Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam until 1939, is a country in Southeast Asia roughly 2.000 km/1.250 mi east of India across the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. A proud nation never colonized by any European power,
it is famous for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and temples.
Best Beaches In Thailand.
Is Thailand a safe country?
Thailand is generally safe and the main concerns for visitors are scams, petty theft and credit card fraud as in many touristic destinations. Follow travel advisories from your embassy if you plan to visit the south provinces on the border with Malaysia.
What is prohibited in Thailand?
# Drugs, even possession in small quantities
# Disrespecting the Royal Family
# Vaping. And smoking at some beaches in Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui
# Drinking alcohol near temples, public offices, schools and public parks or on election day
# Gambling, aside from state lottery and horse races
# Driving with no shirt on
# Go commando. Yes, it is illegal to leave the house without underwear.
Why is Thailand so cheap?
Because of 2 main factors: cheap supply of raw materials and low labor costs. Thailand is a resources rich country and a net food exporter. The average Thai monthly income is around 700 usd (according to the Bank of Thailand).
Can I drink tap water in Thailand?
No, stick to bottled or treated water. Ice should be fine, as it’s made from purified water… To be on the cautious side, use treated water to rinse vegs and fruits.
Can you wear red in Thailand?
Yes. The Red Shirts political movement was formed in 2006 to protest against the coup perpetrated by the military, but you can wear it if you wish. If you come across a demonstration, steer clear, whatever your shirt color.
What is considered rude in Thailand?
# Losing your temper
# Touching somebody’s head
# Entering somebody’s home with shoes on
# Kissing or cuddling in public
# Wearing revealing clothes outside of beaches
How bad are mosquitoes in Thailand?
There can be quite a lot in some places, especially during the rainy season, July to October. They are most active at sunset and sunrise. Their 2 main dangers are dengue fever and malaria and the best protection is to wear long sleeves and use mosquito nets. The risk of catching malaria is low and principally concentrated along the border with Myanmar; it is generally insufficient to justify the use of prophylactics for short stays but it is best to consult a specialist in tropical diseases if in doubt.
The baht is the official currency of Thailand.
It is divided into 100 satang.