If you love history and monuments to explore then a few days in Bangkok visiting all the temples with keep you entertained. For those beach lovers you are just spoilt for choice. If sports your thing then diving, sailing, snorkelling, golf and many more activities await for you to try. Check our Manager Special Holiday offers for the latest holiday deals in Thailand.
People often ask how long and where shoud I go in Thailand. The answer is really down to the individual. Most international flights will arrive at Bangkok airport and from there you can take a road transfer to the nearby coastal resorts of Hau Hin, Pattaya or Cha Am or Ko Chang. If you prefer to visit one of the islands such as Phuket or Koh Samui an internal flight with Thai airways or Bangkok air will be required as well as a visit to the North to Chaing Mai or Chaing Rai to visit the temples and rice fields of the north of Thailand.
Thailand Getting there
Daily direct flights from the UK are available with Thai airways, Eva Air and British Airways/Qantas code share as well as many other airlines offering indirect options to Thailand. Internally Thai airways and Bangkok air provide many connecting flights to the smaller islands of Thailand.
Travel Tips to Thailand
The Royal family are very well respected in Thailand by the Thai people and visitors should show the same respect whilst in the country.
Always cover up when visiting shrines and Buddhist temples, never go topless or wear shorts when inside the temples.
Women may not touch buddhist monks and if wishing to hand something to them, they must pass it to a man to give to the monk.
Thai people do not normally shake hands when they greet one another, instead they press their palms together in a prayer-like gesture called a wai.
Beware of unauthorised people who offer their services as guides. For all tourist information, contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tel : 1672.
Do not get yourself involved with drugs. Penalties for drug offences are very severe in Thailand.
The beach resorts in Thailand
Central & East
Essential Information about Thailand
Capital City – Bangkok
Language – Thai, English, Chinese
Currency – Baht
Electricity – 220V
Flight Time – average from London 11 hours
Time Difference – GMT +7 hours
For more information browse the official website for the Thailand Tourist Board
Languages spoken Thai English Chinese
Currency Thai Baht
Visa requirements None for Uk Passport Holder