Thailand

Thailand

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Price point levels scaled for a 7-day visit for a couple and anchored on research and personal experiences.

$ - up to $1500
$$ - $1500 - $3000
$$$ - $3000 -$5000
$$$$ - $5000+
Price Point
$-$$$
Language(s)

Thai

Currency

Thai Baht

Reported for the US traveler with foreign countries rankings based on the US State Department's travel advisories.
Safety
Reconsider Travel

Reported for three representative cities within the destination via Weather Spark.

Climate (°F)
Summer Winter
Chiang Mai 97 59
Bangkok 95 71
Phuket 95 75
Outlets
Type-A
Type-B
Type-C

Best Time to Visit

The best to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season between November and early April, when temperatures range from 84°F to 97°F. However, the climate varies throughout the country, so you can visit all year round.

  • Dry Season: March – April
  • Wet Season: May – October

Fun Facts

  • Thailand was actually known as Siam until 1939 (and again from 1945 to 1949)
  • Siamese cats are native to Thailand
  • In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without underwear on
  • Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice
  • Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, much like England
  • Thailand is often referred to as the ‘Land of Smiles’
  • There are at least 13 different smiles a Thai person may use, each with a very specific meaning.

Bucket-List Activities

Natural Wonders

  • Phang Nga Bay (Phuket)
  • Similan Islands (Phang Nga Province)
  • Khao Sok National Park (Surat Thani)
  • Erawan Falls (Kanchanaburi)
  • Khao Yai National Park (Nakhon Ratchasima)
  • Thi Lo Su Waterfall (Umphang)
  • Tham Lot (Mae Hong Son)

Major Attractions

  • Railay Beach (Krabi)
  • Kho Phi Phi (Krabi)
  • The Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Wild Elephants at Khao Yai National Park (Nakhon Ratchasima)
  • Sukhothai Old City (New Sukhothai)

Native Foods

  • Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
  • Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
  • Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)
  • Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)
  • Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)
  • Khao Pad (Fried Rice)
  • Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)

General Travel Tips

Common Phrases

  • Sawatdii – Hello
  • Sabaaidii mai? – How are you?
  • Sabaaidii – I’m fine
  • Mai sabaii – I’m not well
  • Pom/Chan maa jaak (ameerigaa) – I come from (America)
  • Khop kun – Thank you
  • Khot hort – Sorry
  • Mai bpenrai – No problem
  • Bai – Goodbye
  • Kun pood paasaa anggrit dai mai – Can you speak English?
  • Kun chuu arai? – What is your name?
  • Pŏm / Chán chuu __ – My name is __

Enplanements scaled by the number of commercial passenger boardings that occurred at the airport in calendar year per Wikipedia

🛩 - Limited commercial air service

✈ - 25,000  - 100,000

✈✈ - 100,000 - 500,000

✈✈✈ - 500,000 - 1,000,000

✈✈✈✈ - 1,000,000+

Major Cities / Airports

  • Bangkok / Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK ✈✈✈✈) – The capital city and major international gateway
  • Bangkok / Don Mueang International Airport (DMK ✈✈✈✈) – The capital city and major international gateway
  • Phuket  / Phuket International Airport (HKT ✈✈✈✈) – A popular island  on the Andaman Sea
  • Chiang Mai / Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX ✈✈✈✈) – The major city of the north
  • Hat Yai / Hat Yai International Airport (HDY ✈✈✈✈) – A major city in southern Thailand
  • Krabi / Krabi International Airport (KBV  ✈✈✈✈) – Gateway to Railay Beach
  • Chiang Rai / Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI ✈✈✈✈) – Home of the White Temple
  • Koh Samui / Samui International Airport (USM ✈✈✈✈) – The gateway to a chain of tourist islands in the Gulf of Thailand
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