Capital City: Bangkok
Timezone: UTC+7
Country Calling Code: +66
Currency: THB

1 CNY = 4.86 THB

1 USD = 30.38 THB

1 EUR = 37.38 THB

1 GBP = 44.18 THB

1 AUD = 30.38 THB

These rates were valid at time of writing.
Please check for exact exchange rates.

Weather & When to Visit


Thailand tends to be hot and humid year round. The hottest months are between March and May, while rain season runs from June to October, bringing occasional flooding around September and October. Overall the best time to visit is from November to February to avoid the heat.

Events & Festivals


Thailand has many colorful festivals and celebrations influenced by local traditions and religions. Those include Thai New Year’s Day, Ploughing Ceremony, Vegetarian Festival, Surin Elephant Round-up and more.

The most renowned one among tourists is Songkran Festival. Celebrated in a grand way in Chiang Mai, Khaosan Road and Silom Road in Bangkok, Pattaya and at Phra Pradaeng near Bangkok, this festival is supposed to keep you cool, hydrated and lucky throughout the hot season.

Another famous festival is Loi Krathong (Festival of Light), acclaimed as the most romantic festival. People gather at the waterside to float krathongs, lotus-shaped vessels decorated with pink flowers and lit with candles. Loi Krathong is celebrated on the full moon of the 12th Thai lunar month (around 17th of November).

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For many countries visa to enter Thailand is not needed as long as their stay does not exceed 30 days. If it does, they must apply for a tourist visa with extended stay. Guidelines are different for various countries so please check here:



Bangkok International Airport also known as Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is located 25km north of the city and has three terminals: International Terminal 1, 2 and the Domestic Terminal 3.

Terminals 1 and 2 are built side by side, whereas Terminal 3 is connected to Terminal 2 by an air-conditioned walkway and a free shuttle bus.

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), a major gateway to Northern Thailand, is located 10 minutes from the city center by taxi.

Phuket International Airport (HKT) is in Phuket Island, a paradise for tourists in the southern part of Thailand. HKT is also the second busiest airport in Thailand. There are two terminals distributed over two floors, Terminal 1 for international flights and Terminal 2 for domestic flights.

A departure tax (known as a Terminal fee) is THB 700 already included in the airfare.

Things to Consider


  • Locals do not speak English, however all hotels, some restaurants and shops will have English speaking personnel.
  • Road signs are all written in Thai with a few exceptions written in English. Japanese sign are very common in downtown areas.
  • A 10-15 % tip for porters, hotel personnel and taxi drivers who have provided good service is appreciated. It’s not necessary to tip in restaurants where service charge is usually added.
  • Shorts, bikinis, short sleeved shirts, skirts, sandals and generally dirty or unkempt attire is considered inappropriate when entering a temple or a religious shrine.
  • Some temples prohibit photography.
  • Take your shoes off before entering someone’s home or a temple.
  • Greeting in Thailand is done by placing your hands together in front of your face and bowing a little.
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Important Note:
Whilst Classic Travel does our best to keep information updated, it is always advisable for you to double-check details for your specific trip as information can change without notice, particularly in regards to arrival & departure airport terminals, visa requirements and airport/port fees.