To enter in Thailand all that is required is: a passport with at least six months validity. The vast majority of foreign tourists enter Thailand on either a 30-day visa free stay.
Please visit VisaHQ to dertermine Visa requirements.
Note: It is required by Thai law that Thai citizens and all visitors MUST carry proper identification at all times. This must be presented upon demand by a Police Officer or other legitimate Government Official.
Thailand weather consists of three months of dry and cooling breezes during the cool season (middle of October to the middle of February), three months of heat during the hot season (middle of February to the middle of May) and six months of rainfalls during the wet season (middle of May to the middle of October). The average temperature of Thailand ranges from 18 to 38°C.
The best time to visit is between November and March when the weather in Thailand is optimum and you’ll be able to take full advantage of the Thailand beaches (although Koh Samui is best from June to September). It is also Thailand's main period of national and regional festivals.
Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road in Thailand
The main language spoken in Thailand is Thai. Different parts of Thailand have different dialects and different ways of speaking, so it can be quite difficult to understand Thai speakers from another part of the country.
English is the most common second language, and many Thais have studied some level of English either at school or through practice with foreign friends.
To contact the Police Department dial 191, Fire Department dial 199, Ambulance Service dial 1669
Thailand follows UTC+7, which is seven hours ahead of UTC.
Most malls open daily from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm. It is safe to say night markets always open until midnight and local fresh markets open around 4.00 - 9.00 am. All these are Thailand shopping experience you shouldn’t miss out on.
Department stores open daily from 10.00 am – 10.00 pm. Opening hours of some markets such as JJ Market is varied as the products.
Every banks open every Monday – Friday from 08.30 am – 03.30 pm except some branches especially those in the department stores open daily from 10.30 am – 07.30 pm.
The currency in Thailand is the Thai baht, though any currency can be brought to a Thailand money exchange counter and converted to baht. Furthermore, visitors have a variety of options for using money in Thailand, from travelers checks to credit cards, though bargaining for goods is best done with Thai baht.
Banks or legal money-changers offer the best rates to exchange Thai baht or foreign currency. ATMs that accept Visa and other credit cards are easily found in the large cities and dispense Thai baht, while many exchange booths will give you a cash advance in Thai baht on your credit card with a good exchange rate, though they will levy an extra fee.
Thailand features the 240v/50 cycle electrical standard typical of most European countries. For North American travelers, convertors will be required for your villa stay in Thailand.
The average cost of a basic Thai meal in a restaurant is THB 90 to THB 150. Seafood invariably costs more. A plate of noodles in a basic restaurant in Sukhumvit is around THB 100. Local beer is about THB 65 so less than US$ 1.7
US$ 1 = THB 32.60