Thailand Travel & Holiday Tips

Thailand Travel & Holiday Tips for Beaches, Nightlife, Transportation and more

We focus on different perspectives of holidays in the country of smile plus arrivals at Bangkok and other places. Enjoying beaches and islands, outdoor adventure, nightlife and other vacation. 

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In Siam as it was formerly known are top travel packages available for any purpose and no need to run around. When you arrive in the capital go to a travel agent and a day after you hit the road to south, east, west or north Thailand. There are four more international airports which are Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai. 

Crossing the border via road travel is mainly from Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos, Myanmar is not interesting because of their visa regulations, better take the aircraft to Yangon. 


Some basic country data


Climate and temperature: There is endless summer divided into 2 seasons, it's the rainy from around July to November, which is monsoon times with an average temperature from around 24- 28 C. Hot season is the other months with around 30- 35 C. Almost all parts of the country receive some rain throughout the year while higher located areas such as in the north and west get more rain but it wont effect much your Thailand holiday.


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Thailand Holiday in the Andaman Sea at Similan Islands



Holiday to Thailand at Bangkok
Holiday to Thailand at Bangkok
Weather: Is usually excellent for about 8-9 month per year starting from November to May with is full of sunshine and clear or partly cloudy sky, the country is a primarily beach, island and "green" destination. 

Holiday to Thailand are perfect all year around even when there is some rain it's mostly only for a short time only during monsoon from around July to November it can rain for some more days. Considering the fact its more or less endless summer.

Southern Thailand Nai Harn Beach Phuket

Transportation in the capital and elsewhere

Thailand bus travel
Thailand bus travel

The best and fasted transportation in urban areas are motorbikes (scooter with 125cc), they can be rented everywhere for around Baht 150,- / day but it is very dangerous to drive with them because most people don't know about traffic rules and they just don't care. A good alternative in Bangkok would be to take a "Motocyc" taxi and the BTS (elevated train) or the underground. For long distance take the bus, they are in good condition, the roads are also quite good, means a perfect match.


Thailand travel tips with the scooter
Thailand travel tips 
with the scooter
With the speed boat at Ang Thong coming from Ko Samui





Bangkok Airport Tower
Bangkok Airport 

Check in hall at Suvarnabhumi
Check in hall at Suvarnabhumi

Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi
Arrival at Bangkok Airport or Suvarnabhumi


Thailand culture traditional dancing at Pratunam
Traditional dancing at Pratunam
Culture: A strong influences come from India and China but has it's very distinctive characteristics. The original Thai people which are similar to Shan in Myanmar came from south China's Yunnan.

As elsewhere in Asia people are with very traditional family ties and most are Buddhism. Although in the southern part are plenty of Muslim.



What to wear: Take light wear, since all clothing is quite cheap, it makes sense to go shopping for all what you need after arrival, it might save you overweight costs. Also shoes and other stuff are very cheap.
Phetchaburi Road at Pratunam

When in Bangkok visit Pratunam that's right in the center, that is the biggest cloth market in the country.

Visa: Visas on arrival are valid for 60 days (new since Sept. 2014) and a extension of another 30 days is available at the immigration counter on the airport and elsewhere free of charge. An extension is possible at the immigration offices throughout the country but this is only for a few countries. Transit visas issued from a consulate are valid for 1 month. Normal tourist visas are valid 2 month and can be extended for 1 month locally. But some of this has been reversed and applied again etc. its back and forward almost every month.

Don't overstay it will cost you Baht 500,- per day and if you don't pay you end in the deportation prison, if it expires make a visa run, they restricted this variant sharply in Aug. 2014.

Tourists at Similan islands south Thailand
Tourists at a Phuket Island beach















ATM's: Are almost at every "second corner" in the tourist areas, petrol stations, at the highways, shopping malls, 
convenience stores and other places, which means no need to take lots of money with you or change money. Just fill up your account and pull the Thai Baht out from the machine, be careful about the frequency since they charge a fee for each transaction which your bank will finally deduct, all bank HQ are concentrated in the capital. 

Here is also a excellent place to open a foreign currency account, nobody will find your hard earned money afterwards, just take a debit card, there are many different answers when you ask yourself, what to do in Thailand?

If you are on a low budget tour 


For a suitable lodge try Khao San Road About eating, street food is the real Thai traditional food. If you are a little bit careful you could be on the safe side with it. You would hardly need to spend more than about $ 5, - for the whole day on food,

Especially look first how they clean the plates, fork and spoons, since they don't have running water often they clean the whole day in the same water container, you can imagine what will happen to your stomach afterwards. So check it out first, after it should not be a big problem.




arriving at Bangkok airport
Arriving at Bangkok airport
A trip to the country of smile and arrivals in Bangkok and other places. Rushing to beaches, outdoor adventure or other vacation activities is probably what most travelers are interested. In Siam as it was formerly known are top packages available for this purpose. 

This can be a spectacular adventure and no need much to run around. If you arrive in the capital go to a travel agent and a day after you hit the road, maybe to southern Thailand, read more.



Many men are searching for a companion first to take her or him for the time staying in the Kingdom see Thai girlfriend for that.


Travel tips for gay and lesbians
Travel tips for Gay and Lesbians

The country is extremely tolerant to the individual, people are not shy and wont hide their sexual preferences towards the "three" gender means ladyboys etc. 

That's one of the reason why people from the whole world come over to have some time just to live as they want.  


Amazing Bangkok Picture
Amazing Bangkok Picture



Bangkok pictures show this oriental city with incredible views some are amazing, other trivial and sometimes it's rather shocking since the people have an other thinking pattern and look at many things much different as "westerners" do. 
This is different with the pics of the Chao Praya River and the BTS train on top, read more.



Thai people praying at Ratchaprasong Bangkok
People are ethnically quite diverse, the Thai and Shan of Myanmar came in long time ago from southern Yunnan, China. There are also plenty from south Asia, means India and Pakistan plus naturally Chinese. 

There is a substantial amount of European's and a rather small group of Africans and Arabs. From them Nigerians are the worst, they are heavily involved in drug trade, read more.

Thailand road travel at the south Bangkok bus terminal
Thailand road travel at the south Bangkok bus terminal

Songkhla Holiday in the south

Thailand road travel by bus, motorbike, ship, scooter and car is the best within the country. Roads are still quite good, ten years ago they were much better. Even into the smallest village is a hard surface asphalt road, ferries carry the people and mostly also vehicles to most islands. Bikes, scooters and cars for rent are widely available at any tourist spot in the country.


Nightclub at Phuket Town
Nightclub at Phuket Town

Tiger a go-go in Patong
Tiger a go-go in Patong


Girls Pictures

Girls Pictures from different SEA Asian Countries 

Here are plenty of pictures of Thai and other SEA girls. Not all are beauties but most look quite pretty, what they all have in common is most are nice young women. 

The ones working in the night-shift have one more absolute positive asset a guy has a good chance to do something with them, although it cost some money, but what's the problem? When I go to have something to eat also payment is required and that horizontal pleasure is really worth it.


Thai Girls Pictures of a birthday party in Phuket
Thai Girls Pictures of a birthday party in Phuket

Pretty nightclub entertainer
Pretty nightclub entertainer

Pink Lady 2002 Club in Phuket
Pink Lady 2002 Club in Phuket


Thai Girls Picture 1
Thai Girls Picture 1
Thai Girls Picture 2
Thai Girls Picture 2
When you see this pics there is no doubt that some of them are real beauties by any means not only in Asian Girls or Oriental Beauties terms. Now why every years millions of single traveler come to the "country of smile", just guess. 


Thai Girls Picture 7
Thai Girls 
Picture 7
Thai Girls Picture 2
Thai Girls Picture 2
Thai Girls Picture 5
Thai Girls 
Picture 5

Some pretty karaoke singer
Some pretty karaoke singer

Thai girls toy
Thai girls toy

Plenty of Thai Beauties
Plenty of Thai Beauties from Pink Lady 2002 in Phuket Town

Pretty Thai Bar Girl
Pretty Thai Bar Girl

Thai Girls Picture
Thai Girls Picture
Thai Girls Picture 3
Thai Girls Picture 3
Guess what all this "pretty things" are watching for? Yes, for some
 "farang" with a big wallet that's the dream of any young lady working in the nightlife business. 

Actually there are thousands in the country.


Sexy Thai dancing at Danok
Sexy Thai dancing at Danok



Pretty young and sexy at Soi Cowboy
Pretty young and sexy at Soi Cowboy

Sexy at Beach Road Pattaya
Sexy freelancer at Beach Road Pattaya

Freelancer Ladyboys in Pattaya
Freelancer Ladyboys in Pattaya
Here the real naughty ones of both gender are parading in the night, although the majority is quite ugly they always find some people who take them with it's amazing since everyone who know this a bit there will tell don't do this. They are mostly around for a quick hit and run business and the foreigners wake up after stripped of everything valuable.





Naughty girls in  the night-shift
Naughty girls in 
the night-shift
Hot and demanding
Hot and demanding














Bangkok red light district at Soi Cowboy
Bangkok red light district at Soi Cowboy


Thailand Bus Travel

Thailand Bus Travel is probably the best transportation in the country

There are various vehicles used for Thailand bus travel, the biggest are double decker including a on board toilet, next are the single level and vans or minibuses. 

This is the best travel version in the country if you have enough time, e.g. 12 hours from Phuket to Bangkok (Baht 640,-), 7 hours to Hat Yai (Baht 400,-) 5 to Ranong Baht 260,-), 4 to Krabi, about 14 to Pattaya and so on. What makes this especially attractive are the low prices which come from fierce competition.


Great Thailand Bus Travel Tips on H4 Highway
Great Thailand Bus Travel Tips on H4 Highway




Painted Thailand Bus
Painted Thailand Bus
Thailand Bus with artwork
Thailand Bus travel
tips with artwork











The strange monster vehicle below had a disco in the upper back so people had possibilities for dancing. The pics was captured at a highway station a bit south of Trang city.


Monster vehicle
Monster vehicle
Disco bus south Thailand
Disco bus from Phuket to Hat Yai


With the van from Phuket to Hat Yai
With the van from Phuket to Hat Yai
From Hat Yai to Penang
From Hat Yai to Penang










Bus from Phuket to Hat Yai
Bus from Phuket to Hat Yai


Bus from Phuket to Ranong
Bus from Phuket to Ranong
A Pick Up Ride
A Pick Up Ride









Here are some long haul Thailand bus travel tips



Road from Phuket to Krabi
Road from Phuket to Krabi
Hat Yai Main Bus Terminal
Hat Yai Main Bus Terminal