This is a basic list of Thailand tourist information questions and answers for first-time visitors to Thailand. For more specific information about Thai customs, traditions, and the Thai way of life, just take a tour around the blog.
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Do I need a visa to travel to Thailand?
Answer: It depends on your nationality. For more information about visa requirements, use the IATA document checker tool.
How warm is it in Thailand?
Answer: Average daily temperatures are about 30 Celsius. Central and southern Thailand temperatures only fluctuate by 5 or 6 degrees year-round. Northern and North-eastern Thailand temperatures can rise to more than 40 Celsius between March and June. In contrast, it’s not unheard of for the temperature to drop below 20 Celsius between November and February.
How warm is the sea in Thailand?
Answer: The sea temperature is between 27 – 30 Celsius year-round. It’s like warm bath water. Even at 50 meters depth, the temperature is 22 – 23 Celsius.
How many hours of daylight are there in Thailand?
Answer: On average, there are about 12 hours of daylight in Thailand, but there are some seasonal variances. you can expect the least hours of daylight in January when sunrise is around 0645 – 0700 and sunset around 1750 – 1810. The most hours of daylight occur in July when the sun rises around 0550 – 0600 and sets around 1850 – 1900.
Is it cold at night time in Thailand?
Answer: The temperature usually only drops 5 or 6 degrees at night time and is still comfortable. You could quite easily sleep outside wearing no more than a T-shirt. You should expect some chilly nights in December and January, which may warrant wearing a sweater or light jacket.
Do Thai people speak English?
Answer: People employed in or engaged in the tourist industry generally speak reasonable English, that includes hotel staff, restaurant staff, tour guides, airport staff, and Thai people working in the entertainment industry.
Outside of the tourism industry, it depends on how much interaction people have had with foreigners. Tourist destinations, especially the ones with an ex-pat community, including Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, and Koh Samui, have quite a high percentage of English speakers outside of the tourist industry.
Can I take cigarettes and alcohol into Thailand?
Answer: Yes, but there are restrictions. For up-to-date Thailand customs information, including tobacco and alcohol allowances when you enter Thailand, visit the IATA Thailand customs information page.
What’s the price of beer in Thailand?
Answer: Thai brand beers such as Chang, Singha, and Leo range from 50 – 80 baht for a large bottle. Small bottles and cans cost 30–40 baht from 7Eleven. The price for a small bottle of beer at a bar is 60–90 baht. Expect to pay up to 3 or 4 times this amount in a club or go-go bar. Premium beers tend to be 30 – 40 baht more than Thai beers.
How much does a packet of cigarettes cost in Thailand?
Answer: Cheap brands such as Falling Rain and Krung Thep cost around 60–90 baht, and Popular brands such as LM and Marlboro cost around 80–150 baht depending on size.
Can I buy E-cigarettes in Thailand?
Answer: Although they are readily available, E-cigarettes are illegal in Thailand.
What is the legal drinking age in Thailand?
Answer: The legal age to drink alcohol in Thailand is 20.
What is the legal age for consensual sex in Thailand?
Can you drink water from the tap in Thailand?
Answer: No, drink bottled water, a small bottle costs 10 – 30 baht. Tap water is safe enough to swill after brushing your teeth.
Can I buy sun cream in Thailand?
Answer: Yes, most common brands are available.
Is there a mosquito problem in Thailand?
Answer: Very much so. Do your homework and be prepared.
Can you buy mosquito repellent in Thailand?
Answer: Yes, There are several effective brands of mosquito repellent in Thailand.
Can I get free medical care in Thailand?
Answer: No, best to have your own medical or travel insurance.
Can I hire a car or motorcycle in Thailand?
Answer: Yes, you can. Many motorcycle rental companies stipulate that you must have had the appropriate license from your home country for 1 year and be at least 21 years old. The British motoring organizations ‘AA’ and ‘RAC’ both firmly state that an International Driving Permit is required to drive in Thailand, in respect of this, you are best advised to obtain an IDP from your home country. Also, make sure any medical or travel insurance covers you for driving cars and motorcycles. Be especially careful if you are considering hiring a motorcycle in Thailand.
Can I use my ATM card to withdraw money in Thailand?
Answer: Most foreign bank ATM cards will work in Thailand. Always confirm this first with your bank, especially if your ATM card is to be used as your primary cash source. NOTIFY YOUR BANK: always notify your bank before using your card abroad, or it will be flagged as possible fraudulent behavior, and transactions will be stopped.