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Thailand

  • Getting there: Thailand has several international airports but the vast majority of travellers fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). There are direct flights from all the major hubs.
  • Capital city: Bangkok.
  • Population: 68.419 million.
  • Religion: Buddhism.
  • Language: Thai.
  • Currency: Thai Baht (THB).
  • Climate: Thailand is generally hot and humid throughout the year.
  • Transport: A combination of buses, minivans, motorcycle taxis, săhm·lór (pedal rickshaws), túk-túks and sŏrng·tăa·ou (pick-up trucks). Only Bangkok has a light-rail transport system. There is an extensive inter-province metre-gauge railway system too.
  • Best time to travel: The cool season from November through February has more manageable temperatures and less rain, even if it is still hot to most visitors.
  • What to wear: How to dress depends on where one is. In the metropolitan areas conservative casual and smart casual attire is recommended but when visiting temples or mingling with hill tribes — cover up. Neat, clean clothing is considered respectful. Cope with the heat by wearing light, breathable natural fabrics.
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