|Time:||IST (+) 1 1/2 hrs|
|Visa on Arrival:||Yes|
|Language:||Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.|
|Area:||513,115 sq kms |
|Population:||66,720,153 (July 2011 est.)|
| National Day:||05 Dec (K ing's Birthday)|
|Currency:||Baht (THB) 1 = INR 1.76.|
Generally hot, particularly between March and May. The monsoon season runs from June to October, when the climate is still hot with torrential rains. The best time for travelling is November to February (cool season).
YEAR 2012: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 3 Feb *Magha Bucha Day. 6 Apr Chakri Day. 13 Apr Songkran (Thai New Year). 1 May Labour Day. 5 May Coronation Day. 4 Jun Visakha Bucha. 1 Jul Mid Year Bank Holiday. 8 Jul *Khao Phansa Day (Buddhist Lent). 5 Dec HM The King's Birthday. 10 Dec Constitution Day. 31 Dec New Year's Eve.
|Airline Name:||Thai Airways Int'l (TG)|
|International Airports:||Don Muang (Bangkok) (BKK)Chiang Mai (CNX)Phuket (HKT) Hat Yai (HDY)|