They say that Thailand is similar to marmite – you’ll either love it or hate it. Well one thing is for sure…it’s worth spreading your time here (pardon the pun) in the various locations on offer to really appreciate and indulge in the cultural experience.
Arriving by air you can enter Thailand for 30 days with a VOA (visa on arrival). This can be extended for a further 30 days but you’ll need to apply at an immigration office in Bangkok and other destinations at around £40 for the privilege. You will get a Visa on Arrival valid for 15 days if you are traveling via the land borders. A point to remember is your entry dates into the Kingdom as an overstay can become a costly mistake and you’ll be fined 500 baht per day up to a maximum of 20,000 baht and possibly black-listed from future travel, so a scenario to avoid…..
With so many destinations to explore and with much to see and do, if you’re lucky enough to have time on your hands, then the extension is a cheap alternative if you wish to prolong your stay within the land of smiles.
From the Khao San Road, the world-wide backpackers hub in Bangkok up to Chiang Mai in the North, or down south to Krabi province and the now well trekked routes to the southern islands, this South East Asian wonder still has plenty to offer even to the experienced traveler.
With beautiful islands like Koh Samui and Koh Lanta on your doorstep, and with various modes of transport available for getting about, it’s no wonder that Thailand still has the pulling power for backpackers across the globe. Though costs have increased since the hey-day of the 90’s, it’s still an ideal destination for the budget traveler, and bargains for accommodation are still easy to find so get your poker-face on and barter down any price, as they’re always negotiable.
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