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About Bangkok

Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realise why. Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn. Marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants.

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Visa

In Thailand there are eight major visa types issued under the Immigration Act. Each category is restricted to the purpose for which the visa has been issued, and foreigners are required to strictly follow the rules governing each visa category. For more details, you could find on the Thai Embassy website: www.thaiembassy.com

Transportation

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BTS:

The BTS is undoubtedly the swiftest way to get around, and can whisk you right where you want to be in no time at all. Note that Service runs between 06:30 and midnight, and the trains can be packed during peak hours (07:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 19:00).

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MRT:

Fast and efficient, the Mass Rapid Transit network (MRT) serves 18 stations and stretches for 20 km in a horseshoe shape from Hua Lamphong in the South (near Chinatown) to Bang Sue in the north. Trains arrive every 5-7 minutes, and connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom stations.

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Bangkok Airport Link:

The Bangkok Airport Rail Link (06:00-midnight) that connects downtown Bangkok with Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a smart alternative to the airport’s express buses or taxis. The City Line makes six stops between downtown (Phayathai Station) and the airport, completing each run in 30 minutes, making this a quick and convenient transport option for getting in and out of Bangkok.

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Taxis

Besides the BTS and MRT, the easiest and most convenient way to get around Bangkok is by taxi. Communication can be a problem with the majority of Bangkok's taxi drivers as they often speak little English.They're cheap and available virtually 24 hours a day.Since taxis are cheap and the drivers work all hours in traffic that is legendary, a small tip is often appreciated.

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Weather

In December, it's winter in Bangkok. While because of its tropical climate,the daily average temperature is 26°C with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Besides the summer cloths, prepare yourself for some rain as there are on average two days worth of the wet stuff in the month

Electricity in Thailand

Thailand uses a two pin plug socket. The standard voltage is 220V. So travelers may need to prepare power plug adapters in advance.

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