• Background info
  • Festivals Thailand
    The number of festivals in Thailand is immense. Very sanuk! There always seems to be some festival or other taking place somewhere, especially between November and February. Many festivals are related to Buddhist rituals, such ...
  • Culture Thailand
    Europeans behave differently from Thai people in many ways. In fact, you could write an entire book about the differences between these two cultures. The following hints will help you avoid the biggest misunderstandings. Head and ...
  • Food and drinks Thailand
    Food is important for everyone, but it is a very important part of Thai lifestyle. Food is of great social importance, and very sanuk. Thai people have no regular mealtimes; they tend to eat simply ...
  • Landscape Thailand
    The Kingdom of Thailand is situated in the centre of Southeast Asia and borders Myanmar and Laos to the north, Cambodia to the south-east and Malaysia to the south. Thailand, Myanmar and Laos are known ...
  • Background Info Thailand
    Sculpture, painting and architecture in Thailand are strongly influenced by religion. Sculpture is mainly restricted to Buddha statues. Initially, they were not intended as works of art, but to remind the viewer of his religion. ...
  • Population Thailand
    The Thai population is just over 65 million. Thailand is a reasonably developed country with big cities and a good infrastructure. The capital, Bangkok is far and away the largest city in the country with ...
  • Religion Thailand
    When you travel through Thailand, you will come into much contact with Buddhism. Monks dressed in their orange robes, nuns, Buddha statues and extravagant Wats (temples) are everywhere. About 95% of the population follows Theravada, a ...
  • Tipping Thailand
    For waiters, porters, room attendants, tour bus drivers, taxi drivers and tour guides; tips are a nice bonus to add to their often pitiful wages. Tips can also ensure speedy and more attentive service. In ...
  • Weather and climate Thailand
    Climate: Thailand has a tropical climate, divided into three distinct seasons. In the period from March to May, it is very hot. This is followed by the monsoon season which extends from June to September. ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Thailand
    Take it easy on your first day in Thailand. Take the time to recover from the flight and get used to the different climate, culture and country. Let it slowly work its magic on you. ...
  • Other info Thailand
    For visitors of many nationalities Thailand offers a free 30-day visa upon arrival. Visitors of certain other countries can apply for a 15 day visa upon arrival and others have to obtain a visa at ...
  • Electricity Thailand
    Thailand has 220 volt, 50 hertz alternating current. At least, it does when there isn’t a power cut, which occur quite regularly. The electrical charge can fluctuate greatly in some places, which can be harmful ...
  • Health Thailand
    The following health information is a general text that applies to all our travellers in Asia. Those who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare don’t usually run into health problems. Food and drink: Tap water ...
  • Information for people at home Thailand
    Make sure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away. You may wish to fix a date when you will contact them again. Provide ...
  • Luggage and clothing Thailand
    Don’t bring too much baggage. Clothing can always be bought cheaply in Thailand and almost every hotel has a laundry service. Thailand is a tropical country, so thin, cotton clothing is most pleasant. However don’t ...
  • Money Thailand
    The amount of spending money suggested is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, airport taxes and tips. The amount you actually need of course depends on your own ...
  • Photographs Thailand
    Thailand is an extraordinarily photogenic country. You can photograph almost anything, with the exception of the interiors of some temples. This is usually clearly displayed on a notice. You can get photos and even slides ...
  • Safety Thailand
    Theft does occur in Thailand, so keep an eye on your valuables, just as you would in Britain. Money and important documents are best kept in a lightweight money belt worn under the clothes. Be ...
  • Time differences Thailand
    The time in Thailand is seven hours later than Greenwich Mean Time. There is no daylight savings time, so during our summer period (European Summer Time) the time is six hours later in Thailand. ...

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