Thailand Travel & Holiday Tips

Thailand Travel & Holiday Tips to Destinations, Beaches, Nightlife and Transportation 

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. 

In Siam as it was formerly known are top packages available for this purpose. This can be a spectacular adventure trip e.g. 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 south or north 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 but it wont effect much your Thailand holiday.

Thailand Holiday
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.

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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.

Phetchaburi Road at Pratunam
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.

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

Visa: Tourist and business visas are valid for 28 days and will be available at the immigration counter at the airport and elsewhere free of charge. A other version is to get it on arrival, 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. 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.

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.

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.  

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

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

Here are some long haul Thailand bus travel tips


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