Thailand is made up of 76 provinces with Bangkok being the capital city.
Rent a car from Bangkok airport and drive out to the country or down the coast to the beaches of Pattaya or Hua Hin to name just a few. Suvarnabhumi Airport is the new airport servicing Bangkok which is situated 24 kilometers from the city centre.
Diving in Thailand
The best time to dive in Thailand is from October to April in the Andaman Sea and May to September in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao provides excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities and is just a short hop from Koh Samui. Resorts to stay at for the best diving are PHUKET, KHAOLAK, KRABI and KOH SAMUI. You will find underwater caves to explore, coral reefs of the Surin Islands marine national park and lagoons of the Ang Thong marine national park to name just a few.
The best routes to the airport from Bangkok are as follows:
1. Bangkok-Chonburi Motorway (Highway No. 7)
2. Km.15 Bang Na – Trat Highway
3. Rom Klao Road
The road system is good in Thailand and well posted with signs written in English. An international driving license is required. Driving is on the left hand side of the road, the maximum speed limit in thailand is 60KM/h in the towns and between 90 and 120KM/h on the expressways and country roads. Seat belts are compulsory and drink-driving laws apply.