Thailand

Capital Bangkok

Population 65,327,652

Area 513,120 km2

Key facts

Thailand is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. There are 4 countries (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar) that Thailand shares its borders with. The official language of Thailand is Thai. Traveling across Thailand if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Thailand was ranked 100th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Thailand is Thai baht (THB). The baht (฿) is subdivided into 100 satang.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 38.91 THB and 1 USD is worth 37.19 THB.

Thai
Banknotes

฿20฿50฿100฿500฿1000

Thai
Coins

2550฿฿2฿5฿101510

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Thailand is 273.58 Mbps and mobile is 81.89 Mbs.The global average is 164.00 Mbps and 114.16 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Thailand has more ATMs than most other countries.108.14 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Thailand, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Thailand. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type A 220 V, 50 Hz  Type B 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Thailand?

There are Mariott hotels in 4 cities.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Thailand.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Thailand.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Thailand.

There are Radisson hotels in Bangkok.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Thailand.

What fast food chains are present in Thailand?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Thailand.

The KFC chain operates in Thailand.

The Burger King chain operates in Thailand.

The Subway chain operates in Thailand.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Thailand.

The Starbucks chain operates in Thailand.

Weather

What is the weather like in Bangkok?

Today the sun in Bangkok, rises at 6:07 AM and sets at 6:05 PM. The climate of Bangkok may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

ThursdayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 25.6°C (78.08°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
FridayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 25.5°C (77.9°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
SaturdayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 26.1°C (78.98°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
SundayOct 8Rain showersLow: 26.7°C (80.06°F)High: 31.4°C (88.52°F)
MondayOct 9OvercastLow: 26.3°C (79.34°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
TuesdayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 26°C (78.8°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)

Weather data for Bangkok (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Bangkok.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Thailand. You can use Bolt in 3 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Thailand.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.2, Thailand is placed 55th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Thailand traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  31.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 32.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Thailand

191 Police
199 Ambulance
199 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is legal.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of alcoholic beverage

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or 250g of all types combined
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