What should tourists know about Thailand? Features of national tourism

SPA resorts in India and Thailand: popular places, characteristics of the best hotels, services offered

Each resort state has its own pros and cons that must be weighed before going on a trip. And the further the country is located and the stricter the laws in it, the more serious the consequences of an unsuccessful choice of a vacation spot can be.

Thailand is a prime example of this.

Prison due to late visa

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been a lot of guests in the kingdom, including Russians.

Some, for various reasons, are in no hurry to return home, so the Thai authorities fear that foreign citizens will remain in the country, but already illegally.

Foreigners have been warned that they must renew their visas by September 26th. Those who fail to do so face harsh measures such as fines, deportation, or even jail time.

If a foreigner is found who has illegally stayed in Thailand for 10 years, then after deportation, the entry to the kingdom will be closed for him forever.

Garbage by mail

The problem of garbage has long and acutely faced the Thai authorities, but only in the Khao Yai National Park, which is located near the capital of the country, Bangkok, this issue began to be tackled in a tough and original way.

Tourists who are used to mindlessly littering will definitely not like such a surprise.

Thailand's natural parks are home to many unique species of living creatures that are very vulnerable to the waste of civilization.

Tourism in Thailand is one of the main sectors of the economy. Tourism revenues account for a significant share of Thailand's GDP (6.7% in 2007).


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Southern Thailand [edit]

The region is located on the Malacca Peninsula in the southern part of the country. In the east, the shores are washed by the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, and in the west by the Andaman Sea. The axial part of the peninsula is occupied by mountain ranges, dissected by small valleys, and the coastal area has a flat relief. Much of the south is covered with wooded hills interspersed with plantations of tropical fruits and rubber trees.

The beginning of the development of the tourism industry dates back to the 1970s, when the first bungalows began to appear here, however, the real boom came in the 1990s, which spurred the development of the industry in this region. Today, the main resorts that specialize in mass tourism are the islands of Phuket and Koh Samui, famous for their white sand beaches, lagoons, waterfalls, coral reefs and coconut palms. The most famous beaches are Chaweng, Lamai, Nathon, Bophut, Taling Ngam, Menam, Big Buddha, Hua Thanon, Bang Po, Choeng Mon, Bang Kao and Lipa Noi. Hua Hin, located relatively close to Bangkok, is gaining more and more popularity.

On December 26, 2004, the west coast of the peninsula, especially the island of Phuket, was hit by a tsunami caused by an earthquake at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Several hundred people died here, including foreign tourists. Virtually all of the major beaches on the west coast, especially Kamala, Patong, Karon and Kata, have suffered extensive damage. Hotels on the southern beaches of the island were also damaged. During the year, the hotel owners have been restoring their infrastructure and by 2005 the flow of tourists has returned to its previous level.

Central Thailand [edit]

This region is located in the valley of the Chao Phrai River, as well as the adjacent mountain belt along with part of the Malacca Peninsula. Most of the population is concentrated here, as well as the largest enterprises, main transport routes and historical and cultural attractions. The center of the region is the city of Bangkok - the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. The city is surrounded on all sides by canals, towers and walls. The palace of the king and the viceroy is also located here, as well as numerous monasteries: Wat Pho (Temple of the Sleeping Buddha) is famous for the image of Buddha in anticipation of reaching nirvana, his largest image in this position (the statue reaches 46 m in length and 15 m in height ); nearby is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), considered the most sacred site in Thailand; The Wat Ratchanadda Temple houses the only iron building of Buddhist architecture in Bangkok. The tourist infrastructure of Bangkok is designed for a large number of tourists, of different interests and wealth. Most of the hotels are located in the city center, including the oldest Orient Bangkok, built in 1887. [1]

South of Bangkok is one of the most important Thai resorts - Pattaya. This small town is visited annually by up to 5.5 million tourists from Europe and East Asia. Almost the entire coastal strip is occupied by beaches, on which numerous hotel complexes are built. Not far from the city there are several crocodile, tiger, elephant farms, where all kinds of performances with the participation of animals are constantly held. There is also a botanical garden Madame Nong Nooch with one of the most beautiful orchid park in Southeast Asia. Directly in the city there is a park of miniature copies of the world attractions of Mini Siam.

As a rule, ordinary tourists do not care much about the historical information about the country and the principles of its state structure. The main topics of countless online forums are the characteristic features of Thailand, the secrets of an effective and safe holiday. Some of the helpful tips and tricks are really worth considering. But some of the warnings of the seasoned are more based on myths, have long lost their relevance, and they all continue to be exaggerated in the tourist environment.

From the point of view of my experience, as well as on the basis of numerous conversations with Thai natives and data obtained from professional curiosity, I want to shed light on some selective features of national tourism. Thai and ours, including.

Should I contact local travel agencies in the country?

Contact us! Although, going to Thailand, you will more than once come across controversial recommendations on this matter (do not trust! They deceive! Rip off at exorbitant prices!). Nonsense! Don't believe it. It is a myth. Rather, a half-truth or a statement of isolated cases.

Thai travel companies value their reputation and their customers. It is completely unprofitable for them to cheat any of the tourists and lose what most effectively helps in the local competition. And the struggle there, I tell you, is not for life, but for death. It is a fact.

Can I go to Thailand without knowing the Thai language?

A lady of Balzac age, well drunk, rushes to the toilet of a Pattaya restaurant. Staff who do not speak Russian cannot understand what she actually wants. Nor can a British tourist, having dinner at a table at the very entrance, figure it out. But, as a true gentleman, he clearly considers it necessary to provide all possible help to a pretty feminine. Addressing her in English: "How can I help you, lady?" The lady, without hesitation, pours a ton of mate on the gentleman and declares: "Eat your lunch, I'm not a prostitute and I won't go to the rooms with you!" And then he adds, addressing the restaurant staff: “What are you staring at? Just try to rip off money for a toilet - I'll show you the sky in diamonds! ". I interfere. I explain to each of the parties the essence of the matter. Smooth the corners. I will additionally explain to the lady that lunch is served at other times of the day. For which I get my portion of the Russian mat. The heart is overflowing with nostalgia. Eh, Russia is a generous soul ... Or maybe Ukraine is Ridna? Or maybe blue-eyed Belarus? In general, I could hardly restrain myself not to answer in our way, in Brazilian ...

Should we hire local guides?

The further from Pattaya, the more tangible the complexity of communication. And there are also fewer Russian-speaking tourists. On the islands, especially in respectable recreation areas, Russian speech is generally very rare. Not because our compatriots are not there (they, as the people say, are everywhere). Most likely because tourists are fluent in English. Where who is - you can't make out anymore. Is that on the characteristic accent, but on the "interjections".

This business is Thai assistance to "languageless" tourists - like Russian roulette. Individuals, unlike official travel companies, do not always keep their word, even if they give guarantees. They bear responsibility, but sometimes only until the moment of this very responsibility comes. They are certainly interested in their own reputation, but, again, not everything. Although, many treat their work very, very professionally.

I have met conservative European tourists who traditionally travel to Thailand. Every year they go to the same resort, stay at the same hotel, go to the same beach, use the services of the same beachboys (caretakers of certain beach areas, so to speak). And most of the scourge fights are also assistant guides. For their own. Theirs trust theirs. Trust, in this case, is the key to a long-term relationship.

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Health & Spa Tours

Thailand is famous for its atmosphere of tropical tranquility, and the Thais themselves are considered a nation with strong spiritual traditions. A long history of traditional medicine, wellness treatments and Buddhist meditation practices have made the Kingdom of Thailand a top destination for health-conscious people. The forefront of Thailand's spa tourism industry is undeniable.

SPA Hotels in Thailand Wellness Tours to Thailand

B. are Medical Center is a modern medical complex for the whole family located in the capital of Thailand.

Here, state-of-the-art technologies are successfully combined with proven methods of alternative medicine, and the high level of training of specialists and an individual approach to each patient make it possible to achieve excellent results in treatment.

This is the only hospital in Bangkok to receive the prestigious Healing Environment Awards.

The amazing range of treatments and services offered in the SPA will help you to feel completely calm and relaxed.

Thai spas offer a variety of health-enhancing treatments: steam baths and saunas, swimming and diving pools, jacuzzis, outdoor massage pavilions, gyms, wonderfully decorated treatment and beauty rooms, relaxation areas and rest, halls for yoga and meditation.

These spas try to promote all the elements of a healthy lifestyle: in the spa complexes you will find restaurants with healthy, balanced cuisine - food and drinks. All these services, combined with impeccable Thai service, have long made Thailand famous as the capital of the spa industry in the world.

There are several different types of SPA in Thailand: independent SPA complexes or salons, where they come during the day, SPA at hotels, SPA resorts, where they stay for 3-21 days, depending on the chosen wellness program, or specialized in a specific area of ​​the spa.


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