Thailand Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Thailand

Where is it?: Thailand is in southeastern Asia, southeast of Burma.

Why do people go here?: Thailand is usually a starter country for people traveling in Southeast Asia. It’s has good infrastracture, good food, good people and tons of amazing beaches and culture. It caters to every type of traveler.

What are the main entry points?: Travelers usually arrive fresh of the plane in Bangkok.

Currency used: Baht

Country Code for Phones: 66

Area codes for Major Cities: Bangkok 2

Religion: Buddhism 95%, Muslim 3.8%, Christianity 0.5%, Hinduism 0.1%, other 0.6%

Population: 65 million

Ethnic Groups: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%

Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy

Languages: Thai & English

Travel Information

Major Cities: Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Attractions: Chiang Mai, Phuket, Ayuthaya

Accommodation: Thailand Hostels

Tourism Office locations and links: Thailand Tourism Office

Tips for Visiting

Off-the-Beaten-Path : Thaleh Ban National Park, Mae Sot

Health Issues: With the exception of Dengue fever, this is few health risk with visiting Thailand

When to go: Visit Thailand from November through February. However, if you’re traveling from the extreme south to the extreme north, or vice versa, check with weather conditions as they are often opposite depending upon the part of the country where you’re traveling.

Specific Events/Holidays: Thailand’s festivals are on a lunar calendar and change from year to year.New Year: April, Vegetarian Festival: September/ October. Elephant Roundup: November, Loi Krathong: November

Getting Around: Since many tourists visit Thailand, they have a fairly efficient transportation system, with a wide variety of options for the traveler. Buses and trains work the best.

Good to know: Thailand is known as the Land of the Free because it is the only nation in Southeast Asia that was never colonized by the power of Europe.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Thailand is the Don Mueang International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Thailand travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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