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

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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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One Week In Thailand [on hold]

Would be traveling to Thailand with my wife for one week, Please suggest best tourist places and beaches.Also advise on Tourist security in Thailand
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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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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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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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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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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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Which transportation is best from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin?

What is the most cost effective way to get from the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Hin (on Thailand's northwestern Gulf coast)? And how much would that be compared to a taxi ride?
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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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Prepay (micro) sim card for data in Thailand

I'm going to be two weeks in Thailand and need a micro-sim for my iPhone (non jail broken). The main use will be data but obviously I will use it for calls and text too. What are the recommended ...
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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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What visas do I need for traveling to South East Asia if I'm a Canadian Citizen?

I am a Canadian Citizen and will be travelling to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks, then Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos for 3 weeks, Then back to Thailand for a ...
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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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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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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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How can I transfer money to Thailand?

I'm in Thailand for 6 months. I already spent all the cash I brought over (not much) and I can refill from an ATM. I have enough money, but what is really bugging me is the horrendous fees for using ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to go from Bangkok airport to Khao San?

What are my options to go from Bangkok airport to Khao San Road? And what are the expected prices for this?
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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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What immunisations, if any, are required / recommended for Thailand?

A member of my family is headed to Thailand shortly (and I'm considering it as well, haha) and wondering what immunisations are required / recommended for that area?
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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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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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“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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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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Is Songkran worth a Thai visa extension, or can you have a similar experience in Laos?

I am traveling to Thailand and my 30 day visa ends on April 12. This site says Songkran runs from April 13 - 15 this year. It would cost $80 to extend the visa, and I can't move the date we enter ...
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Any good scuba diving on Ko Samui, Thailand?

For my upcoming trip to Thailand, are there any good scuba diving spots on Ko Samui? We'll be there in March of 2013.
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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 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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Where in Thailand should I be cautious about malaria?

We have found a magnificent offer to go with our children to Thailand. It is a two week holiday starting in Bangkok going south ending at a beach resort. It all looks very promising. A friend who is ...
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How difficult is it to eat and drink during ramadan in Thailand and Malaysia?

Next month I'll visit Thailand and (maybe) Malaysia. From 19th july to 20th august muslim countries celebrate the ramadan. When we were in Egypt, we didn't perceive that we were in ramadan, but in ...
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Are there hostel-like accomodation in Krabi-Phuket area?

In general, my girlfriend and me prefer to stay in a hostel than in 5-stars hotel. For this reason, we are a bit worried about the Krabi-Phuket area due all travel blogs we have read talk about big ...
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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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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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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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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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Chiang Mai Trek that doesn't feature Elephant Rides

I'm heading to Chiang Mai for several days at the end of January and I'm looking to do a 3 day 2 night trek, but I'm looking for one that doesn't feature elephant rides and it seems to severely limits ...
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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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Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?

I'm trying to plan a trip route which include traveling from north Thailand to Vietnam. Since I don't have a strict time limitation, I thought that maybe instead of taking a flight I could travel by ...
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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 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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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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How common is it to find cappuccino in Thailand's coffee shops?

How common is it to be able to find good cappuccino in coffee shops in Thailand? Are coffee shops common in Thai cities at all?
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How can I be sure the operator treats elephants humanely before booking a trek in Khao Sok national park?

The various bungalows in Khao Sok national park advertise elephant treks and there are various tours advertised out of Phuket and Krabi. These sound interesting. But how can I tell prior to booking ...
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Motorbikes in Thailand and Laos

Does anyone know of a place to hire motorbikes in Thailand, say Bangkok or Chiang Mai, and ride them into Laos and back? The trip will be self-guided and should take no longer than two weeks.