What is a Tuk Tuk in Thailand?

A Tuk Tuk is a comfortable way of transport throughout Thailand. Each city has its type of tuk-tuk. In Phuket, you will find small Daihatsu vehicles while in the north you might sit in a classic kind. The tuk-tuk is a motorised version of the bicycle rickshaw. Drivers usually take drivers around to tourist spots. It is essential to agree on the price and the destination before you take the ride.

How much is the Bus in Bangkok?

There are non-aircon and airconditioned buses in Bangkok. Prices depend on distance and comfort. In average a non-aircon bus costs 6-9 baht while an airconditioned bus costs 12 baht and more.  

Easter is a Christian Holiday. Christians celebrate Easter in April. Thailand is in the majority a Buddhist Country. Second religion is Muslim, and a small minority is Christian. More people find Christianity interesting to see answers, especially when it comes to after-death. Easter is officially not a holiday. You might find some celebration in the local church and international hotels. 

How much costs a taxi in Bangkok?

Taxi's in Bangkok are usually not expensive. The departure rate is 35 Baht which is a little more than one US dollar. You can comfortably travel around for 60 - 100 Baht when there is no traffic. From Bangkok centre - Suvarnabhumi airport usually costs around 300-350 baht.  The risk lies in the integrity of the taxi driver. There are some who are proud of their city and would love to show it to you. There is where the meter rises. 

Is using drugs legal in Thailand?

Not. Be aware of this. Too many times party goers and travellers try to purchase drugs when they come here. Wrong! Never forget that in Thailand the possession and use of drugs are strictly forbidden that can let you end up in prison for a long time which is not worth the party.

Is Gambling Permitted in Thailand?

Nope. Gambling in Thailand is forbidden. Don't get tempted as you might up in prison. Even some expat retirees who played bridge were caught and had to undergo severe questioning. The Thai police released them on bail. Members had broken the playing cards act, a law from 1935. Do not get there as it gets you in challenging situations. 

What are the Clubs and Bars Opening and Closing Times?

Opening and Closing times in Thailand compared to other countries have been restricted. Bars usually close at midnight. There might be exceptions when they have a license. Clubs typically close around 2 AM. 

Can You Buy Alcohol in Thailand during the Day?

It is forbidden to consume alcohol during the day. You can buy alcohol from 5 PM onwards. There are always ways around it. It might be more flexible in the tourist cities and in hotels. Know that when you walk drinking alcohol in the streets that this is against the law and is offensive to Thai people.

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Questions About Thai Culture

What is Songkran?

Songkran is the Thai New Year's celebration which takes place around April. You probably know Songkran as the water festival. Underneath the festival is for Thai people to return and celebrate at home with food and receive blessings from the parents.  

When is Songkran in Thailand?

Songkran Festival or Thai New Year is a nationwide festival. During this time offices and most shops get closed and a massive movement of Thai people goes homewards to celebrate Songkran with their family. Songkran in Thailand will be from 13-15 April 2018. Expect the public transportation, hotels and guesthouses full so booking during this period is an absolute must. 

The Yi Ping Festival is a traditional Thai festival where Thai people visit the monks at the temple for meditation and offer lanterns to the monks. You probably know the most famous traditions when Thai people release the lanterns into the sky.

How Do You Know Songkran is a Buddhist Festival?

Songkran or Thai New Year is rich in tradition. The festival has grown to become a tourist attraction where you get soaked from all the water throwing. In essence and for the Thai people, Songkran festival has an exact origin where it starts with merit making and a visit to the temple in the early morning followed with some water pouring on Buddha statues and seniors or washing the feet of elderly bring you forgiveness, blessings and fortune. Drinking alcohol, partying and getting drunk is in no way the true meaning of Songkran.

Partying in Thailand

S2O Festival is a massive electronic dance music festival. The festival takes place during Songkran and welcomes primary DJ's to perform at the three-day festival. S2O brings people, like yourself, together for the wettest water-soaking party in Asia and around the world with thousands of litres water being spilt.  

Where is S2O Festival?

S2O Festival takes place in Bangkok during Songkran. S2O Festival has moved to Live Park on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok . Rama 9 is easy to access with the bus as well as the airport link stops nearby. There are free shuttle buses between 15:00 -24:00 on these days picking you up from BTS Ekamai or Airport Link Ramkhamhaeng and return to Airport Link Ramkhamhaeng, Liberty Thong Lor and Golden Place Ekamai Ramindra.

Where are the best Pool Parties in Bangkok?

Pool parties have seen enormous growth over the last few years. Most hotels have copied the concept to cash in on this widespread phenomenon. There are only thee parties which have earned reputation and taken off  in the Thai pool party market, which are:

  • Sofitel So is one of the best viewed and visited pool parties in town and where the HISO audience goes. 
  • Westin is the one to watch and be seen at the monthly pool parties taking place. 
  • W Hotels is one of the eyeopening pool parties in town and worth your visit.

These are probably the best pool parties in town and worth a visit during your weekend. 

Things to Know before Traveling to Thailand

Is it easy to travel around Bangkok?

It is convenient to travel around Bangkok despite the heat. The common way to move around quickly is with the BTS (Sky Train) which will bring you to the most common areas around Bangkok. When you plan to move further, there are buses, minivan and taxies. Be aware of heavy traffic usually from 7-10 AM and 3PM-8PM.

How is the bus transportation between cities in Thailand?

Transportation in Thailand is excellent. Sometimes the bus system works even better than most countries in Asia. There are line buses between the different cities with regular departure times. Price ranges depending on distance and comfort.

How much costs a taxi in Bangkok?

Taxi's in Bangkok are usually not expensive. The departure rate is 35 Baht which is a little more than one US dollar. You can comfortably travel around for 60 - 100 Baht when there is no traffic. From Bangkok centre - Suvarnabhumi airport usually costs around 300-350 baht.  The risk lies in the integrity of the taxi driver. There are some who are proud of their city and would love to show it to you. There is where the meter rises. 

How to go to Bitec?

You can easily get from Bangkok centre to Bitec. The fastest way is with the BTS Skytrain which will take up to 30 minutes depending where you are. Step out at Bangna Station and from there walk over the bridge into BITEC

How much is the Bus in Bangkok?

There are non-aircon and airconditioned buses in Bangkok. Prices depend on distance and comfort. In average a non-aircon bus costs 6-9 baht while an airconditioned bus costs 12 baht and more.  

What is a Tuk Tuk in Thailand?

A Tuk Tuk is a comfortable way of transport throughout Thailand. Each city has its type of tuk-tuk. In Phuket, you will find small Daihatsu vehicles while in the north you might sit in a classic kind. The tuk-tuk is a motorised version of the bicycle rickshaw. Drivers usually take drivers around to tourist spots. It is essential to agree on the price and the destination before you take the ride.

Easter is a Christian Holiday. Christians celebrate Easter in April. Thailand is in the majority a Buddhist Country. Second religion is Muslim, and a small minority is Christian. More people find Christianity interesting to see answers, especially when it comes to after-death. Easter is officially not a holiday. You might find some celebration in the local church and international hotels. 

What You Need to Know when in Bangkok

How to go to Bitec?

You can easily get from Bangkok centre to Bitec. The fastest way is with the BTS Skytrain which will take up to 30 minutes depending where you are. Step out at Bangna Station and from there walk over the bridge into BITEC

How much costs the Skytrain or BTS in Bangkok?

The BTS, in Thai, pronounce Rot Fai Fa, or Sky Train is the most comfortable way of travelling around busiest locations in Bangkok. The BTS reaches almost every major hotspot or tourism destination in Bangkok. Taking the BTS saves you a lot of time especially during traffic times. The most people use the BTS between 7-9 AM and 5PM-8PM. The BTS costs up to 62 baht (app. US$ 2.00), but depends on distance.  

Where are the best Pool Parties in Bangkok?

Pool parties have seen enormous growth over the last few years. Most hotels have copied the concept to cash in on this widespread phenomenon. There are only thee parties which have earned reputation and taken off  in the Thai pool party market, which are:

  • Sofitel So is one of the best viewed and visited pool parties in town and where the HISO audience goes. 
  • Westin is the one to watch and be seen at the monthly pool parties taking place. 
  • W Hotels is one of the eyeopening pool parties in town and worth your visit.

These are probably the best pool parties in town and worth a visit during your weekend. 

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