Vaccines and health
Thailand is no mandated immunization for Spanish citizens. You will need a yellow fever vaccination though if you have previously travelled to a place where there is a danger. This holds true even if your only contact with these at-risk nations was at the airport. In any event, it is typically advised to get vaccinated against tetanus, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B before leaving Europe.
Although there are private hospitals in the major cities where it is possible to receive very advanced medical care for a fee in advance, the country’s sanitary conditions often fall short of European norms. Because of this, we always advise getting reasonably comprehensive travel assistance insurance before visiting Thailand.
In response, the Thai Ministry of Health issued a warning about the high incidence of dengue, which has been made worse by the arrival of the rains. In the north and center of the country, the most instances have been reported. Fever, muscle discomfort, nausea, and chills are among the flu-like symptoms of dengue. If you develop a fever, you should consult a doctor right away rather than trying to treat yourself. Aspirin use carries some risk.
A mention of Thai cuisine, a representation of the nation’s culture, had to be included in our travel advice for Thailand.
Thai food is special because it combines a variety of spices and ingredients, giving each meal a distinct flavor. Foods that blend spicy, sour, sweet, and salty flavors are frequently seen in cuisines.
Soup, salad, fish, rice, veggies, and occasionally pig, chicken, or beef are all common ingredients in Thai cuisine. Thai food blends the greatest elements of Indian and Chinese cooking styles, including unique spices, Chinese noodles, and curries.
There are several places to eat Thai food. From the most opulent restaurants to street sellers selling pad Thai, Chinese noodles, or grilled meat.
Thais prefer to eat quietly in the evenings, especially in Bangkok, in outside garden restaurants and restaurants beside waterways. The menus are comprehensive, the service is prompt, and the pricing are fair—just like everywhere else in Thailand.
Thailand uses the Thai Baht, or THB, which is divisible into 100 satang’s (one euro is equal to 37 baths).
There are currently 1, 2, 5 and 10 baht coins, as well as 25 and 50 satang coins. Tickets are 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 baths, respectively. It is not a good idea to exchange euros for dollars because you will have to perform one more transaction and pay a double commission.
In hotels and certain-level restaurants, credit cards are frequently accepted. It can also be used to make ATM cash withdrawals. The greatest currency rate for converting euros to baths can be found in banks, despite the fact that nearly all of them charge commissions.
Tai, often known as Siamese, is the national language of Thailand. It is an Indian language with Sanskrit and Pail elements. In most hotels, restaurants, and stores in tourist destinations and large cities, English is understood and spoken. However, only a small portion of the populace is conversant in this language.
Buddhism has 95% of the population in Thailand, making it the obvious majority religion. The Theravada school of Buddhism, which some believe to be the “original” teachings of the Buddha, is the one practiced in Thailand.
Being an apprentice monk or neon is a popular career choice for young males (less so for women). They frequently stay in the temple for three months, studying Buddhism’s tenets and adopting the monks’ way of life.
Naturally, one of our travel advices for Thailand is to respect all religions once you get there. Remember that some requirements must be followed, such going barefoot or respecting silence, in order to enter temples. These straightforward manners will make you more sociable and ensure that you don’t encounter any difficulties when visiting this kind of monument.
The weather in Thailand
Thailand experiences constant heat. The rainy or monsoon season, which lasts roughly from May to October, the coolest season, which lasts from November to February, and the warmest season, which lasts from March to May, make up the country’s three distinct seasons..
As a result, November to February is the greatest period to visit the country because it is less humid and rainy, which attracts more tourists and travellers. If you can’t travel during this period, it’s okay. Travelling during low tourist season has its benefits as well: costs are lower, lodging is freer, finding train tickets are simpler, there are deals and discounts available, etc.
It’s not impossible to travel through Thailand during the wet or monsoon season. The rainy season is quite erratic, and even when it does rain, it almost never does so continuously. Instead, it usually pours heavily for a few hours, usually in the evening, before ceasing.
Thailand is a vibrant and diverse country that offers a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural landscapes, and warm hospitality to visitors from around the world. From the bustling city streets of Bangkok to the tranquil beaches of Phuket and the ancient temples of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s attractions are boundless. With its delectable cuisine, fascinating history, and vibrant festivals, Thailand offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Whether exploring the bustling markets, indulging in a traditional Thai massage, or embarking on an elephant trek through the lush rainforests, Thailand’s charm and beauty are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits.