At a glance
Language : Thai is the national language. English is widely understood in Bangkok and big cities.
Area: 513,115 sq km (198,115 sq miles).
Population: 67.7 million (2014).
Government : Constitutional monarchy
Dialing Code : +66
Currency : Thai baht
Local time : GMT + 7 hours.
Must See’s and Must Do’s
Patong beach and surrounds, Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, Full moon party in Koh Phangan, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai, Bangkok cruise on Chao Phraya, Doi Inthanon-highest peak, Elephant Nature Park, Jeath War Museum, Thailand’s most sacred temples, Wat Suthep, Siam Ocean World , Calypso Cabaret, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Grand Palace, Phang Nga Bay.
Money and Costs
Baht (THB; symbol ฿) = 100 satang. Notes are in denominations of ฿1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of ฿10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 satang. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling
1 AED =9.01 ฿.
Thailand was Was Home To The First Siamese Twins.
Monkeys Get Their Own Festival.
It’s Illegal to drive shirtless and to leave your house without your underwear on.
In the past, all Thai young men including the kings became Buddhist monks for at least a short period of time before their 20th birthday.
A nuclear family in Thailand is rare because most people live in large extended families.
Bangkok’s full ceremonial name is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit which is the longest place name (that has spaces) in the world.
Best time to go
High Season (Nov–Mar)
A cool and dry season follows the monsoons, meaning the landscape is lush and temperatures are comfortable.
Western Christmas and New Year’s holidays bring crowds and inflated rates.
Shoulder Season (Apr–Jun, Sep & Oct)
April–June is generally very hot and dry, with an average Bangkok temperature of 30°C. Sea breezes in coastal areas provide natural air-con.
September and October are ideal for the north and the gulf coast.
Low Season (Jul–Oct)
Monsoon season ranges from afternoon showers to major flooding.
Some islands shut down; boat service is limited during stormy weather.
Songkran Festival (April)
Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest (April)
Visakha Bucha (May/June)
Hungry Ghost Festival (August)
Nakhon Sawan (September/October)
Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music(September-October)
Surin Elephant Festival (November)
Loi Krathong Lantern Festival (November)
Phuket King’s Cup Regatta (December)
Citizens of United Arab Emirates entering Thailand by air will be granted a 30 day stay. Those entering Thailand by land land will be granted a 15 day stay. Thailand tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Arab Emirates for a stay up to 30 days.
Thailand Consulate Dubai :
Villa 35, Street No. 16, Community 366
Umm Suqeim 3, Tel : +971 4 348 9550 Ext. 18, 31, 32, Website :www.thaiconsulatedubai.com
Thai Royal Embassy in Abu Dhabi :
Villas No. 1 & 2, Plot No. B7, South 22, Al Maqta Area, Tel : +971 2 557 6551, Website : www.thaiembassy.org/abudhabi
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