Thailand’s quick facts

Thailand’s climate can be divided into three parts. They are the rainy season (May to October), the cool winter (November to February) and the hot summer (March to May). The best time to visit Thailand is between November and February during the cool season. Don’t arrive during the rainy season because you will have to contend with heavy rains and slushy roads. Note that the ‘cool’ season is actually not cool (temperatures can easily reach up tp 30 degrees in the middle of the day).

The official Thai currency is the Thai Baht. Currently, the Baht is hovering around 33 Baht per US dollar. With a thousand US dollars, you can live a very comfortable life in Thailand for at least a month.

It is a good idea to base yourself near a hospital whilst in Thailand. Keep cash with you when you go to a doctor or a hospital. Please take care of your passport and other important travel documents because once they are lost, they may be lost for good. Get photocopies of your important documents and stash them in a safe place. If you lose your original documents, please contact your embassy immediately. Foreign nationals from 19 countries are eligible for visa on arrival in Thailand.

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