Quick Guide | Bangkok, Thailand
Entry Requirements: Passport, Tourist visa (if staying longer than 30 days)
Security: Petty crime (pickpocketing, theft of mobile phones). As always beware of your surroundings, don’t carry more cash than you need, don’t flaunt any expensive personal belongings, and make sure your passport/visa are in a safe location.
Drugs are prohibited (including marijuana) which can result in severe fines/prison sentences. Night-time police checks occur to search for illegal drugs – mainly around entertainment districts.
Tourists are required to carry identification at all time. Although you can carry a photocopy of your passport police may want to see the original.
Currency: Baht (THB), ATM’s are widely available, and major credit cards are widely accepted.
When To Go: May-November is generally rainy. Although it is warm and humid you can expect showers in the afternoon. November – Mid January is the ‘cool’ season. As Thailang is topical, it is cooler but still humid and comfortable. March – May is incredible hot.
Time: + 11 hours (EST)
Wat Pho – Buddhist temple and also the birth place of traditional Thai massages.
Rama VIII Bridge – Cable bridge which crosses the Charo Phraya River. It had an asymmetric design with a single pylon in an upside down ‘Y’ shape. The bridge has a main span of 980 feet, and at its time of completion was one of the largest asymmetric cable bridge.
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