Thailand The best of many worlds

Thailand The best of many worlds

Thailand The best of many worlds

Thailand The best of many worlds

Thailand The best of many worlds

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Thailand offers the best of many worlds, a perfect balance of remote jungles, ancient culture, island escapes and exhilarating city life. Just as diverse as its tourism options are its flavors: sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, Thailand has something for everyone! Thus, rising as one the most sought-after destinations in the world. A feast for the senses, there is no shortage or things to see, do and taste in a luxury holiday in Thailand: hundreds of marvelous temples, World Heritage Sites, majestic elephants, otherworldly beaches and world-class resorts just to name a few. Thailand, no doubt, will leave hungry for more.

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Useful Information

Entry & Custom Procedures

Thailand offers visa free stays up to 30 days (single entry) for many countries, including European and North American countries. The Terraverde Team will check any visa requirements according to the nationality of travelers and length of stay and help you with the process.

Monks look over Bagan Temple Valley

Transportation

By Air

There are six major international airports in Thailand: Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is Thailand’s main international airport and one of the largest in the world; Don Mueang International Airport also in Bangkok is the main base for domestic flights and budget airlines like AirAsia; Phuket International Airport is Thailand’s second busiest airport; Chiang Mai International Airport in the north; Hat Yai International Airport in the south; Samui International Airport in the exclusive resort island of Koh Samui.

By Road

Thailand is widely acknowledged as having the most extensive road transportation network in all of Southeast Asia, with good quality roads both in cities and rural areas. 98% of all roads are paved. The speed limit on the highway is 100 km/h (62 mph) or 120 km/h (75 mph) depending on the road. Travel by car or bus is inexpensive and convenient, especially if using VIP buses.

By Train

Thailand’s 4500km rail network connects major destinations across the country such as Chiang Mai to the north and Surat Thani to the south. Trains are slow but a good alternative for short trips to Ayuthaya or Lopburi.

Currency

The official currency is the Thai Baht (THB). At the time of publishing the exchange rate is US$ 1 = 30,9 THB.

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in most of hotels, restaurants and shops in main cities of Thailand (subject to fees according to your provider).

You can also get cash with your credit or debit card from ATMs in most Thai localities except some of the most remote islands (subject to transaction fees).

Language

Thai is the official language although English is spoken by many in the main cities and tourist hotspots. The language is written in the Thai script, similar to Laotian and Khmer.

Tipping

Tipping is not mandatory or customary in Thailand but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated. Note that prices in hotels and restaurants usually include 10% for VAT and 5% for service charges.

Water

It is advisable not to drink water from the tap unless it is boiled properly.

Telecommunictions

WIFI is readily available throughout Thailand in cafes, restaurants, hotels and stores. In addition, buying a SIM card is quite simple and inexpensive, they can be purchased either at the airport upon arrival or at dedicated shops or convenient stores across the nation's cities and towns.

Health & Medical Facilities

No vaccination is required, but visitors are advised to receive inoculations against hepatitis A and B, typhoid and tetanus. Inoculation for yellow fever and tablets for malaria are not necessary although doctors still usually recommend them.

Thailand has some of the best medical facilities. The majority of cities and tourist areas have adequate and even excellent healthcare. Always travel with medical insurance. If your health insurance doesn’t cover you for medical expenses abroad, ensure you get specific travel insurance.

Public Holidays 2020

Dec 31 - Jan 1New Year
Feb 10Māgha Pūjā
Apr 6Chakri Memorial Day
Apr 13 - 15Songkran
Apr 14Family Day
May 1Labour Day
May 5Coronation Day
May 6Vesak
May 11Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Jun 3Queen's Birthday
Jul 6Asalha Puja
Jul 6Beginning of Vassa
Oct 23Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Oct 26Royal cremation of King Bhumibol
Dec 7King's Birthday
Dec 10Constitution Day

Safety

In general, Thailand is a safe country to travel. We advise to take the usual precautions when traveling in a foreign country.

Population

Thailand has 69,4 million inhabitants from 62 different ethnic groups, that include the Central Thai (majoritarian ethnic group), the Thai Lao, the Khon Muang, the Pak Tai, the Khmer, Malay and others.

The dominant religions are Buddhism (94% of the population), Islam (4.30% of the population) and Christianity (1% of the population).

Shopping

Prices displayed are usually fixed, but in places such as traditional markets bargaining in accepted.

Local Time

Thailand is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It is the same time zone as Vietnam.

Electricity

In Thailand electric current is mostly 220V and sockets are both round and flat types.

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About Thailand

Thailand is known as "The Land of Smiles" in a nod to the friendliness and openness of its inhabitants, who will have you saying “khawp khun khrap” in no time. The majority Buddhist Thai are a unique people, who pride themselves with being one of the few Asian nations that was never colonized by a Western power. To explore its history and culture head to the ancient cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, or the cultural capital of Chiang Mai, where you can recharge your soul with a Buddhist blessing or observing playful baby elephants in one of the region’s many conservation camps.

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When to Visit

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