Thailand: useful information for tourists
Visa to Thailand. Since 2007 Russian citizens do not need to get visa to Thailand if they go there for tourism purposes for a period not more than 30 days. In other cases it's necessary to get visa at the consulate in Thailand.
What time of a year is the best to go to Thailand? We can distinguish three major periods of a year varying in the weather: summer – from March to May, rainy season - from June to September and cool season from October to February. The best period for traveling to Thailand is from October to April.
Time in Thailand: ahead of Moscow for 4 hours.
Currency: Thai baht.
Transport in Thailand. In Thailand there is a "national" transport called "tuk-tuk" (it's something like a taxi on a motorcycle). In addition in Thailand widespread rent of bikes and cars, so you will be able to explore the country.
It is important to remember:
Thais revere the royal family and cannot tolerate even the slightest disrespect for the Thai monarchy. When you visit sacred places you should be neatly dressed. In this case it is inadmissible to enter the temple wearing shorts, t-shirts or without shirt.
If you enter the private house of Thais, the temple where Buddha images are stored you should take shoes off and also you need to do the same before entering into a Muslim mosque.
It is forbidden to export of gold bullion from Thailand, Buddha images (except the neck medallions), precious stones, platinum jewelry, stamps, and antiques.
Pay attention to the strict prohibition against drugs! Persons transporting drugs sentence to death!
Tap water in Thailand is not suitable for drinking. For cleaning teeth, washing, etc. use bottled water.
But it is not so scary in Thailand. If you remember we said about, the rest in this country will bring you many pleasant and interesting impressions!