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Overview
Bangkok

Bangkok welcomes millions of international visitors every year, but Thailand is very different to the UK. Before you go, do your research on things like drinking water, cultural differences and more and your Bangkok holiday will be sure to go smoothly. For more tips, see below or talk to your Travel Butler.

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Visas
Bangkok

British citizens don’t need to apply for a visa when visiting Thailand for up to 30 days. This is just general advice, for up to the minute details or information for other citizens, please speak to your Travel Butler or contact the Thai Embassy.

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Inoculations
Bangkok

No vaccinations are required when visiting Bangkok, however tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue fever may be an issue when travelling to more remote regions of the country. 

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When to go
Bangkok

Bangkok is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit will depend on your tolerance for the heat and whether you're eager to join in with the festivities. While temperatures average above 30 degrees Celsius for most of the year, the months from November to February are generally cooler with less rainfall, so this is when many travellers head to Thailand to escape the cold winter weather back home. The rainy season runs from July to October and some businesses close during these months. The hottest month of April can be too much for some people, but that's also when the streets break out into a friendly water fight for the three-day Songkran Festival to welcome in the Thai New Year.

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Currency
Bangkok

The official currency is the Thai baht. 

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Electrical
Bangkok

Thailand power outlets use 2-pronged A and C plugs, with 220 volts. You will need to take a travel adaptor if you want to use your UK appliances.

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Travel insurance
Bangkok

The last thing you want is to be caught out in Bangkok. Make sure you are properly covered by travel insurance for everything from lost luggage, accidents and other occurrences. Your expert can arrange your insurance for you.

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What to pack
Bangkok

Bangkok is hot all year round, making summer clothing essential. It’s important to note though that you will need to cover your shoulders and knees if you are visiting temples. Here are a few packing suggestions:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Cool and comfortable walking shoes
  • Adaptor
  • Sarong
  • Flip flops
  • Swimsuit

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