Travel Bangkok Thailand tips for first-time checklist and tips
Need a packing list for Thailand?
Here are some packing tips about what you can leave at home and what you should make sure you bring to Bangkok city.
Some of the most important things you will need for your trip to Bangkok Thailand won’t actually be in your luggage. Make sure you’ve got these essentials for your trip sorted out
they all need a bit of time before you plan to travel to sort out.
• Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date.
• Check your Airline ticket, Confirm your airline’s baggage restrictions. Check your hotel confirm
• Prescription Medicines – Have a full supply of any prescription medicines you require
• Thai SIM card – it’s much cheaper to switch over to a Thai SIM card on your phone rather than use roaming from home.
• Wallet, cash, atm and credit card
• check Phone, camera, battery charger, notebook, and tablet etc
• For visits longer than 30 days, apply for a tourist visa at a Thai embassy or consulate in your home country.
• Dress, shirt, pants, jeans, sock, shoes, Toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo etc
• Inform your bank and/or debit-/credit card company that you’ll be traveling.
• Money exchange
• Arrange for appropriate travel insurance.
What to Pack
• Phrasebook Power converter
• Mobile phone and charger
• Lightweight clothes Hat and sunglasses Comfortable sandals
Top Tips for Your Trip
• Always smile.
• call center 1672 if you need help Tourist Information Tourism Authority of Thailand TAT
• Don’t try to cover too much ground in a day; Bangkok’s heat and traffic will ensure that doing so is more of an ordeal than a holiday.
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• The BTS Skytrain and MRT is one of the convenient ways to get around ‘new’ Bangkok but crow
the Chao Phraya Express Boat is a slow but steady way to get to the older parts of town.
What to Wear
Light, loose-fitting clothes are generally the most comfortable in Bangkok’s tropical, urban heat. Shorts are usually acceptable and comfortable, but when you visit temples, wear clothes that cover to your elbows and knees. Likewise, sandals are cool and easily removed at temples, but bring at least one non-shorts-and-sandals outfit if you plan on clubbing, fine dining or visiting any of the city’s nicer rooftop bars.
Check Bangkok Weather
Bangkok is generally a safe city, but there are a few things to be aware of.
• Bangkok’s rainy season is from May to October when daily downpours – and occasional flooding – are the norm.
• Smoking is banned indoors at bars and restaurants. Please smoke outside
Debit and credit cards are accepted at department stores, mall-bound retail outlets and at midrange to top-end eating and drinking establishments, but most places without air condition in Bangkok continue to deal only in cash.
ATMs are ubiquitous in Bangkok but there is a 150B foreign-transaction fee in addition to whatever fees your bank back home charges. To keep ATM withdraws to a minimum, take out as much cash as you feel comfortable carrying. Most ATMs allow you to withdraw a maximum of 20,000B per day. (ุ600 usd)
Bargaining If there is no posted price on an item, then bargaining is acceptable. Ask for the price, follow up by asking for a discount, offer a counter and accept what is offered in return. Always smile, and don’t start bargaining if you’re not interested in buying.
Tipping is not standard ng expected in Bangkok but is very appreciated. If there is a small bit of change from restaurant bill or metered taxi fare, it is common to leave it as a tip
• Temples Wear clothing that covers to your knees and elbows. Remove your shoes when you enter a temple building. Women should never touch a monk or an At high-end establishments, monk’s belongings
• Save Face Never get into an argument with a Thai. It is better tipping is not standard nor
Language Bangkok is well stocked with English speakers, though taxi fare, it is common to
market vendors and bus and taxi drivers are less competent, so it helps to know some Thai basics.
Thailand has its own script. Street signs are always transliterated into English, but there is no universally accepted system so spellings vary widely. Not all letters are pronounced as they appear (eg ‘Ph’ is an aspirated ‘p’ not an ‘f).
Speak English slowly with Thai.
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