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 Country Facts & Airports Codes for Thailand


 Best Time to Visit Thailand


 Top 13 Things to Do in Thailand


 The Current Covid-19 & Visa Policy in Thailand


  Thailand Highlights by Map


  Thailand Travel FAQ


 All Destinations & Attractions in Thailand 


  Thailand Public Holidays 


 Best of Thailand Tours


 Best of Southeast Asia Tours


Top Destinations in Thailand

Flight times between Thailand’s major destinations



Country Facts & Airport Codes for Thailand


Capital City of Thailand:     Bangkok
Currency:                         Baht
Religion:                           Buddhism
International Dial Code:     +66

Thailand’s two major international airports are:    Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok (BKK)
                                                                                                   •  Don Muang International Airport in Don Muang (DMK)

These flight times are to/from Bangkok:   1hr flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
                                                                                     1hr flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia
                                                                                     1hr 5min flight to Yangon, Myanmar
                                                                                     1hr 5min flight to Luang Prabang, Laos
                                                                                     2hrs 25min flight to Singapore


Best Time to Visit Thailand


Thailand has 3 seasons: •  The hot season lasts from March to mid-May, with temperatures ranging from 30°C to 36°C
                                                  •  The rainy (wet) season lasts from mid-May to October, with temperatures of 28°C-35°C.
                                                  •  The dry season lasts from November to February, with temperatures ranging from 28°C to 32°C.
The best time to visit Thailand is from November to early April when temperatures range from 28°C to 32°C and the weather is cool and dry.
Divers & snorkelers should visit Thailand’s southwest coast during the dry season, which runs from November to February.
However, the weather in Thailand varies throughout the country, making it possible for visitors to explore “Golden Temple Country” all year.

Thailand weather

Thailand weather


The Current Covid-19 & Visa Policy in Thailand


The Covid-19 uppdates in Thailand
Traveling to Thailand from 1 October 2022 onwards: Passengers will no longer be required to present COVID-19-related documents such as the certificate of vaccination and COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Thailand.
Above are Thailand’s latest entry requirements from 1st October 2022, they may change, so please check prior to travel. 

Visa policy in Thailand
To begin, travelers’ passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Thailand.

Thailand Visa Exemption
•  With an ordinary passport of the below countries, you can travel to Thailand without a visa up to:
90-day visa exemption for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, Peru
30-day visa exemption for Germany, Brunei, Andorra, Canada, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Liechtenstein, France, Ireland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain. Sweden, Switzerland., Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
14-day visa exemption for Cambodia, Myanmar
•  If you want to extend your stay beyond the period that’s allowed you may be able to apply for an extension at the Thai Immigration Bureau office in Bangkok for a fee of 1,900 Thai Baht.
•  You will be fined if you overstay without a formal extension.
•  Overstay fees begin at 500 Thai Baht per day and can reach 20,000 Thai Baht per day if you stay for more than 40 days.

The countries are eligible to get a Thailand Visa on arrival
Bulgaria, Bhutan, People’s Republic of China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu

Obtain a Thailand Visa
•  If you are not exempt from a Thailand Visa and are not eligible for a Visa On •  Arrival or a Thailand Visa Online. You must apply for a Thai visa at a Thai diplomatic mission office (Embassies or Consulates) in your country.

You must do the following:
•  Make an appointment with the Thailand Embassy or Consulate in your country, or the one closest to you, to learn about any specific visa application requirements
  Collect the required documents for a Thai Visa
•  Submit the documents and pay the fee
•  Depending on which Embassy/Consulate you apply to, you can submit the application

In-person
•  Through the post, in which case you have to enclose a pre-paid and self-addressed envelope
  Wait for the application to be processed
  Collect the passport and visa.
  If you applied by mail, they will be mailed back to you.
  If your Thailand Tourist Visa is approved, you have to enter the country within the time stated on your visa.

A Thailand airport transit Visa
Foreigners transiting in a Thai airport do not need to have a Thailand airport transit visa if
•  Their connecting flight is in less than 12 hours
•  Their flight is booked on the same ticket
•  They do not leave the international airport transit area
•  Have the necessary documents for the final destination

Apply for a Thailand Visa online (E-Visa)
For the time being, only citizens of a few countries can apply for Thai visas online: China, the United Kingdom, and France

Click to apply online for your tourist E-Visa to Thailand, valid for 16 Days


Thailand Highlights: things to do & travel guide


Chiang Rai: Known for mountains, untouched landscapes, and a variety of indigenous ethnic hill tribes such as the  Karen, H’Mong…

Pai: “Thai island in the mountains”, the pretty unique waterfalls, hot springs, local street food market… must-see Pai.

Chiang Mai: ” Northern Rose of Thailand”, with the Old City, the green countryside, rainforests, and the ethnic villages.

Sukhothai: UNESCO-listed site for its ancient trees and greenery.

Ayutthaya: UNESCO-listed Site, World-famous Historical Park.

Bangkok: The capital of Thailand, the shopping capital of Southeast Asia, the culinary center…, everything seems available.

Koh Samui:  best beaches, fresh seafood, crystalline, coconut palms

Pattaya: A long coastline with turquoise clear water and long white sandy beaches along the beautiful lush coconut trees soaring.

Koh Chang: Home to some of the most beautiful beaches and waterfalls. It is about 300 kilometers from Bangkok to here.

Phuket: The largest island in Thailand with beautiful beaches, bays


Top 13 Things to Do in Thailand


1. Visit Terminal 21’s food court – Watch them cook huge pots of soup!
    See a replica of San Francisco’s Golden Bride!

Terminal 21's Food Court

Terminal 21’s Food Court

2. Visiting China Town and trying some sea bass

Visiting China Town and Eating Great Sea Bass

Visiting China Town and Eating Great Sea Bass

3. Relax on a Chao Phraya River Cruise on the Grand Pearl 

Chao Phraya River Cruise on the Grand Pearl 

Chao Phraya River Cruise on the Grand Pearl

4. Be surprised as you see the amazing Reclining Buddha

The Reclining Buddha 

The Reclining Buddha

5. Do not miss the Grand Palace

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

6. Relax on the overnight train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 

Train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

The train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

7. Delight in the dragon staircase! Interact with the children who dress in costumes all-day

Dragon Staircase at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Dragon Staircase at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

8. The monk chat is very eye-opening – It is very informative talking to a real monk!
Don’t let the wax months in Wat Chedi Luang food you!         

Monk Chat in Thailand

Monk Chat in Thailand

9. The Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai is a lot of fun and informative

The Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai 

The Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai

10. At the Chiang Mai walking street, the markets are fun, with inexpensive food!
      And, the Chiang Mai markets are definitely worth exploring

Chiang Mai Walking Street with various Food

Chiang Mai Walking Street with various Food

11. Watching monks walk around chanting is a treat 

Monks chanting

Monks chanting

12. The White Temple in Chiang Rai and Mae Fah Luang Garden are definitely worth a visit

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

13. The Long Neck Karen Tribal Village is an eye-opening experience to not miss

The Long Neck Karen Tribal Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Long Neck Karen Tribal Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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All Public Holidays in Thailand


Jan. 1st – New Year’s Day
Feb. 12th – Additional Public Holiday
Feb. 26th – Makha Bucha Day
Apr. 6th – Chakri Memorial Day
Apr. 12th – Additional Public Holiday
Apr. 13th – 15th – Songkran Festival (traditional Thai New Year)
May 3rd – Substitution of National Labour Day
May 4th – Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Coronation Day
May 26th – Visakha Bucha Day
Jun. 3rd – H.M. Queen Suthida’s Birthday
Jul. 26th – Substitution for Asaraha Bucha Day
Jul. 27th – Additional Public Holiday
Jul. 28th – H.M. Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday
Aug. 12th – H.M. Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother’s Day
Oct. 13th – H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great Memorial Day
Oct. 22nd – Substitution for King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Dec. 6th – Substitution for H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday, National Day
Dec. 10th – Constitution Day
Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve


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