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If you are planning a trip to the land of smiles, our homeland let us give you the 101.
DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM LONDON:
Thai Airways/Eva Airways/British Airways
11 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
NOVEMBER TO MARCH: Dry season
MAY TO OCTOBER: Rainy season
The Thai New Years, coincide with the hottest summer month. The splashing of water is a cleansing ritual to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year. Visit now for a 3 days country wide water fight.
NOVEMBER: Loy Kratong
Kratong (decorated banana leaf boats) floating to give thanks to Phra Mae Kongka (the goddess of water). This symbolise the floating away of bad luck and karma. Head up north for Yee Peng, where they release lanterns into the sky.
The local Thai currency is the Baht, you can often get better rates when exchanging money in Thailand than your home country.
The 7% VAT can be claimed back at the airport.