Tips on Thailand
When to go, where to go, how to get there
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Thanks to its beautiful coastline, much-exported cuisine
and famous wildlife and over 48 national parks, Thailand has become an extremely
popular holiday destination with travelers in the UK.
For holiday makers willing to put in more plane time –
and especially for backpackers and students on gap years who are excited to
explore Asia and often use Thailand as a base (and party stop) – the prices of
flights to Thailand are also relatively low thanks to a higher demand.
But if you are considering a visit to this beautiful
corner of South East Asia, what are the need-to-know tips? What info can you not
do without? What places are the best to visit? What travel advice might there
First things first, consider what season you travel.
Thailand is always very hot – think over 30 degrees Celsius – however there are
levels of heat within the year. It also has a wet season and a dry season.
Wet season, usually from May to October time, is pretty
wet. Expect floods and rainfall for most of the day, especially around the
capital Bangkok. You may remember the extremely damaging flooding that Thailand
suffered in late autumn 2011: be cautious and of course, safe and respectful.
information on visiting the country really helped us out in considering the
climate and best time to go to Thailand – it also includes great tips on when is
off season. If you’re looking for slightly cheaper deals, April and May are
worth a shout, just before the rains kick in.
And what about where to go? Well, once again, use your
knowledge about timing as well as your dreams and ideas of exploring the
country. The islands to the south like Ko Phangan will get busy during peak
travel times – or rather, they’ll feel incredibly British, so think carefully
about what sort of atmosphere you want on your holiday.
We can highly recommend visiting the country’s national
parks – Khao Yai in the north east, about two or three hours’ drive from
Bangkok, is the oldest in Thailand and encompasses incredible lakes and
waterfalls alongside rainforest, thousands of plant species, plus elephants and
Asiatic tigers. You can camp in the forest for 30 Baht per person.
We have heard nothing but good about the quality and value of medical care in Thailand. Due to the high cost of medical insurance for expatriates knowing about this alternative can be a good back-up plan for non-emergency procedures. More on this subject on our old Expat page.
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