The main aquarium is as big as three Olympic-size swimming pools. Siam Ocean World has more than 30,000 marine biotas.
Entrance fee: THB 1100
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (last entry at 20:00)
(Prices may change at any time)
No one can ignore the beauty of Phi Phi Island. It is located in Phuket and it will look like it appears from the sea if you come by boat.
These are some of the cultural tourist attractions in Thailand:
Grand Palace functioned as the kings’ residence. Now, the palace is used for ceremonies. You can see the sacred Buddha statue or visit Wat Phra Kaew, the most sacred temple in Thailand, inside the palace area.
Please dress properly when you visit Grand Palace.
Entrance fee: THB 500
Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn is located in the west bank of Chao Praya River. Contrary to its name, Wat Arun looks the most beautiful at sunset. You must see the temple’s stunning silhouette on the horizon from across the river. Entrance fee: THB 30
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:30
(Prices may change at any time)
There is a Giant Buddha statue as high as 45 meters sitting on Nakkerd Hill, Phuket. The statue is covered by sparkling white marble considered as a symbol of hopes.
Thailand’s culinary is famous for its sour and spicy taste.
These are some recommended culinary in Thailand:
Tom yam is a clear, sour and spicy soup. Tom yang kung (with seafood ingredients) is the most popular. The second popular is tom yam nam khon, with milk or coconut milk added.
Pad Thai is fried rice vermicelli seasoned with tamarind, dried shrimp, red pepper, brown sugar, and garlic. It is often mixed with vegetables, seafood or chicken.
Thai tea is the most popular beverage, easily be found anywhere in Thailand. It is made from black tea, sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Thai tea is best served with ice.
Red ruby is a Thai dessert consisting of pearl sago, water chestnut and jackfruit. It is similar to “es campur” in Indonesia, but with coconut milk added. You can neutralize the spicy flavors of Thai food by having red ruby after meal.