Thailand

With fascinating culture and history, world-famous beaches, exotic flavors, a high concentration of spas and wellness centers, and world-famous activities and attractions such as Bangkok, home to Chinatown, the Chao Phraya River, The Grand Palace, the Central World Shopping Mall, or Chiang Mai, home of Doi Suthep, the markets, the Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School, and the Chiang Mai Walking Street, or Chiang Rai, where you can visit the White Temple, the Mae Fah Luang Garden, and the Hill Tribe Villages… Any of these highlights will ensure that you have an unforgettable trip to Thailand and Southeast Asia.

DH TRAVEL, with OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE throughout THAILAND & SOUTHEAST ASIA travel, provides the best travel guides as well as exceptional customized private guided tours, centrally located hotels, and a variety of activities to enhance your experience in Thailand & Southeast Asia. Please contact us at any time for expert planning advice and unrivaled support for your memorial trip.

   Easy Travel to Thailand


   The Best Time to Visit Thailand


   Top 13 Best Things to Do in Thailand


   Travel Visa for Thailand


   Covid-19 Travel Updates in Thailand


   Top Destinations in Thailand 


   Best Thailand Tours


   Best Southeast Asia Tours


   All Public Holidays in Thailand


   Tourist Attractions in Thailand


Top Destinations in Thailand

Flight times between Thailand major destinations



Easy Travel to 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


The Best Time to Visit Thailand


   Thailand has three seasons:  –  The hot season lasts from March to mid-May

                                                –  The rainy (wet) season lasts from mid-May to October

                                                –  The dry season lasts from November to February

•   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 36 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


Travel Visa for 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


The Current Covid-19 Travel Updates


Covid-19 travel updates may change, so please check prior to travel. Currently, these are the guidelines to follow:

TEST & GET into THAILAND

Entry points

•   By air (direct international flight or transit domestically via dedicated flights.)
•   On the ground (at the border checkpoints in Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Songkhla.)
•   Using water (yachts.)
Who is permitted to enter Thailand?
•   Fully vaccinated Thai citizens and foreign visitors from all countries/territories for air and sea arrivals.
•   For land arrivals, fully vaccinated Thai citizens and foreign visitors from neighboring countries connecting with the reopened border checkpoints are welcome (Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Songkhla).

Pre-Arrival

1.   A Thailand Pass (via https://tp.consular.go.th/) for air and land arrivals, or a Certificate of Entry (via a Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General) for sea arrivals.
2.   An insurance policy with a minimum of US$20,000 in coverage. This requirement does not apply to Thais or foreign expatriates who are covered by Thailand’s national healthcare system.
3.   Proof of prepayment for one night’s accommodation at a government-approved hotel/s, such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), on Day 1, which should also include the costs of one RT-PCR test on Day 1 and one Antigen Self-Test Kit (self-ATK) on Day 5.
4.   A COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery Certificate

Arrival

1.   All travelers must go through entry screening, which includes a body temperature check and presenting the necessary documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer.
2.   Go to the pre-arranged lodging or medical facility for the Day 1 RT-PCR test.

During Stay

1.   Travellers are advised to strictly adhere to the standard, good personal hygiene practices such as wearing a mask in public, maintaining hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer), and maintaining a physical distance of at least one meter from others.

2.   All travelers must download and install the MorChana application and keep it turned on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary measures and to record the self-ATK result on Day 5.

Domestic / International Departure Procedures

•   For domestic departure, travelers must show proof that their Day 1 RT-PCR test result was negative.
•   For international departures, it is the responsibility of the travelers or their organizations to ensure that they meet the requirements of their specific international destination, regardless of the point of departure.

Please see this link for official TAT information

https://www.tatnews.org/2022/02/thailand-reopening-exemption-from-quarantine-test-go/

SANDBOX
Please see this link for official TAT information https://www.tatnews.org/2022/02/thailand-reopening-living-in-the-blue-zone-17-sandbox-destinations/

HAPPY QUARANTINE’S DAY
Please see this link for official TAT information https://www.tatnews.org/2022/02/thailand-reopening-happy-quarantine-nationwide/


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



Top 13 Best Things to Do in Thailand



1. MUST visit TERMINAL 21’s FOOD COURT 

Watching them COOK Huge pots of SOUP

Seeing a REPLICA of SAN FRANCISCO’S GOLDEN BRIDGE

Terminal 21's Food Court

Terminal 21’s Food Court

2. Visiting CHINA TOWN & Eating Great SEA BASS here

Visiting China Town and Eating Great Sea Bass

Visiting China Town and Eating Great Sea Bass

3. ENJOY & Relax on the 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. You MUST be very SURPRISE for the FIRST Time to See THE RECLINING BUDDHA 

The Reclining Buddha 

The Reclining Buddha

5.  An impressive GRAND PALACE is a MUST-SEE

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

6. Enjoy 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. The Awesome DRAGON Staircase at WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP

Here The Children DRESS UP and PARADE All Day 

Dragon Staircase at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Dragon Staircase at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

8. The INFORMATIVE MONK CHAT 

It is really DELIGHTFUL TALKING to a REAL Monk!

Including the WAX Monks in WAT CHEDI LUANG!

All above Should have DIRECT EXPERIENCE

Monk Chat in Thailand

Monk Chat in Thailand

9. NEVER Miss The ASIA SCENIC THAI COOKING SCHOOL in Chiang Mai 

The Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai 

The Asia Scenic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai

10. Lovely CHIANG MAI

WALKING STREET  the MARKETS are FUN and the FOOD is INEXPENSIVE 

GREAT, well this location is 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 & MAE FAH LUANG GARDEN

Definitely WORTH A Visit

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

13. The LONG NECK KAREN TRIBAL VILLAGE is the BEST PLACE to VISIT in Thailand

The Long Neck Karen Tribal Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Long Neck Karen Tribal Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand



Top Destinations in Thailand



Top Destinations in Thailand

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

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

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

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

Ayutthaya – a UNESCO-listed Site, 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 and crystalline, coconut palms, and azure water.

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

Koh Changhome 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.

 Best Thailand Tours

 Best Southeast Asia Tours


Tourist Attractions in Thailand