Thailand is the land of smiles temples songkran beautiful beaches and exotic nightlife!
If you are planning a trip to Thailand there are a few things you should know before you go. From the language barrier to just getting around, Thailand can be a little challenging if you are visiting for the first time.
An amazing and beautiful country and well known as “The Land of Smiles” there is a seemingly endless amount of things to see and do all over Thailand. From the many undeveloped islands and white sand beaches to the unbelievable and not faint of heart night life districts of Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. The options in Thailand really are endless.
Well known for it’s red light districts that are mostly located in Pattaya in Chon Buri Province, Patong in Phuket and sections of Bangkok such as Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy and Patpong, Thailand is equally well known for its beautiful scenery, great food, breathtaking beaches and friendly people. The food in Thailand is like no other and you usually don’t have to walk very far before you find someone selling something delicious from a food cart right on the sidewalk or beach.
It’s highly recommended to bring some Immodium or something similar with you when you travel to Thailand, unless of course you are accustomed to the Thai diet. Although they do sell it in the Thai pharmacies, it does not seem to have the same effect as the Immodium that I bring from home. I have tried a few different remedies from the pharmacies in Thailand and you’re just going to have to trust me on this one.
If you are travelling or plan to travel beyond the tourist zones and into the countryside of Thailand I highly recommended to bring some toilet paper with you as most facilities will only have a bidet sprayer, also known as a bum gun. They are definitely not easy and comfortable to use if you have not used one before. Some don’t even have that and are just a bucket of water and a tin cup for washing.
Thailand is also very well known for its abundant and amazing temples. A trip to Thailand would not be complete without visiting at least one and anywhere you find yourself to be in Thailand you will not have very far to go to find one of these awe inspiring places of worship.
Thailand is generally a very welcoming, safe and friendly country but caution can be required in the tourist zones and especially the night life areas and is explained in detail further on the Pattaya and Phuket Pages.
Thailand is divided into 77 different provinces.