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FAQ




Q. What is the capital of Thailand?
A. Bangkok

Q. How long does it take to get to there from UK?
A. Approx. 12 hours direct

Q. What is the time difference in Thailand?
A. GMT +7 hours

Q. What is the local currency?
A. Thai Baht

Q. Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?
A. For a stay of 30 days’ or less a visa is given on arrival. Your passport must however have a minimum of 6 months validity.

Q. Do I need any injections to protect me from tropical illnesses?
A. Nothing is compulsory for travel to Thailand, unless you are travelling near the borders. If you intend to travel in either the northern or southern areas of Thailand, you should consult with your local GP at least 3 weeks before your holiday departure date.

Q. When is the best time to travel?
A. Nov-Mar for Thailand in general however, the best time to visit Koh Samui is June-Sept

Q. What is the weather like?
A. The weather in Thailand is warm to hot all the year round. Mid-October to end of February is the coolest period.

Q. How long does it take to travel between Bangkok and…
A. Hua Hin – approx. 2/3 hours by road
A. Pattaya – approx. 2 hours by road
A. Phuket – approx. 1 hour by air
A. Koh Samui – approx. 1 hour by air
A. Chiang Mai – approx. 1 hour by air

Q. Do they speak English?
A. English is widely spoken and is the country’s second official language

Q. Where is it best to change money?
A. Change your money in Thailand, a much better rate of exchange is available here. Money changers are open at the airport 24 hrs, and in the rest of Thailand money changers are open from 10:00hrs to 22:00hrs. There are and endless amount of A.T.M. facilities.

Q. What is the biggest island?
A. Phuket

Q. What is the word for hello in Thai?
A. Sawasdee (pronounced sa-wad-dee)

Q. How safe is Thailand, especially after dark?
A. Thailand is as safe as anywhere in the world, crime rates are low and the streets are safe.



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