Thailand is one of the most attractive tourist countries in Southeast Asia and when going to visit Thailand, not everyone knows the regulations, notes, such as: buying air tickets, bringing the household premiere, pre-selecting some shopping points, etc.
Some general information
Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia, Laos and Myanmar to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the east, Thailand Bay and Malaysia to the south, Myanmar and Andaman Sea to the west. With an area of 513,120 km² (equivalent to the area of Vietnam and Laos), Thailand ranks 49th in the world in terms of area, the third largest in Southeast Asia.
Thai culture is deeply influenced by Buddhist thoughts – officially recognized as state religion in this country and from the production depending on water. You can clearly see these two points through the festival days. In the culture of behavior, the Thai people show religious devotion, royal and hierarchy respect as well as age.
The Thai currency is Baht, US $ 1 is equivalent to about 30 Thai baht. Thai cash has the nominal value: 1,000 baht, 500 baht, 100 baht, 50 baht, 20 baht, and 10 baht, 5 baht and 1 baht respectively and the penny is 50 Satang, 25 Satang.
When should you travel to Thailand?
Thailand has a tropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons: dry season lasts from January to February, hot season from March to May, rainy season from June to October, cool season from November to December. The temperature of Thailand is usually 32 degrees Celsius in December and up to 35 degrees Celsius in April every year. To experience the perfect moment, you should visit Thailand from November to February because during these months with almost no rain and the weather is not too hot.
The experiences you should not miss
Thailand is known as the country with many golden pagodas, so you can hardly miss the admirable special pagodas across this beautiful country like: Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Loha Prasat at Bangkok or White Temple in Chiang Rai, Tiger Temple in Krabi…Moreover, you should spend time enjoying the exciting performances of the beautiful third world dancers of Colosseum show or Tiffany show at Pattaya.
There are many festivals in Thailand but the highlight is the Loy Krathong flower festival and Songkran water festival to celebrate the new year.
Accommodation and cuisine
Being a tourist country, the hotels here are also very diversified. You can easily select hotels at major sites such as agoda.com, booking.com with rates ranging from USD 13$ – 22$/room/night for 2 star-hotel or 27$ – 45$/room/night for a 3-star hotel in Bangkok.
Thai cuisine is a subtle blend of herbs, spices and fresh foods with unique cooking styles. Surely, you will not forget the sour taste of famous Tom Yum or the most popular Pad Thai that you can easily find on the streets of Bangkok. Thai cuisine is a part of Thai culture and has become one of the attractions for tourists.
What souvenirs should you buy?
In Thailand, there are hundreds of things to buy as presents for family and friends but the most popular is silk. Thai silk is very diverse in color and mostly made by hand so it is very popular with foreign tourists. You can find products made of silk everywhere in Bangkok, however you should be beware of the counterfeit products. You can choose famous brands or go to the prestigious shopping centers. Silk products, such as scarves, silk fabrics, or you can buy Thai massage oil.
What do you need to prepare?
– Before traveling to Thailand, you should change the money into Thai currency
– Women should prepare long clothing if going to the temple
– Personal items: pathological drugs, toothbrushes and toothpaste (because they are only available in 5-star hotels).
– Use low shoes or sandals (when you are familiar with them). Do not use new shoes.
– When visiting the Royal Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Golden Temple, you must wear polite clothes, do not wear slippers, do not wear skirts over knees
Thailand is one of the best countries for traveling in Asia. If you have the above information, you will enjoy well your Thailand travel.