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General Information

The official language of Thailand is Thai.

The national currency of Thailand is Baht (฿) (THB).

1 THB equals  .
equals  THB.

Location

Thailand

The distance from to Thailand is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Thailand. Exercise normal precautions in Thailand. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Thailand is 41. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 191 or 911 to call the police in Thailand.

LGBT

Thailand has a score of 2 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Thailand ranks #47 worldwide.

There are no known legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Thailand. However, LGBTI groups report that in the case of sexual crimes, police tend to downplay sexual abuse claims from LGBTI victims.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Thailand should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Thailand:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Thailand to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Thailand differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Thailand, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Thailand and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sun December 15 64–92°F  /  18–34°C 65% 6%
Mon December 16 65–94°F  /  18–34°C 61% 4%
Tue December 17 66–94°F  /  19–34°C 62% 5%
Wed December 18 68–96°F  /  20–35°C 63% 4%
Thu December 19 69–95°F  /  21–35°C 62% 3%
Fri December 20 70–95°F  /  21–35°C 60% 5%
Sat December 21 69–96°F  /  21–36°C 57% 3%
Sun December 22 70–95°F  /  21–35°C 60% 3%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:35 am and sets at 05:50 pm. This equates to 11.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Thailand, it is in . When the sun sets in Thailand, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Thailand is 52.40 THB. Every kilometer costs an additional 32.40 THB. Every hour of waiting time costs 189.00 THB.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Thailand.

The minimum driving age is 15 (motorcycles), 18 (cars).

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 30.00 THB in Thailand.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 236.55 THB.

The legal drinking age in Thailand is 20. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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