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Travel information about Thailand

Thailand formerly known as Siam is located in Southeast Asia with the coasts of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Thailand is one of the world’s largest countries with the total area of 513,120km², 510,890km² of land and 2,230km² of water and population is approximately 66,720,153. It is well visited by tourists because of its green forests, blue waters, and great food.

Capital city of Thailand: Bangkok

Closest neighbors to Thailand: Thailand borders Myanmar on the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia on the southeast, and Malaysia at the south.

Best times to visit Thailand: Tourists can visit Thailand all year-round. Best time to visit is during the dry season between November and April. But if visitors want to go snorkeling and diving, they should do it during winter.

How to get to Thailand: There are six airports in Thailand for an international flight and if you’re traveling from the USA, there will be a stopover. Bangkok is also one of the major regional flight hubs for Southeast Asia.

Visa requirements for Thailand: U.S. citizen tourists upon entry on Thailand not more than 30 days do not require a visa. Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date upon your entry to Thailand.

Currency of Thailand: Official currency is Thai baht (THB).

Official Language of Thailand: Official language is Thai.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Thailand

There are 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand, three are cultural and the two are natural.

  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
  • Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
  • Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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