About Thailand

Welcome to the Kingdom of Thailand. Discover this diverse country with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.

Whether you're young or old, travelling alone or with friends or as a family. Looking for a romantic getaway, an action packed holiday, a cultural experience or something a little more relaxed.

The main entry port to Thailand is the capital, Bangkok, which is served by several international airlines on a daily schedule from most Australian ports. Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, is modern and efficient and is the main hub for connecting flights to all the major tourist destinations in Thailand including Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and Chiang Mai. The airport is located approximately 45 minutes drive from the city but transfer times will vary depending of traffic and weather conditions.

The resort areas of Pattaya and Cha Am/Hua Hin are also accessed via Bangkok and are a comfortable 2 & 3 hour drive from the city.

Phuket, Thailand's premier holiday island destination, is able to be accessed by several direct flights from the East Coast of Australia with Thai Airways International and Jetstar or via several Asian ports including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and of course Bangkok. There are also direct flights from Perth. These many options make Phuket an ideal choice for a convenient tropical holiday.

Thailand is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time GMT + 7). An easier way to think of it is: Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in normal time are 3 hours ahead of Thailand (during Daylight Savings this increases to 4 hours). Perth is usually only 1 hour head of Thailand and Adelaide is 1 & 1/2 hours ahead.

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