Language of Thailand
- The official language of Thailand is Thai, spoken by majority of the population. Thai is also referred as Siamese, associated with Tai- Kadai language family tree.
- There are minor dialects of Thai languages spoken by less number of people but notable amount of population such as: Royal Thai, Religious Thai, Formal Thai, Rhetorical Thai and Common Thai.
Other Languages of Thailand
- Apart from Thai, there are minority languages spoken by the few regions of Thailand which includes- The Lao dialect spoken in Northeastern region, The Yawi dialect in Southern region.
- Other than dialects, there is a wide variety of Chinese languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew spoken all over the destination. English is also one of the widely spoken language in Thailand because of the increased influx of tourism.
Best Attractions and Places to Visit in Thailand
Here’s a list of the best tourist attractions in Thailand that will draw attention of every traveler to explore. Give a read to know more about the best attractions and places when you are planning to visit to Thailand.
1. Most Popular Beaches in Thailand
Beaches are one of the most popular and important attractions to visit in Thailand. The beaches in the destination are ranked on top among the most visited beaches in the world. Try snorkeling in the coral gardens at Mu Ko Ang Thong, plan for swimming in Krabi surrounded by the sea cliffs. Relish in water activities like Scuba Diving on white beaches in Ko Lipe, Enjoy the glimpse of sharks at Kao Tao and Ko Pha. Interact with the locals in Trang, witness the gorgeous sunsets at Hua hin.
2. Floating Markets in Thailand
Your Visit to Thailand is incomplete without shopping, and if you are in Pattaya with your family or partner, then it is mandatory for you to tour to the lively flea markets. You can shop a lot of items such as edible items, décor items, clothes, handicrafts’ while enjoying delicious Thai street food, this is all at very pocket- friendly prices. You can also buy gifts and souvenirs such as Thai handicrafts for both of you and your family members. So be ready to go shopping in style with our Thailand Tour Packages.
3. Temples in Thailand
The tourist attractions of Thailand can soak you in the mesmerizing Thai culture. Pay visit to culturally rich temples, do not forget to visit the birthplace of Thai medicine and healing, Wat Pho. It is also recognized as the home for reclining Buddha.
4. Island Hopping in Thailand
Try Island hopping and look what is stored for you at enchanting beaches. Laze on the yacht’s deck, order tasty Thai cuisine for lunch and in the evening swim through the secret spots. There are number of Islands in Krabi, Phuket, Khao Phing Kan, Coral Island and Phi Phi where you can relax under the sun with the love of your or indulge into various water adventurous activities.
Phuket is among the world’s most mesmerizing beach destinations, with silvery white sands, palm trees, sparkling seas and lively people. Your Phuket tour package will transport to a world full of wondrous journeys across sun-kissed beaches, lush green rainforests and mountains. The place is considered to be an apt location for young couples and honeymooners.
There would not be any single person on this earth who would not know about “City of Angels”, Bangkok and the kind of experience you are going to live is unforgettable. , City is already a hit among travelers choosing Bangkok tour packages generally well- renowned for quirky nightlife and Thai massages.
The stunning tropical beaches with turquoise crystal clear sea waters showcase for a perfect day by the beach with options for multiple water sports adventure. Our Pattaya tour package promises you the opportunity to discover beautiful Thailand and its extraordinary culture and history. You must plan you visit to Pattaya is from November to February when the weather is pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold and remains delightful for most of the time.
8. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a house of magical mountains and vibrant colorful hill tribes, a wild platform for seasoned travelers, a paradise for shoppers and an ecstasy for adventurers. Whether it is clothing, souvenirs, art and handicrafts from the splendid Chiang Mai Night bazaar, you can get the best souvenirs and buy anything for you and your loved ones.
This breathtaking picture- perfect tiny town is settled approximately midway between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son is a desirable destination for the travelers. A beauty nestled deep in a valley, outlined by the array of magnetic mountains; Pai is a living dream in its own. You can do nothing or just get lost in the alluring beauty of nature.
The ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most mind-blowing ruined places in Asia and must- visit for history buffs, if you are in Thailand. Besides exploring all the temple ruins, You can get indulge into biking through old Portuguese, British, French and Dutch quarters.
Krabi runs throughout the year though, but the ideal time to visit and satiate your taste buds with some finger licking street food is from November to March. The town features some spectacular museums and historical monuments. If you visit Karabi with your beau, do not miss to watch the astounding sunset by the sea. The peak tourist season is from November to March and is considered as the best time.
Ko Samui is the settled in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus and it is second largest island in Thailand. It is popular for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense rainforests along with lavish resorts and rich spas. The perfect time to plan for a vacation in Koh Samui is late December to April, that’s the good weather.
13. Hua Hin
Hua Hin is offers ideal temperatutre throughout the year. Hua Hin is famous for its bright endless sunny days. If you are planning for travel during the rainy season, it’s advisable to visit as there are no rains. The weather in Hua Hin is sweltering hot with high humidity, especially the summer months of March, April and May. For rest of the year, the weather remains cool and pleasant with occasional bouts of rainfall especially in August and September.
Koh Phangan is the fifth’s largest Island in Thailand. It is situated just 12 km from Koh Samui, Phangan is totally dependent on the ferries from Koh Samui and Mainland. It is pristine and untouched beauty. The best time to give a visit the place is between March and June, and the best part is there is little to no rain to ruin your Thailand Holidays.
15. Koh Tao
Sairee Beach is the home of Koh Tao’s fairly vibrant nightlife. Usually nights start in the beach bars at the northern end of the beach and accordingly work out their way south from one nightclub to another nightclub. Fire shows are very common part of the activities takes place at the beach bars while house music is the prime choice for the clubs, both attracting party crowd. If you are planning to visit, then March and April are the best months to visit.
Best Time to visit in Thailand
- DEC- JAN: 26 Degree Centigrade
- APRIL- NOV: 31 Degree Centigrade
What to Wear
- Wear something which covers your shoulders and knees (Both the genders), and you should wear longer shorts, trousers, pants, capris, knee length or longer skirt.
What to Bring
- You must carry Bug spray, Sunscreen, Water bottle, Slip on shoes, Rain gear, and Warm weather clothes.
- Getting tourist visa for your trip to Thailand is not difficult anymore. It can be granted to short term tourists who are looking for stay of approximately 60 days.
- Getting into Thailand- The most important means of transportation to Visit to Thailand is “By Air”. There are continuous flights from every corner of the world, other than “By Air” there are other means of transportation which includes “By Ship” and “By Road”.
Thailand’s International Airports:
- Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Samui Airport
- Don Mueang International Airport
- Hat Yai International Airport
- Phuket International Airport
- Mae FahLuang – Chiang Rai International Airport
- Chiang Mai International Airport
Getting Around Thailand
- By Train- Train are available that runs from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, SuratThani, Lao, Cambodian and Malay borders. Traveling by train in comparison to bus is on costlier side, but trains are safer means of transport in Thailand.
- By Bus- There are several comfort options in Buses including standard, non- AC, luxurious for traveling around the city. Pattaya, HuaHin, Ayuthaya and Cha- AM are some of the famous stops.
- By Car- If you want to explore on your own, there is interesting option of renting a car in Thailand. You need to carry your driving license along with you.
Holidays of Thailand
- Jan 1 New Years’s Day
- Jan 2 New Year Holiday
- Jan 25 Chinese New Year
- Feb 10 MakhaBucha Day
- Apr 6 Chakri Day
- Apr 13- 15Songran Festival
- May 1 Labor Day
- May 6 VisakaBucha Day
- May 23- 24 End of Ramadan / Eid Al Fitr
- Jul 5 AsahnaBucha Day
- Jul 6 KhaoPhansa Day
- Jul 28 King Vajiralongkorn’s birthday
- Jul 30 King Vajiralongkorn’s birthday holiday
- Aug 12 Her Majesty the queen’s Birthday
- Aug 13 Her Majesty the queen’s Birthday
- Oct 13 Passing of his Majesty the late King
- Oct 14 Passing of his Majesty the late King holiday
- Oct 23 Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
- Dec 7 His Majesty the Late King’s birthday
- Dec 10 Constitution Day
- Dec 25 Christmas Day
- Dec 31 New Year’s Eve
Currency of Thailand
- Thai Baht is the currency, represented by symbol ฿.
Best time to drink in Thailand
- You can buy or served alcohol between 11 am – 2pm and 5 pm to midnight. Additionally there is ban on the sale of alcohol on public holidays.
Thai Cultural Etiquette
- Always respect Monks
- Wear covered clothes in temples
- Always take your shoes off, when you visit temples
- Never bad mouth royalty
- Do not touch heads of people, they do not like it
- Never underestimate Buddha’s symbol
- Always greet with ‘wai’ in return
Emergency Phone Numbers
- Tourist Police: 1155
- Police (General Emergency Call) : 191
- Ambulance and Rescue : 1554
- National Disaster Warning Centre: 1860
- Crime: 1195
- Medical Emergency Call : 1669
- Private Air Ambulance (Siam Air Care) : 02 586 7654