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

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What are the top 10 can't miss sites to visit for a first time trip to Thailand [on hold]

I want to make sure I do not miss any of the must-see things? Any tips are greatly appreciated!! Thanks
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Outdoor climbing tour in/departing from Bangkok

I'll be in Bangkok for 3 days (and only Bangkok). I haven't been able to find any guided tours for rock climbing in Thailand that are based in Bangkok. I've only been able to find indoor climbing in ...
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Thailand in October - Weather

I am going to stay in Thailand for 10 Days (5 in Bangkok, 5 in tour) in October (1st to 5th October in Bangkok, 6th to 10th in the locations below), and I would really appreciate a couple of hints on ...
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Thailand in October - What do do? [closed]

I just bought a tour to Thailand in October, which starts with a flight through Oman (where I only have to stay at the airport for a couple of hours) with Oman Air, then plans a 5 days stay (from 1st ...
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Are there any online search engines for buses in Southeast Asia? I wish to plan a bus trip in Thailand

I am planning a trip in Thailand. As public buses or so called government buses seem to be more reliable I'm focusing on these bus operators. The website 12Go is good for researching which bus I have ...
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What is “officially registered…single status” in Thailand?

Whilst scouring the voucher sites I came across this in the fine print: Qualifying Criteria: .... singles officially registered with single status are allowed... What is "officially ...
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Strange qualification criteria for a Thai resort [closed]

Whilst scouring the voucher sites I came across this in the fine print: Qualifying Criteria: Couples married or co-habituating for two or more years, traveling together, singles officially ...
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Malaysia to Thailand and again Malaysia Visit

I am from Nepal, i planing to visit Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. My plan first i visit Malaysia stay 3 days and go Thailand by land stay 1 days and again return malaysia by land and go Singapore ...
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How do I go from Vientiane to Chiang Mai?

I heard that there are buses available for me to travel from Vientiane to Chiang Mai. The only problem is that I don't think there are websites or agencies that have services to book the tickets. May ...
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Group jungle trek in Chiang Mai

I'm looking for some 2 or 3-day jungle treks in Chiang Mai (preferably 2 days). Since I'm traveling alone, I would like to join a group and not have a private trek on my own. I already kinda have a ...
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Bus ticket from Bangkok to Huahin

I'm considering going to Thailand in August 1st till 9th and somewhere along the line, I would like to go to Huahin. Should I book the bus ticket before hand or book it when I reach Bangkok? Where ...
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How much India currency i can carry to Thailand from India

i will be moving back to Thailand, as i got job there, how much Indian currency i can carry when i travel to Thailand alone. I have try to transfer online, which was not possible for me. so Please ...
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Traveling to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore on Canadian Passport without tourist visa [closed]

I am going on an Asia Tour. I have a Canadian passport. Do I need any visa for going there? Do I need a return ticket as well to enter there? can I use a one way ticket to Malaysia and also buy a ...
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UK Citizen travelling in and out of Thailand over a 31/32 day window: what visa will I need?

In June, I will be travelling to South East Asia. I land in Bangkok on the 6th of June, before beginning a tour of countries. My partner and I move across the border to Cambodia and circle east and ...
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Easy way to get from Kanchanaburi to Thong Pha Phum National Park?

I'm going to Thailand in July. I was browsing my Lonely Planet Thailand book as a prepatation, where I read about sleeping in treehouses in Thong Pha Phum National Park. But the book doesn't offer a ...
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Less than 6 months on New Zealand passport and travelling to Thailand

Will I be allowed into Thailand with less than 6 months on my New Zealand passport
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US visa from Bangkok, Thailand and wish to visit another country

I live in Thailand and hold a B1/B2 visa to the US. If I wish to visit Canada or some other place can i enter Canada or other place with my B1.B2 US visa?
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Place with well-treated elephants in Ko Samui/Chiang Mai?

I'll be travelling around in Thailand in July and I actually want to do an elephant trek, but I've read a variety of blogs/articles/etc about the elephants being mistreated. Is this the case at every ...
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Malaria pills needed for jungle trip in Chiang Mai?

I'm from Belgium and I'll be visiting China (Beijing & Zhangjiajie) and Thailand (Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Ko Samui) in July. I've googled something on a website my doctor gave me a year ago ...
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What's up with low visibility in Thailand?

While I was in Thailand in February (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi), I noticed low visibility throughout the country. It was like smog and it never got away. When flying I noticed this "smog" was ...
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Dual Citizen - Ireland/UK entering Thailand

My question basically is if i enter thailand one week with my irish passport and a few weeks later with my british one - do immigration know i am the same person. My issue is that on a recent scuba ...
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Booking a flight in the airport right before departure

I'll be making a trip through Thailand and I only have 18 days. I already booked a flight to Chiang Mai and a flight from Bangkok back home. I'm also going to book a flight from Bangkok to Ko Samui ...
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Thailand Visa on Arrival Duration

When I search online I get two conflicting results for how long a visa on arrival is valid for. I thought it was 30 days based on google searches but am realizing now that it might be from older ...
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Got Refused Entry to Thailand [closed]

My Uncle went to Thailand on Saturday 14th 2015 and when he arrived at Bangkok airport he got refused entry when he asked them why they said speak to your government in UK. he had to come back home. ...
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Maeklong Railway Timetable

First timer heading to Bangkok and am trying to figure out timing of the Maeklong train heading towards Samut Songkhram and back, but while the railway website has an English translation, the ...
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Offensive Tattoo (Thai)?

I grew up in SE Asia (Singapore) and am planning to go back for a few weeks this year with my husband. While doing some travel research, I found a photo of a quote in Chiang Mai that really resonates ...
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How to report hotel booking fraud?

I've booked on-line the hotel in Thailand via some agency. After I've check-out the hotel charged without my knowledge the deposit (4 times more than agency booking) and agency took the money as well, ...
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As of January 2015, are Phukets beaches that have been “cleaned up” by the government still clean?

There were news in July 2014 about the government having cleaned up the beaces of Phuket from vendors, restaurants and sun chairs. Are these changes permanent until today? Or have the businesses ...
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Cosmetic/Dental Surgery in Thailand - Resources? [closed]

I'm traveling to Thailand soon and wanted to get some mild dental & cosmetic surgery done. Actually it's not very cosmetic, but some necessary dental work + scar treatment. It should be much ...
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I have 2 weeks in Thailand; should I visit the north too or just explore Bangkok and then head south? [closed]

I am backpacking Thailand in the first two weeks of February. This is my first time out of Europe but have traveled a decent amount throughout the old continent. So far I've come up with two ...
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Finding a last minute hostel in Ko Phi Phi Don (some Hostels don't have websites)

The situation I face is the following. I would like to spend a night in a cheap hostel in Thailand, Ko Phi Phi Don. The thing is that I'm a little late, every hostel is booked and unavailable. Now ...
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Currency exchange besides banks in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand?

We've arrived in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand after the banks are closed and would really like to exchange our left over Malaysian ringgit for Thai baht. I've walked all around the area around the Phra ...
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Can I get Argentina Tourist Visa in Thailand if I am Nepalese passport holder?

I am a nepalese passport holder and am planning a trip to Argentina in April. Unfortunately we don't have an embassy or consulate for Argentina in Nepal. We have to go through Embassy of Argentina in ...
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Cards, dices, poker chips, board games, etc. in Thailand

I've read that cards have actually been outlawed a while ago in Thailand to crack down gambling. I know that it's illegal to own poker chips as that's classified as gambling paraphernalia, but what ...
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Which electrical plugs are used in Thailand?

I'm living in the Netherlands. I'm going on a holiday to Thailand. I need to know which electrical plug is used over there? A European one? or like the one in the States? or something else?
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What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK? [closed]

I want to start a cycle tour in Laos or Thailand. Anyone know the cheapest way to get there from the UK? P.s. I'm more than happy to combine different modes of transport. For example, in the past, ...
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Do you need driving license when renting scooter in Malaysia/Thailand?

I'm aware of IDP, but I've read that I don't need one as some companies rent the scooters just on the passport. If it's so, what risk do I have renting a scooter when having non-IDP EU driving ...
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Is it recommended to hire a car in northern Thailand? From whom?

My partner and I are going to be traveling in the north of Thailand for a few days next month. Is it a good idea to hire a car while there? If so, where? I have heard that some car rental services in ...
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Which parts of Southern Thailand are safe from violence?

I'm planning to travel by land from Langkawi to Ko Samui (which would include ferry to Satun, bus to Hat Yai and train to Surat Thani), but in Thai Railway Guide (effective 24th May 2014) we can read ...
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As a tourist can you purchase a car whilst traveling through Thailand and surrounding countries?

I will be buying a one way ticket to Thailand and from there traveling to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and further. I would like to find out whether it is legal to buy a car overseas and register it in ...
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How to get from Langkawi to Phuket?

How to get from Langkawi (Malaysia) to Phuket (Thailand) either by ferry, land (train or bus) or by air? What's the most convenient way? It seems there are no direct flights and no obvious land ...
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Visa requirements for Malaysian citizen - train to Thailand, plane to Malaysia

I'm Malaysian and travelling to Thailand via train and coming back via airplane. Please advise on travelling documents needed while entering / exiting Thailand.
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How to get a tourist visa for Thailand when already traveling?

I am Danish and my boyfriend is American. As such we both could get a 30 day stamp upon entry in Thailand. Here's the problem: We want to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days, but since we are already ...
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What to do in Bangkok during midnight stopover

I have a connecting flight in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport which was suddenly rescheduled from 1AM to 6AM. Initially I had to wait 6 hours in the airport which is already a big deal, but now it ...
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A friend's visa has expired in Thailand. How does he get back to the UK?

A friend in Thailand with no visa has been told he has to leave before the end of the month or he will be put in jail. How do I get him home back to the UK?
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Could not board flight LHR to BKK without departing ticket

I have been flying in and out of Thailand for 13 years. I have family, property, and bank accounts in Thailand. I have never overstayed. I have been refused check-in for the first time. I am a ...
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Cellphone in Thailand

I am moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I want to activate my phone in Thailand. I have a brand new unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Duos GSM phone. This phone has never been activated. I have noticed that sim ...
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Double entry tourist visa Thailand in Laos - flight ticket /20,000B required?

I'm in Thailand now with a single entry tourist visa from Penang. I'm planning to obtain a double entry tourist visa for Thailand in Laos. I'll be traveling by land in and out. First question: Do I ...
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Problem on overstay regarding the new law that would start on the 12th of August in Thailand

I am a teacher in the North. I have a friend who also is a teacher; he is having an overstay issue because he was very sick so he could not go to Malaysia after he finished to sign the contract to ...
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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 ...