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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.
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
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.
CURRENT EXCHANGE RATES
$1.00 USD = 34.85 THB
$1.00 AUD = 23.24 THB
€1.00 EUR = 37.94 THB
£1.00 GBP = 44.26 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.
THAI IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THAILAND.
ELECTRICITY IN THAILAND IS 220 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
LOCAL TIMETime in Thailand:
Bangkok’s Time Zone is (GMT+7) Bangkok has never utilised daylight saving.
CURRENT THAILAND WEATHER
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.