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

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Right-of-way for cars and pedestrians in Thailand

Earlier this year I spent a few days in Thailand (Chiang Mai specifically, so my observations might not apply to the rest of the country). Most intersections in the city are unmarked (no traffic ...
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Crossing from Thailand to Cambodia with a motorbike scooter registered in Thailand

I have a 125 cc scooter registered in Thailand. If I ride it to the border with Cambodia, can I cross the border, visit Cambodia for some weeks and drive back? I am concerned with the vehicle more ...
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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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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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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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How to enter Thailand during COVID-19?

I have read somewhere that I must quarantine, but I also read something about quarantine. Can anyone explain exactly how I am supposed to enter Thailand during this situation?
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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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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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Are there rest areas along Thai motorways?

I 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 long-distance ...
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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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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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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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Where to buy Thai Baht when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?

When traveling from New Zealand to Thailand, where can I buy Thai Baht and get a good exchange rate and low commission? It's only for the first 10K THB (Thai Baht) for the first days. The rest I will ...
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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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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I'll be traveling to SE Asia, and want one phone service. If I buy a SIM card with Viettel in Vietnam, will it function in Thailand and in Laos and in Cambodia? If it does, will I be charged ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where on Ko Samui can I find a clean, non-tourist beach?

I am going to Thailand in a few months but I still don't know where to stay. I read many things about the northern islands. Some of them are beautiful but very touristy. Is there any place that is ...
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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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Are Israeli and Thai sockets accidentally compatible?

It looks like the Thai "Type-O" plugs have the same specs as Israeli "Type H", and the plug looks similar, but "upside-down": Type H: Type O: Can you actually plug one kind into the other?
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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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How to determine the quality of a massage parlor in Thailand?

In Thailand, especially in Bangkok, there are countless massage salons. Some busy streets have 30 of them, often offering the same prices for the same services, e.g. a 30 min foot massage for 150 Baht....
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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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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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Where can I find a map of all the canal boat routes in Bangkok?

I read on https://www.hotels.com/go/thailand/bangkok-river-boats-ferries#Canal_boats (mirror): These large, loud, spluttering canal boats can be found chugging up and down Bangkok's many canals. The ...
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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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How to interpret the end date for Thailand's tourist visa exemption's temporary extension to 45 days?

Under Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme, the ordinary passport holders of many countries are currently permitted to enter the Kingdom (by air) without a visa for a maximum of 45 days stay, ...
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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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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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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 I need a transit visa for a layover in Bangkok?

I am an Indian citizen currently studying in Australia on a student visa. In November 2019, I am travelling to India for vacation and I have booked a ticket from Melbourne to Bangkok and then from ...
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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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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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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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How can I convert an address in Thailand from English to Thai?

How can I convert an address in Thailand from English to Thai? Motivations: give taxi drivers in Thailand the address in Thai send letters to an address in Thailand E.g from: 25 Condo SPN Place, ...
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The cheapest way from Krabi town to Krabi airport

I am in krabi Thailand now and tomorrow is my flight at 2100 to Jakarta. I am only 1 person and always travel like a backpacker. I would like to ask 1 question here: What is the most cheapest way ...
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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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