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

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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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Why are there so many lady boys in Thailand? [on hold]

Is it a myth or is the transgender population of Thailand disproportionately high. If it is true, does anyone know why?
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Cosmetic/Dental Surgery in Thailand - Resources? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?

Imagine I have a car in Thailand and I want to get Australia, is there any ferry that cross from Asia to Australia? How much is it? No problem if have to drive to another country or if there is no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...