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

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Is it impolite to ask for halal food when traveling to and in Thailand?

How do people generally react to questions like "Do you serve Halal food" "Is this food halal" "Anything I should know about the food since I eat Halal" I have recently planned a week-long vacation ...
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Do Indian Citizens need a transit visa for Thailand? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen, I am traveling from Guanzhou (China) to Kolkata (India). I have transit at Bangkok airport, the first flight is by Spring airlines and the next is from Spice Jet. So I need to ...
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How to calculate exit date for Thailand?

I've been to Thailand at least half a dozen times before in the last five years or so and each time was allowed to stay for 15 days and never calculated my exit date wrong and never overstayed. So ...
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If I overstay in Thailand for just 1 day and pay the 500 Baht fine, do I still get some “Overstay” stamp on my passport?

I am currently in Thailand on an extended tourist visa for (which is usually 90 days). When my visa duration ends I should exit Thailand to issue a student visa and then come back to Thailand. My ...
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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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I recently entered Thailand from Laos and was allowed to stay for 30 days without visa. Can I do it one more time?

I recently entered Thailand from Laos and was allowed to stay for 30 days without visa. Can I do it one more time? Hello, I haven't been in Thailand for a few years. I recently entered the country ...
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How many consecutive tourist visas can I get from the Thai embassy in Vientiane now?

How many consecutive tourist visas can I get from the Thai embassy in Vientiane now? I have a Swedish passport. I have two consecutive single entry visas to Thailand and I am in Chiang Mai at the ...
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Thailand visa exemption: any rule limiting number of entries per year?

On arrival in Bangkok airport, a Thai immigration officer instructed me that I have many previous visa exempt entries in Thailand, and will need a visa for the next time. However, I could not find any ...
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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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Do I need a transit Visa in Bangkok? Travelling from Singapore to Lucknow and transit at Bangkok [duplicate]

I'm travelling from Singapore to Lucknow (India) with transit at Bangkok. Here are the flight details: Singapore - Bangkok : Thai Airways Bangkok - Lucknow : Thai Smile Do I need a transit visa at ...
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What are the current requirements to get a visa to Thailand in Vientiane (Laos)?

I have a Swedish passport. I recently entered Thailand from Laos and was allowed to stay visa free for 30 days. I am currently still in Thailand and planning to go to Vientiane within a few days when ...
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What is the southernmost border crossing from Thailand to Myanmar that's open to foreigners?

There's a range of land border crossings between Thailand and Myanmar, but I'm having trouble finding solid info on them to choose which one to use. I'll be coming from Krabi, so I want the closest ...
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Route from Thailand to Ottawa

Is there any route that doesn’t need the transit visa to Canada Ottawa? I am Myanmar passport holder.
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Do I need transit visa for Thailand (19 hours layover)?

Thai Lion Air Mon, Feb 04, 2019 Tokyo Narita, Japan NRT - 11:00 am Don Mueang Intl, Thailand DMK - 04:15 pm Mon, Feb 04, 2019 (19hrs waiting time) Tue, Feb 05, 2019 Don Mueang Intl, Thailand DMK - ...
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Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay “money” for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently?

Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently? So Line, True, Alipay and others are offering payment services these days. I was wondering if I had some of ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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Is Kew Pha Wok an official Thai-Myanmar border crossing?

In 2018, we (a party consisting of Thai and European citizens) visited Kew Pha Wok where we were allowed to cross the border without showing much official documentation or getting stamped. One person ...
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Is transit visa required in Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok?

I am travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Mumbai by connecting flight. I'm on Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok and Jet Airways from Bangkok to Mumbai. There is 3.30 mins layover at BKK airport. Do I ...
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Is the last day of a thai visa included?

I have a plane ticket for thailand the 16th of September. (Landing will be on the 17th of September) if I have a tourist visa it should be 60 days, so I will be admitted until 16th of November. Can ...
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What is considered to be Phuket center?

Which part of Phuket, Thailand, is the city center? I read many reviews about attractions but it is not clear where is the right place for a vacation. Is it 1 or 2?
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Overland Journey to Thailand via Myanmar 2019

Myanmar and Thailand both have their own permits to allow foreign vehicles to cross or enter on temporary basis and then leave their countries, respectively. These countries do not accept Carnet de ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover of 5 hours at Suvarnavumi airport in Bangkok?

My itinerary is as follows: Kolkata => Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (on Thai Airways) Layover for 5.10 hours at BKK Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Suvarnabhumi => Viantiane (on Thai Smile) Return: Viantiane (...
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Thailand Overstay in 2015 - Can I re-enter?

I'm looking to head back to Thailand for 25 days (under the 30 day allowance without a visa) in May 2018. I last visited Thailand in June/July 2015 and had misjudged our timing out there and ended ...
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Travel between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam as US Citizen

I know this is more of a general/generic question. However, I want to make sure this is feasible before doing it. The plan is to fly into Chiang Mai, Thailand (from the US), and then fly to Luang ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Bangkok?

I have booked a Thai Airways flight from New Delhi to Taipei, with a layover in Bangkok. My outbound ticket has two flights: 1) NEW DELHI to BANGKOK Suvarnabhumi (23:30 - 05:30) 2) BANGKOK ...
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Is 3 hours enough time to transfer between Bangkok airports?

My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon and may have gotten ourselves into a jam without realizing it. Here's the situation: We land from an international flight at Don Mueang International ...
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Schengen Visa Germany, sponsorship denied due to lack of “commitment form”

My Thai partner recently attended an appointment for a Schengen visa at the German embassy in Bangkok. Upon arriving and before submitting the application we were informed the application would be ...
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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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Visa requirements in Bangkok for work Telex processing stamp

I am indian citizen i want go in Bangkok Indonesia embassy for my Work Telex stamp process. I have Telex copy approved by indonesian embassy. Can I enter in Bangkok on tourist visa as Thailand ...
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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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T-Mobile network in Thailand: Koh Phayam?

I've read mobile data coverage is spotty on Koh Phayam. I plan to use the "free" international roaming my American T-mobile plan includes (Simple Global at "2G speeds"). What networks do they use in ...
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Do Indian citizens need transit visa for Thailand if going through DMK?

I am traveling from Chennai to Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, and from there to Mandalay, Myanmar. In Bangkok, the layover time is 8 hours. Do I require transit visa?
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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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Where can I see a slow loris in Phuket, Thailand?

Where can one see a slow loris in Phuket, legally, while avoiding scams that seem to be associated with this protected primate?
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Visa in transit at Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangkok

I'm heading to Bangkok next weekend, will be there for 3 days, then head to Cambodia and return to Bangkok from where I'll be taking a flight back to Hyderabad. Please note that the Cambodia to ...
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What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand?

I was briefly in Bangkok last year and as usual tried to withdraw cash from an ATM. It said it would charge me a local fee of 200 Baht for the transaction. I cancelled and went to the next ATM which ...
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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 long-...
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Do Europe laws apply in foreign (Asia) countries?

For example if two citizens from same country travel to Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand, and one of them robs the other citizen while in Asia, is it worth reporting it back in Europe? Or ...
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Locate flight number [duplicate]

How do we find out the flight number for a flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Guangzhou Airport on the evening of 27th Feb 2014 with China Southern Airlines?
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How can I respectfully greet in Thailand?

I am in Thailand now, and this morning I tried to shake hands with our guide, but although she shaked my hand, it seems like this is not the way it should be done here. What is the best way to greet ...
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Garbage bin on Khao San Road, Bangkok

I was on Khao San Road, Bangkok last night. Everywhere there is street-sold food and drinks. One thing that amazed me, regardless of all the drunk people, there is almost no litter on the street. ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa for Thailand and China?

I am Indian citizen. I am travelling to Toronto, Canada. I do have Canadian PR but don't have any other country visa. Do I need Bangkok transit visa? My layover is 8h. Also, do I need transit visa ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Thailand? [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Bangkok on 4th May. My return flight is on 12th May evening. On 8th May I'm travelling to Bali and back to Bangkok on 11th May. Can I get transit visa or do I have to again apply for ...
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Ferry from Phuket to Koh Lipe

I am planning to travel to Koh Lipe in April 2019, and fly into Phuket on the 20th. My flight home is actually out of Langkawi in Malaysia, around the 28th. I already confirmed that there is a ferry ...
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Feedback/advice on traveling to Chiang Mai / Laos / Vietnam [closed]

Three of us (my wife, 9-year-old daughter and I) are planning to visit Northern Thailand and Vietnam in Nov-Dec. I've done some research on the trip and would love to get feedback on the plans. Any ...
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Transit visa for Indians in Thailand

I am flying from Hanoi to Bengaluru via Chiang Mai and DMK Bangkok. I am an Indian national. Do I need to have a transit visa for Thailand?
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What is the experience of driving in Thailand? [closed]

Planning to go to Phuket, Thailand this summer and I am considering to rent a car for transportation. I want to know whether it is easy or not to drive in Thailand. As a newbie driver, I am a bit ...
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Traveling to Thailand, immigration and customs check 3 times?

Hello there I have a question about my travel plans to Thailand. I'm currently going to be heading to Thailand and my first flight is out of SNA(John Wayne). We fly to SEA(Seattle) and from there go ...
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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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Thailand Visa On Arrival for Indians when not traveling directly from India

I know that Thailand provides Visa On Arrival facility for Indians. But, I will be traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Bangkok, Thailand, and then staying in Thailand for 1 day. My question is am I ...