Travel Guides & Information
Planning a Trip to Thailand
Traveling around Thailand is a breeze, as the country has a tourist-friendly policy as well as a vast network of infrastructure and hotels that cater to a diverse array of business and leisure travelers.
The kingdom radiates natural beauty, with stunning plains and hills of the Golden Triangle in the far north of the country, as well as Phuket, Samui and Krabi's palm-fringed white-sand beaches. Thailand has so much to offer that one visit is never enough – you'll want to come back and discover more time after time.
But before planning your trip to Thailand, it's good to know all the essential information about the country, such as when is the best time to go, getting around, and all the facts that will help make your journey as pleasant as it can be.
The Best Times to Visit Thailand
For the perfect sand and adventure holiday, it pays to see what each month has to offer and how to pick the perfect time for your trip, Thailand is a land of luxury tropical escapes, a place where sea and land are both stunning and part of every beach lover's bucket list. There's much to see and do in Thailand at any time of the year, as places like Bangkok are always vibrant no matter the weather.
Weather-wise, the best time to visit Thailand is from December to February, during the cool season. There's little rain, the humidity goes down and temperatures are in the upper 20s, rather than the usual mid-30s. You will have to deal with tourists, however, as this is the favorite time for most travellers to visit Thailand.
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Getting Around in Thailand
Bangkok is the main entry point for most visitors, and from here travelers generally head south to the beaches or north to the jungle towns. If you're a first-time visitor to Thailand, choosing a mode of transport may be confusing at first, but once you know how, finding your way around the Kingdom and getting to all your favorite places couldn't be easier.
Whether you're looking for a relaxed trip that allows you to enjoy the scenery or want to get to your destination as quickly as possible, our guides will point you in the right direction.
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Changing money in Thailand is a fairly easy process. Choosing where to change your money can have a noticeable impact on how much baht you'll have in your wallet. Those on a budget should try to avoid big banks in shopping malls and popular tourist spots as the higher rents are passed onto the customer in the form of commission rates.
Bear in mind the amount of time it takes to go out of your way to find the best exchange rates. If you add up your lost time and taxi fares, many might just choose to take the convenience of a large bank despite the poor exchange rate. Many big department stores accept major foreign currencies such as US dollar and Japanese yen but expect rather poor exchange rates. And don't forget, you must have your passport with you to exchange currency in Thailand.
It's also worth noting that if you plan on using an overseas debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM in Thailand, all Thai Banks charge a 220 baht withdrawel fee, and your own Bank will have an overseas withdrawel charge too.
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Visa to Thailand
Thailand has everything from beautiful beaches and offshore islands, ancient ruins, temples, jungles, and unique cultures. With everything it has to offer, there’s no wonder it has seen an increase in tourists and Retiree's in recent years. However, one of the things standing in your way of enjoying life in Thailand is a visa.
The visa process can be challenging and complicated. Not only that, there are several visa options that allow you to stay in the country for varying amounts of time.
If you're confused with what visa best suits you or struggling with a visa application, you can visit our Different Visa Types to Thailand page, or you may hire Siam Visa to advise, assist and prepare a Thai Visa application to submit to the consular on your behalf. We assist many visitors obtain visa approval and visa renewal each year, without any issues in the application process.
We're here to help.