Not necessarily winter means cold weather and a grey sky. Have you been to Thailand this winter? In November begins the cold season in Thailand with over 20 Celsius degrees, and is therefore the best time to go there for holidays!
Auto Europe offers car hire in various cities throughout Thailand so that you can enjoy the most of Thailand's attractions. Krung Thep - 'the city of angels' as Bangkok
is called by Thai people, is the place where the 'old' intertwines with the 'modern' architecture. Thai capital is home to 17th century Buddhist temple Wat Arum, Grand Palace from the 18th century and skyscrapers, express motorways and parks. Bangkok is therefore a mixture of both historical sites and a modern city landscape with reach night life.
, located in the in the north of the country in the mountains, lures tourists with its beautiful wild nature landscape. Doi Inthanon National Park, situated approximately 60, lies west from Chiang Mai, is home to indigenous tribes, highest Thai peak, numerous waterfalls and wildlife.
are best locations for sunny, sandy beaches and diving, whereas Pattaya
, is a golf and water sports paradise that attracts tourists from all around the world. You can enjoy the Thai massage in one of numerous wellness centres and relax properly!
If you choose to travel to Thailand and stay there up to 30 days, you do not need to apply for a visa, as British citizens obtain one automatically upon arrival, providing you do not fail to present a return travel ticket.
Buddhist sites and temples are to be found in many places around Thailand. You may enter temples only barefoot and should be neatly clothed in there. Climbing on a Buddha statue and taking a photo is regarded as disrespect.
It is becoming more common to tip in Thailand. Usually 10% is added to bills in restaurants and hotels for the service, but you may also leave a 20-100 baht tip. Porters and parking attendants - 20 bahts, taxis - a round sum of the bill. Thai like bargaining, smiling and good bargain skills may help you pay 10-40% off the original price.
Tourist travelling to Thailand can obtain 7% VAT refund on goods purchased in Thailand. All you need to do, is to fill in the VAT refund form in the store you got your souvenirs from, and present it at the airport VAT refund counter along with receipts and your passport.
Enjoy your holidays in Thailand!