There is much for you to discover in Thailand

Travel Agencies

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand Travel Agencies Only use long-established travel agencies with experts on your destination that belong to a professional trade organization. If they are also your tour operator, ask how you are protected should they default (go out of business) before you go or while you are away. Travel agent organizations in some English-speaking countries: Association […]

Service Taxes

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand’s Service Taxes Expect to pay 7% VAT on all goods and services. This includes meals and hotel rooms, although budget guesthouses do not usually list this on receipts, if they give receipts at all. Selected department stores offer refunds for tourists, but VAT is generally non-refundable.

By Samlors & Songthaews

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand Travel By Samlors & Songthaews Samlors, or tuk-tuks, are 3-wheeled, open-sided buggies fueled by liquid petroleum gas. As taxis, they are a rather noisy and often uncomfortable (albeit convenient) alternative to metered taxis. Nevertheless, tuk-tuks are an integral part of Thai life and at least one ride is a must. Fares are negotiable before […]

Passports & Visas

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand’s Passports & Visas Travellers are required to hold a passport valid for not less than 6 months after entry into Thailand. For travellers aged 50 years or above wishing to take retreat in Thailand at least for a period of one year, their passports should be valid not less than 18 months. Before traveling, […]

Do & Don’t

February 18, 2009 by  

Do & Don’t in Thailand The Monarchy : Thai people have a deep, traditional reverence for the Royal Family, and a visitor should be careful to show respect for the King, the Queen and the Royal Children. Religion : Visitors should dress neatly in all religious shrines. They should never go topless, or in shorts, […]

Dining

February 18, 2009 by  

Dining in Thailand Dining in Thailand is usually a positive experience, but misunderstandings can arise. In large hotels and international restaurants the service is predictably good, but elsewhere it might not be. When ordering your food, ask the waiter to write down and repeat the order. Couples/groups ordering individual dishes should request that everyone’s food […]

Car Rental

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand Travel by Car Rental You can rent cars in most cities and major towns certainly anywhere with a large tourist intake. Jeeps and sedans cost anything from US$25-45 per day, and minivans are around US$50-70. Prices depend on the vehicle and the company; international firms usually charge more, but in any case it is […]

Cameras & Computers

February 18, 2009 by  

Using Cameras & Computers in Thailand Finding film is easy everywhere in Thailand. Japanese brands cost around 100 baht for 36 exposures. American brands cost more; up to 150 baht. Expect to pay up to 300 baht for slide films depending on the make. Few shops outside Bangkok and Chiang Mai stock these, so buy […]

By Train

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand Travel by Train An efficient rail service links northern and northeastern towns with Bangkok (terminus is Hualamphong Station). Regular western and southern routes out of Bangkok (Thon Buri) Station enable travel by train to Kanchanaburi province and to southern Thailand. On express trains, sleepers are available in three classes: first and second class (air-conditioned), […]

By Taxi

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand Travel by Taxi Another way to get around Bangkok is by taxis. However, calling a cab during rush hour (8-10 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.) might be difficult because the traffic is held-up or the cabs are taken. In that case, taking bus or walking seems to be the better choice. Most of taxis in […]

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