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

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Power plug adapter for Thailand for US electronics

I live in the USA and will be traveling to Thailand in a few months. I'm trying to figure out if I need a travel adapter to plug my electronic devices into. All my electronic devices support voltages ...
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Can Multiple Asian “Border Hops” Negatively Effect Canadian Visitor Visa Application [closed]

Ok so I am appllying for a Canadian visitor visa onlline to go and visit a friend for 2-weeks. I have uploaded all my documents, and carefully examined eachone. Everything looks good EXCEPT: TRAVEL ...
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Slightly Overstaying In Thailand Due To miss count (31 days) [duplicate]

I bought a ticket to Thailand I arrive in Bangkok September 2nd, and leave October second. I essentially fly out on my 31st day in the country. I also have bought a one way ticket to Laos near the end ...
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Thai Visa on Arrival for a visit longer than 30 days

I am going to visit Thailand as a tourist. I arrive on August 19 in Bangkok, and leave on September 20, which makes my trip last for 32 days. I am leaving at 02:05 am, though, so I could check-in at ...
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travelling to Thailand as American/Belgian Dual citizen

I am Belgian and American, born in California. I live in Belgium but my belgian passport has expired so I would like to know if I can go to Thailand only with my American passport and my belgian ID. ...
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Can I get a Malaysian visa if I have a departure ticket from Kuala Lumpur instead of a round-trip ticket? [duplicate]

I want to apply for Thailand and Malaysian visas, as I am visiting these 2 countries as a tourist. Can I get a visa for these 2 countries, without having a round-trip ticket? I'll book a ticket to ...
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Travelling from Phuket,Thailand to Malaysia with Visa

I am planning to visit Thailand and Malaysia in November 2017. I'm from India, and have a passport. I know Thailand provides visas on arrival but Malaysia doesn't. So I am planning to get visa for ...
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How to safely turn right in Thailand

On Thai roads people drive on the left. Strangely enough: Right-side flashing indicator lights tell the vehicle behind that they may pass / overtake. Left-blinking lights indicate that it's not safe ...
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What is the process for withdrawing money at the counter of a Thai bank with a foreign ATM/debit/credit card?

It turns out that Thailand now has some of the highest international ATM fees in the world! ฿220 baht ($6.50 USD, €5.70 EUR, $8.30 AUD) In searching the internet for info on how to avoid or minimize ...
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Can I change US dollars to Thai baht in Thoeng, Chiang Rai, Thailand - not in a bank?

I crossed the border from Laos to Thailand a couple of days ago and now I'm staying in a cheap hotel in Thoeng in Chiang Rai Province with not quite enough baht left for the rent. But I do have some ...
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Do I need transit visa for my Bangkok layovers?

I am an Indian citizen, travelling on Air Aisa from Mumbai via Bangkok to Manila. On the way there, the layover is 4 hours and is 5 hours on the return which is 15 days later. Do I need a transit visa ...
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Is one entry visa enough for Thailand, first flight-cross over then staying afterwards?

My Girlfriend (Bulgarian) is going on a work vacation trip to India, Vietnam and Thailand. The path she is taking is: UK > India > Thailand (1 hour flight crossover, in same airport) > Vietnam > ...
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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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What is the reason to not allow smartphones and laptops in checked baggage?

In Krabi, Thailand I was checking in baggage and there was a sign saying that e.g. smartphones, laptops (but also handbags) are not allowed in checked baggage. I had to put my (broken) smartphone into ...
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What is an acceptable time to wait for other passengers in a songthaew in Thailand?

Today I was taking a Songthaew (shared taxi) in Krabi Town and there were only three passengers, me and two friends, present. The normal fare after 6pm is 60 baht. We were offered to start the ride ...
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Is there any real route of appeal on a ban because of an overstay in Thailand? [closed]

Even though I am a property owner there and had a valid visa still in date, when I exited Bangkok for the U.K., I was heavily fined but, much worse, was banned for one year as I had not left the ...
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Visa for Thailand [closed]

Because it would have taken too long to get a visa from the Thai Embassy in Kathmandu, I left Nepal and flew to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Would I be able to get a visa for Thailand in Kuala Lumpur? What ...
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How to get updated about current incidents and safety concerns?

Yesterday there was an explosion at a hospital in Bangkok (which is where I'm located), and it didn't come to my attention until a relative in my home country sent me a link to an article in a local ...
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Departure card date is 17 May; non-b visa has date of 15 May: Do I pay overstay? [closed]

My Thailand Non-Immigrant B Visa's expiration date is on the 15th of May and on my departure card the date is stamped the 17th of May. Do I pay for an overstay since my Non-Immigrant B visa date ...
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Does anyone recognize this temple in SE Asia?

I'm trying to figure out what this temple is called and where it's located. Does anyone know?
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Is it possible to book train tickets online in Thailand?

Can I book Thai railway tickets online?
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Is there a limit on how many Single Entry Visas I can get for Thailand per year?

Is it possible to get multiple Single Entry Thai Tourist Visas per year? I am currently considering going to Thailand 2-3 times in the next 12 months: August/September for Kitesurfing in Ko Pha Ngan ...
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How do you break an international journey in a third country?

I am planning a trip to Cambodia next month. Ticket prices from Bombay (which is the nearest international airport) to Phnom Penh is more expensive than if I broke my journey in between (in Bangkok). ...
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Can refugee travel documents be used to travel to Thailand and The Philippines?

I hold refugee travel documents (1951 Convention) issued by South Korea. I want to travel to Thailand and The Philippines. My original nationality doesn`t allow visa-free entry to these countries, ...
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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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Is it true that AirAsia does not allow backpacks as carry on luggage even if they fit within dimensions?

I will be flying Bangkok - Phnom Penh with AirAsia. I am used to having a backpack as hand luggage and have Osprey 40l backpack (53 x 33 x 23) that is exactly made to fit the max hand baggage ...
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Where does one apply for 6 month Indian tourist visa?

Everywhere I looked I only could find e-Visas that are 1 month long... I managed to find this website which shows that visa is 35£ (+ their fee) so there should be a way to apply for it... Where can ...
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How to travel to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap, Cambodia? [closed]

I just wanted to inquire the easiest way to get to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Can I use the same VISA taken for Cambodia to travel to Thailand ? If not how to get to Thailand by road ...
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Does being the spouse of a US citizen help a non-EU citizen obtain a Schengen visa?

I am a US citizen and a resident of Thailand. My Thai wife and I are planning on travelling to France for three weeks for our honeymoon. We just held the social wedding ceremony, but haven't applied ...
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What is the difference between a condo and an apartment in Bangkok? [closed]

I've been looking for a place to stay for a longer period in Bangkok and am currently renting through Airbnb. I have a had a look at some property websites and contacted a few property companies. ...
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As a Nepali passport holder how can I extend my Non-Immigrant Visa “ED” for Thailand? [closed]

27 years young Nepali boy, live in Thailand.
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Are bus tickets acceptable for Air Asia as a proof of onward travel?

I will be flying with Air Asia from Bangkok (DMK - Don Mueang International Airport) to Cambodia (Phnom Penh). I have purchased bus tickets from the Mekong bus company as a proof of onward travel. ...
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South East Asia - double entry without visa

I am planning on traveling to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. The idea is to fly to Bangkok, then go to Cambodia -> Vietnam -> Laos and finally go from Laos back into Thailand and fly home ...
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Getting around in Thailand without knowing Thai

I'm going to Thailand in a few days and am wondering if it is possible to get around without knowing any Thai. Maybe I was a bit naive not to think about this in advance, but do you have any tips, ...
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Getting from Khao Sok to Bang Saphan, Thailand by public transport

Travelling as a family of four, aiming to get from Khao Sok National Park to a hotel near Bang Saphan on Jan 22 2017. Have tried several options but none brings me there. Have tried to reach the hotel ...
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Can one wave down the inter-town minibuses in Thailand?

I need to get to Chonbury. At the moment I am in Bang Na. I have checked and a major road (Sukhumvit Road) to get to Chonbury is next door. Minibuses go from three locations Victory Monument, Central ...
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Which are cheapest Thailand Supermarket Chains?

I have landed in Thailand yesterday all eager to try out legendary cheapness so I ran for closest 7-11 got some crisps and local beers some ice cream bug spray... and paid 880 baht, which would be ...
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Can I enter and leave Thailand with two different passports?

I entered Thailand as a Mexican citizen and accidentally booked my flight to South Korea with my United States passport. I don't need a visa to enter South Korea with either one of my nationalities. ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

My in-laws are heading overseas on a guided tour of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. While my mother-in-law is a little more on the adventurous side when it comes to new flavours and textures, my ...
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How to make sure that you get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand?

I find it extremely difficult to get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand, mainly for the reasons as: The bus stop usually doesn't have a recognizable sign on which stop it is. Thai characters and ...
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How much import tax on electronics is being enforced on personal laptops, smartphones and IPads in Thailand?

We are family of 4 (2 kids (5 and 7) + 2 adults) coming from UK to Bangkok this January, each will be bringing their laptop (4 total), smartphone (3 total) and kids will also have their Ipads (2), and ...
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Where can I swim with bioluminescent plankton in Phuket?

Going to Phuket at the end of December. What areas with bioluminescence close to Phuket can one swim in at night (Krabi is relatively far)? I found a tour operator (John Gray) but they only casually ...
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Bangkok for New Years Eve 2016/2017: Cheaper because of mourning? Less celebration because of mourning?

Many websites list Bangkok as one of the "top 10 places to celebrate New Years Eve". However for the best Bangkok New Years Eve experience, it might seem that a different year would be better, since ...
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Should I bring enough cash to cover the entire trip to Thailand? [closed]

I understand taking out cash in Thailand is costly since exchange rates are not that great and there are hefty fees on withdrawals. If I am able to more less estimate what I will spend for the ...
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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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How long does Thailand visa (code TR) last and does it allow extension?

I got visas from UK embassy for my family to go to Thailand (Category TR, no of entry S). I am planning on staying for 60 days and then extending for another 30. One thing that worries me they no ...
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Simpler stop-over option

I have an Indian passport. I have an option of choosing Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok for layover, each 24 hours. Outbound I fly Hyderabad, India to Vientiane, Laos with return from Ho Chi Minh City. Flying ...
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When applying for 60 day tourist visa via Thailand embassy in UK do I need to pay for children under 14?

I am Lithuanian who lives in UK and Is planning to go with family of 4 on a prolonged journey to SE Asia. I realized that Visa-On-Arrival might be not the best option (since I come from one of '...
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How strongly is the requirement to have return tickets when getting a visa-on-arrival being enforced in Thailand?

I have found this website that claims that to get visa upon landing in Bangkok I will need passport and return ticket. My passport is European (Lithuanian) so this one is covered, however I am ...
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With the passing of Thai King Bhumibol, are there any customs/etiquette as a traveler I should be aware of?

Even with the news that the King of Thailand passed away, I had already scheduled a trip a year ago to visit Thailand in a week or so. I understand that most of the country is in mourning -- should ...