Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 191 or 1669
  • Police: 191 or 1669
  • Fire dept: 199 or 191
  • Medical emergency/Police in Bangkok: 1646
  • Emergency service for tourists: 1155
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: yellow fever for all travellers coming from an infected area
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

Malaria prevention recommended in rural areas and regions close to Cambodia and Myanmar

Doctor consultation fees
between €25 and €35 in the private sector
Quality of public medical facilities
good
Tap water
not advisable to drink

Practical information

Capital
Bangkok
Major towns and cities
Bangkok, Phuket, Nakhon Ratchasima
Official languages
Thai
GDP
USD 273.3 billion
Population
65 million
Area
513 115 km2
Currency
Time zone
UTC +7
Country code
+66 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Bangkok (BKK), Phuket (HKT), Chiang Mai (CNX), Hat Yai (HDY) and Koh Samui (USM)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

February: Chinese New Year
February-March: Chiang Mai flower festival
November: Surin Elephant Round-up
November full moon: Festival of Lights in Bangkok
5 December: National Day 

Climate
Tropical
Best time to visit
November to March
Best places to visit

Ayutthaya
Bangkok
Chatuchak Market in Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Ko Lanta
Ko Phetra National Marine Park
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Tarutao Marine Park
Pha Taem National Park
Phu Kradung National Park
Phu Phra Bat National Park
Phuket
Sala Kaew Ku Sculpture Park
Sukhothai

Housing
approximately €350/month for a 35m² furnished studio apartment in Bangkok

Partenaires

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