General Information

Thailand is always bustling with the movement of the locals. The colourful bazaars, out scaled monuments, floating market, fascinating beach and much other attraction exists in Thailand for you to enjoy. Thailand highlights the buzzing sex tourism with the accompany of natural and architectural masterpieces alluring you. Thailand offerings are such that it makes you its fan, but some of the prime things to make you engaged are;

  •  You can experience never stopping market in downtown Thailand.
  • Thailand is beaches and beaches so that you can experience the beauty of blue beaches.
  • You can trek into the tropical jungles of Thailand.
  • Thai cuisines are delicious with the usage of different ingredients. 
  • You can explore the historical monuments and ruins dating back centuries.
  • Thailand renders some of the best world's best diving experience

Thailand General Information

Official Name- Kingdom of Thailand

Meaning of the name- Thailand (meaning the Land of the free)

Capital – Bangkok or Krung Thep in Thai and Thai translates to the City of Angel.

Geography- Thailand lies in the heart of the Southeast Asia mainland. Thailand is a nation full of green mountains, hills, plains & long coastline, the long Gulf of Thailand & the Andaman Sea. Thailand borders Myanmar and Lao PDR in the north, Lao PDR again in easy and Cambodia to south Malaysia. Thailand land area is 1600km from north to south, and the east-west measures 870km.

Area- The total land area of Thailand is 514,000 sq. km. The maritime economic zone covers the area of 72,200 sq. km in the Andaman Sea and 140,000 sq. km in the Gulf of Thailand, totalling 212,200 sq. km.

Population – Thailand shares a multi-ethnic population of 64.1 million.

Climate- The climate in Thailand ranges from sub-tropical to tropical zones, with three different seasons. Thailand has a hot and dry season from February to May, a monsoon season from June to October and an excellent dry season from November to January. The average temperature of Thailand varies from low at 23 °C to the high of 32.2 °C.

Language- Thai is the national and official language of Thai as this is a tonal language, and dialect varies in different regions. Another language spoken here in Thailand is Chinese and Malay, and English is widely spoken and taught as a compulsory subject of the secondary school curriculum.

Currency- Thailand’ currency is Baht. The notes are in 20 Baht (green), 50 Baht (blue), 100 Baht (red), 500 Baht (purple) and 1,000 Baht (brown) denominations. The exchange rate can be checked daily and might be subject to fluctuations.

National Flag- Thailand national flag is five horizontal red, white, and blue bands representing national unity, religious purity, and the respected monarchy.

Religion- Buddhism is the primary religion of Thailand as over 90% of the population follows it. Other religion includes Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism.

Best Places

Thailand is rich in history spanning centuries and has an exotic culture. Thailand welcomes its visitors with arms wide open into tropical beaches, bustling cities, and the world-famous cuisine and culinary. The offering of Thailand is overwhelming, and we have sorted out some of the best places to visit in Thailand.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a fresh outlook to Thailand than regular buzzing streets. In Chiang Mai, you will see and observe the natural serenity of mountainous landscapes. The site is full of historical temples, particularly Wat Phra Sing and Wat Chedi Luang. Chiang Mai booms at night, so the night market is the most to do here. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is one of Thailand's oldest and most popular night bazaars. You cannot simply miss a visit to Elephant Nature Park to encounter Thailand's gentle giants.

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The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is busy mainly and offers mixed attraction variation of modernity visible in such as the Jim Thompson House with the touch of ancient attractions, including Wat Arun and Wat Pho. Bangkok is the home to the largest street markets in the world, and the prominent such market is Chatuchak Weekend Market. The food here is impressive, with 300,000 street food stalls.


Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, is famous among travellers. The islands welcome many visitors rewarding turquoise water beaches, white sand and all this at relatively low cost. You can explore Patong Beach, enjoy the night in Patong District, or you can travel in the Inland of Phuket. Inland part of Phuket renders authentic local culture. The visit to Phuket is not complete without taking a boat tour to other islands to swim, scuba dive or snorkel.


Trang is another tranquil site that is must visit any. Less frequent beaches and mind-settling islands make this place a hot destination in Thailand. The delightful setting of Trang is out of the world. The beautiful surrounding of lush jungle, mountains of limestone makes the landscapes more colourful with richer contrasts. The crystal clear water, white sand beaches are all fantastic here in Trang. You can stay and enjoy Trang for days boating between islands, swimming to a hidden beach cave on Ko Mook. You can hike, passing through the jungle of Ko Ngai. After completely immersing in the sea sand experience on the beaches, explore ten districts here at Trang to know Thai culture more closely.

Railay Beach

Railay Beach has some stunning stretches of sand to relax your leg muscles. Railay West and Phra Nang Beach are two of the most famous beach having luxury resorts and a mind-boggling view of limestone cliffs. Another beach known as Tonsai Beach is more budget-friendly and laid back, and quieter because of its distant location. In the east of Railay, you can enjoy some of the best nightlife.


If you are interested in knowing the history of Thailand then, you should visit Ayutthaya This UNESCO world heritage site was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Siam and rewards spectacles of temples, statues, monasteries and archaeological ruins. The most visited place here is Bang Pa-In Palace, Wat Lokaya Sutha, Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Chaiwatthanaram, where you encounter statues of 120 sitting Buddha. You can shop around for souvenirs and enjoy the floating market in Ayothaya.

Phang Nga

Phang Nga was destroyed by the 2004 Tsunami of the Indian Ocean, and it has recovered and rebuilt since the disaster. Tourists descend to the province during the excellent dry season from November to February to observe and enjoy the natural serenity of Surin Island Marine National Park. You can hike, dive in this natural beauty of southern Thailand, and it would help to visit James Bond Island in the beautiful Phang Nga Bay.

Similan Islands Marine National Park

Similan Island Marine National Park lies on the coast of Phang Nga. The setting of the national park is such that it attracts scuba divers. People loving water can admire the marine life and coral reefs here in the park. In the national park, you can encounter the life of Nicobar pigeons and roseate terns. The park remains closed during monsoon season.

Ko Chang

Ko Chang translates to the Elephant Island as the island of Ko Chang is elephant shaped headland. Ko Chang is a large and wonderful island. The island's west coast is full of stunning coastlines, small towns, and accommodation of diverse categories with the interiors of jungles in the tropical and waterfalls. It would be best if you trekked a little to get into the amusement of Ko Chang.

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park gives any breath of fresh air even if you are not the adventure seeker. This park is home to limestone cliffs, mind-settling waterfalls and the world's oldest evergreen rainforest. The park is incredibly rich in bio-diversity with 200 kinds of flora and more than 5% of the world's animal species, including exotic animals like tigers, elephants, and 300 species of avian life. The best time to plan a visit to this park is during the dry season, from December to April.

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island houses some of Thailand's best and most popular beaches.  There are two segments here in Phi Phi Island; the Phi Phi Don, which is more prominent than the main island, is livelier with scenes of the party, deep corals, hidden coves and gardens, which are primarily ideal for diving and snorkelling. Similarly, the next segment of the Phi Phi Island is smaller with no settlement and is called Phi Phi Leh. Phi Phi Leh rewards you with the beauty of white sand beaches, verdant cliffs and most importantly, natural serenity.

Pattaya City

Pattaya lies 100 miles southeast of Bangkok, and this city is the nearest major beach destination to the capital of Thailand. You can spend hours at the beach sunbathing or engaging in different water sports activities, including windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, etc. You can see and admire the art in Paradise Interactive Art Museum or the Sanctuary of Truth Museum. As the evening takes over the city, all action is experienced on a walking street that is 1640 foot long stretch of lights, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park

Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park is all beautiful and exotic, offering a feeling of paradise to travellers. The varied ecosystem in the park makes it diverse. National Park covers 31,000 acres, and as an explorer, you will see different facets of nature. You will view everything from sea cliffs to rainforests to two namesake mountains and the exoticness of wildlife. You can go for a guided hike, dip in one of Ton Chong Fa waterfall ponds or relax at Khao Lak Beach or a small sandy beach.

Festivals and Customs

Some of the major festivals celebrated in Thailand are;

  • Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Festival)
    • The weekend of the lunar calendar's 6th full moon.
  • Songkran Festival (Water Festival)
    • April
  • Chinese New Year
    • February
  • Lopburi Monkey Banquet (Food Festival)
    • November
  • Yi Peng (The Lantern Festival)
    • The full moon of the 12the Lunar Month, i.e, November
  • Boon Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)
    • May
  • Wing Kwai (Buffalo Racing Festival)
    • The day before the full moonlight of the 11th Lunar month
  • Surin Elephant Festival
    • November
  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival
    • October
  • Mekong Naga Fireballs
    • Mid to Late October and early November
  • Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
    • 5th December and 12th August
  • Candle Festival
    • July
  • Full Moon Parties
    • Night of the full moon, every month of the year
  • Wonderfruit Music And Arts Festival
    • December
  • Maya Music Festival
    • February

Do's and Dont's

Thailand Do’s

  1. Do dress properly while visiting a temple
  2. Do respect all Buddha Images
  3. Do remove your shoes before entering a temple, house and even some shops.
  4. Do eat with a spoon
  5. Do treat monks with the highest respect
  6. Do try and keep calm
  7. Do lower your body slightly when passing between or in front of people
  8. Do smile a lot
  9. Do make sure you have a valid visa and adequate travel insurance

Thailand Don’ts

  1. Don’t show disrespect to the Thai Royal Family
  2. Don’t cross your legs in the presence of a monk.
  3. Don’t touch a Thai woman
  4. Don’t be overly affectionate in public.
  5. Don’t sunbathe nude
  6. Don’t touch a Thai person’s head or ruffle their hair
  7. Don’t place your feet on the table
  8. Don’t raise your voice
  9. Don’t take Buddha images out of the country
  10. Don’t be offended by questions
  11. Don’t overstay your visa

Amazing Facts

  1. Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 and again from 1945 to 1949
  2. Siamese cats are native to Thailand
  3. It is illegal to leave your house without underwear in Thailand
  4. Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, much like England.
  5. The real name of Bangkok is; Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
  6. Ninety % of Thai are Buddhist
  7. Muay Thai boxing is the national sport of Thailand and is also known as”the art of eight limbs.”
  8. It is illegal to step on Thai currency.
  9. It is illegal to drive shirtless in Thailand.
  10. Thais must lower their head in front of anyone older or important than them.


Thailand has many fascinations, and the offering of activities here is no joke. You can do the following activities here in Thailand;

  • Beach and Partying
  • Recreation
  • Boating
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Safari
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Cycling
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Temple Sightseeing
  • Para Sailing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Peaceful Beach visit

VISA & Processing

Visa Services

  1. Visitors can apply for a visa at this Embassy every working day (Monday-Friday) from 09:00 to 12:00 hours.

  2. Normally it takes two working days for the issuance of a visa.

  3. The current tourist visa fee rates are as follows:

    1. 15 days Multiple entry permit visa THB 1,000/-

    2. 30 days Multiple entry permit visa THB 1,650/-

    3. 90 days Multiple entry permit visa THB 4,150/-

  4. When applying for a visa at the Embassy, please submit the following:

    • Online Visa Application

    • Original passport with at least 6 months validity

    • A copy of the passport

    • Proof of transfer/deposit of tourist visa fees to the Embassy’s bank account

    • Official note or letter for diplomatic or official passports

  5. For more information on the visa application process, please refer to the link below:

  6. All foreigners, except Indian nationals, need visas to visit Nepal.

  7. Most visitors can also obtain visas from entry points to Nepal, including the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, on arrival. For information on  Visa on Arrival