Everything you need to know about holidays in Thailand
Thailand has always been associated with exotic, warm climate and paradise beaches. And all this is true. And it’s a vibrant nightlife, impressive monuments of antiquity and amazing opportunities for diving. In this article we will tell you what you need to know about holidays in this amazing country: about tours, accommodation, climate, money and much more.
Two climatic zones are clearly distinguished in the country: tropical savannahs and monsoons. And expressed season three:
– hot all spring, the thermometer rises to +42 ° C
– the rainy season begins in June and ends in October, while the temperature fluctuates around + 25-32 ° C
– from late autumn to the end of winter – the time of the cool season, when the temperature can drop to +18 ° C
However, there is no single rainy season: in different months, different regions suffer from excess moisture. So before the trip, specify what the weather will be at your destination.
The velvet season in the country lasts from late autumn to the end of winter: dry and warm weather reigns at this time, but not too hot.
Northern Thailand is interesting only for the excursion program: in August and September, torrential rains and gusty winds can ruin the impression of the trip.
Belarusians must apply for a visa to Thailand for vacation with sletaem.by in advance at the consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand in Moscow. The standard clearance time is 6 days, not counting the day of receipt of documents and the day of departure. If necessary, you can apply for an urgent visa in 4 days.
Please note that additional time will be required for sending documents from Minsk to Moscow and vice versa.
How to get to Thailand
The best way is air travel. In Bangkok is the country’s main airport – Suvarnabhumi. You can fly here from Minsk, Moscow or Kiev. Also at any time of the year you can quickly fly to Phuket. But direct flights to Pattaya are only available in high season.
On the map, Thailand seems like a small state, but getting from one major city to another can be difficult due to their remoteness. The most convenient and, oddly enough, one of the most affordable options is domestic flights. Accessible and convenient – bus. The islands can be reached by ferry.
Accommodation in a good hotel will be inexpensive. There is no classification according to the number of stars accepted in the Western Hemisphere: when choosing, be guided by the recommendations of a tour operator or customer reviews.
In the island part of Thailand, you can stay in affordable bungalows. But there are enough luxury hotels, which, according to the level of service, correspond to categories 4-5 *.
On the coast of Pattaya and Phuket, you can stay at a family-run hotel. For sophisticated tourists there are expensive designer boutique hotels.
The monetary unit of Thailand is the Baht (THB), which consists of 100 satangs. Current rate: 1 $ = 30.57 THB, 1 € = 33.74 THB.
We recommend that you change money not in exchangers near hotels or the airport due to overvaluation, but in branches of large banks or exchangers in supermarkets.
Where to relax in Thailand
The country has the perfect combination of snow-white fine sand, palm trees and the azure sea. During the day you can relax by the sea, go diving, windsurfing, and after dark, plunge into night life.
The best time for a beach holiday is from the end of autumn to the end of winter. At the same time, all resorts provide excellent service. But each region has its own “specialization”: Pattaya attracts partygoers with a vibrant nightlife, Krabi with a combination of white sand, sea, palm trees and picturesque cliffs, Ao Nang – unique opportunities for diving.
Phuket will offer everything at once: well-groomed white sand beaches and vibrant nightlife.
Kata Beach is one of the main beaches of Phuket. The coastline with fine sand has a crescent shape. Nearby are many hotels and restaurants in the shade of coconut trees.
Kamala Beach is recommended for those who want to get away from the bustle and stay face to face with pristine Thai nature.
Karon Beach is one of the longest beaches in Phuket (3350 m). Located on the west coast. The northern part of the beach offers many restaurants, cafes and shops, the southern – unique opportunities for diving.
Patong is one of the most popular tourist areas of Phuket, where the main restaurants, trendy shops, clubs and shopping centers of the island are located.
Shopping and souvenirs
Thailand is known among jewelry lovers for the opportunity to profitably purchase exclusive products. A tour of the jewelry center is even included in the official excursion program for visitors to Pattaya.
Traditional souvenirs – figurines of elephants, various dishes, masks and other products with their images. Teak products are also popular.
What to see in Thailand
It is famous for its numerous temple complexes, including Wat Phra Keo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) – the most sacred place of the country.