Focus on Bangkok

Friday, 08 June 2018

We all know it as Bangkok, but the ceremonial name of the capital city of Thailand, coined in the XVIII century by the King Rama I and modified later by the King Rama IV, it’s made of about 190 letters*; its abbreviation, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, means City of Angels.

 

Bangkok is the biggest and the most populous city in Thailand. More than ten million people live in this metropolis, and it is also the most visited destination at international level, according to the Global Destination Cities Index 2017**: actually, it surpasses London (United Kingdom), Paris (France), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Singapore (Republic of Singapore), New York (USA), Seoul (South Korea), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Tokyo (Japan) and Istanbul (Turkey).

 

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About 20 million foreign travellers visited Bangkok in 2017, for an amount of more than 35 million of foreign tourists who reached Thailand last year. Among January and April 2018, the Asian Country registered 13,7 million*** of international arrivals, for a 13,9% growth per year. That’s not all: the Thai government plans to close the year with a 37 million share.

 

If you want to learn more about Bangkok and the whole Thailand, we suggest you to google Amazing Thailand, the multilingual official website of the National Authority for Thai Tourism, full of news, ideas and exact and updated information.

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The Italian version of Amazing Thailand is particularly interesting, because of a sction thanks to you can download and consult Taste of Thailand, the official magazine of the National Authority for Thai Tourism in Italy. On the other hand, compared to the other Amazing Thailand version, the Italian one doesn’t provide the Trip Planner tool, developed for supplying suggested tours.

 

 

 

All the Amazing Thailand versions offer the possibility to download and consult brochures dedicated to the destinations (Bangkok) and the experiences (ex. Beaches and Islands, Shopping, Spiagge e Isole, Shopping, Spa and Beauty etc.). If you know the English language, we suggest you to browse the brochure available on the international version of Amazing Thailand, because of its wider catalogue and because it offers almost each destination and each experience.

 

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Between the unmissable experiences, you can find without any doubt the Thai food, and in particular the street food. It’s not a case that the World Tourism Organization chose Bangkok to host the fourth World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (30 May – 1° June 2018).

 

By the way, apart from street food, we want to remind you our special themed focuses: food tourism, wine tourism and olive oil tourism.

 

For the capital city of Thailand, another institutional search is Bangkok Tourist, a website edited by the Bangkok Tourism Division of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, published in Thai, Japanese, Chinese and English. Don’t waste your time on it if you don’t have much, because the loading of the pages in Bangkok Tourist will take a long time.

 

Passports, tourist visas and other information

 

To enter in Thailand, it’s necessary to have the six month validity passport at the arrival and with two blank pages for the visa. By law, your clients have to take always with them their original passport.

 

For stays of less than 30 days, for tourists from the following Countries, the visa is not necessary:

 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • South Korea
  • Denmark
  • Estonia

 

  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Vietnam

 

For each information regarding the entrance in Thailand, we recommend you to consult the embassies and the consulate to refer to.

 

The same advice is valid to remain up-to-date with the prohibitions and with the import restrictions. We remind you, for example, that from the 31st January 2018 it’s not allowed to smoke in 24 Thai beaches**** (the transgressors will be punished with 1 year in jail and/or a 100.000 Bath ticket). Moreover, in Thailand is forbidden to have, sell, import and export electronic cigarettes and their components (the risk is a ticket of about five times the worth of the object and even up to 5 years in jail).

 

Enjoy your work with 6tour!

 

 

*Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahastan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

Bangkok, Wikipedia

 

** Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017

 

*** China, India lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand

 

****Smoking is not allowed in the following beaches:

  • Banchuen Beach, Khlong Yai, Trat Province
  • Laem Sadet Beach, Tha Mai, Chantaburi Province
  • Saeng Chan Beach, Meuang, Rayong Province
  • Bangsaen Beach, Meuang, Chon Buri Province
  • Tam Pang Beach, Ko Si Chang, Chon Buri Province
  • Sai Kaew Beach, Sattahip, Chon Buri Province
  • Dongtan Beach, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri Province
  • Cha-am Beach, Cha-am, Petchaburi Province
  • Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin, Prachuap Kirikan Province
  • Khao TaKieb Beach, Hua Hin, Prachuap Kirikan Province
  • Sairee Beach, Mueang, Chumphon Province
  • Bor Pud Beach, Koh Samui, Suratthani Province
  • Samran Beach, Hat Samran, Trang Province
  • Kiong Dao Beach, Koh Lanta, Krabi Province
  • Kor Kwang, Koh Lanta, Krabi Province
  • Phra-ae Beach, Koh Lanta, Krabi Province
  • Khao Lak Beach, Takua Pah, Phang-Nga Province
  • Khai Nok Beach, Koh Yao, Phang-Nga Province
  • Khai Nai Beach, Koh Yao, Phang-Nga Province
  • Patong Beach, Kratoo, Phuket Province
  • Wasugree Beach, Saiburi, Pattani Province
  • Chalatas Beach, Muang, Songkla Province
  • Plai Sai, Pak Panang, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province

Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Koh Tao, Koh Pa-ngan, Suratthani Province

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