Plies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it a natural gateway to Indochina, Myanmar and Southern China. Its shape and geography divide into four natural regions : the mountains and forests of the North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi – arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical is lands and long coastline of the peninsula South.
Spoken and written Thai is largely incomprehensible to the casual visitor. However, English is widely understood, particularly in Bangkok where it is almost the major commercial language. English and some European Languages are spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations, and Thai-English road and street signs are found nationwide.
Approximately Thai Bath 40.00 to one US Dollar. Major currency bills and travelers cheques are cashed easily at hotels, tourist shops, all provincial banks, shopping centers and money changers. Travelers cheques are best changed in banks (you will need your passport). Rates of exchange at banks or authorized money changers are better than those at hotels and department stores.
Customs and formalities
As a general rule, any foreigner seeing entry into the Kingdom of Thailand for business, investment, study, medical treatment, mass media, treatment, massmedia, religion, employment and other purposes is required to apply for a visa from a Thai Embassy of Consulate – General. To do so, a foreigner must possess a valid passport or travel document that is recognized by the Royal Thai Government and comply with the conditions set forth in the Immigration Act B.E.2522 (1979) and its related provisions. Border crossing There other ways to get into Thailand: From Myanmar / Tha Khi lec, Laos / Nong kai, Cambodia / Aranyapathes, Malaysia / Bhutter worth.
All tourism destinations and provincial capitals have hospitals and clinics staffed by well – trained doctors and nurse. In the case of an emergency, an ambulance can be summoned from any private hospital.