So Sofitel Bangkok is known for their creative events, but they have truly outdone themselves with the So Cheese Night, with a mega-feast of 2 hours of unlimited wine and the best cheese! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
For centuries, artisans have used the material from squid and similar creatures to create molds. Discover a tried and true method for casting jewellery at Atelier Rudee. Learn how to use cuttlebone to create moulds for your jewellery creations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
Join this year in the celebration of Chonburi’s annual Buffalo Racing Festival. Races, pageants, and more rejoice the contributions of these gentle beasts. This buffalo festival celebration features races, as well as pageants. These shows feature decorated buffalos pulling ornate floats. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
Thailand is famous for its colourful festivals and events. The most picturesque Thailand festival of them all is Loy Krathong (or Loi Krathong แปล ไทย). Regardless of the names used, Loy Krathong is a must-see festival if you are lucky enough to be visiting Thailand at this time of year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2022 is one of the most rigorous and epic dates in the Phuket events calendar. This famous Phuket sporting run event has been taking place on the island for many years. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
Thailand enjoys some of the best annual festivals that showcase the colourful culture and history of the Kingdom. One of the most popular and unique Thailand annual festivals is the Monkey Buffet Festival 2022 in Lopburi. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
Track time Thailand is eagerly repeating its bike racing event. The biking event hosts its 8th edition on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2022. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
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Do You Need PCR Test before Departure?
Travellers to Thailand do no longer need a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test before their departure.
How Can I Get to the Event Hub in Hua Hin?
The Event Hub Hua Hin is based at Hua Hin Airport. Follow Google Maps directions to Hua Hin Airport. You can reach the Event Hub Hua Hin by car from Bangkok via the highway is approx. 2,5 hours drive.
You can also travel by train to Hua Hin and take a Grab to Hua Hin Airport. A Hop On Hop Off Bus is driving between the hotels and various pickup points in Hua Hin passing the Hua Hin Airport every 2 hours between 9 AM - 9 PM.
What is the Event Hub?
The Event Hub is a Popup event and lifestyle destination. The Event Hub opens its first presence during weekends at Hua Hin Airport with a luxury flea market, weekend fairs, monthly concerts and festivals. The opening date was pushed back due to safety concerns and an opening date will be communicated shortly.
Do I Need to Get Tested When Attending an Event in Thailand?
Event promoters in Thailand request event visitors to do an EPK Test 72 hours before the event. Some event organisers in Thailand provide testing facilities at the venue. The expense of testing is usually in the range of between 300-900 Thai Baht and at the expense of the event attendee.
What is the difference between an SHA and SHA+ Hotel in Thailand?
You can see the SHA+ status as an upgraded version of the SHA Standard. More than 70% of hotel staff must be fully vaccinated. Each staff must be trained with covid-19 emergency procedures. There are approx. 300 SHA plus hotels in Thailand. Specific types of travel supporting services, such as limousines and taxis might be eligible for SHA+ status. Visit the SHA Thailand website for more information.
What is an SHA Hotel in Thailand?
The Tourism Authority of Thailand gives an SHA certificate to hotels that meet pandemic-level safety and health standards. These include cleaning regularity, placement of sanitisers, table arrangements, adequate signage and several staff procedures. Visit the SHA Thailand website for more information.
What is the best form of transport to travel around Thailand?
We would suggest renting out a taxi driver for 1,000 to 2,000 THB per day for your Thailand holiday or even rent a car of your own for a similar price, but just make sure you have an international driving license. Big Bikes local licenses are currently under review.
Do I need to haggle every time buy something in Thailand?
Generally speaking, only on market stalls. If you purchase goods in an international mall that has standard shops, the prices will be tagged and fixed so bartering isn’t needed.
Are the dental services in Thailand of a high standard?
They most certainly are. Thailand is known for having one of the best dental tourism scenes in the world. The dental treatment centres and specialists are top-notch and in most cases are actually geared to the influx of foreign tourists. Dental treatment prices in Thailand are approximately 60% cheaper than in Europe, Australia, or America, which is why so many westerners visit the Thai dental tourism scene for dental tourism vacations.
Will I need to speak Thai in order to get by on holiday?
You will find that in major tourist destinations such as Pattaya, Bangkok, Samui, Chiang Mai, Koh Lanta, and more, you will be able to get by if you speak English. The Thai language is not needed in these areas, which is lucky because it is a difficult language to even master the basics. If you are travelling through local Thai towns and cities, you might need to take along a translation book, just in case.
Is it okay to use my credit cards in Thailand?
Major outlets and shops will all accept credit cards, just like any Western nation. However, many restaurants on the low end of the scale do not accept cards, and will only accept cash payment.
Are supermarkets and shopping malls closed on Sundays?
No, not at all. Things in Thailand do not stop on Sundays, and even major banks in shopping centres will be open on Sundays too. So, nothing to see here, move along!
If I want to book a tour, are there trusted agents?
If you are staying in a hotel, we would suggest that you use the tour desk kiosk in the lobby for your tours because they can easily organize them for you with a minimum of fuss. If you are staying in a Thailand holiday villa, you can ask the staff for tour guide recommendations. There is a cacophony of tour desks in every major Thailand holiday destination that is, for the most part, truthful and honest.
What happens if I get in a heated discussion with a local person?
Thai people are very friendly and courteous, but if you shout at them in the middle of the street in front of others or make them embarrassed in front of other people, you might end up in a fight. If you get in a heated discussion for any reason, stop what you are doing, smile, and everything should be okay. Do not lose your temper in public when dealing with locals.
Is it okay to rent out a motorbike in Thailand?
If you do not have an international driving license, we would say NO, do not rent a bike. You can rent one with your passport alone, but if you get caught by the numerous police checkpoints in Thailand without a license, it can get you a fine or even in more hot water depending on how the police feel that day. With taxi prices and car rental prices so cheap, keep away from the motorbikes if possible.
In case of emergencies, are the standards of hospitals any good?
Before we talk about standards for hospitals, you really need to ensure that you get a decent holiday insurance plan so you are covered for all unforeseen events, especially medical ones. It’s not that we want to curse your Thailand holiday before you get here or put the voodoo hex on you, but having the appropriate insurance coverage can literally save you tens of thousands of dollars… NO JOKING! Thailand is home to some of the best international hospitals you will ever see that are more akin to 5-star hotels. The Bangkok chain of hospitals have facilities in every major tourist city, but as we said, the prices are pelvis-shattering, so make sure you are covered. This Thailand Q&A can help you with many important issues.
What is the voltage of electricity?
You thought all these questions would be interesting, didn’t you? WRONG. This one is a very practical Q&A that could save your power adapters blowing up or some other unfortunate electrical incident. The electric voltage in Thailand is 220 volts, 50 cycles per second. In Thailand, you mainly use a two-prong plug, so if you want to bring along your own electrical items such as a laptop computer or some kind of torturing device, make sure you bring a converter along!
How Can I Book a Hotel when Visiting Event Hub Hua Hin?
You can book for the best rates on this website. Click here to visit the hotel booking centre on this website. We automatically select the best available options for you. You also can book flights direct to Hua Hin after they become available.
When is Thailand Changing from Covid-19 Pandemic to Endemic Status?
Public Health Ministry spokesman Dr Rungruang Kitpati said Thailand’s COVID-19 situation was now transitioning from end-of-pandemic to the endemic stage. He said the endemic stage would likely start around early July, when COVID-19 patients would be treated the same as patients with other common communicable diseases, such as influenza.
How can I purchase tickets for Cream Field Thailand 2022 Tickets?
As of 18 March 2022, there are no Cream Field Festival Thailand tickets on sale yet.
Any news about the Cream Festival Thailand 2022 Lineup?
The promoters have not released the lineup for Cream Festival 2022 Thailand yet.
When is Yi Peng Festival Chiang Mai in 2022?
Yi Peng Festival Chiang Mai in 2022 takes place on 8 and 9 November 2022.
Is pre-flight testing required when you travel to Thailand?
Visitors to Thailand do not have to undergo pre-flight testing from 1 April 2022. Testing on arrival remains.
Are Songkran 2022 Celebrations Allowed in Thailand?
Songkran 2022 events are allowed. Alcoholic consumption is this year prohibited during Songkran in Thailand.
What Are LGBTQA Hotels in Bangkok?
Is Thailand LGBTQ-Friendly?
Yes, Thailand is very open to LGBTQAI people from around the world and acceptance is high. Lots of LGBTQ people perform on nationwide television with transvestites, as they call them ladyboys, being comedians making a TV show a good laugh for Thai people.
How Do You Say "You Are Welcome in Thai"?
You are Welcome in the Thai language is Yindi while the second tone of speaking is going down.
How Much Thai Baht do I need for one Week in Thailand?
One week in Thailand can be expensive or you can live cheap. It is entirely your choice. If you already booked your flight and hotel or apartment and stay in Thailand, you can live comfortably at a rate of 2-3,000 Thai baht per day. If you love to spend time in a bar and add some treaties for the girls that you picked the bill easily will rise to 10,000 Thai baht on a night. If you love to stay at your apartment and get some food around the corner and a coffee at the local coffee shop, you might have enough with 1,000 Thai Baht living expenses per day.
How Much is the Average Month Income of a Thai Employee?
The average salary of a Thai employee varies between 15,000 - 18,000 baht for entry-level staff, 25,000-30,000 for an intermediate position and 50-100,000 Thai baht for management.
Are Thai People Poor?
That is an excellent question. The minority of Thai people is not poor. These are the upper-class Thai people who often studied abroad or are part of a family business. 6.2% of the population lives below the national poverty line in 2019, but that has gone up during the covid-time. The middle-class is rising.
Why is Thailand Famous around the World?
Amazing Thailand is a long-branded tagline to describe Thailand. The incredible food, amazing landscape differences with beaches in the South and mountains in the North, smile of the Thai people, relatively low prices and excellent infrastructures make Thailand an interesting place to go.
Are Bars Open in Pattaya?
Bars in Pattaya are not yet officially open. There are always bars that welcome customers behind closed doors, however bars opening is still illegal. Lots of Pattaya bars have closed as it is simply not feasible for the few customers that plan a visit to the bar. Some bars have applied for a restaurant license and prepared some food for the sake of opening their bar in Pattaya.
What It's Like to Visit Bangkok Right Now?
Life in Bangkok continues as usual. Most companies let employees work from home part-time or full time and some have returned to the office. Traffic in Bangkok has significantly reduced to what it was before COVID-19. Most taxis complain that they do not have enough customers. The spending power of Thai people has significantly reduced and most vendors struggle to make month's end meat. Events are still at a low level with advanced testing required. Hotels that targeted before Covid-19 international customers face challenges to attract local people while hotels that focused on Thai guests have higher occupancies. Bars and restaurants still closed while app. 1 million employees have lost their job during Covid-19. Many people returned home as they could not afford to pay rent and food. Many people face high debts, financial stress and challenges of survival.
Are Bars and Discotheques Open in Thailand?
Response written on 14 March 2022: Bars and discotheques face operating challenges and are not officially opened. Most bars have applied for an opening as a restaurant to limit their losses.
What Kind of Documents Do I Need to Show Upon Arrival in Thailand?
Before arriving travellers must show the following documents:
- Flight Booking
- Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
- Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued any more than 72 hours before travelling (all travellers).
- Confirmed Payment for SHA+ Hotel / AQ Accommodation, for the first and fifth night and prepaid 2 RT-PCR tests.
- COVID-19 Travel Insurance Policy with coverage no less than US $50,000.
- Certificate of Entry (COE) or Thailand Pass
- Mor Chana Application on your mobile phone
- T8 Health Form
Can you drink water in Thailand directly from the tap?
If you don’t want to spend a day talking on the porcelain telephone to god, we would suggest that you do not drink the tap water in Thailand. It won’t kill you or anything like that, but with bottled water under 10 THB from the shop, no point in ‘testing the waters’ so the speak! Did you see how I did that? This is why our Thailand Q&A is so informative.
Is it safe to walk the streets of Thailand late at night?
I would say that you can find trouble anywhere if you are that kind of person or you are looking for trouble! It seems that every time something happens to a Westerner in Thailand, the story always makes the international news, which gives people the wrong impression on the safety of a Thailand holiday. I have lived here for over a decade and have never encountered a problem walking the streets at night. Where I come from in England is much more dangerous than Thailand, and even my home town isn’t that dangerous, especially when compared to the back alleyways of any American city. The unequivocal answer is YES, IT IS SAFE!
What is the Average Temperature in Thailand?
The average temperature depends on the season but fluctuates between 32-36 degrees Celcius. It might get hotter or colder sometimes. In 2018 we had more cooling periods with temperatures dropping to 22 - 26 degrees. That is cold and usually unknown for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does Thailand Celebrate Easter Holiday?
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 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.
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.
What is the best time of year to travel Thailand?
Thailand knows three seasons. Most visitors like to visit Thailand between October and March which has the best climate. In April and May it is usually very humid and hot and June until September it is often raining.
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.
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.
What is the Entrance Fees for Clubs in Thailand?
Usually, clubs offer free entrance except when special events take place or guest DJ's perform. In these cases, tickets typically cost between 300 and 600 Baht per ticket. When Top international DJ's arrive at the club, ticket price can rise to 1,000 baht per ticket.
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.
How Is Living in Thailand?
Thailand is probably one of the best countries to live as long as you have enough savings and do not depend on local income. Create a local salary for foreigners is a challenge unless you have a business idea or speciality that Thai people miss.
Thailand has lots of restrictions for foreigners to work and make a decent living here. There are just a few success stories of foreign entrepreneurs who build a successful business in Thailand.
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.
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.
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.
Are there poisonous animals or insects in Thailand that I should be concerned about?
Yes, unfortunately, there are some poisonous/dangerous animals and insects, but I wouldn’t stay awake at night mulling over the issue. If you are staying in a major holiday destination in Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Samui, and so-on, you won’t really come into contact with any. You might see the odd snake, but they tend to keep themselves to themselves and want no bother, which is great because that is exactly how we feel about them.
The Kingdom is home to some dangerous jellyfish, snakes, scorpions, centipedes and so on, but unless you are staying in a jungle environment or are swimming where you shouldn’t, everything will be okay. You might encounter a few snakes and black widows on Walking Street Pattaya or Pattaya Beach Road, but they will likely be of the human variety.
How Many COVID-19 Cases are there in Thailand?
There are 3,376 cases in Thailand as of 15 August 2020. 125 patients have been hospitalised and 56 individuals have passed.
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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 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.
How much costs a beer in Thailand?
Beer is relatively cheap in Thailand. A bottle of beer in the local convenient store costs app. 30-40 Baht, while in the pub the beer costs 100-120 baht and in the hotel 150-200 Baht.
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.