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Thailand - What to expect

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. The country's coast is one giant playground, with plenty going on wherever the sand meets the sea. You can enjoy the party beaches around Koh Phangan, feel the hustle bustle of Bangkok or dive with whale sharks around Ko Tao.

Ang thong Marine National Park, Thailand
Ang thong Marine National Park, Koh Samui
Koh Nangyuan, Koh Tao, Thailand
Koh Nangyuan, Koh Tao, Thailand

Fast Facts

Capital: Bangkok
• Population: 69.9M in 2021
• Currency: Thai Bhat, 1 US$= 30.34 THB
• Official Language: Thai. English is a lot more common as a lot of people are in the tourism industry.
• Visa Requirements: VOA or visa free access for 70+ nationalities.
• Best Time to Visit: November and early April considered as dry and cool months, when temperatures range from 29°C to 34°C.

Top Experiences
  • Visit the Ang Thong Marine National Park
  • Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan for a perfect post card picture
  • Join the full Moon Party in Koh Phangan
  • Phuket and Koh Phi-Phi
  • Get a Thai Message in Thailand
  • Visit the Floating market in Bangkok
  • Get soaked during Songkran Festival
Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan
Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan

Safety

Thailand is a relatively safe place to travel, with a low violent crime rate. Although, there are petty theft and tourist scams like everywhere in the world.
The biggest safety risks are probably motorbike accidents and natural threats, like dengue fever. There’s a whole lot of stuff that could go wrong, and staying safe in Thailand could be more serious than you thought. All of that may sound scary but, at the end of the day, Thailand is the most visited country in Southeast Asia and most trips to Thailand go in a charming way.

Budgeting Plan

Transportation in Thailand is generally by motorbike or car, and these can be rented. You can hire a driver is sometimes preferable. In Langkawi, Tuk-tuk is another preferable and most indigenous mode of transportation. The GRAB transportation app can be used in Thailand.
For intercity transport you can use, Bus, Train and plane option.
For Islandic destinations the ferry service is more preferable and fun finding.

Accommodation - All types of accommodation start from budgeting about $05 to high end are available easily. Best sites to plan and choose our accommodation are Booking.com, Agoda and Hostel World. When you’re looking for a hostel, do your research. Read reviews to get a feel for the place. Book somewhere that suits you

Food and local Dishes - • Thailand is nothing short of a food paradise and you can taste there the Thai food which is a perfect blend of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. The spices of authentic Thai food can make your ears steam up but you can always balance it out with other flavors and aromatic herbs. Likewise, you can find a lot of vegetarian options from Indian restaurants in all of the major places of Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan.

Suggested daily budget – 30-40 USD For Budgeted travelers the average cost per day might be in between 30~40$. You can get a budget hostel bed from 5~10$ and food from 1~5$ per time. In addition, about 10~20$ for transportation and sight-seeing. By keeping in view your your travel style you can up or lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!

Tips, DOs & DON'Ts

Never underestimate the power of the Thai sun and keep your sunscreen with you.
• For Island Ferry transportation add the transfer to your hotel with a nominal fee at time of booking.
• Keep your guard up, and maintain a healthy level of skepticism to avoid any scam.
• Haggling is common in many markets around Thailand, so you can use abilities to negotiate before a purchase.
• Bring insect repellent with you to deal with lot of mosquitoes.
• Bring a padlock as you need it frequently while in transportation as well as in some hostels.

A ferry to Koh Tao from Koh Samui
Upper deck of a ferry to Koh Tao from Koh Samui

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