Temperatures in Thailand vary little outside 25-35 degrees Celsius;however,temperatures in the northern provinces can drop much lower during the cool season. The three seasons are: cool season(November to February),hot season (March to June) and rainy season (July to October).
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- What To Wear
Light, loose cotton clothing is best. Nylon should be avoided. Sweaters are needed during the cool season evenings or if visiting mountainous areas or national parks. Jackets and ties are required in a few restaurants and nightclubs. Neat clothes are required for entering temples or palaces.
The Thai unit of currency is the baht, which is worth a little less than 3 US cents. One US dollar = approximately 40 baht. There are 100 satangs in 1 baht. (B=baht) Notes are issued in denominations of 1000 (gray), 500 (purple), 100 (red), 50 (blue), 20 (green), and 10 (brown). There are five coins: 10, 5 and 1 baht coin, and 50 and 25 satang.
Most foreign currencies and traveller cheques are easily changed at banks, hotels or moneychangers. All major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the kingdom.
Traveller Cheques & Credit Cards
- Business Hours
Most commercial concerns operate a five-day week.Government offices are generally open between 8:30am and 4:30pm with a noon to 1:00pm lunch break. General banking hours are Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Many stores open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Local Time GMT + 7 hours.
The electric system is 220 Volt AC (50 cycles). There are many plugs and sockets in use. Travelers with shavers, tape recorders and other appliances should carry a plug-adapter kit.
The country code for Thailand is +66
The Tourist Police is a unit of English-speaking policemen set up to protect and assist visitors to Thailand. There are branches in Bangkok,Pattaya,Chiang Mai,Hat Yai,Phuket, Kanchanaburi,Koh Samui. Hot Line:1155
There are two types of hospital in Thailand for medical emergencies:government public hospitals and private hospitals. Most major provincial cities have international standard private hospitals.