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Thailand Country Quickfacts

  • Bangkok Skyline
  • Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat
  • Monk mentoring youth
  • Nang Yuan Island
  • Elephant ride
Area:  513,120 km².
Capital: Bangkok
Country Code: 66
Country Population: 70,060,790
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels and state-run shops in the major cities.
Currency: Baht (THB = 100 Satangs)
Departure Tax: From February 2007; International 700 Baht, Domestic 100 Baht (except Samui 400 Baht). Usually included in the air ticket.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220 AC 50Hz.
Ethnic Groups: 
  • Thai and Thai Chinese
  • Northeastern Thai (Isan Lao)
  • Central Thai
  • Northern Thai
  • Southern Thai
  • Thai Chinese
  • Khmer
  • Malay
Flag: Thailand Flag
Location:  Southeast Asia.
Official Language(s): Thai is the official language. English and Chinese (Tachew) are widely spoken.
Religion: Buddhist, Muslim, Christian.
Time Zone: 12 hours ahead of Toronto and 15 hours ahead of Vancouver.

Tipping is not generally expected in Thailand, but it is appreciated when good service has been provided. The local currency is THB (Thai Baht). We suggest you tip the following:

  • Tour Guides: approx USD $10 (300-350 THB) per client/day
  • Drivers on day tours: approx USD $5 (150 THB) per client/day

At restaurants or in taxis, we suggest you round up your bill by around 50 THB. At many restaurants or upmarket eateries, a 10% service charge will be added to your bill. When this is the case, tipping is not expected. If not, we suggest you round up your bill. A 50 Thai Baht tip for a porter who carries your bags to your room is fairly standard.



Thailand Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Thailand.

Learn about the history and culture of Thailand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Thailand's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Thailand for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Thailand tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Thailand vacation, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages and India tours plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Thailand tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Thailand tours, vacations, and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a romantic island stay, a stay of distinction, a classic itinerary, an air, and land getaway, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Thailand.

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