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Surface: 513 115 km²
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 66,720,153 inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Status: Non-essential travel to certain areas in Thailand are advised.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, November and December are the best months to travel to northern Thailand.
January, February, March, April, November and December are the best months to travel to Central Thailand.
January, February, March and December are the best months to travel to southern Thailand.
This avoids the hot summer with lots of precipitation.

Thai is the official language in Thailand. There will also be several local languages.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving Thailand.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 30 days in Thailand.
Business travelers do need a visa request.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy in Thailand: .
Dutch consulates in Thailand: .
Thai Embassy in the Netherlands: .
Thai consulate in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Thailand, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

In Thailand (except Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Pattaya) is malaria.

Money and Money
In Thailand, is paid for with the Thai baht (THB).

Traffic and route
In Thailand you must drive on the left side of the road.

In Thailand, sometimes an adapter is needed.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Thailand available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Thailand can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Thailand end in .TH.
Official website of Thailand: .
Thai Tourist Board: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Thailand.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Thailand.

An overview of all the holidays in Thailand, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Thailand can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Thailand can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.