Traveling to Thailand requires a lot of planning. Some people like to use the opportunity to get to know some neighboring countries on the same trip. Therefore, it is more prudent to organize a trip involving different countries and regions in Southeast Asia. And it is necessary to further describe the plan to avoid unexpected situations that might spoil the experience.
In terms of luxury and convenient alternatives, Thailand is a complete country. Everything from backpacker style to famous Asian luxury goods. In a big city like Bangkok, I always hope to set my goal higher to avoid backpackers choosing cheap hotels, especially because I feel best to enjoy the holidays. There are very good hotels with good location, complete facilities and reasonable prices that fit in according to European standards. I suggest you book in advance because, after a few hours of flying, your last feeling is to find a place to sleep in a busy big city.
In more remote places, such as islands, mountains, or beaches, where outdoor activities and nature are the focus of attention, I prefer simple hotels, family inns, or even guest houses. These family inns and guest houses can be maximized in such locations. This type of accommodation is abundant in Thailand and may even be cheap.
Best time to visit
The short winter window lasts from late December to early January, and these periods of cool temperature is the best moment for tourists in Thailand. November and February are the coolest periods, but visitors are usually few in the city.
Know before visiting
The rainy season is unpredictable and fluctuates but usually lasts from June to early October. The hottest season is from March to August. Although classified as a monsoon season, rainfall rarely lasts more than one or two hours.
If you are in a car or other vehicle, traffic is inevitable. Public transportation has improved rapidly, with BTS MRT (subway) and (overground Skytrain) and operating from 06:00 am. Until midnight; however, they require separate tickets and are rarely linked (the fees for both starts at $0.50). You can hire colorful taxis and tuk-tuks as an alternative.
Weather in Bangkok
December is the coldest month in Bangkok, with an average high temperature of 26°C (79°F). The hottest month in the year April, with an average high temperature of 35°C (95°F) and humidity adds extra heat
I can risk saying that Thailand is one of the safest countries to travel independently, including women traveling alone. In fact, the way of treatment, the overall friendliness, and kindness make this country a calm and relaxing destination, people can trust regardless of whether they are associated with tourism or not. Simple things, for example, when you put your shoes on the door of your house or store, hang your helmet on a motorcycle in a parking lot or at night, put your phone on the table, go to the bathroom, etc. This does not mean that sometimes there are no bad people around, which requires you to keep your things safe but compare to other cities visited by tourists, Thailand is safer.
Languages are spoken in Thailand.
Usually, people related to tourism can also speak or understand English, but in some cases, such as taxis or other transportation, restaurants, and shops that are not suitable for tourists, it may be difficult for us to understand because the official language of in Thailand is Thai although some of these people also speak other languages such as English but it easier to communicate in the Thai language as the official language of Thailand is Thai. However, only a few gestures, examples, and many smiles cannot solve all problems! A good piece of advice from taxi drivers is to use a GPS app like Maps on their phones, and show them that to tell them your destination.
Food and Nutrition in Thailand
Eating in Thailand is satisfactory and cheap, especially for those who like pasta, rice, and chicken. They are the basis of the simplest and most traditional dishes. There is always a restaurant nearby because, like most Asian countries, it is customary to eat at a restaurant. Experiencing “street food” at food stalls scattered through the streets and sidewalks is part of the adaptation process. Some dishes may be very spicy, so if you can’t tolerate these spices well, ask for another delicacy.
For independent travelers who like to work alone, a good source of information is Thailand’s Yellow Book, which is usually one of the most important international references for tropical medicine specialists. Thailand is a city free of yellow fever, the risk of malaria is very low, and it is limited to rural areas bordering Myanmar,
Laos and Cambodia. As a general rule, as long as the travel does not include neighboring Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, no special measures are required, but it is always recommended that you conduct traveler consultation, especially in the case of specific circumstances or new outbreaks.
Telecom and Internet in Thailand
The international code for Thailand is +66. Finding a public phone is very easy, and there are multiple mobile phone networks, so it is easy to swing. It is also usually easy and cheap to buy Thai prepaid SIM cards with voice and data, and you can use them on your mobile phone. The most commonly used operators are TOT, dtac, AIS, and True. The Internet is very widely used. Hotels, clubs, cafeteria, or restaurant usually provides free Wi-Fi, and the speed of mobile data networks is also very fast. In some places, speed and stability may not always be the best, but for work or other demanding needs, there are usually good workplace cafes, and the Internet is usually the best you can find in a coffee shop.
Cash and credit card fees
Thailand’s official currency is the Thai Baht; 29.81 baht is equivalent to 1 dollar. Currency exchange offices and banks, which are usually easy to find anywhere, are the right place to find the money. It is also convenient to withdraw money from ATMs across the country. In addition to the fees already charged by banks, many of them also charge 200 baht for usage.
Thai’s have a very cordial relationship with money. Except for bounces in increasingly complex restaurants and hotels, bounces are not very common, and there are usually no hooligans trying to withdraw more, such as “Oh, I haven’t changed.” Usually, people will open their palms to receive the money so that the customer can put down the bill without withdrawing, as a sign of gratitude, respect, and humility. Having said that, it does not mean that no agreement has been reached, and sometimes no agreement has been reached, but like other countries, it rarely causes discomfort and a sense of deception—especially tuk-tuk drivers, taxis without a meter, street vendors, etc.
Thailand’s power grid and sockets
Electricity in Thailand is 220V 50Hz. Most sockets mix Type A (two flat pins) and Type C (two round pins). To ensure that it can be used anywhere, it is not a bad idea to have a simple adapter.