Thailand is located in the Indochina Peninsula of Southeast Asia divided into 76 provinces.
The capital city is Bangkok which is the center of government, trade, industry and culture. Thailand’s prevalent religion is Theravada Buddhism.
Muslims and Christians constitute the second largest religious group in Thailand.
The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is fairly widely understood and spoken in the most tourist areas.
Thailand Standard Time is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
North: Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai Province bordered by the Union of Myanmar and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
South: Betong District, Yala Province, bordered by Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand
East: Si Chiang Mai District Ubon Ratchathani bordered by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia
West: Mae Sariang District Mae Hong Son Province bordered by the Union of Myanmar and Andaman Sea
Thailand is situed on the tropics near the equator so this region is a spectacular tropical paradise.
Generally, the weather is hot and humid all year round and the average annual temperature in Thailand is approximately 29 ํC.
The best time to visit Thailand is between November to March which the climate is pretty dry and balmy.
Nonetheless, the climate varies throughout geographical regions and seasons.
For temperatures of Central area and the upper eastern region to the northern region are extremely different, between summer and winter as well as between day and night.
Especially during summer, in April, the temperature reaches almost 40 ° C.
In winter, the minimum temperature in the morning is about 8 degrees, especially from December to January.
For areas located near the sea which is the lower eastern region and the southern region, the temperature is less fluctuated during the day and the season than the upper eastern region to the northern region with stable hot in summer and winter is not too cold.
The best time to travel to the west coast (Andaman sea) is November to April such as Krabi and Phuket, while the East cost (Gulf of Thailand) is between May to September such as Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan.
Thailand’s season is divided into 3 seasons.
1. Summer begins around March to the middle of May.
2. The rainy season begins around the middle of May to the end of October.
3. The cold season begins around the early of November to the end of February.
Check the weather in Thailand here: Weather Forecast
Road transportation is the main convenient option for traveling across provinces in Thailand that can be divided into:
Public Transportation: Available for both short and long distance travel such as vans and buses that are accessible for public and private services.
The service and fee provide different rates.
The Ekamai Terminal serves the eastern coastal routes, while Sai Tai Mai at Borom-Ratchachonnani Road serves the southern routes.
Mor Chit Song serves both the northern and northeastern routes.
Car Rental: For those who prefer to travel privately with comfortable feeling without waiting, you can rent a car with us to drive by yourselves.
Driving in Thailand is quite convenient because the signs are in both Thai and English languages.
This is one of the convenient way to save a lot of time in traveling.
There are 2 main airports in Bangkok which are Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
However, 32 domestic airlines are also available in various provinces.
Thailand has many airlines providing domestic services such as Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air which offer a variety of flight rates.
Traveling by train is another option for those who want to experience the way of life in Thai olden days getting on trains to travel across provinces.
The main station in Bangkok is Hua Lamphong Station which the railway lines cover all 4 regions inThailand.
The train is divided into 3 classes including 1st Class which is a private carriage with air conditioning for 2 people and available only on rapid, express and special-express trains.
2nd Class with a pair of seats which can adjust to bunk beds offering both air conditioning and electric fan.
They are available only on rapid and express trains.
The last one is 3rd Class with mostly wooden benches provieds only electric fan and seats with the term of the first-come first-served basis.
Booking Ticket, please enter: Thai Railway Ticket website
Traveling by land around the city, especially Bangkok, should spare your time because the traffic is quite jammed during rush hours.
Public Transportation: Many transportations are provided such as Tuk-Tuk which is the symbol of Thailand that you can hail getting around Bangkok and some major provinces.
Taxi which its rates depend on distance. Local Bus, Song taew (Red two-row seat minibus) and motorbike service.
Car Rental: Renting a car in Bangkok is not recommended as traffic congestion and parking difficulty. For car rental from Bangkok to the major tourist cities, you can contact to rent a car with us.
It is a convenient way for the capital city and you can save traveling time. Currently, there are 2 lines including the connecting station which is at Siam Station.
You can also continue to the MRT at Saladaeng, Asoke, Mo Chit, and connect to Sathorn Pier at Saphan Taksin station as well. Operate daily from 06.00 – 24.00 hrs.
For more information of the route and fares, please enter HERE
This is another convenient and fast way to travel, especially during rush hours. Currently, there are 2 lines including the blue line and the purple line with connection point at Tao Poon Station.
You can continue to the BTS at Silom Station, Bang Wa, Sukhumvit, Phahon Yothin and Chatuchak Park. Operate daily from 06.00 – 24.00 hrs.
For more information, please enter HERE
Airport Rail Link provides train service with the maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour transiting 8 stations.
Operate daily 5.30 – 24.00 hrs.
Passengers are able to depart or enter Suvarnabhumi Airport by connecting to the subway at Makkasan Station or the BTS skytrain at Phayathai station.
For more information, please enter HERE
Upon arrival in Thailand, foreign citizens are required to bring a valid passport with at least six months validity, a valid Thai visa, and proof onward travel in Thailand.
Citizens of 56 countries who are the Tourist Visa Exemption will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days each visit.
Please note that tourists who are not nationals of that country or are stateless people holding Travel Documents for Aliens
Issued by 56 countries and economic zones mentioned, will not receive Tourist Visa Exemption and also need to be verified a visa from the embassy, consulate general in foreign country before traveling to Thailand.
Travellers with Tourist Visa Exemption according to the announcement of Ministry of Interior in Thailand must have money or documents that can be exchanged for the value equal to the exchange rate in Thai currency, not less than 10,000 baht per person or not less than 20,000 baht per family.
Foreign tourists with Tourist Visa Exemption who need to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, Tourist Visa should be verified from the embassy and consulate general in Thailand before traveling.
To be granted a stay of not exceed than 60 days and can file an extension of stay from the immigration office as wel
For the latest information and full details of your country’s visa agreement, please visit Foreign Affairs website
The official unit of currency is the Baht.
Banknotes are valued at 1,000 Baht (grey), 500 Baht (purple), 100 Baht (red), 50 Baht (blue), 20 Baht (green).
Coins are valued at 1, 2, 5, 10 Baht and 25, 50 satangs (100 satangs = 1 Baht).
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:30 hrs. Currency exchange outlets also available in the tourist areas.
Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.
ATM machines are found at the banks and shopping centres throughout the country and most accept foreign ATM cards.
You can check the lastest exchange rates HERE
Should you are visiting Thailand less than 60 days and purchased the goods at least 2,000 baht (VAT included) per day from stores displying “VAT REFUND FOR TOURISTS” sign and departing Thailand from an International airport, you can claim VAT refund (Not Thai nationality, not a domicile in Thailand and not an airline crew member) For VAT refund payment method, please enter HERE
– On the purchasing date, you must present Passport and ask the sales assistant to issue the VAT Refund Application for Tourists form (P.P.10) with the original tax invoices.
– You must present the goods and P.P.10 with original tax invoices to a Customs officer for inspection before check-in.
– In case of luxury goods (Jewelry, Gold, Ornaments, Watches, Glasses, and Pens of which the value is over 10,000 baht), you are required to hand carry and show the goods again at the VAT Refund for Tourists
– You can claim a VAT refund at the VAT Refund for Tourists Counter at an international airport, or drop the documents into the box in front of the VAT Refund for Tourists office, or mail the documents to the Revenue Department of Thailand.
ELECTRICITY Thailand uses is 220 Volts with either 2 flat blades or round 2 pin plugs but the plugs are not standardized.
We would recommended you to bring a universal plug adaptor.
Tourist Police 1155
Suvarnabhumi International Airport +66 (0)2 132 1888
Don Mueang International Airport +66 (0)2 535 1192
Tourist Service Center 1672
Tourism Authority of Thailand 1672
Bangkok Taxi Call Center 1681, 1661, +66 (0)2 424 2222
Immigration Bureau +66 (0)2 287 3101 to 10
Telephone Directory Assistance: 1133
Highway Police 1193
Public Ambulance: 1669
Ambulance and rescue: 1554
Bumrungrad International (Emergency): +66 (0)2 667 2999
Samitivej Sukhumvit (Ambulance Hotline): +66 (0)2 712 7007
Bangkok Hospital (Emergency room): +66 (0)2 310 3102