Being the travel hub of south Asia Thailand is one of the first choices for newbie international travellers from India. But keep in mind however, that going here means following a well-beaten tourist trail, there’s no denying that this beguiling country can take a while to get to grips with. To make sure that you experience a pleasant stay during your first trip to Thailand below are some helpful tips to follow:
Accommodation: Thailand is not as expensive compared to western countries. Also, the northern part of Thailand is far less expensive than Bangkok and the southern islands. You can get a comfortable stay in cities with prices slightly above 200 Thai Baht, while prices in the countryside are even lower. Big resorts & Hotels start above 1000 THB. It is recommended to book a hotel or guest house at least 4 weeks prior to your trip.
Food: Street food in Thailand is abundant, delicious & affordable. However take precautions before having street food because it may cause food poisoning. Wash hands before & afterwards or carry a hand sanitizer. Avoid drinking tap water, and carry bottled water with you.
Transportation:Like everything transportation is again very cheap in Thailand. Make sure you travel from one place to other during the day, as train fares get doubled during nights.
Money Saving: Carry enough local currency with you because Indian rupees are not accepted in local market. Experts recommend to buy forex cards for paying your bills at restaurants & hotels. You can purchase forex card from good forex services providers near you. Also carry some cash along with you because forex card is not accepted in local food streets & local markets. With the evolution of e-commerce you can order forex online from a reputed companies like ‘Buyforexonline.com’.
Local Market: Going to a local open air market is must-do for you may find some good deals & good products for very good rates. Some of the best markets are Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Tha Kha Floating Market near Samut Songkhram and Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar. But be aware Thailand is a land of counterfeit products.