Travel tips to Thailand

Tuk tuks ©Ian A Gratton/Flickr

If you’ve never been to Thailand before, this guide is a must-read for you! It will include travel tips to Thailand and useful information relating to the visas, the local currency, diseases, local transportation and even some tips relating to your package.

Keep in mind that Thailand is an Asian country, the prices are quite low, but the services may also be on the same level. It is also important that respect is a significant part of Thai culture. Besides, obtaining some information relating to Thai etiquette is also very important. Pay attention to your dress code, too, especially if you are visiting Buddhist temple. Any deviation from the etiquette may seem a lack of respect for Thai people. If you would like to find out more useful tips and information before traveling to Thailand, read on.

Visas

Before traveling to Thailand, it is important to know which countries are exempted of visa. Some of the American countries which are exempted of visa are Canada, Brazil, Peru and the United States. Do not need visa citizens of the following European countries either: Australia, Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Finland and Luxemburg. As for the Asian countries exempted of visa, some are the following: Japan, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and so on. Among the African countries exempted of visa is South Africa. If you are a citizen of any of these, you are lucky and passport is the only document you need.

Making your packages

If you are planning to visit Buddhist temples during your holiday, make sure to get some long trousers or skirts. If you are a woman, make sure to cover your shoulders and do not wear décolletage tops. Although T-shirts are the most common garment for tourists, the previously mentioned ones are also very important.

Local currency

The local currency is the Thai Baht. One Baht is equal with 100 satang. If you want to change money, you can do it at a local bank or exchange office. The most accepted currency is US dollar.

Thai Bahts ©Peter Hellberg/Flickr

Diseases

As Thailand is an South Asian country, there are several diseases which could cause the tourists serious problems. Some vaccinations recommended before traveling are the following: Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid and Tetanus-diphtheria. Some diseases endemic to Thailand are the following: Mosquito borne diseases like Malaria or Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, Typhoid fever, Cholera and others.

Local transportation

The country offers its visitors a large variety of means of transportation, including buses, trains, skytrains, seelors, tuk-tuks, samlors, motorcycle taxis and so on. Buses are the most common means of transportation. You can travel by bus not only within cities or towns, but between different settlements, too.

Tuk tuks ©Ian A Gratton/Flickr

Thai etiquette

Etiquette is respected by Thai people. There are meeting etiquettes, dress etiquettes, dining etiquettes and even gift giving etiquettes in Thailand. If you don’t know enough of these, the best thing to do is to monitor a local people or your host and imitate his gestures.

Dress code in Thailand ©MattC./Flickr

 

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