Thailand Travel Tips for Road, Air and Bus TripsWe focus on different perspectives trips to the country of smile plus arrivals at 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 trip 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.
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.
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.
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 road are also quite good, means a perfect match.
Thailand travel tips
with the scooter
With the speed boat at Ang Thong
coming from Ko Samui
|Bangkok Airport Tower|
|Check in hall at Suvarnabhumi|
|Arrival at Bangkok Airport or Suvarnabhumi|
|Traditional dancing at Pratunam|
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.
|Phetchaburi Road at Pratunam|
When in Bangkok visit Pratunam thats right in the center, that is the biggest cloth market in the country.
Tourists at Similan islands
|Tourists at a Phuket Island beach|
|Arriving at Bangkok airport|
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 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.