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Travel and Country Information about Thailand Beaches, Islands and Nightlife Fun &

We focus on different perspectives in the country of smile plus arrivals in Bangkok and other places. Enjoying beaches and islands, outdoor adventure, nightlife and other vacation. In Siam as it was formerly known are top travel packages available, no need to run around and get stressed. Just read through our website and hit the road to south, east, west or north Thailand. There are five 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 data



Thailand at the Miss World
Thailand fun at the Miss World

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

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.

Holiday to Thailand at Bangkok
Approaching Bangkok
Southern Thailand Nai Harn Beach Phuket

Erawan waterfall
Erawan waterfall at Kanchanaburi

Thailand bus travel
Bus travel

Transportation in the capital and elsewhere

The best and fasted transportation in urban areas are motorbikes (scooter with 125cc), they can be rented everywhere for around Baht 250,- / 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
Travel tips with the scooter
Be fascinated by Thai Orchids
Be fascinated by local orchids
With the speed boat at Ang Thong coming from Ko Samui
Bangkok Airport Tower
Bangkok Airport 
Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi
Arrival at Suvarnabhumi

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.


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 to wear are 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 Run at Ranong Kawthaung

Visa Run at Ranong Kawthaung


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 paper issued from a consulate are valid for 1 month. Normal tourist permissions 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 


Khao San Road at night
Khao San Road at night
For a suitable lodge try Khao San Road As it is visible thats a big Beer Garden with myriads of small street shops where they try to sell anything including services such as massage, food, tours etc. actually every local tries to sell something, read more.

Street Food in Bangkok
Street Food
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, read more.

Pretty Thai Girls
Pretty Thai Girls

What about a pretty Thai girl as a companion when you are on holiday. Could also be a guy as seen below. Since people are open minded there are no problems and it makes your stay a more pleasant one. If you like to change this every day just visit the nightlife spots there are myriads of gorgeous young women, 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, read more.


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.



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, read more.


Bus counter for Cambodia
Bus ticket counter for Cambodia at Mo Chit

Beside of Cambodia are not many countries around with several road border crossing and most tourists arrive from Thailand by coach. The main destination is Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Another is Koh Kong which has a van link from Trat near Koh Chang. That is a popular Visa Run routing, read more.

Songkhla Holiday in the south including beaches, the city, history and some interesting detail. As usual in the deep south the people are victims of mad islamist controlled from neighboring Malaysia who kill Thai Buddhist every day. Their prefered targets are Buddhist monks, temple boys, school kids, teachers and women, you can see what kind of people this are, read more.


Nightclub at Phuket Town
Nightclub at Phuket Town
Tiger a go-go in Patong
Tiger a go-go in Patong
Nightlife girls in Pattaya
Girls in Pattaya


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Orchid Flowers Nursery

More than 1000 different orchid species and hybrids grow in the country.  

They are raised in nurseries or come up in the wild dark mountain forests of the north and the islands of south ThailandActually there is not much difference where a particular species or hybrid grows you find the same everywhere with some minor exceptions.

As with many other flora and fauna items, deforestation and poaching take heavy toll. Some projects are even dedicated to reintroduce some species into the former environment or maybe into a beautiful garden out of the orchid nursery.

Dendrobium Plants

Vanda

Phalaenopsis orchids

Thai Orchid Nursery
Thai Orchid Nursery

Thailand is by far the largest exporter of fresh orchids worldwide and plenty of them you can pick up for quite low prices in nurseries.  This is probably the best area for a virtual show since they usually have plenty of different types and all kind of colors. 

A few nurseries grow species, but those are not for sale, only the hybrids are

Thai Orchid  Yellow and Purple
 Yellow and Purple Plants
Thai Orchid Culture
Thai Orchid Culture
To raise them is not easy, it needs some time and passion since some are maybe up to four years to blossom first time.  The growers usually have several dozens of great hybrids for retail and wholesale.

For “take away”, during or after your holiday there are 3 ways, either you take the whole plant (last for quite a while with proper treatment), also in a different climate like Europe etc. Take only the cut flower, they stay ok for up to 1 month in a colder climate with proper treatment, or take the “seedlings in the bottle” and handle them according to the instructions. To care about Thai orchids in general needs a sense for beauty and patience.


in a orchid nursery


Thai Orchid Orange
Thai Orchid Orange
Thai Orchid Garden Phuket
Orchid Garden Phuket 
For all relevant information (which are available, the environment, the handling, how and where to buy and export them etc. just visit the Phuket Orchid Farm at Chalong, pass the circle towards Rawai, after the school you will see a sign post and turn right.

You will find almost everything you want to see and you can also ask questions, it’s a real marvelous orchid garden, you probably have never seen anything like this before. There is an entrance fee (Thai and “farang” same fee !!) of baht 200 including an information leaflet and a bouquet  of beautiful ones.


Phuket nursery
In a orchid nursery

If you also want to picture the beauties 


you should visit the place around 4.30 to 5.30 pm, at that time the sun position is just right for the real photo shooting. For immediate “consumption” on the island, many small flower shops usually in the vicinity of 7-11 stores offer fresh ones with very low prices.

Orchids flower shops
Hybrid plants white and yellow
Hybrid plants white and yellow














Small bouquets with up to 10 blooms and some green leaves around go for 20 baht. Keep in mind this are low street prices, the orchid nursery usually charge more, with about 20-25 stems go for baht 150.

yellow and red cattleya



The hunting and smuggling out of the endangered species is usually done in the north. All this beautiful blooms are really a feast for the eye and an admired decoration in any home, or maybe just in the hotel room during your stay on the island.

Purple Orchids
Purple Orchids
Exotische Orchideen
Exotische Orchideen
If you bought some of this exotic beauties just ask for an empty water bottle in your hotel, cut off the top and you have a suitable vase, or e.g. if you get them directly from the nursery they fix a small plastic container at the bottom which keep the plant happy and alive for a week.  The flowers don’t need fresh water every day and last for about 10 days. Just buy a bouquet  and you will have some visually happy days.



Hua Hin Nightlife

Nightlife with restaurants bars shopping and girls.

Hua Hin is the beach front end for the Bangkok crowd and plenty of western tourist who fuel the activities in the night. That is mainly via adventure with Thai bar girls or just have some beers to get into the right mood.

What makes the whole stuff not that pleasant is the fact that the real estate sharks pull up one skyscraper after the other right at the beach, it's even worst than Pattaya and that means something because it's hard to beat the city on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand, see the beach here.

Hua Hin Nightlife Bars
Hua Hin Nightlife Bars

bar girls at work
Not much business tonight

Dinner at the waterfront

Open air seafood restaurant
Open air seafood restaurant

At the waterfront some structures with restaurants on top have been built into the Gulf of Thailand. Food is quite good and not expensive. The whole creates a pleasant atmosphere for the visitors. In the small streets running through are myriads of shops with interesting stuff for shopping one of it id this great painting of New York below.

Hua Hin Shopping

Yacht Haven Marina Phuket

The pier is at the northern tip of the island

The marina is a 24 hour access facility and presently the only one capable to handle "Super yachts", that means the right place for your if you have a big one with helicopter etc., even if you don't have one its still a nice place.

It is very close to the main north south highway of the island and the airport, they offers full services. Several resorts, beaches and world class golf courses are within a few minutes drive.

Phuket Yacht Haven Marina
Phuket Yacht Haven Marina
Jetty Aerial
Jetty Aerial
Yacht Haven Marina Aerial
Jetty Aerial








Real Super Trimaran

Real Super Yacht Trimaran
Real Super Yacht Trimaran
Super yacht Interior
Super yacht Interior
Super yacht Bridge
Super yacht Bridge












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