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Tourism in Thailand: what you need to know

Find here all the information you need to plan your stay in Thailand. We have targeted the best things to do on the spot, retained hotels with good prices and amenities, and gathered useful information about transportation. And we are doing our best to illustrate our words with maps and pictures.

Where to stay in Thailand

in Thailand there are mid-range hotels and in large numbers.

The 5-star hotels in Thailand

Looking for a good 5-star hotel in Thailand? First of all, by choosing to come in Thailand you made the right choice because the luxury hotels are very very good. To help you in your choice, here is some useful information.

In Thailand and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Thailand

In Thailand hotels are renowned for their good infrastructure and the comfort of their rooms, but variations in quality are felt from one hotel to another. Follow our advice to book the best!

You make good choice if you book at Lub d Phuket Patong (one of the best option in Patong Beach), at Chillax Resort (a very pleasant establishment ) or at Baiyoke Sky Hotel.

3-star hotels in Thailand

Good options are: At Residence Suvarnabhumi (one of the best choices in Lat Krabang), at Tara Place (a excellent establishment) or Thai Thai Sukhothai Guesthouse.

Guesthouses in Thailand

In Thailand and in the immediate surroundings there is a large offer of guesthouses. Not always easy to choose. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the GranMonte Guest House, an basic but correct establishment. Also consider the P&Mo guesthouse, which is overall okay...

Hotels with golf in Thailand

In Thailand and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort and Spa (one of the best choices at Bangna), at Summit Windmill Golf Residence (an establishment very pleasant ) or at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Thailand? The best place to stay in Thailand is at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn in Bangkok.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Thailand? The best 5 stars hotel in Thailand is the Aquatoria BangTao Villa in Bang Tao Beach.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Thailand? The best 4 stars hotel in Thailand is the Lub d Phuket Patong in Patong Beach.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Thailand? The best 3 stars hotel in Thailand is the At Residence Suvarnabhumi in Lat Krabang.

What is the best hotel with spa in Thailand? The best hotel with spa in Thailand is the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa in Ko Yao Yai.

What is the best resort hotel in Thailand? The best resort hotel in Thailand is the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort in Phi Phi Don.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in Thailand? The best hotel to practice golf in Thailand is the Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort and Spa in Bangna.

What is the best guesthouse in Thailand? The best guesthouse in Thailand is the GranMonte Guest House in Phayayen.

How to get to Thailand

Going to Thailand by plane

Suvarnabhumi Airport : the airport has 5131 flights per week. It is served by 83 airlines that offer 151 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates and Thai Airways International
  • Moscow : flights operated by Aeroflot
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air and Thai Airways International
  • Sydney : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Emirates and Qantas
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways
  • Stockholm : flights operated by Air Djibouti and Thai Airways International
  • Copenhagen : flights operated by Air Djibouti and Thai Airways International
  • Tel Aviv : flights operated by Sun D'Or International Airlines and Arkia
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport : London

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Thai Airways International, Cathay Pacific and Bangkok Airways
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International, Royal Jordanian, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile
  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Eva Air, China Airlines and Thai Airways International
  • Seoul : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Sierra National Airlines and T'Way Airlines
  • Yangon : flights operated by Myanmar National Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International, Myanmar Airways International and Thai Smile
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air South and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Phnom Penh : flights operated by Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and Thai Smile
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Thai Airways International and Jetstar Pacific Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport : Tokyo.

Domestic flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport :

There are 14 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile.

  • Phuket : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Ko Samui : flights operated by Bangkok Airways
  • Krabi : flights operated by Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Chiang Rai : flights operated by Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and Velvet Sky
  • Hat Yai : flights operated by Thai Smile
  • Sukhothai : flights operated by Bangkok Airways
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport : .

Low cost airlines to Suvarnabhumi Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Thai Airways International, Cathay Pacific and Bangkok Airways
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Phuket : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Hat Yai : flights operated by Thai Smile
  • Chiang Rai : flights operated by Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and Velvet Sky
  • Seoul : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Sierra National Airlines and T'Way Airlines
  • Stockholm : flights operated by Air Djibouti and Thai Airways International
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport: Copenhagen.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Kathmandu : flights operated by Rayyan Air and Thai Airways International

Don Mueang International Airport : the airport has 3087 flights per week. It is served by 11 airlines that offer 77 destinations.

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Don Mueang International Airport :

  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Airasia, Thai Airasia and Tor Air
  • Yangon : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Singapore : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Tiger Airways
  • Siem Reap : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Macau : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by Air Sylhet and Thai Airasia
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Chongqing : flights operated by Air Sylhet and Thai Airasia
  • Seoul : flights operated by Mesaba Airlines
  • Zhengzhou : flights operated by Air Sylhet
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Don Mueang International Airport : Hanoi.

Domestic flights from Don Mueang International Airport :

There are 25 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Nok Air.

  • Phuket : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Nok Air
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Hat Yai : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Krabi : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Chiang Rai : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Nok Air and Thai Airasia
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Don Mueang International Airport : Phitsanulok.

Low cost airlines to Don Mueang International Airport :

  • Phuket : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Nok Air
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Hat Yai : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Krabi : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Chiang Rai : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Thai Airasia and Nok Air
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Airasia, Thai Airasia and Tor Air
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat : flights operated by Air Sylhet, Nok Air and Thai Airasia
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Don Mueang International Airport : .

Phuket International Airport : the airport has 1456 flights per week. It is served by 36 airlines that offer 45 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways
  • Zurich : flights operated by Edelweiss Air
  • Moscow : flights operated by Aeroflot
  • Abu Dhabi : flights operated by Etihad Airways
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Thai Airways International
  • Sydney : flights operated by Jetstar Airways
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Jetstar Airways
  • Helsinki : flights operated by Finnair

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Phuket International Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, Silkair, Jetstar Asia Airways and Thai Airasia
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air
  • Hangzhou : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air Sylhet and Air China
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, Thai Airways International, Hk Express and Thai Airasia
  • Shenzhen : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Shanghai : flights operated by Shanghai Airlines and Air Sylhet
  • Beijing : flights operated by Hainan Airlines, Thai Airways International and Air China
  • Chongqing : flights operated by Tianjin Airlines
  • Chengdu : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Phuket International Airport : Seoul.

Domestic flights from Phuket International Airport :

There are 9 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Nok Air.

  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Nok Air
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Ko Samui : flights operated by Bangkok Airways
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile
  • Chon Buri : flights operated by Thai Airasia and Bangkok Airways
  • Hat Yai : flights operated by Bangkok Airways
  • Chiang Rai : flights operated by Velvet Sky

Low cost airlines to Phuket International Airport :

  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Air Sylhet and Nok Air
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Velvet Sky and Thai Smile
  • Singapore : flights operated by Tiger Airways, Silkair, Jetstar Asia Airways and Thai Airasia
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Thai Airasia, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile
  • Chon Buri : flights operated by Thai Airasia and Bangkok Airways
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, Thai Airways International, Hk Express and Thai Airasia
  • Nanjing : flights operated by Air Sylhet
  • Sydney : flights operated by Jetstar Airways
  • Wuhan : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Phuket International Airport : Macau.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Zurich : flights operated by Edelweiss Air

What to do in Thailand

Depending on the time you have to visit Thailand, consider the visit of Krabi Cozy Place Hotel, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Giant Swing, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Lanta Mermaid Boutique House and Vimanmek Mansion.

Museums in Thailand

In Thailand on rainy days, go to the museum. We especially recommend Vimanmek Mansion, Sirindhorn Museum and Erawan Museum.

Phimai National Museum, M.R. Kukrit'S House, Varadis Palace, Condom Museum, Wang Chao Mueang Phatthalung, Bangkok Planetarium and Ban Kao National Museum are also worth visiting. But to be perfectly complete on the offer of museum in Thailand we must also mention Plai Nern Palace, Rai Mae Fa Luang Art And Cultural Park, Hall Of Railway Heritage, King Prajadhipok Museum, The Museum Of Siam, Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center, Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Chulalongkorn University Museum, Andaman Beads Museum and Buddhist Manuscript Library And Museum.

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