Information & Facts
If you visit Bangkok, you must go and see the immaculate Grand Place. Built in 1782, this architectural marvel was home to the Thai war ministry, state departments and the mint. The palace consists of several buildings including the must see Temple of the Emerald Buddha. You could be visiting this remarkable destination yourself with Thailand holidays and honeymoons from Ireland. The floating markets of Bangkok are a truly unique experience, where you can buy fresh tropical fruit, vegetables and even hot food cooked on floating kitchens.
Patong, the party capital of Phuket is the place to visit for party animals with hundreds of go-go bars, pubs and clubs featuring entertainment from bands and international DJs. Phuket is also home to some of the world’s best scuba destinations in the Andaman Sea, where you can also go snorkelling, surfing and kayaking.
Thailand’s highest peak, Doi Inthanon can be climbed at Doi Inthanon National Park, situated in Chiang Mai Province of northern Thailand. The park also has various waterfalls, birds and wildlife. You could be visiting this this incredible nation soon with cheap Thailand honeymoon and holiday packages from Dublin.
High temperatures and humidity levels are experienced throughout the year. The country is hottest between March and May, and monsoon season runs from June to October. In September and October much of the country suffers from flooding, particularly in the north, north eastern and central regions. The cool season, most favoured by visitors, runs from November to February.
Thai is the official language, although English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
The unit of currency is the Baht (THB), which is divided into 100 satang. Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks, hotels and bureaux de change. Banks are open Monday to Friday. ATMs are available in most cities and tourist resorts. Most large hotels and shops accept travellers cheques, but a better rate will be given at banks. Most major credit cards are accepted at hotels and larger businesses.