Thailand is an excellent destination for every traveller seeking anything from a beach holiday to spirituality or a honeymoon destination. It has a diverse range of landscapes, starting in the North with luscious green jungles, lakes, temples, and elephants. Heading South to tropical islands with amazing white-sand beaches, pristine and turquoise waters are magical, warm, and incredibly photogenic.
Thailand’s motto, The Land of Smiles, is always welcoming, and the locals are always smiling to make you feel at home.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
The cool and dry seasons, November and early April, with temperatures between 32 to 36°C, are best the best time to visit Thailand.
During January and April, you are sure to experience sunshine-filled days – ideal for beach lovers.
January is generally the least humid month, while February and March are the driest and sunniest.
Thailand has three seasons; hot, cool and rainy, with mostly tropical wet and dry climates. The South and the Eastern tip have a tropical monsoon or rainforest climate.
High Season – November to March (best time for good weather)
Shoulder Season – April to June & September and October
Low Season – July to October
April – is the hottest month, with temperatures reaching 40°C (105°F), and the monsoon season runs from May/June to October.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: Thai language, also called Siamese, is the standard spoke and literary language of Thailand, belonging to the Tai language family of Southeast Asia.
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Banks & ATMs:
Top leading banks are: Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok Bank, TMB Bank, Krungthai Bank, and ATMs are widespread in most major cities and towns and major airports.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are three associated plug types, types A, B, and C
Plug type A is the plug that has two flat parallel pins
Plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin
Plug type C has two round pins.
Thailand operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz
Thailand is safe to visit, but it’s wise to exercise caution, especially when travelling alone and dealing with strangers (both Thai and foreigners).
Sexual assault, assault, robbery and drink spiking has been known in some areas, so never leave your drink unattended. Be careful at parties, in bars, nightclubs and taxis. Make sure you are with people you trust.
Be mindful of your surroundings; petty theft and tourist scams are usually the most significant things you need to watch out for.
Be aware of some Tropical Diseases in Thailand, such as;
Malaria, Dengue, Soil-transmitted worm diseases, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, HIV.
Thai Airways is the country’s official airline operating out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Some of the leading airlines that operate in Thailand are:
AirAsia, Malaysian Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, Air India, Lufthansa, British Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways (to name a few).