Skip to main content
41 votes

What activity does this "don't do this in a Thai taxi" image refer to?

From Reddit, the symbol represents a water buffalo, and the Thai word for buffalo also means idiot, so the sign means no idiot / don't be an idiot. Ask the taxi driver if that sign means that the car ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
15 votes
Accepted

Does Laos not have "je" Buddhist restaurants like Thailand does?

I did a search on Vientiane vegan restaurants and randomly picked one of the sites: Eat Plants and Travel The third entry is Vegan Reunion Cafe. The first paragraph on 'Why We Recommend It' says: A ...
mkennedy's user avatar
  • 8,882
14 votes

Evergreen visa runs between Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

It will work fine until one day it doesn't, and then you'll be in a pickle. That said, if you're cycling between three countries and spending half a year "out" before returning, it ...
lambshaanxy's user avatar
  • 99.3k
14 votes
Accepted

Do taxi colors matter in Thailand?

There are technically no differences when it comes to the fare – the meters are calibrated the same. It's not like in say Seoul, where black "de luxe" taxis are much more expensive than ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
12 votes

Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

There's nothing quite like Bali, but some ideas: Gili Trawangan, off Lombok; only a few hours by boat from Bali Ko Samui, Thailand: nightlife in Chaweng, hip boutique hotels in Bophut and Choeng Mon, ...
lambshaanxy's user avatar
  • 99.3k
8 votes

Evergreen visa runs between Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

The only country among the 3 that doesn't like visa runs is Malaysia – the other two seem to welcome "grey area" tourists: if I remember correctly, the Philippines even offer tourist visa ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
7 votes

Can I buy tickets at the Thailand airline counter with cash and without ID?

If I buy a ticket at an Thailand's airline counter, do I need to show my passport to the clerk? In general ID's are only checked and validated at check in, not at the time of purchase of a ticket. ...
HBruijn's user avatar
  • 1,505
6 votes

Transit through Thailand. Indian passport holder

Indian citizens are currently eligible for visa-free entry into Thailand. https://www.mfa.go.th/en/content/india-visa-exemption-2?cate=5d5bcb4e15e39c306000683e
DucheDeMonde's user avatar
  • 1,007
6 votes
Accepted

Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

As @lambshaanxy says, Ko Samui matches the bill. This was my first thought. It has just about everything you are listing. While Samui caters mostly to the budget and mid-range crowd, there are high-...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
6 votes
Accepted

How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

I crossed the border back from Vientiane to Nong Khai 2 days ago, January 15, 2024. Price is currently ₭15,000 Lao Kip or ฿30 Thai Baht. Note that that's about 10 baht / 2,500 kip cheaper in Lao Kip ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
6 votes
Accepted

Which is the most obscure border crossing available to foreigners with VOA from Thailand to Laos?

As of 2023 (unofficial source, but unfortunately official sources for Laos are often non-existent or useless), VOA is available at the following Thai-Lao border crossings: Chiang Khong – Houixay, ...
lambshaanxy's user avatar
  • 99.3k
6 votes

Can I buy tickets at the Thailand airline counter with cash and without ID?

I've bought tickets from Nok Air in the past. Paid in cash - for some reason my credit card wasn't working, not their fault. I didn't have to show ID, but had to write down the names: foreign names ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
5 votes

Can I ask for the 30 - 60 day extension for Thailand now that I am home?

You can't extend a visa that's expired, which is what happened when you left Thailand. If you need a visa to go to Thailand, you'll have to apply for a new one, and if you're visa exempt you can just ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
5 votes

Seeking Hotel Recommendations in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Pai with Indian Vegetarian Food Options

I would be very surprised if there are any hotels with in-house restaurants serving authentic vegetarian Indian food in Chiang Rai and particularly Pai, which are small provincial Thai towns with few ...
lambshaanxy's user avatar
  • 99.3k
5 votes

Does Laos not have "je" Buddhist restaurants like Thailand does?

Well, after this answer told me that some did exist I actually walked past a couple and took some photos. Vegetarian Resturant Dongmieng ຮ້ານອາຫານເຈດົງໝ້ຽງ This one is on Dongmieng Road, just north ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
4 votes

How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

When I was in Laos, I had to make that same trip (around June/July 2023). The bus ride from Laos to Thailand over Friendship Bridge #1 should cost you around 20,000 LAK. Keep some LAK handy for that. ...
JazzedJester's user avatar
2 votes

Transit through Thailand. Indian passport holder

I have done similar transits (Laos to BKK, BKK to either HKG or SIN), with or without check-in luggage, without issue. Having two PNRs didn't matter: the airlines were happy to send me on my way, and ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
2 votes

Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I have been using since 2013, thereabouts, SIM cards by China Unicom HK that are valid in a selection of countries. So answers around 2016 saying There are no universal SIM cards in SE Asia were ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
2 votes

Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

As of 2024 you can get an eSIM from Airalo or another virtual operator that covers all 4 countries for a reasonable price. Airalo currently lists an "Asia eSIM" where you get 5GB for $20, ...
JonathanReez's user avatar
  • 82.6k
2 votes

Is there anywhere in Nong Khai that can exchange Lao Kip to Thai Baht?

Yes there are at least two. There is an exchange called "Chang Tai", located inside the west part of the Asawann Shopping Complex, near the Lotus's supermarket. (There is also an east part ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
1 vote

Have Aeon ATMs in Thailand ceased accepting foreign/western ATM cards?

Looks like AEON ATMS will be a thing of the past starting in 11 February. Credit to @Jcaron for the English version without having to use google translate, which is available on the AEON location ...
Jon Grah's user avatar
  • 1,422
1 vote

Traveling Southeast Asia - Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia - Visa Questions

As for the Cambodian eVisa, you don't need to provide a flight booking, only a hotel reservation, and the port of entry – which isn't necessarily an airport: I've entered Cambodia in Poipet for ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
1 vote

Will the Thailand Elite Visa be valid if I renew my passport?

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs tells us: If a Passport expires but still contains a Visa which is still valid, is it then possible to append an old Passport to a new one? No, but an applicant ...
jcaron's user avatar
  • 78.8k
1 vote

Where should it cost less to convert Thai Baht to Lao Kip?

As @lambshaanxy says, you don't have to buy Kip. The THB is accepted just about everywhere, including at the border for the visa. Caveat emptor, though, exchange rates can be wonky, especially for a ...
dda's user avatar
  • 11.2k
1 vote

I'm Indian, opting for visa on arrival at Phuket. Do I need to carry cash?

See this account of my visa on arrival in Phuket: https://insertindian.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/thailand-e-visa-on-arrival-update/ Basically, I applied for the VoA and paid online before departure. I ...
Vipul Swarup's user avatar
1 vote

Are Israeli and Thai sockets accidentally compatible?

As the other answer says Wikipedia claims they are not compatible. From the information I can find online you have two potential issues. Pin size, according to Wikiepdia the pins on the Thai plug are ...
Peter Green's user avatar
  • 11.3k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible