Tips for first-time visitors to Thailand

Thailand is still one of the first port of call for those who travel three times early. But don't be fooled-although travel here means follow a road travel was defeated

Go slow
Don't try to fit in too much. You almost certainly will begin in Bangkok and we recommend you do not hurry. Instead, leave for a few days to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the sky, including at least one night on the famous Khao San Road, before heading south to the island or North of the city of Chiang Mai Thursday of Thailand. To do both you will need at least two weeks; If you have three more Kanchanaburi and the famous bridge on the River Kwai to your journey.

What wat?
Thailand is a country of the temple, from excellent to shrink, but trying to visit them all and soon you will feel tired. Narrow down large cities such as Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok and Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Ayutthaya. Remember that Thailand is about more than the beauty of the architecture, street life and beach life is also part of the experience.



Street food Savvy
Thai street food-rich, high quality and amazingly cheap. But it can also be a quick way to food poisoning. Have the reasonable precautions such as washing hands before and after, and above all: eat at crowded places; faster turnover means fresh food. And don't drink tap water.

Against the enemy
Mosquito bites everywhere, but that does not mean we will be biting. Use waterproofing with at least 50% deet during the day (100% at night) and processed with a permethrin spray as soon as you come to the water. Be sure to do this outside though and leave for a while to dry-that's nasty stuff.

To the market
Visit the open-air market is a thing to be done and here you will find the best prices and often is the best. Thailand is a sanctuary for the fake products, so please note that what you buy does not seem accurate, and never to bargain-the first price you quoted are rising at least 1/3. Some of the best market is Chatuchak Weekend markets in the Tha Kha floating market in Bangkok, near Chiang Mai night bazaar and Samut Songkhram.


Get best bed 
If you are in a budget and plan to stay in hostels and guesthouses, simply go back and ask for a room is the cheapest way to go, and thanks to the tourism industry growing strong growth in Thailand you will not have trouble finding the bed (especially if you use the guide Rough guide Thailand our suggestions for). Remember that air conditioning is often expensive and worth every penny in the hottest months (usually May to October). If you want to spend a little more on your accommodation, set in front of the hotel or midsize premium to ensure the best deals. 

Phishing sidestep
Sometimes, it may feel like someone is trying to rip you off at every corner in Thailand and it pays to keep your wits about you. Do not trust strangers randomly useful to you on the street with information about holidays and closed the temple; check with your hostel or hotel. Always agree a price before getting a tuk tuk wheelchair and insisted on any taxi you use is measured. Keep your belongings close to you as possible, ideally strung around you in a tightly packed bag. 



Respect cultural
Keeping the face is the most important thing for everyone in Thailand, so please raise your voice and make you angry will cause you no accommodation. The first is considered the most sacred part of the body, while the feet are the lowest; do not touch Thais on the head in any case, or just your legs (especially palms) for anyone - or holy images, especially that of the Buddha or of the King. Smiling will always get you a long way. Thais tend to smile more than the average Westerner to be ready to beam. 

Drink it in
Beer is the alcoholic beverages are selected in Thailand and you will find the local Singha almost everywhere. Note that it is 6% abv - and that is almost as popular Chang is a whopping 7%. You must be 20 years old to buy alcohol, although only the nightclub request ID. Unless you are feeling flush, you will not want to put alcohol; thanks to the huge import taxes, you will pay at least four times the amount you want to stay home. 

Safe sex 
Yes, sex industry everywhere in Thailand, but not, prostitution is illegal here. As well as problems that may occur from the police, there are many ethical issues involved, not to mention the problems of health and safety. So do not even think about it.

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