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

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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 ...
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Finding Thailand Trek Guide (Khao Chang Puak and Sun Nhok Wua)

Me and my friends would like to trek in Khao Chang Puak or Sun Nhok Wua. However, we can't seem to find any information on the internet as to how we find trek guides and stuff as this will be our ...
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Thailand transit visa for 5 days on Pakistani passport

I would like to know if one can apply or get on arrival a Thailand 5 days transit visa? My husband is coming back to Australia from Pakistan and he wants to stay in Thailand for 5 days. Does he need ...
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Thailand Zika Travel and Pregnant?

We've found out that we are pregnant (about 10 weeks) and have a 2 week trip in Thailand. (A few of the Islands). The date of departure is mid December. I'm having a hard time understanding what ...
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Border crossing from Tachilek to Mae Sai

We're planning a trip from Myanmar to Chiang Mai in Thailand. The current idea is to fly from Heho to Tachilek, then cross the border to Mae Sai and take a bus (preferably on the same day) from there. ...
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Is there a way to go from Phuket to Banda Aceh (North Sumatra) without a plane?

I would like to go to Banda Aceh from Phuket (Thailand) in early December, but the flight is very complicated and expensive... Is there another way to get Banda Aceh? (boat/ferry, back of the little ...
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Where was this photo taken? Windows 10 photo lock screen [duplicate]

This photo popped upon my screen today, and I would actually really like to travel to this location one day. Does anyone know where it was taken?
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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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What are the visa overstay penalties for Thailand?

What are the visa overstay penalties for Thailand? Can you provide official links?
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What SIM covers Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia?

I will be traveling to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore and will be looking for a SIM card for my mobile phone. Thailand is my first port of entry and basically I need to ask 2 questions ...
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Are there overnight bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong?

I would like to cross the border between Thailand and Laos at Chiang Khong - Huay Xai, and I saw there are buses - direct or not - between Chiang Mai and Chiang Khong. To save some time, I'd like to ...
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What's a reasonable booking fee percentage in a Thailand travel agency?

I want to book a bus through a travel agency in Bangkok, Thailand and the agent quoted me a 20% booking fee. For booking through a travel agency for bus, train or other tickets, what's a reasonable ...
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Tourist visa requirements for Thailand

As a long-term stayer, the visa requirements in Thailand have varied quite a bit. For example, during a brief period, it was not possible to do a same-day border run - instead one had to overnight ...
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Can you take frozen meat from Thailand when going through a land border?

Will I have any legal problems if I buy a lot of frozen meat in Macro in Thailand, and keep it in a portable freezer powered from the car battery, and want to cross borders to neighboring countries (...
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Is it possible to drive from India to Thailand in own car?

Can an person with an EU passport drive with an own truck, taken from Europe, from India to Thailand? Please note that the requirement is to drive an own, highly special vehicle from Europe to ...
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Employer in Thailand [duplicate]

**Working in Thailand,having B1/B2 visa on my passport. Can an employer take employees passport to the US embassy and get employees visa cancelled? or Can my employer send someone else on my behalf ...
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Is the Kawthoung/Ranong pass passable in August?

According to wikivoyage, there are 4 open border crossing points between Myanmar and Thailand. Our first idea was to cross the "Three Pagoda Pass" near Kanchanabury but it say that it's not open for ...
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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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Is river travel to Vientiane and Phnom Penh recommended?

I am planning a trip to SE Asia late Sept through Nov. One route idea is fly in to Ho Chi Minh, explore south and delta, road north to Hanoi, fly to Bangkok, road north to Chiang Mai, road to Chiang ...
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Employer refused to return my Passport [closed]

"I work in Thailand.What legal action can i take against my employer as he firstly refused to give my passport back after that made excuses that i have it and will give you and now he is saying he ...
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Visa cancellation by employer

I work in Thailand, can my employer by any means cancel my USA visa? Does the employer have that right ? Visa on the passport of an employee is the property of an employee or employer ?
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Leaving Thailand after months-long overstay (can't pay fine)

I missed my plane after staying just a couple weeks in Thailand and stayed with my girlfriend. I ended up out of money and no ticket home. I keep hearing about staying a day over here, but nothing ...
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Chiang Saen to Jinghong by boat?

There used to be a semi-regular fast boat between Chiang Saen, in northern Thailand, and Jinghong, in southern China, traveling on the Mekong, for some nine months out of the year. Recent reliable ...
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How can I book the Phuket to Railay ferry with airport pick-up from HKT?

I will fly into Phuket airport (HKT) early morning/ in the night and want to travel on to Railay (also known as Tonsai to some) as soon as possible with this Phuket ferry. How can I book the ferry ...
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Can I enter Thailand or Malaysia or Indonesia with a one-way-ticket? [closed]

I would like to fly from Chennai (India) to Thailand or Malaysia or Indonesia. Best with a one-way-ticket. As I experienced a refusal to enter India with a one-way flight ticket, I would like to ask ...
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I don't know my nationality. How can I visit Denmark?

I was born in a Thailand refugee camp to Vietnamese parents, but quickly as an infant, they immigrated to Denmark. We lived there for 10-11 years and then moved to the U.S. I am a green card holder of ...
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Thai work visa cancelled, can i get a tourist visa before leaving? [closed]

If my Thai work visa gets cancelled by the employer, can I apply or get a tourist Thai visa while staying there in Thailand before leaving ? Or is there any other way to renew my visa or stay there ...
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How do I apply for a Thai visa in the US without traveling to the Consulate?

I need a Thai visa by the time of my departure on 4/27/2016. I cannot make it to NYC to apply in person, and wait until the next business day to receive it due to the fact that I live pretty far away. ...
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I am an Indian citizen. Do I need a visa to visit Thailand as a tourist?

I am an Indian passport holde. I want to travel from India to Bangkok. What are the requirements and documents I must have/obtain to lawfully visit Thailand?
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Thailand customs and round-trip to Hong Kong

I'm going to travel to Thailand for about a month. Inbound and outbound flights are through BKK. What I want to do is a round-trip to Hong Kong for a shopping before leave Thailand. In particular I'...
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Why do they have sleeper cars for women in Thailand? Is it for security reasons?

I was reading about train travel in Thailand and noticed they have sleepers for women and children. What dangers are there that lead to having these cars? Is it just about privacy? If that is not a ...
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Do I need a Thailand visa if departing from Malaysia

According to The Bangkok US Embassy web site it says this: U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter ...
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Is there a bus or train that goes from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City?

I'm looking to fly into Bangkok in September and would like to travel across Thailand, Cambodia and finally Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City. My trip will be a total of 7 days. I'm more interested in ...
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Where to see a Ping Pong show in Thailand? [closed]

As I searched, there are shows in Pattaya, Patong, Bangkok, I wonder where I should see a show. By the way, what are the general rules revolving around attending a ping pong show? How many bahts ...
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Applying for a Japanese visa on the road as a non resident

I'm currently in Bangkok (with tourist visa), as part of my long term travel. I'd like to go to Japan in one or two month, and as an Indonesian national, I need a visa to enter Japan (I have non ...
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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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What is the cheapest way to get a visa for Myanmar in Chiang Mai?

I'm currently in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. I want to travel to Myanmar overland, so I can not use the online e-visa as it is only valid when arriving by plane at specific airports. I checked ...
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Russian Tourist Visa in Thailand or Japan

I am a US citizen currently in Thailand and heading to Japan in about 10 days, looking to get my tourist visa for Russia (to ride the trans-siberian railroad). I will be entering Russia by sea at ...
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Need recommendation on Thailand location for taking landscape photos in March

I am planning my holiday and I originally wanted to go Chiang Mai. However, after reading on the internet, I learnt that March is the worst time to to because of the smoky air. So, what are the ...
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What is the cheapest and safest way from Thailand to Cambodia? [closed]

I've read the border between Thailand and Cambodia was difficult to cross for foreigners. What's the best way to cross that border for foreigners ? Is taking a flight mandatory or is there other ...
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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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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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Should I be worried about airline safety

I'm making a trip to Thailand at the beginning of March. I've booked tickets from Bangkok to Phuket on AirAsia. However, after reading recent articles around AirAsia recent airline crash, I was ...
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Applying Australia Tourist Visa from Bangkok, for Nepali

I am Nepali citizen working/living in Thailand, can I apply for Australia tourist visa from Bangkok? I plan to go for 2 weeks visit in april 2016.
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OFII stamp issue [closed]

I am a Thai citizen and I am currently living in France with a student long-stay visa (1 year). I am planning to go back to Thailand this December for two weeks however my concern is about my ...
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Vaccines for Thailand: Should I still try to get them?

I'm afraid I dropped the ball completely when it comes to getting vaccinations for my trip. I am leaving to Thailand in one week for an eight-day stay and completely forgot to get my necessary ...