Agent Tools & Info - Asia - Thailand

    

THAILAND

Thailand is known for it's cuisine, tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ornate temples and resplendent figures of Buddha.

Thailand has something for all travelers, from the golden beaches and turquoise waters of Phuket, Koh Samui & the Phi Phi Islands to the natural beauty of the forests, rice fields, waterfalls and the limestone cliffs rising from the ocean and at it's heart is the capital city of Bangkok, a metropolis that is the jewel in Thailand's crown. 

Bangkok is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, with Michlien starred street food, markets and glamourous shopping malls and at night you can sip a cocktail from one of the many roof top bars. 

Thai people are generous and welcoming hosts, who will make you feel at home.

    

GENERAL INFO

Time Zone -  GMT +7 Hrs / Sydney - 3 Hrs / No Daylight Savings

Currency -   Thai Baht (THB)

Visa Requirements -  Australian passport holders can enter Thailand without a visa strictly for tourism purposes. They are granted to stay a maximum of 30 days if they are entering Thailand via an international airport or entering through a land border checkpoint from neighboring countries.* For passport holders of other countries please visit www.thaiembassy.com

*Details correct as of 24 May 2019

National Holidays to note -  New Year's Day; Makha Bucha Day* (February); Chakri Day 06 April^; Thai New Year^(April); Labour Day 01 May^; Visakha Bucha Day*(May);

H.M Queen's Birthday 03 June; Asahna Bucha Day*(July); H.M King's Birthday 28 July; H.M Queen Mother's Birthday 12 Aug^; The Passing of King Bhumibol 13 Oct^; Chulalongkorn Day 23 Oct^;

King Bhumibol's Birthday 05 Dec^; Constitution Day 10 Dec^; New Year's Eve

^Held on the day or the following Monday if it falls on a weekend; *Date varies depending on the lunar cycle

Thailand Events & Festivals - Chiang Mai Flower Festival (1st weekend in February); Hua Hin Jazz Festival (May/June); Ko Samui Yacht Regatta (May/June); Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival (July); Phuket Yachting Race Week (July); Phuket Vegetarian Festival (September/October); Buffalo Racing Festival (October/November); Loy Krathong (November); Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai (November); Concert in the Park, Bangkok (Sundays Mid Decmber - February)

Key Airlines -   Jetstar (JQ) Thai Airways (TG) Singapore Airlines (SQ) Malaysian Airlines (MH)