Important Checklist You Should Know Before Checking Into Thailand
Thailand check in is the guide for any travelers to prepare themselves before landing in Thailand, the land of smiles.
There are several ways to arrive to this country depending on where you come from.
By air: The main airport of Thailand is in Bangkok and called Suvarnabhumi International Airport. However, there are many other airports in every region around Thailand in order for travelers to connect to all parts of the country, such as in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi. A little trick is that as there is a high competition in the domestic flight market, travelers should compare the air fares from more than one source before booking. Also, be careful with the initial price offered, as there could be a large amount of extra taxes and surcharges applied in the further booking steps. So, make sure you continue the booking process until the final total price is shown. The popular airlines for domestic flights are Thailand Airways, Bangkok Air, Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, and Air Asia.
By train: If tourists travel from Malaysia, a train is another option to enter Thailand. Moreover, as the railway connects to every part of the country, if tourists don’t mind spending a little more time on transportation, this is another option to travel around the country and enjoy the scenery of Thailand.
By ship: This way is becoming more popular nowadays. There is ta cruise line heading to the South East Asia route, including visiting Thailand. The recommended 5-star service cruise is Costa Cruises.
Checklist before Thailand check in
1. Seek for some basic information
After choosing the transportation to enter the country, learning some basic information is always a wise idea to do before your arrival.
Tourism Authority of Thailand, or TAT, is always a trusted and valuable source to seek for any information about the country. The main channel to connect to TAT is through its website. In addition, even when you have arrived to the country, there are many branches of TAT around Thailand to serve tourists, starting from the one at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
2. Vaccinations preparation
In terms of health preparation, vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, polio, rabies, typhoid, and tuberculosis are advised, but not necessary. If you plan to get into jungles around the border areas (connected to Cambodia, Burma ,and Lao), Malaria vaccination is also recommended.
3. Entry document check for Thailand Check in
For Visa: the regulations for visa can be changed without notice; so when planning to visit Thailand, make sure to re-check with the Thai embassy before departing. For passport, it must be valid for at least six months from the date you arrive Thailand.
4. Prepare some money and know its currency
About currency: currency used in Thailand is Thai Baht (฿). Its money includes both coins and notes, starting from “satang” coins; 100 satangs equal to 1 baht, 1 baht, 2 baht, 5 baht, and 10 baht coins. For bank notes, there are 1,000 baht, 500 baht, 100 baht, 50 baht, and 20 baht notes. One recommendation is that you do not keep the large-denomination bank notes such as 1,000 or 500 notes, or else try to change them to the smaller ones, as street vendors or taxis don’t usually have large amount of changes. Exchange counters are also scattered around the country, especially in tourist places. It is highly recommended to exchange your money at these bank counters, rather than at hotels, as the rate from the latter would be more expensive. Besides cash, it is also a wise idea to bring cards with you, as ATM machines are widely available everywhere around Thailand. Credit cards are also accepted in many places; however, make sure you keep an eye on who is handling your cards to avoid any cheating practices, such as copying your card codes.
5. Clothes to match with the climate
The usual weather in Thailand is hot. There is a Thai joke that Thailand has 3 seasons: hot, hotter, and hottest. As a result, clothes to be used in this country should be something light, with short sleeves. However, trousers or a long skirt are something you should also bring — at least one, as some tourist attractions such as temples will not allow people with shorts or singlet to get in. Some winter clothes may be needed only if you plan to go up the hills in the northern part or north eastern part of the country during winter time; otherwise, they will be quite useless for your trip. To make sure with this, it is highly recommended to travelers to check the weather forecast again before their departure.
6. Baggage check
To make your Thailand check in smoother, check the allowance of your baggage properly, and make sure your bags are not overloaded. The baggage allowance is up to the airline policy, so check this in your booking that is issued by the airline.
After all the lists have been checked, you will be quite ready for checking in to Thailand. The final suggestion is that you always find the promotional price in advance for any services you are going to use in Thailand, such as accommodations, transportations, limousines, spas or other activities. Many services are often offered with promotion prices for advance booking.
You may check further information about Thailand here.
Friday 26-05-2009 News
Hello, Welcome to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Today is Friday the 26th of June, 2009.
For weather forecast : Its moderate rainy in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon, And rainy again at night.
The temperature is 24 degree cc maximum and 22 degree minimum.
Friday Concert Warm Up Cafe
Last Wednesday, Warm Up Cafe were crowded with people who came enjoy the LIVE concert from FRIDAY band. This band is very famous all over Thailand by playing easy listening music. See how much they had a fun in this concert from the scene.
Nobody knows Chang or Elephant. But I am sure there are some truth that you’ve never known about it !
– There are an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 elephants now in Thailand. Half of them stay in wild jungle.
– Thai people believe that to pass under an elephant’s trunks brings them a good luck.
– Although they are incapable to run, but they can walk very fast.
– Have you ever seen the elephant jump? No ! Because the elephant is the only one mammal that cannot jump.
– Although they have 2.5 cms skin thick but they always get a trouble from sunburn, dry skin and various skin diseases.
– In spite of being the largest land animal, the elephant’s health is relatively fragile.
This is one of Chiang Mai product. The Italian salad dressing from Papa Renato by Arcobaleno Restaurant. Actually there are 4 dressings but today we take Vegetable Oil dressing to cook today with special announcer. Eva. She cooked the yummy vegetable salad and fruit salad for us. The dressing is made from herb that is very good for you. And can keep it 1 yr without refrigerator. See the map of Arcobaleno in the content and see how to cook in the full VDO in the link also.