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Tips for travelling to Thailand with your family

With its rich culture, amazing attractions and nature adventure excursions, Thailand is an amazing holiday destination, there's no doubt about it. Here are some things you should keep in mind when venturing to this Asian country with your family in tow.

Arrive at your destination hassle-free

While it may cost a little bit extra, a direct flight is a good idea. First off, it'll save you time, but it will also ensure your kids won't get antsy and frustrated by waiting around and will be bright eyed and bushy tailed when they step off the plane. Also, make sure you arrive in Thailand at a reasonable hour. If you arrive before your kids' bedtime, you can wake up the next morning fresh and ready to start the day.

Have a plan in place for when you do touch down. Thailand is a busy country, and you'll probably be touching down in a bustling city with a foreign language, culture and customs. If you're landing in Bangkok, Thai Taxis is a private company that will get you where you need to go.

Take time to become acquainted with your destination

It can be very tempting to want to get out there and experience all this wonderful land has to offer, but so you and your kids don't burn out, make your first day a relaxing one. Popular tourist attractions will be busy and probably stressful, so find a local park, such as Benjasiri Park and Chatuchak Park in Bangkok, and have a picnic or head to a local pool.

Ease into your holiday and give your kids time to adjust to this vastly different country. The temperature, time difference and culture will all take a bit of getting used to. Give them lots of water, stay close and explain to them what is happening. If you remain calm, this will help your child to feel more at ease as well.