There is much for you to discover in Thailand

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.

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), […]

Thailand Travel Tips

February 18, 2009 by  

Thailand Thailand is nestled between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, bordering Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. It is exotic yet accessible, with something for every visitor. Relax on white sand beaches, hike through vast areas of tropical forest, or live it up in the humming capital of Bangkok. There is much for you […]