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Where to go in Thailand



Road conditions / restrictions

Driving in Thailand is on the left-hand side of the road. Thailand has a modern network of roads and motorways. Paved roads, many of them four lanes wide, connect Thailand’s major cities. On the country’s numerous two-lane roads, however, slow-moving trucks limit speed and visibility.

Where to camp

Camping/Caravanning
In general, visitors will find that camping in Thailand is not popular, as other accommodation is available at such reasonable prices. Most of Thailand's campsites are in the area of the National Parks, which are under the management of the Department of Forestry; there are also some private tourist resorts which provide camping facilities. Camping is allowed on nearly all of the islands and beaches, many of which are National Parks in their own rights. Some national parks rent out tents at a reasonable price.


Type of motorhome(s)

Motorhome with cabover for max. 5 people, 2 double beds (cabover + dinette bed) + 1 overhead bunk bed for 1 child under 8 years.

Driving license

The driver must be at leats 23 years old. A minimum of 3 years driving licence for vehicles up to 3500 kg and an International Driving License is required.

Visa

For most countries you don't neet visa for a maximum stay of 30 days for purpose of Tourism only. See also the information on the Thaland embassy website

Health



Emergency telephone numbers

- Central Emergency (Police, Ambulance, Fire) : 191
- Highway Patrol : 1193
- Crime Suppression : 195 or (662) 513 3844
- Tourist Police (English, French and German spoken) : 1155
- Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Call Centre : 1672

Best time to visit

Thailand enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons-hot and dry from February to May (average temperature 34 degrees Celsius and 75% humidity); rainy with plenty of sunshine from June to October (average day temperature 29 degrees Celsius and 87% humidity); and cool from November to January (temperatures range from 32 degrees Celsius to below 20 degrees Celsius with a drop in humidity). Much lower temperatures are experienced in the North and Northeast during nighttime. The South has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures averaging 28 degrees Celsius almost all year round.


Language

Thai, however, English is widely understood, particularly in Bangkok where it is almost the major commercial language.


Currency

The Thai unit of currency is the baht 1 baht is divided into 100 satang. Note are in denominations of 1,000 (brown), 500 (purple), 100 (red), 50 (blue), 20 (green) and 10 (brown) baht. Coins consist of 25 satang, 50 satang, 1 baht, 5 baht and 10 baht.

Electricity

The electric current is 220 volt AC (50 cycles) throughout the country. Many different types of plugs and sockets are in use. Travellers with electric shavers, hair dryers, tape recorders and other appliances should carry a plug adapter kit. The better hotels will make available 110-volt transformers.

Tap water

Tap water is clean but drinking from it directly should be avoided. Bottled water is recommended

Time Zone

The time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+7 hours GMT).
 

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