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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 »
Arriving after midnight from Australia.No public transport available at that time.Could someone give me directions to the 4th level, to avoid these rip off merchants?
I have heard barricades are in place so you dont make it to the lift.
Any advice appreciated.
I am currently working in Saudi Arabia I am planning a travel on September (one week-10 days). I am looking for both a travel partner and suggestions; I have defined an area I am interested in by making a rectangle in the Map. The Southwest corner is Kenya; Northwest corner is Turkey; Northeast corner is China and the Southeast corner is Thailand. Any country within this area I am willing to go. Obviously Thailand is included. Kindly contact me in order to coordinate.
I already searched on this topic and couldn't find an accurate answer. I fly into Samui at 7:05am (PG 103) and was told I could get picked up by Lomprayah bus at 7:15 and make the 8am ferry which arrives at 8:20am. Two questions:
Which pier does Lomprayah high speed ferry leave from in Samui? The Lomprayah website gives Nathon and Maenam as options and I do not know which to book.
Does the 8am ferry from Samui arrive at Thongsala on Phangan?
Thanks for the help!!!
I have taken the airport shuttle to Suvarnabhumi Airport many times.Now that Don Mueang is going again ,is there a shuttle from Khaosan there?
I will be in Bangkok in october for a couple of days, after a month in Bali. I've been to Bangkok (and of course plenty of other places in Thailand) at least 30 times over the last 20 years. I love Thai food, and Bangkok is for me the best place in the world to get fantastic food.
I tend to go back to the places I know and like and / or stick to dishes I know and like. It would be interesting to try new places and / or new dishes this time. Som Tam (from street vendors) is an absolute favourite, as is Tom Yam Goong (but I love Curries as well,and fish cakes, and all kind of fish and sea-food dishes, and farang with "chili-sugar", noodles soups and and and....
So if you have a recommendation for a great restaurant (can be everything from very basic to first class) or a "food street" with great street vendors, I'm looking forward to get your tip.
Thanks a lot and... more »
Hi everyone i was hoping someone could explain to me the best of getting from Chang Mai to Chang Rai?
i am traveling to Chang Mai for 2 weeks and have decided after reading amazing things about Chang Rai to possibly spend a week in both.
i have read about a bus being the best way can someone confirm this and give me prices and travel journey times etc.
is there anything to do in-between the 2 that might interest me where i could stop off for a couple days?
Any help appreciated.
Hi i am looking for some advice before i book internal flights in Thailand.
I arrive into Bangkok at 00.55 on 16th January 2014. That is a pain as its so late at night and i will be tried from my flight from Australia. ideally i would like to spend 2 nights in Bangkok before leaving to go north to Chang Mai. would it be more beneficial going straight to Chang Mai by getting an early flight from Don Mueang airport with air asia? the earliest is 6.35?
Does anyone recommend getting the overnight train for experience? (I checked flight prices earlier and a return to Chang Mai was 50 English pounds) i am looking at going the cheapest way as well as most convenient. it seems that it is more convenient to fly.
My next question is, is 2 weeks up north visiting Chang Rai as well enough? I want to go to do Elephant trekking and also would like to spend a day with the elephants looking ... more »
I'll be flying into Bangkok in 1,5 week for 1 week. I've been to Thailand before, so I've seen the main highlights. For now, I wanted to see some of the northeastern part. How far up north should I go without travelling too much? I have to be back in Bangkok at day 8. Any suggestions for an itinerary?
hi is anyone in samui that can do me a favour I am after the free pocket guides that they have in hotels,pubs also I think they have a free newspaper as well I ive in the uk so if anyone is coming home soon can you get these for me I wil pay the posting
Today I took bus 29 from BKK Train Station to Don Muang Airport.
Red bus, no AC, but windows all open and nice breeze. Saw blue 29 buses with AC plying the same route.
Despite comments to the contrary, plenty of spare seats and ample room for bags.
This was in mid-morning. Total time- just over 1 hour. Departs every 10 minutes or so!
Kindly conductor showed me where to get off. 14 THB fare.
If I were doing it again i would take metro to Mo Chit and get the bus from there and maybe save a bit of time.
I was thinking about booking a diving course at Seashell Dive Resort on Koh Tao and was wondering what the area around there was like to stay. Is it any quieter than the rest of Sairee Beach or just much of the same. I'm going with my daughter (12) and don't want somewhere too lively and loud, we want to be able to get a decent night's sleep in budget accommodation.
I am hoping to renew my US passport in Chiang Mai. The info I found on the embassy page for Bangkok lists a two week processing time for a new passport. I am assuming this also applies to a renewal. I don't see any specific information font the Chiang Mai consulate page and wonder if anyone has renewed a US passport there and how long it took. I am still in the states or I would call. Thanks for any information.
Ok, so not a Thailand question per se... but I recently bought an iMac 11 inch screen and one of the main reasons was so I can watch Game of Thrones on the plane! But I'm a bit disappointed with the battery life - particularly when playing tv.
Does anyone know - are there any facilities these days to charge devices on a plane?
And what sort of battery charge/recharge devices can you get for an iMac?
I know, probably more of a question for a tech website, but this is the only one I'm a member of :)
cheapest and easiest way to get there?
My partner and I are travelling to Thailand for 3 weeks (23 days!) and we leave on Monday! We have just spent today finalising our itinerary and would just like anybody out there who has more experience and knowledge to give it a look over to see if there is anything we have overlooked or missed out or if there are any funny timing issues with transit and timing that we haven't realised!
Any help would be much appreciated! Here goes...
Day 1 - Arrive in Bangkok at 6.55pm and fly direct to Chiang Mai at 9pm arriving at 10pm
Day 2 - Day in Chiang Mai to explore - possible river cruise/ cooking class/ temples maybe?
Day 3 - Travel to Chiang Dao
Day 4 - Chiang Dao - Elephant trek/ sanctuary
Day 5 - Back to Chiang Mai
Day 6 - Day in Chiang Mai - Markets
Day 7 - Fly from Chiang Mai to Phuket 10.45pm arriving at 12.50 am (cheapest flight!)
Day 8 - Day in Phuket
D... more »
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