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Explore Thai Gulf During the Rainy Season: Journey to Koh Phangan, Surat Thani Province
Even in the rainy season, the allure of the beach remains irresistible. We can confirm that you can still venture out and explore from May to October. That’s right, we're talking about the Thai Gulf.
Announcement of Top 25 Voted 'Unseen New Chapters' Must-Visit Tourist Destinations
The 'Unseen New Chapters' are 25 standout locations scattered across Thailand's 77 provinces. The voting took place on the websites www.tourismthailand.org/unseennewchapters and www.unseennewchapters.com from May 22nd to June 18th.
"Trips On Thai Highways" Application: Route Calculation - Tourist Coordinates - Real-Time Traffic Check
Whether you're a tourist, a traveler, or a business person who often has to navigate Thailand's highways, you should not miss the "Trips On Thai Highways" application.
Don't Miss: 6 Thai Restaurants Among the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the World
Food connoisseurs should not miss the six Thai restaurants that have made it onto the list of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the World.

Dining

"PAD KRAPHRAO" The Cure-All Thai Dish & The Award-Wining Recipe
Here’s the recipe we stole from the winners at the recent World Kaphrao Thailand Grand Prix 2023.
Don't Miss: 6 Thai Restaurants Among the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the World
Food connoisseurs should not miss the six Thai restaurants that have made it onto the list of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the World.
Promoting Gastronomy Tourism with Amazing Thailand Culinary City
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the Amazing Thailand Culinary City project to elevate and globalize Thai cuisine's prestige and value.
Som Tum Ranked 6th Among the World's Best Salads
Som Tum, a top-rated dish when it comes to Thai cuisine, has captivated food lovers around the world. Its uniquely bold and spicy flavors have earned Som Tum widespread recognition and popularity on a global scale.

Shopping

Revealing the Top 10 Nationalities of Tourists Visiting Thailand in April 2023
Data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports suggests that in the first four months of 2023, Thailand welcomed a cumulative total of 8,596,452 international tourists, generating more than 353,331 million baht in revenue.
Tourism Calendar - ASEAN Cafe Show 2023
The ASEAN Cafe Show 2023 (ACS) might not be familiar to many, but it is an event that beverage and bakery entrepreneurs should not miss. This event combines the Thailand Coffee, Tea & Drinks (TCTD) and Thailand Bakery & Ice Cream (TBI) shows
Plan your journey effortlessly with the "SAWASDEE by AOT" App
"SAWASDEE by AOT" is an application that every traveler should have on their mobile phone, as it has been developed to provide convenience for tourists, travelers, and the general public.

Transportation

"Trips On Thai Highways" Application: Route Calculation - Tourist Coordinates - Real-Time Traffic Check
Whether you're a tourist, a traveler, or a business person who often has to navigate Thailand's highways, you should not miss the "Trips On Thai Highways" application.
Suvarnabhumi Airport's new CUPPS system streamlines check-in and baggage loading processes
Long check-in and baggage drop-off queues may soon be a thing of the past at Suvarnabhumi Airport thanks to the implementation of a new system called CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing System).
"DOH to Travel" App Enhances Convenience for Highway Users
The "DOH to Travel" is yet another application by the Department of Highways, recommended for travelers as a personal assistant to facilitate journey planning.
Bangkok Airways Launches Bangkok-Lampang-Mae Hong Son Route, Boosting Tourism Opportunities
To create opportunities in tourism and distribute income to Northern provinces, Bangkok Airways has opened a new route connecting Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok with Lampang and Mae Hong Son provinces.

Protection & Safety of Visitors

Characteristics of Thailand's Summer in 2023
The summer of 2023 in Thailand starts in early March and ends in mid-May. The weather is generally hot and very hot in many areas, especially from mid-March to late April. Alternately, there will be occasional thunderstorms in many places
The Seasons of Thailand
Thailand is located in the tropics, north of the equator, so it has a humid tropical climate. The average temperature throughout the country is 18-38 degrees Celsius. The summer is about three months long, with the hottest weather in mid-April.
Heatstroke and the dangers of extreme heat
People with medical conditions should be cautious during the scorching summers in Thailand, typically from mid-February to May.
Water Travel Guide
Water tourism is another form of tourism that is highly popular, especially in popular places such as Thai beaches, which are known as world-class tourist attractions that tourists must experience.

Tax

VAT refund for foreign tourists
Traveling and shopping by foreign tourists in Thailand is a stimulus to the overall economy of the tourism and service sector.
Knowing about the “Tourist Tax”
The Tourist Tax is a tax collected from foreign tourists as a fee for administering tourism programs. This amount is deposited in the National Tourism Promotion Fund, which was established under the National Tourism Policy Act B.E. 2562 (2019)
What documents do foreigners need to open a bank account in Thailand?
Foreigners coming to Thailand can open an account with a Thai bank.

Laws

Do's and Don'ts in Thailand
Different countries have different traditions, cultures and practices, so when visiting a country, it is necessary to learn the local do’s and don'ts. Thailand also has do’s and don'ts to follow.
Electric and electronic cigarettes are illegal in Thailand – Prohibition on importing by tourists
The Department of Disease Control, Office of the Consumer Protection Committee, Royal Thai Police.
Kingdom of Thailand’s checklist of items that are restricted and prohibited from importing and exporting
The Customs Act B.E. 2560 (2017) contains import requirements and limits on items brought to the Kingdom of Thailand that all parties involved, whether Thai or foreign tourists, must comply with in order to avoid fines.
Cannabis measures that tourists need to know
Currently, the conditions for using cannabis in different countries can vary quite a bit, so the use of cannabis or taking it abroad requires extra caution, as many countries around the world still prohibit cannabis imports.
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