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   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


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Top Destinations in Thailand

Flight times between Thailand’s major destinations



Airport Codes for Thailand


 Capital City of Thailand:                                          •   Bangkok

 Currency:                                                                 Baht

 International Dial Code:                                             +66

 Religion:                                                                   Buddhism

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 to 36 degrees C.

                                          –  The rainy (wet) season lasts from mid-May to October, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 35 degrees C.

                                          –  The dry season lasts from November to February, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 32 degrees C.

•   The Best Time to visit Thailand is from November to early April, when the weather is cool and dry, with temperatures ranging from 28 degrees to 35 degrees.

•   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 current Covid-19 updates in Thailand

Below are Thailand’s latest entry requirements from 1st May 2022, it may change, so please check prior to travel. Currently, these are the guidelines to follow.

Pre-arrival Requirements

Vaccinated travelers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

•   A valid passport and a Thailand Pass (via https://tp.consular.go.th/), or a Border Pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

•   An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000. Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national health care coverage are exempt from this requirement.

•   A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination

•   Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.

•   Travelers 5-17 years of age traveling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand. Those traveling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

•   Travelers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine post-infection must have a medical certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

On Arrival Requirements

•  Upon arriving in Thailand, all travelers must undergo entry screening including a body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks.

•  The vaccinated travelers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom. *For arrivals by land using a border pass, they will be allowed a stay of no longer than 3 days within the specified areas only.

•  Likewise, unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated travelers who have uploaded proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

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REMARK: For more detailed information kindly visit https://www.tatnews.org/2022/04/thailands-latest-entry-requirements-from-1-may-2022/

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

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 here to apply online for your tourist E-Visa, valid for 16 days

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 in, 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


Thailand Highlights: things to do & travel guide


Thailand Highlights

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

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

Chiang Mai   ” Northern Rose of Thailand” is home to the Old City, the green countryside, rainforests, and ethnic minority villages.

Sukhothai     UNESCO-listed site for its ancient trees, greenery, and lotus ponds.

Ayuthaya      a UNESCO-listed Site, the ancient capital of Thailand, and home to a world-famous Historical Park.

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

Koh Samui  included all the best of a beach retreat with white sand beaches, fresh seafood, crystalline, and azure water.

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 in Thailand. It is about 300 kilometers from Bangkok to here.

Phuket         The largest island in Thailand including plenty of beautiful beaches and bays along with cultural and historical attractions. 


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 try 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

     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


   1st January                   New Year’s Day

•   12th February               Additional Public Holiday

•   26th February               Makha Bucha Day

•   6th April                       Chakri Memorial Day

•   12th April                      Additional Public Holiday

 13th – 15th April            Songkran Festival (traditional Thai New Year)

•   3rd May                         Substitution of National Labour Day

•   4th May                         Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Coronation Day

•   26th May                       Visakha Bucha Day

•   3rd June                        H.M. Queen Suthida’s Birthday

•   26th July                       Substitution for Asaraha Bucha Day

•   27th July                       Additional Public Holiday

•   28th July                       H.M. Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday

•   12th August                   H.M. Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother’s Day

•   13th October                  H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great Memorial Day

•   22th October                  Substitution for King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

•   6th December                 Substitution for H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday, National Day

•   10th December               Constitution Day

•   31st December                New Year’s Eve


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