Amazing Thailand – it begins with the people” is the slogan becoming the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, and the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized by a European power. With endless attractions for visitors of all budgets and interests, Thailand attracts most travelers from all over the world to Southeast Asia about 35-40 million tourists every year!
With colorful culture of Buddhism, taking you through thousands of the impressive Buddhist temples across the country, and enjoy Delicious Food to learn Thai culinary arts. For beach holiday lover to Explore the spectacular islands and bask on world-class beaches, also see some exotic wildlife, and tour the country’s landscapes as Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui offer life in paradise with their miles of pristine sand and crystal water.
Bangkok- biggest capital city, never sleep city with numerous Bars and night clubs, so The nightlife is also guaranteed to please the party crowd, a heaven with its millions of product types, brand names and prices at every corner, either at an affordable market or a luxury mall. Most importantly, everywhere you go, you will be warmly greeted by the Thai locals with smile – Thailand as the ‘land of smiles’.
Otherwise, Thailand offers you great adventure holiday, homestay, trekking, hiking, cycling, kayaking…. with beautiful mountain, rivers and colorfuo of different hill tribe groups of people as Northern Thailand –Chiangmai, Kanchanarburi…
Population: roughly 70 million
Language: Thai, English, Chinese
Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity
1.Bangkok will never let you down if you want to Party or do business in the field of entertainment, art or religion. Bangkok is the center of everything—all the chances and entertainment emerge along the canal, hopeful and joyful. Also check out The Grand Palace and hundreds of Temples
2..Phuket Island: It is one of the best tourism resorts in Southeast Asia. It is the largest island in Thailand with Indian Ocean to its west coast and 862 kilometers away from south Bangkok. It boasts all the fascinating tropical sceneries: prosperous tropical rain forests, neatly lined rubber trees in plantations, soft and fine beach, steep cliff.
3.Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand, being governed by Surat Thani. It is 80 kilometers away from its provincial capital and 560 kilometers away from Bangkok. In the recent decade, it has grown from an island of little fame into one of the top seashore tourism resorts in Thailand.
4.Pattaya Resort has won its worldwide fame as “Oriental Hawaii” owing to its nice sunshine, beaches and seafood there. It is a newly-emerged seashore tourism resort. Pattaya Resort is 154 kilometers away from Southeast part of capital Bangkok. It is located in the Siam Gulf between India Peninsula and Malaya. And it has 20 plus square kilometers with charming sceneries and comfortable climate.
5.Wat Phra Kaew is the most famous temple and one of the three national treasures in Thailand. It is located in the northeast part of Bangkok Grand Palace. It was built in 1784 and a part of Bangkok Grand Palace, sizing in 1/4 of the latter. It is a place for worship and religious ceremonies and it gets its name because an emerald Buddha is worshiped
6.Kanchanaburi is the largest of the western provinces of Thailand. The neighboring provinces are (clockwise, from the north) Tak, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, and Ratchaburi. In the west it borders Kayin State, Mon State, and the Tanintharyi Region of Myanmar.Tourists are attracted by beautiful mountain ,National Park, Rivers and the history of its ancient civilization and the World War II Bridge over the River Kwai (also spelt “Khwae”).
7.Chiang Mai :
Chiang Mai, means New City , it is used to the Capital of Lana Kingdom where offers everything you want to do and see !
This is the second-biggest province of Thailand after Bangkok,it is bordered by Lamphun and Tak on the south, Chiang Rai, Lampang and Lamphun on the east and Mae Hong Son on the west. In the north Chiang Mai borders Shan State of Myanmar. Chiang Mai is situated at about 310 meters above sea level, on the Mae Ping River basin, Ping is the most important river in Chiang Mai and it flows along for 540 km. from North to South.
Chiang Mai as Mountain area , it is home of different minority groups including the Lua, Mon, Karen, Lahu, Yao, Lisu, Akha, Hmong and Muser people. Many of these tribes maintain their traditional lifestyles. Many foreign visitors prefer to visit to study the way of life of this villages. Today, Chiang Mai is the political, economic, geographical, cultural and tourism, due to its excellent infrastructure with international direct flight connections to inside the country and other countries in the region including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia and Taiwan. Flying to Chiang Mai is easy and cheap, flight time is about one hour; the city is also easily accessible by train and by bus.
Chiang Mai offers great adventure opportunities with ,ziplining jungle tours, mountain bike riding, river rafting, elephant riding, mountain trekking. It is also a good starting point to explore nearby locations like Doi Suthep , Chiang Dao, Pai, Soppong, Mae Salong, Mae Hong Song, Chiang Saen and Mae Chaem.
Otherwise you just wander around old city with lots of beautiful old temples , check out the old and night markets for shopping , resting at Thai Massage places and nightlife is so lively with Ladyboy show ,kick boxing …
GETTING AROUND IN THAILAND:
Thailand offers plenty of ways to get around,the transportation system in Thailand is one of the most advanced and modern in Southeast Asia, and continues to improve.
With many new airports offers both international to connect all over the world and domestic airlines cover distances within an hour.All are great service!
Airport Rail Link to City
The Airport Rail Link provides train services at a maximum speed of 160 km/hr on an elevated track parallel to the eastern railway, which covers a distance of approximately 28 kilometers, passing through 8 stations: Phyathai Station, Rajprarop Station, Makkasan Station and City Air Terminal, Ramkhamhaeng Station, Hua Mark Station, Thab Chang Station, Lad Krabang Station, and Suvarnabhumi Station.
Bangkok BTS Sky train & MRT Subway:
Thailand entered the 21st century with several modern, electric rail systems that help ease traffic congestion and make travel around the city more comfortable and convenient.
The Thai train network is quite extensive and in addition to being reasonably priced, is a charming way to travel the countryside.
Bus and coach:
Thailand features a wide variety of bus options, including comfortable air conditioned coaches, linking all major and minor cities and towns throughout the kingdom.
Several international motor home agencies offer the opportunity to explore Thailand in a mobile recreational vehicle. Depending on the size, some mobile homes feature bedrooms with TVs and even kitchens with dining tables.
For those who wish to avoid driving in Bangkok but also prefer a more private means of transportation than the public taxis, there are a number of custom limousine services that provide professional drivers and a selection of vehicles.
For those who prefer driving though, car rentals are available as a relatively inexpensive way of getting around, but should be done only after familiarizing yourself with the local driving laws and customs.
Bangkok arguably has more taxis than any city on Earth. Not only are they plentiful, they are very reasonably priced now that meters have become the norm.
One of the most iconic modes of transportation, the tuk tuk is the quintessential Thai vehicle. The colorful, noisy, open-air tuk tuks that are found throughout Bangkok are both a “must ride” experience for visitors and a convenient way for both visitors and locals to quickly get around.
Motorbike and scooter
Motorbikes and scooters are two of the most popular modes of transportation in Thailand as they are inexpensive and fuel efficient. Both within cities and around the countryside, motorbikes and scooters are used by locals for work and personal travel. It is easy and quick to get around in short distance
There are various opportunities for cyclists to enjoy Thailand. Hire a tandem bike to cruise around beach towns such as Hua Hin, go on an extreme mountain biking adventure in Chiang Mai, or take a multi-day bike tour that passes through small Thai villages and stops at natural and historical attractions along the way.
Thailand has network of rivers and a long history of transportation by boat.
THAILAND VISA GUIDE:
Most of international tourists arriving via an international airport will be given a 30-day visa exemption stamp, however, those with back-to-back visa exempt entries might be questioned. As of December 31st, 2016, the number of visa exemption entries at a land border has been limited to two per calendar year, for a maximum of 30 days each time. For those who would prefer to get a visa, a valid tourist visa offers a maximum of a 60-day stay.
The Thai visa photo criteria are 6 cm high x 4 cm wide on a bright background color.
The citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Thailand for a certain amount of time:
• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Korea (maximum stay of up to 90 days)
• Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam (maximum stay of up to 30 days)
• Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei, Belgium, Canada, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia(unlimited), Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Slovak, Slovenia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and USA
(maximum stay of up to 30 days when entering Thailand at an airport, plus 2 extra 30-day exemptions at a land border in a calendar year)
Visa on Arrival (VOA)
The citizens of countries that are eligible for a VOA to enter Thailand can NOT enter Thailand at any Thai / Cambodian border: Andorra, Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
All other foreign citizens must obtain a Thai visa from their nearest Thai embassy/consulate.
Note: It is recommended to keep a copy or record with your camera, your passport, visa, most recent entry stamp, and your embarkation card
THAILAND WEATHER & CLIMATE:
Like some other southeast Asia countries ,Thailand’s cool season runs from November until the end of February. With its low humidity, relatively low temperatures andclear skies, the cool season is the best time to visit, though regular days of high 20s and low 30s might leave you wondering just who came up with the term ‘cool’. It is also the peak tourist season, so expect lots of new friends at the more popular spots like the islands and major towns.
In northern Thailand, the dry season with cooler temperatures falls between November and May, with heavy rainfall between June and October.
In the south, the climate differs between the east and west coasts. The weather on the east coast is good for most of the year, with the lowest rainfall in January and February, and the highest in November. The west coast is more favorable during the winter months, when diving and snorkeling will be at its best.