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NEW VISA CHANGES THREAD

At a glance the changes that have occurred since the original summary are that -

Non visa entry by land or air can now be extended for 30 days for 1900 baht.
Its still the case that G7 passport holders get 30 days when entering by land whereas many other nationalities only get 15 days if they come by land border.
Authorities announced in August / September 2014 that they reserve the right to restrict the number of border runs those without visas can do. But not much evidence of this being…

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Read this first Thailand branch

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Visa and international aiport tax in BKK

Hi,
i am trying to figure out how to go to Mandalay(Myanmar) from BKK. I only fly in BKK (7am) to get a flight to Myanmar on the same day. Flying from europe, BKK was the closest main aiport to change for another flight heading for Myanmar...
There is a flight at 12:00 from the intenational airport (Suvarnabhumi) , or there is a flight at 11:00 from the domestic airport (Don Meung).
Do you know if I can avoid going through immigration - and avoid getting a visa/VOA (&paying for it) if i fly…

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From Suvarnabhumi airport directly to Ko Samet

Hi there. What ways are there to go from BKK airport straight to Ko Samet?

Thanks.

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Curfew

There was a post a couple of days ago "Prime minister Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha stated today that martial law which has been eased for the past several months will now be strictly enforced". I recall that, originally, there was an 8pm or 8:30pm curfew. Has anyone seen that being enforced in Bangkok or anywhere else in Thailand?

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Chiang Mai meditation or Dhamma talks (without retreat)?

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know of any temples or centres in Chiang Mai who offer meditation classes/sessions or Buddhist talks that are just during the day? i.e. not an actual retreat over multiple days.

I've got limited spare time in Chiang Mai, and really wanted to meditate there, so was going to Wat Suan Dok's 2 day retreat, but unfortunately it has been cancelled for the dates I'm there. I've checked out other temples such as Wat Phra That at Doi Suthep and Wat Ram Poeng, but they…

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Anyone at Paytong Beach?

Hi there - this is a shout out to any young travelers who may be at Paytong Beach - My daughter is currently there and is looking for cheap fun tours and things to do after her travel buddy has taken off - She is staying at a guest house which is lovely but full of older people. Any suggestions - let me know!
Cheers BB

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What to do in Koh Samui, Thailand???

I've worked in the travel and hospitality industry for years, so I'm coming from angle of an understanding of the standard of leisure. I've even traveled all over Thailand (Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket...) and I've never experienced such greed and disrespect towards vacationers. Not to mention the fact that this island is solely supported by the travel industry (I think there are more foreigners here than there are Thai). The airport is privately owned, so they don't allow taxis to come in and…

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Don't come to Koh Samui, Thailand!!!

I've worked in the travel and hospitality industry for years, so I'm coming from angle of an understanding of the standard of leisure. I've even traveled all over Thailand (Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket...) and I've never experienced such greed and disrespect towards vacationers. Not to mention the fact that this island is solely supported by the travel industry (I think there are more foreigners here than there are Thai). The airport is privately owned, so they don't allow taxis to come in and…