THE GRANTOURISMO TRAVEL GUIDE TO

Thailand

Thailand Travel Guide Destinations

BANGKOK

Thailand

The Grantourismo Travels Guide to Bangkok, Thailand. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved. Bangkok Travel Guide.
BANGKOK

CHIANG MAI

Thailand

The Grantourismo Travel Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved. Chiang Mai Travel Guide.
CHIANG MAI

ISAAN

Thailand

The Grantourismo Travels Guide to Isaan, Thailand. Copyright © 2017 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved. Isaan Travel Guide.
ISAAN

PHUKET

Thailand

The Grantourismo Travels Guide to Phuket, Thailand. Copyright © 2017 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved. Phuket Travel Guide.
PHUKET

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Thailand Essentials

WHEN TO GO

Nov–Feb The cool season when temperatures don’t vary much, it’s the humidity and change of rain that varies, this is the best time to travel and it’s crowded.
Mar–Jun Weather This shoulder season is less crowded but the chance of rain is higher.
Jul–Oct Wet season commences and while it’s a little less crowded, the storms can be ferocious.

HEALTH

Thailand has excellent healthcare facilities in its larger cities and towns. For any serious accidents or emergencies, a trip to Bangkok may be on the cards so it’s of great importance that you get full medical insurance for your visit. Recommended Vaccinations

VISAS

Nationals of most countries can get a free tourist visa on arrrival in Thailand, it’s the length of the visa that varies and can range from 15 days to 90 days. Overstaying visas incurrs daily fines and rules can change overnight so be aware. Some visas can be extended, check the Thai Immigration website.

CURRENCY

CURRENT EXCHANGE RATES

$1.00 USD = 36.46 THB
$1.00 AUD = 24.21 THB
€1.00 EUR = 39.50 THB
£1.00 GBP = 46.40 THB

The Thai currency (THB) is called the ‘Baht’, and it’s the only currency used in the country. In touristy areas they may acccept USD but and give change in THB but you’ll suffer an unfavourable exchange rate. It is, however, easy to change most major currencies into THB.

LANGUAGE

THAI IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THAILAND.
Thai language, ‘hello’ in Thai, ‘sawasdee krab’, said by men, and ‘sawasdee ka’ said by women. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY IN THAILAND IS 220 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
Electricity in Thailand is 220 volts. 50 cycles/sec. Power plugs used in Thailand. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

LOCAL TIME

Time in Thailand:

Bangkok’s Time Zone is (GMT+7) Bangkok has never utilised daylight saving.

WEATHER

CURRENT BANGKOK WEATHER

TRANSPORTATION

AIR/LAND/SEA

There are direct international flights to Bangkok from major international destinations. Domestic flights cover major tourist destinations. Less expensive is bus travel covering all of Thailand, but for major routes minivans are becoming more popular – not great for tall or large foreigners. Within towns and sections of cities, besides taxis and motor-taxis are pick-up trucks with benches in the back that run specific routes.