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

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Evergreen visa runs between Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

I'm planning on fully retiring in Thailand in 5 years on a retirement visa. However, I'm ready to go now, but don't want to apply yet until I'm 100% certain. I'm aware of visa runs, and the risks of ...
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Would it be fine to apply for an E-Visa for Thailand with a bus ticket to leave the country?

I have to apply for an E-Visa for Thailand. The embassy requires a ticket to leave the country. Would it be fine if I bought a bus ticket instead of a flight ticket?
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Can I ask for the 30 - 60 day extension for Thailand now that I am home?

I didn't know I could extend my visa time in Thailand an extra 30 to 60 days. Can I do so now to use later or how hard is it to get the Thailand one-year visa?
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Applying for B1/B2 from Bangkok as Indian

I plan to be in Thailand for 2 months. I intend to get my US B1/B2 visa done there while I am there. Is it advisable? If someone has been through this scenario, can you share your experience? What are ...
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Have Aeon ATMs in Thailand ceased accepting foreign/western ATM cards?

I've always used Aeon ATMs in Thailand because they charge ฿70 less than every other bank for foreign card withdrawals. (฿150 compared to ฿220, the difference is more than I spend on a meal or a fancy ...
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Is there anywhere in Nong Khai that can exchange Lao Kip to Thai Baht?

Normally it's best to change money in the smaller / less developed country. But on my way across the border from Vientiane, Laos to Nong Khai, Thailand two days ago I didn't know how much kip I should ...
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How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

I've got a week left on my Laos visa but I'd have to visit the ATM again and the fees are really high these days. So I'm thinking of heading back to Thailand. But want to make sure I keep enough LAK ...
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What activity does this "don't do this in a Thai taxi" image refer to?

The recent question Do taxi colors matter in Thailand? links to Amazing Planet's March 14, 2014 Bangkok’s Multi-Colored Taxis which includes a reproduction of the image shown and credited below. I ...
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Do taxi colors matter in Thailand?

Taxis come in different colors in Bangkok, Thailand. This makes me wonder: does the taxi color matter in Thailand? E.g., does the color has an impact on the ride fare? More details for context: I ...
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Does Laos not have "je" Buddhist restaurants like Thailand does?

In Thailand many travellers learn to eat at เจ (je) restaurants. Je is a Thai/Theravada Buddhist dietary tradition that's more strict than vegetarian but different to vegan. In Thailand even quite ...
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Transit through Thailand. Indian passport holder

I am traveling from Vientiane to Bangkok (Lao airlines) and then Bangkok to Kolkata (Indigo). So it's 2 separate PNRs. The layover is 7 hours. Would I need to apply for a transit visa?
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Reliability of Koh Lipe to Langkawi Ferry Service

I'm planning a trip, from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur by train, ferry and bus. I plan to stay approximately one month in Thailand and one month in Malaysia. For the border crossing, I plan to use the Koh ...
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Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

I have a question for those who have experienced Bali (Canggu, Kuta, Seminyak). Are there any other places that exude a comparable vibe? I'm specifically referring to places with vibrant nightlife, ...
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Traveling Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia - Visa Questions

I am planning a trip in December to Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. My initial plan is as follows; Karachi -> Cambodia (by air) Cambodia -> Thailand (by bus) Thailand -> Malaysia (by ferry) ...
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Can I buy tickets at the Thailand airline counter with cash and without ID?

If I buy a ticket at Thailand's airline counter, do I need to show my passport to the clerk? Or just provide the required information? Can I use cash to buy plane tickets for others?
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Which is the most obscure border crossing available to foreigners with VOA from Thailand to Laos?

I think I'll cross the border from Thailand to Laos again for the first time in years in about two weeks. I really like crossing borders at small, quiet, out-of-the-way crossings. Even if they're not ...
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Seeking Hotel Recommendations in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai with Indian Vegetarian Food Options

We're a vegetarian family of five from India, and we're planning a trip to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai from December 5th to 15th. Could you recommend hotels in these locations that offer Indian ...
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Will the Thailand Elite Visa be valid if I renew my passport?

I have a US passport, but it will expire in a couple years. I wanted to apply for the Thailand's Elite Visa -- which spans from 5 years to 20 years, depending on the specific type. If I get the Elite ...
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Thai e-visa hotel reservation document

I am trying to request a Tourist visa for Thailand. The embassy requested an additional document requiring me to send: hotel reservation (the name and last name of the applicant must be mentioned). I ...
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What are the possible options to travel by Sea cheap, fast and best from India to Thailand? [duplicate]

I am exploring various options beyond Air to travel between India and Thailand/Indonesia, as entering via road through Myanmar seems extremely difficult at this point due to ongoing Civil situation ...
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Luggage check-through on codeshare flight

I am in a tricky situation and did not find an suitable answer online yet, so hopefully somebody here can help me. Next week I will fly from Austria to Thailand/Bangkok (BKK) with OS (Austrian ...
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Does a citizen of Bangladesh need a visa in Bangkok if flying on separate tickets?

I am a Bangladeshi passport holder and I study in China. On March 3rd I will fly from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Bangkok, Thailand, on US-Bangla Airlines. I have a 9-hour transit there, then I will fly to ...
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Travel from Thailand to India by boat/ferry/cargo ship

I am trying to travel from Thailand/Malaysia to India by sea. From my research, there is a ship service that takes you from Andaman Islands (Port Blair) to Chennai/Kolkatta by Andaman Tourism India - ...
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Thailand visa extension denied because I applied too early

I have landed in Bangkok two days ago and got a 45-day visa. Today, I went to the IT Lak Si center for short-term visa extensions in Bangkok to extend my visa for an extra 30 days. I was denied and ...
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Where should it cost less to convert Thai Baht to Lao Kip?

Where should it cost less to convert Thai Baht to Lao Kip? In exchange shops in the depth of Bangkok or in an airport in Bangkok?
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How to obtain a Thai visa for a baby without a passport?

A couple with a baby is travelling to Thailand as tourists (both parents have a three month tourist visa obtained from a Thai consulate outside of Thailand). What visa does the baby need and how is it ...
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Do Indian citizens need a transit visa for Japan and Thailand?

Two international connections from Canada to India via Tokyo and Bangkok. I am indian citizen and working in canada as i have open work permit of canada. So my question is can i travel to india via ...
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Where can I find latest official covid-19 requirements for Thailand?

Apparently in the last few days there has been an announcement of return of covid-19 travel requirements for Thailand. I couldn't find an official page from Thai government with a simple search. My ...
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Do I need to book a boat ahead to go to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket?

If you have travelled to Phi Phi Islands, can you advise if I really need to book a boat ahead or if I can just go to the pier and buy a ticket for the next boat? (the latter gives me more flexibility ...
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Thailand should I exchange my Euro to Baht at the Airport, ATM, Bank, or at foreign currency exchange providers?

I'm going to Thailand the first week of January 2023 for 10 days. I will take some cash (Euro) with me. I'm thinking to exchange maybe 200 Euro at the Airport for Baht first to get by. After that I ...
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How to book Thai train tickets online for Train #40?

I've tried booking tickets for Train #40 (BKK - Surat Thani line) via a couple of websites without success. The following websites tell me "this trip is not bookable" (while tickets for ...
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I applied for an extension of the Thailand 45 day visa, but I was only granted 75 days instead of the 90 days I requested

I entered Thailand on February 11, 2022 and received a 45-day stamp on my passport (from November 11 to December 16). Today, I went to the immigration office in Phuket to extend my visa and was only ...
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Indian passport [duplicate]

I have attached cover page of my passport. Other details are good. I have send my passport for business visa in Thai embassy. Let me any in there any issue for getting visa stamp and international ...
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Koh Samui to Bangkok or Phuket during New year

I was checking Air tickets on bangkok air from Koh Samui to Phuket or Bangkok and especially on 2nd January its very very expensive almost 4 times. This is happening just on 2nd Jan, all other dates ...
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14 days and four Thai cities. How to plan it? [closed]

If you want to visit the following cities in two weeks how do you plan it? How many days in each city? Bangkok (including Ayuttaya) Pattaya Phuket (including Phi Phi Islands) Chiang Mai I am ...
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What are the COVID entry requirements for going to Netherlands -> India -> Thailand? [closed]

My journey is from the Netherlands to India to Thailand, I will stay a couple of weeks in India before going to Thailand, I'm going to Thailand on 7 Januari 2023. Last year I got two vaccinations in ...
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I'm Indian, opting for visa on arrival at Phuket. Do I need to carry cash?

Indian citizen, Indian passport, travelling from India to Phuket airport. Somebody told me that you can't pay the visa on arrival fee using cards. Is this accurate? Is there an ATM before the visa ...
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How is the quality of tap water in Thailand?

Could you please advise on the quality of tap water in Thailand? Some people say it is only not suitable for drinking. And some people say it should not even be used for raising vegetables. I wonder ...
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Going through immigration before a domestic Thai flight

My friend today boarded a Thai Smile WE 111 flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, then to continued to Penang, Malaysia. However he had to clear immigration in Chiang Mai. Can anyone explain how that's ...
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Transfer time from international flight to domestic flight in BKK

We plan to arrive to BKK at 5:20 AM via an international flight (Swiss Airlines) and wish to book a separate domestic flight to Chiang Mai right away (from BKK as well). We are traveling with carry-on ...
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Emergency care options in Thailand

My girlfriend and I are planning to visit Thailand during September-October. We are going to be visiting central urban areas as well as more remote places. Most areas would be touristic destinations ...
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2 round tickets plus 1 back ticket to Thailand

I would buy tickets from Denmark to Thailand and back. Travel from 17th september and back home 5th october cost me about 40,000 thb. Travel from 17th september and back home 5th december cost me only ...
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Can I apply for tourist visa while living in a different country as an expat?

I am an Indian national who has plans to move to Bangkok, Thailand for a job on a non-immigrant visa. While I am in Thailand, can I apply for tourist visas such as the Schengen or UK Tourist Visas? I ...
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Current lockdown situations in Thailand and Korea?

I'm planning a trip with a friend and we're thinking of going to either Thailand (Chiang Mai) or Korea (Seoul and/or Jeju). We want to go to local places, meet and hang out with local people, go to ...
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Can an Israeli citizen apply for Visa On Arrival in Thailand?

Can an Israeli citizen apply for Visa On Arrival in Thailand? Or rather, due to being already eligible for 3 month Tourist visa, the option is closed for Israelis?
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Will I be able to stay 3 months in Thailand after October 1?

Thailand to Allow Foreign Tourists to Extend Stay as Covid Eases I have Israeli citizenship and I get from the article that Thailand will allow me to stay for 45 days on transit visa. If that is the ...
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Applying for Thai tourist visa from tier 3 Indian city

Currently I'm situated in a district near Nagpur, Maharashtra. I will be travelling to Thailand on 28th Aug. Although, it may be true that Indians can avail visa on arrival, I don't want to be at the ...
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Only Given Name in Passport, How to apply Thai Pass without surname?

I want to apply for ThaiPass for one my client, he doesn't have any surname in his passport, just given name is there. how to process without surname?
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Are land borders between Thailand and Cambodia still closed? (April 2022)

I am looking to travel to Thailand but cross over to Cambodia once my tourist visa expires (30 days). I am wondering if I will need to fly to Cambodia or if I can take a bus from Bangkok. The UK Gov ...
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Can I return to Thailand to use the airport

I'm looking to travel around southeast Asia at some point, and flights to and from Thailand from home are the cheapest. Am I allowed to fly into Thailand, spend 30 days there as a visa-exempt UK ...
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