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Thailand is in the heart of southeast Asia and is its second largest nation. When it comes to the climate in Thailand, they have 3 seasons which are called hot, cool, and wet season. Even though there are three seasons generally the weather is hot and humid all year round with April and May being the hottest months. Thailand are known for their picture-perfect beaches; there are so many beautiful places to go to experience mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.
There are so many reasons to visit the islands of Thailand. No matter what you are looking to explore you will find something exciting and entertaining on every island. Thailand sees all types of travellers from families and couples to solo travellers, as it has something unique to offer everyone. If you are into full moon parties and lively nightlife, then Koh Phangan and Koh Samui are the perfect islands for you; or if you are into exploring the culture visit Bangkok and check out the Thai cuisine off the street stalls and food markets for a more authentic experience.
Flights from Dublin to Thailand go on a weekly basis. Usually there is 1 or 2 stop overs depending on the airline you choose to fly by. It generally takes 13 hours 30 minutes to fly from Dublin to Bangkok but this will differ depending on your flight itinerary.
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When it comes to lively night scenes and beach parties Thailand is one of the best places to go to let your hair down and experience some wild nights! Some of the best destinations to visit for nightlife are Pa Tong, Phuket, Bangkok, Koh Phangan and Ko Samui.
Thai cuisine is known for its exotic spices and strong flavours. When It comes to eating out in Thailand it is extremely cheap and you can get meals on some islands for as little as 3 euro. Some popular foods that you may find on the islands are noodles and fresh seafoods such as crabs and prawns.
If you are thinking of bringing your kids to Thailand, there are some great family friendly resorts in Phuket, many of which have pools, water slides and beautiful golden sandy beaches within its vicinity. KidZania located in Bangkok is also a great place to bring children. This amusement park is family friendly and allows kids to play and learn about different types of jobs in a fun and entertaining environment. However, it is important if you are visiting Bangkok to stay central and close to shops and transport routes to save time as traffic can be hectic.
If you’re a beach person, then Thailand is one of the best places for you to visit! As the region is known for their tropical beaches, no matter what island you travel to you will be guaranteed to find some beautiful beaches and scenery nearby. Some of the most popular beach destinations are Ko Samui, Pa Tong and the Phi Phi Islands.
Street shopping is extremely popular on the islands in Thailand. Here you will see many markets selling fresh foods, clothes, and vintage pieces. If you are interested in brand names and are passing through Bangkok make sure you stop off at Central World, the largest shopping centre in Thailand.
Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival. This is when Thai people celebrate their new years national holiday. The festival takes place on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April each year and during this time they have a celebration for love, compassion and thankfulness.
The best time to go and explore these islands is during the cool season, from November to March. During this time many tourists flock from all over the world to enjoy the weather, festivities, and everything else these exotic islands have to offer. Prices may be a little dearer to travel during this time as it is peak season.
The Thai Baht is the currency used in Thailand.
Thailand is 7 hours ahead of Ireland.
Thailand has made it very easy for tourists to travel around by having so many different forms of transport and connections available to the islands. Many tourists generally travel from island to island by boat. A popular way of travelling around the islands themselves is by mopeds or by a tuk-tuk. The tuk-tuk is a three wheeled motorcycle and is one of the cheapest forms of transport in Thailand.