he Thai kingdom was nationals from most countries
established in the mid-14th will be granted a free transit
century as was known as visa valid up to 30 days,
Siam until 1939. It is the only provided that they have a fully
Southeast Asian country that has paid ticket out of Thailand.
never been colonized by a
European power. CLIMATE
Thai weather is tropical; rainy,
Thailand is a popular destination warm, cloudy southwest monsoon
in Southeast Asia, and is served from mid-May to September and
by over 80 international airlines dry, cool northeast monsoon from
landing mainly in Bangkok with an November to mid-March; Thailan's
increasing number of southern part is generally hot
international flights arriving in and humid all year round.
Phuket, Chiang Mai and Hat Yai.
Thailandís domestic airports have LANGUAGE
increased and all have connecting The official language is Thai
flights to Bangkok and at least with English as the secondary
one other destination. Thailand language of the elite; there are
has four international airports, also various ethnic and regional
one each in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, dialects.
Phuket and Hat Yai.
ENTRY REGULATIONS The official currency is the Thai
Travelers should check visa Baht which exchanges for 40.22 to
regulations at a Thai Embassy or the US Dollar.
consulate before staring their
journey. Foreign nationals DOMESTIC TRANSPORT
entering Thailand must have valid Thailand has a large network of
passports. At the airport, highways and smaller roads
linking the main cities with International Direct Dial Country
outlying areas. Visitors who Code = 66
possess an international driving Fixed Lines = 7,000,000
license can rent cars in order to Mobile Cellular = 28,000,000
explore the country on their own.
Rail travel is also an option Thailandís telephone system is
with first, second and third generally of high quality
class seats including provided both by a government
air-conditioned first- and owned and commercial provider.
second-class sleeping coaches. Thailandís GSM wireless service
expanding rapidly and outpacing
For getting around Bangkok, fixed lines.
public taxis and tuk-tuks,
air-conditioned buses, motorbike Thailandís GSM providers are
taxis and a sky train system THAIS GSM, Total Access Comms and
serve key central areas. River WCS.
ferries and water taxis are also
generally available for daily Several prepaid calling card and
commuting within Bangkok and its phone card companies are
suburbs. available to call both to and
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