Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Thailand borders with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. Bangkok is the capital and most popular city of Thailand with a population of over 8 million, and Chao Phraya River dividing it.
Thailand Travel Tips
- Thailand does not require visa for Korean Citizens staying up to 90 days, and US Citizens for up to 30 days. You’re required to have an outbound airline ticket to exempt from obtaining a visa. Also, your passport must have at least six months validity remaining to be allowed entry.
- Thailand uses 220V at 50Hz, and uses power plug type A (US Type), and C (European). Must hotels provide multi-type power outlets, so you may not require power adapter. However, it is highly recommended that you have a power adapter.
- Many local restaurants do not accept credit cards, so it is advisable to carry enough cash to the restaurants.
- Tipping in Thailand is common for fancy restaurants, massages and hotels. Unlike USA, you may not have to give percentage of the bill. 20 ~ 40 Bahts at restaurants, 50 Bahts for 1-hour massage, and 20 Baht at hotels will be suffice.
- Cars drive on the left side, and there are so many motorcycles so caution is needed when crossing the streets.
- Metered Taxi starts at 35 Bhat with 2 Bhat increments. (Color: Yellow (Individually owned), Green (Individually owned), or Purple (Company Owned)). Yellow and Green are metered Taxi, and Purple is negotiated price. There are also Grab (Singapore) and Uber(Illegal) which will get you a haggle free fare. Tuk Tuk (Motored Tricycle) does not have a meter, so price is negotiated and it usually start from 100 Bhat. Do not ride stand-still taxi as they typically upcharge customers. Use small bills as taxi drivers will usually keep the change.