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Information Thailand A-Z
 
Area
The area of ​​Thailand is 513 120 km ².
 
Beaches
Thailand has many beautiful beaches. Places like Pattaya Beach are pretty busy, On islands like Koh Chang and Koh Samet it is actually very quiet. The south has beautiful coral reefs and clear blue sea. Phuket is the largest island on the west coast. Hua Hin is the royal seaside town.
 
Best time to go
The best time for a trip to Thailand is during the cooler, drier period from November to February. It may be crowded in some places because it is tourist season. During the hot season from March to May, temperatures can be high. From June to October is the rainy season.
 
Border formalities
Your passport has to be valid for at least 6 monthss upon departure from Thailand. For stays longer than 30 days, you must ask the Thai embassy for a visa. A tourist visa is valid for 60 days.
 
Camping
Thailand has no official campgrounds and no camping facilities. However, in most natureparks is camping allowed.
 
Capital
The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. Bankgok has about 8 million inhabitants. Bangkop is knwon in Thai as Krung Thep.
 
Children
Thailand is a very child-friendly country, children are welcome everywhere.
 
Climate/ Weather
Thailand has a tropical climate. In the north there is a tropical savanna climate, in the south a tropical monsoon climate with a rainy season from May / October. The average temperature in Thailand is 27 degrees. The humidity level is around 80%.
 
Clothing
Since it is usually hot in Thailand the best to wear are loose, cotton clothes. During the rainy season araincoat and / or umbrella is indispensable. Topless sunbathing is not appreciated in Thailand. In some restaurants is a dress code.
 
Culinary
Thai cuisine is varied and spicy. The food is roughly divided in spicy (Thai) and mild (Chinese). The basis of each meal is rice or noodles. Some famous dishes are Tom kha kai (chicken in coconut soup), Kaeng Khiao kai wan (green curry with chicken), Laap (minced meat), kaaw phat kung (fried rice with shrimp) and Phat thai (Thai noodles).
 
Disabled
In Thailand there are few special facilities for the disabled. Only some hotels are accessible for wheelchair users.
 
Economy
About 60% of the labor force in Thailand is engaged in agriculture: rice, corn, cassava, sugar cane and rubber. Besides rice, tin is especially important for export.
 
Electricity
The voltage in Thailand is 220 volts. There are both round and flat two plug connectors. In smaller towns power sometimes falls out, it is therefore convenient to carry a flashlight.
 
Era
Thailand uses in addition to the western calendar also their own era: that begins with the birth of Buddha, 543 years before Christ.
 
General
Thailand is a kingdom in Southeast Asia. The official name is the Kingdom Thailand. Until 1939 the name of the country was Siam. The Thai name of the country is "Prathet Thai", which means Prathet country and the word Thai means freedom. Thailand literally means "free country". Thailand is bordered to the east by Laos and Cambodia. To the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. To the south by Malaysia and in the southeast by the Gulf of Thailand.
 
Geography
In northern Thailand there are many forests and lots of mountains. In the northeast there was the Khorat Plateau. Further south the river lies Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River. The south of Thailand lies in the Malacca peninsula between the Thai Gulf and Andaman Sea, this area is covered with tropical rainforests. Thailand has 79 national parks, 89 sanctuaries and 35 forest nature reserves. Off the coast are hundreds of islands.
 
Government
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, with a king at the head of the country and a minister-president at the head of the government. Thailand has been an independent kingdom since 1238.
 
Health
Healthcare in Thailand is at a high level and is remarkably cheap. Thailand has private hospitals and public hospitals. Thailand has an increasing flow of medical tourists.
 
Homosexuals
In Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket is an extensive gay scene In general they accept homosexuality fine in Thailand. Nevertheless, Thailand is a pretty conservative country, overt expressions of affection in public are not done.
 
Inhabitants
Thailand has 67,091,089 inhabitants (2012). The largest minority is Chinese.
 
Internet
Broadband Internet in Thailand is reasonably available. Across the country are internet cafés, especially in the cities.
 
King
In Thailand one has a lot of respect for the royal family. Criticism is not aloud. On money and stamps the king is shown.
 
Language
The official language in Thailand is Thai. Thai has four major dialects: the central Thai (Siamese), the Isaan, the northern Thai and southern Thai (Phasaa Taai). In addition, many people speak in the North, Northeast and West of Thailand their own languages​​, such as the Akha, Lahu, Khmer and Mon. Thai is tonal, it has five pitches: high, medium (at normal height), low, falling and rising.
 
Money
The currency of Thailand is the baht, which is divided into 100 satang. The exchange rate of the baht is usually around 3 eurocents. The largest banknote is 1,000 baht (25 euros).
 
National Day
On 5 December it is National Day in Thailand. This is the anniversary of the present King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej.
 
Religion
The largest religion in Thailand is Buddhism, with the main flow Theravada Buddhism. Thailand has about 200,000 monks. Characteristic of the religion is the Wat; the temple complex.
 
Smoking
Smoking is not permitted in Thailand in public areas such as bars, restaurants, markets and hotels, and in public transport.
 
Telephony
The country code for Thailand is +66.
 
Traffic
In Thailand they drive on the left. Within the urban areas, the speed limit is 60 km / h. On motorways and major trunk roads the speed limit is 110 km/ h. Flashing the headlights means "I'm coming."
 
Vaccinations
Malaria is rare in Thailand. Take a mosquito-milk with DEET in it. Vaccinations for Thailand are not required. However, some vaccinations are recommended, as against DTP and Hepatitis A. Inquire for vaccinations with your doctor or clinic.
 
 
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