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Thailand has changed the rules for people entering the country via land borders. If you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia, or are on the road now, then read this and prepare to either alter your plans or get better acquainted with your local Thai consulate.
So what's the deal?
While the official English translation of the order has yet to be published (and is unlikely to appear before next week due to today's holiday for the King's birthday), a combination of an unofficial translation and reports from various borders suggest the speculation is accurate. The headline change is that anyone crossing into Thailand by land, who doesn't already have a visa from a Thai embassy or consulate, will be ALLOWED TO STAY ONLY 15 DAYS, not the previous 30.
This does not apply to people flying into Thailand, who can still get 'stamped in' - or in official parlance enter under the 't... more »
Thank you very much.
I am moving to Mae Hong Son for three years and need information on housing specially on detached houses. I will be with my family and need at least a three bedroom house.
Hi, I'm sure this has been posted before but I can't find one right now so I'll just ask again..
My friend and I are going to Thailand next summer (2014 summer) and we will both be 18. I just have a few questions that it would be extremely useful if anyone could answer (even if you can only answer one or two of them). Also we are going for 2-3 weeks:
1. Is booking accommodation a good idea or is finding somewhere to stay easy?
2. Where are the best places to visit, we were thinking Ko Samui so far.
3. Are the full moon parties everything they're supposed up to be?
4. Are there a lot of internet cafe's dotted around?
5. Is it actually safe to go with just two of us being so young?
6. Where is good for partying?
7. Honestly how much is food/accommodation?
Thank you if you can help!!
Right now I am staying in Koh Lanta and I am looking for a great offerdable place to do a yoga retreat.
Somewhere in this area of Thailand. Tips anyone?
My boyfriend and I are 20 something American backpackers. We have been in Ao Nang for 7 days...we love it. We need to begin making our way further south toward Malaysia for a visa run.
We need a good, fun, and inexpensive route for 2 weeks stay along the way. We want to go to koh lanta first and then probably one more stop before Penang. But we aren't sure of the cost to get from lanta to x place and then from x place to penang. Anyone know of a good route? Thank you,Help is much appreciated!
Hi guys and girls,
Is there anyone out there, who's currently in Chiang Mai and who also would like to go to Doi Inthanon Nationalpark, without paying much to much money, for just getting pushed through the main sights and then get back to chiang mai.
I would really like to go there for maybe two or three days on my own and I just wanted to ask, if anyone would like to join me. I would like to get there by motorbike or taxi, which don't know jet. I'd like to explore the area there a little bit by foot and get jast some better impressions. I think it's possible to rent a tent there and I think it's also possible to get wood from the parkrangers, for the fire. Just if you want to join me, be sure that you have cloths to put on which are warm enough.I'd like to get there tomorrow or at least the day after tomorrow. So if you're interested, just contact me and it would be a pleasure ... more »
I am visiting Bangkok during the first week in January 2104 and I'm a bit concerned about the present situation there which can be described as a large and strong protest at the least or a potential coup at the most.
I dont scare very easily and I'm certainly able to put matters such as these into perspective, however I'd apprecaite an accurate report from someone who is presently there (or just come back) and who can judge these events objectively.
Many thanks for any information offered which is much appreciated.
Do they still have that shop at the end of the KSR or am I imagining things? Perhaps it didn't ever exist, any info greatly appreciated.
I've been reading stories that say either that the repairs on the route are not finished, there are too many derailments or that every available seat is booked up from now until the end of time.
Are any/ all of these stories true?
And if yes, I suppose I'll have to fly back to BK instead.
I wanted to share the details getting to and from Don Mueang Airport (aka Don Muang Airport) and the nearest BTS/MRT stations by bus. Travelling solo, I was able to save some baht compared to taking a taxi, and it took the same amount of time. In my case, the cost of a taxi from Ekamai BTS station to DMK was around 210 baht. The cost of taking the Ekamai BTS to Mo Chit BTS was 42 baht and then take the A1 bus to DMK was another 30 baht, for a total of 72 baht. Both routes took about 1 hour.
The bus that runs between DMK and the nearest BTS/MRT station is bus # A1. It runs between 5:30 AM and 11:00 PM and departs every 20 minutes or so. The bus ride takes around 20 minutes. The cost is 30 Thai Baht.
From DMK, the nearest BTS station is the Mo Chit BTS Station. The nearest MRT station is the Chatuchak Park MRT Station. These 2 stations are next ... more »
Hi. I wanted to know as how to commute from Koh Phangan island to Koh Tao ?
Is (1) day sufficient enough to explore the beautiful place ?
Hi there, I will arrive on Monday in BKK and wonder about the traffic-situation around KSR. Normally I would take the Airportlink to PhayaThai and than a taxi. Is it a good idea at the moment or are the streets in this area blocked and it would be better to go by Skytrain to TakSin and than by Expressboat on the river? Thanks a lot!
Due to unforseen circumstances and lack of planning time I have had to change my destination of travel at the last minute.
I would like to know if you guys think that 1 month is enough time to do Thailand and Malaysia comfortably.
I am willing to omit certain places to spend more time in other places.
My interests when travelling are culture,scuba diving,exploring and physical activities,maby hanging out with fellow travellers. Im not much of a drinker or smoker.
I will start my travels on Christmas day.It will most likely be open jawed,so I will either start in Chiang Mai and end in Kualar Lampur,or vice-versa.
I want to also soak in the culture,and not spend the bulk of time in extremely touristy areas.
_My thoughts... more »
hi there, my friend and i are two 18 yr old girls planning our trip to Thailand for 2 months beginning in late january. we are just looking for some advice from people on our rough itinerary. would like some suggestions as to places to stay longer or shorter and places to maybe stay out of at all? we've traveled together before and are pretty mature but being younger travellers and all we'd like to make it as safe of a trip as possible, so any advice regarding that would be appreciated aswell!
this is our rough itinerary:
3 nights in bangkok
4 nights in kanchanaburi
7 nights in hua hin
7 nights in koh tao
4 nights in koh phangan
8 nights in krabi
3 nights in ko phi phi
back up to bangkok and then over to pattaya for 4 nights
6 nights in chang mai
3 nights in pai
back to bangkok for 2 nights,
our trip will be 60 days but weve left some wiggle room with traveling time an... more »
I am going to Bangkok next Tuesday for the first time of my life. Generally I pick up somewhere central to reach everywhere easy. However the demostrations worrying me a bit. Which district should I choose for to stay away from the riot (if any) while enjoying the city.
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