A country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia

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Thailand to Myanmar, easiest border crossing

I will be heading back to Myanmar from Southern Thailand to complete some video work. Which is the easiest border crossing south of Bangkok and Yangon. I want to go to Myeik and Dawei to take some ...
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Looking for a zen place in the Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam Area where i can be incredibly productive [closed]

Headline basically says it all - i'm a Software Developer and i need to get away from all the noise to focus on a project. The only thing required is a good internet connection and fresh food. Beach ...
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What will happen if I overstay in Thailand with an expired passport but get a new passport months later?

I am currently living in the north of Thailand. I have an inquiry about any latest updates about Thailand immigration and overstay: I would like to find out on certain issues on overstaying: I ...
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How to get an entry permit for Myanmar in Mae Sai?

While doing research for an upcoming visa run to Myanmar, I was directed to a Wikivoyage article that indicates that Thai citizens can enter Myanmar without a passport: If you are a Thai citizen, ...
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Bangkok Ayuttahaya by boat?

What are the most interesting options to take a boat trip from Bangkok to Ayuttahaya? What should I check / worry about? [Edit] I like to be slightly comfortable, not too posh, it is for my family ...
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Would a ticket from Bangkok to a European destination be sufficient proof of onward travel arrangements to be admitted into Malaysia?

I'm arriving in to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore in a few days and have yet to sort out a travel itinerary for my time in Malaysia. I'm reluctant to book a flight from the capital to Thailand (my rough ...
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Thailand coup: Lao - Thailand border closing?

As martial law has been established in Thailand, is it possible that frontiers with neighboring countries (like Laos) would be closed to tourists? We heard rumors about a possible closing, but I have ...
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Thailand coup: What extent of disruption should tourists expect?

Are many shops/restaurants/guesthouses shut down, or is it business as usual? Are there many roadblocks set up in Bangkok and around the country, which may potentially slow a traveler down?
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Where can I exchange Chilean Pesos in Bangkok, Thailand?

Well, I've done it again. I forgot to change my currency before traveling, and now I'm stuck with a bunch of foreign currency that nobody seems to want! This time, I'm in Bangkok, and I've got a ...
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Can I get a bus from Vang Vieng, Laos, to Chiang Mai, Thailand?

I am currently in Luang Probang, Laos, and I want to go from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Throughout my travels, many travel agencies tell me lies stating that I can't get buses from a certain ...
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Can I bring a taser from Thailand to Sweden?

I have bought a taser in Thailand (not the one that shoots prods, but the hand held "zapping" one) and I'm wondering if I put it in my luggage (NOT my carry on, obviously) if I will be detained. Or if ...
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Travelling from India to Hawaii

I am planning to travel from Chennai (India) to Honolulu (Hawaii). I have the option to travel through Bangkok, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea, and want to know if either of these places will require ...
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Can I use proof of onward travel that assumes a visa extension?

I'm applying for a multiple-entry tourist visa for Thailand. The visa will net me 2 entries of up to 60 days each, but once I'm in the country, I can extend my visa by 30 days each time. As part of ...
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How do I figure out what costs me to stay a month in Bangkok, Thailand

I have been to Thailand this January, and I was quite happy with the country. I'm planning to go there again for a longer trip, for about 2-3 months. I did some research on Apartments, but in terms ...
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How much should I expect to pay for a 3 hour “longtail” boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Island?

Many guides offer boat rides in their "longtail" wooden boats, and many even use the same price deck, which quotes THB 1500 for a 3 hour boat ride around Ko Phi Phi Le. Note this is for a "private" ...
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I overstayed my Thai visa! What's going to happen to me?

I got my visa on arrival when I landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport back in February. Somehow, I thought that my visa was valid until 23 March, so I booked my flight out of the country for the 23rd. But ...
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Are Thai visa extensions effectively suspended because of the protests?

On the Thailand immigration website, it says that immigration services are suspended at the main office because of the protests: Due to the demonstrations, Immigration services provided at ...
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What's the process to get an Indonesian tourist visa for a US citizen?

I'm in Bangkok at the moment, but according to the stamp in my passport, I'm gonna have to skip soon. I'm thinking I'd like to visit Indonesia to check out the lifestyle entrepreneur scene, but it ...
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Do I need a bus/train/plane ticket out of Thailand in order to get a Visa-on-Arrival?

Someone told me I need a ticket out of Thailand in order to enter. I am traveling to Thailand, on March 18th. I have a Ticket from Bangkok to Sweden booked for June 4th. I will be staying in ...
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How long does it take to get a tourist visa for Thailand in Chile?

I'm planning to request my tourist visa for Thailand from the embassy here in Santiago, Chile. However, my flight leaves mid next week, and I'm concerned that – even if I show up first thing tomorrow ...
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Can I apply for a 60-day tourist visa while I'm still in Thailand?

If I show up in Thailand and pick up the 30-day tourist visa upon arrival, do I have to leave the country to apply for the 60-day visa?
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How to get back to Sathorn pier from Yaowarat?

There are many articles and information on getting to the Chinatown of Bangkok, Yaowarat. But I haven't found any information on returning from Yaowarat to Sathorn pier. I would like to assume that ...
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If I am from Canada and my girlfriend is from Sweden, what visas do we need (each) for traveling to South East Asia?

My girlfriend and I are flying to Thailand in February. We are going to Thailand for about 30 days, Laos for about 15 days, Vietnam for about 15 days Cambodia for about 15. Do I need to apply for a ...
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How to stay up-to-date regarding transport affected by recent turmoil in Thailand

I am going to Koh Chang via Bangkok in a few weeks. I have arranged a stopover near the Ekamai bus station in Bangkok for the first night but I realize that problems of various kinds may arise from ...
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Adapter in Koh Chang?

My wife and I are planning to visit a hotel in Koh Chang Thailand in January. Does anyone know if an adapter is needed? We are from Sweden. According to Wikipedia we use CEE 7/4, commonly called ...
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Where is the night market in Ayutthaya (Hua Raw area)?

Wikimapia shows this building as a night market ("Hua Raw Night Market"). I went at night (7pm) last month, and it was not open. However, an esplanade 200 meters away was a very busy outside night ...
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Bangkok Ekamai to Koh Chang

What is the best bus from Ekamai Bangkok for Travellers to Koh Chang. Is there a service directly to the piers? The internet information is a little unclear about the last portion of the trip.
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Are there laundry services or shops in Bangkok, Thailand?

In Ko Chang, laundry services can be found in any street, around 25 baht per kg. In Bangkok, I am unable to find any such service. I could only find hotel services that charge 25 baht per pair of ...
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Which kind of visa do I need as an expat online entrepreneur in Thailand? [closed]

I'm currently in the process of bootstrapping an online business back in Europe (European citizen) and I want to travel to Thailand for some time and work from there for a few months, while enjoying ...
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Can I enter Thailand without having my passport stamped?

Saudi Arabia and Thailand have no political relations due to the bizarre blue diamond affair. If my passport found to have a Thai stamp during renewal I will be fined some big fine and my passport ...
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Is the date on my Thai arrival and departure card the last day I'm allowed to be in the country or the first day I must be out of the country?

When arriving in Thailand, at least by land, you receive a piece of paper you should keep with your passport for when you depart. On this paper there is a date stamped. My stamp is September 4 2013: ...
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Searching for an Asian flight that provides a facility for divers to not pay an extra fee from Tehran to Phuket

Is there any airline with Asian flights between Tehran (Iran) and Phuket that provides a special facility for divers to not pay an extra fee for their heavy diving equipments? I have heard something ...
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How to get same-day emergency money in Thailand?

A Canadian guy at my hostel here in Bangkok lost his wallet last night so is without cash and cards. He flies back to Canada later today but needs some money to survive on and pay the hostel bill. He ...
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Is there any departure tax to pay at the airport when leaving Thailand?

I know that usually departure tax is included in flight tickets, but not always. A guy in my hostel here in Bangkok says he has had to pay at the airport in both Vietnam and Indonesia. I once had to ...
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Why do some accommodations in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok only offer Wi-Fi during daytime hours?

I arrived at the (in)famous Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand very late last night and checked some cheap guesthouses between 1am and 2am. One trend I noticed was that it was common at night to only ...
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“Safe” typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported?

I've found now that away from tourist areas, English is rare in Thailand both spoken and on menus. I've also found that some of the dishes we in the west think of as typical for Thailand don't seem ...
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How to ask drivers not to take me to the bus station when hitchhiking in Thailand?

I'm hitchhiking around the world again and have hit a snag in Thailand. In Malaysia people generally understand a bit of English and generally "get" the idea of hitchhiking. A bit further north over ...
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Are there rest areas along Thai motorways?

I'm hitchhiked from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur a few days ago. I came along a major expressway where I found it very easy to get rides at the rest areas. Rest areas are places along major ...
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Quicker / cheaper way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi by land transport?

I'm currently in Kuala Lumpur and have a friend I can meet up with in Ton Sai in Krabi Province. There is a train from here to Thailand but the closest it looks like it gets is Hat Yai before it ...
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Is it possible to get a travel money-card that stores value in Thai Baht?

Nowadays the US dollar is too much expensive to buy. I'm looking for a way to buy Thai Baht directly from Brazilian real). So is there any company that offers a Thai Baht travel money-card (Visa ...
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Is it permitted to ask questions of female sex workers in Thailand to be familiar with their real life as a tourist?

As a female traveler I will be in Thailand for around 2 months in mid November to have fun and complete my professional diving lessons. I would like to be familiar with Thai culture and foods and also ...
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Where can I get free maps? (particularly of Southeast Asia)

Are there any places I can obtain free printed maps of SEA or countries within? I'm travelling from San Francisco, USA and am going to Thailand and Bali, Indonesia. Feel free to extend this question ...
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What's the closest SCUBA spot to Chiang Mai?

What's the quickest way to go SCUBA diving from Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX)? Time is a bigger factor than money, but both 'count'. I was thinking of going to Koh Tao, but all the flights seem to be ...
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Where in Southeast Asia is free camping permitted?

I've been inspired by the success of my old question "Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?" and soon to embark on a similar kind of trip in a very different part of the world. Do any of ...
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Family travel in Thailand - is it safe, can we improvise?

We are planning a group trip to Thailand for three weeks in July/August. We are two families with 3 12 year old daughters and 1 7 year old boy. We are doing a lot of research in terms of what to ...
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Which diving center in Thailand is providing shark diving in summer?

I am searching for dive centers which offer shark diving in Asia in summer and read may I find them in Thailand. As it can cost a notable amount of money for me to travel there and come back I want to ...
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Traveling from Thailand to Laos to Vietnam

This summer I'm planning to go to Thailand, Laos and then through to Vietnam. I know very little about this. I was wondering if somebody would be able to tell me if this could be done comfortably and ...
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Kayaking Activities Off Phuket, Thailand

A couple of friends will be staying on the Thai island of Phuket for a week and shall be located on the south east of the island in the resort of Cape Panwa. They would like to take the opportunity to ...
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Walking Tours of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand & The Surrounding Area?

A friend & his wife will be visiting Thailand in the near future. They shall be spending three nights in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They believe this to be located within "wilderness ...
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Four Nights in Bangkok - Sights, Sounds, Smells & Tastes? [closed]

I have a friend who is going on holiday to Thailand in three weeks. He shall be spending four nights in the capital Bangkok, before departing further North. Whilst in Bangkok he and his wife are ...