5 Important things to know before visiting Thailand

Thailand, located in the center of mainland Southeast Asia, is a country preferred by many tourists each year. Both luxury travelers, as well as backpackers, come here and everyone finds something suitable to their preferences and budget.

The royal palaces, amazing beaches, the beautiful ancient ruins, and the numerous temples (many famous worldwide), lure many people here each year.

We have, on this site, a guide for Koh Samui, one for Chiang Mai, as well as tips for expats who want to move to Thailand. If you are planning a trip to Thailand, then these things to know before visiting Thailand will be very useful to you.

Have a Bug Spray with You

If you don’t want your Thailand vacation to be cut short because of bug bytes, then you should carry a bug repellent spray with you. If you are like me – a bit allergic to the most common mosquito! – then you don’t want to be bit by an insect (or more!) from a completely different part of the world and climate. In this case, such a bug spray will help you stay healthy and enjoy each moment of your Thailand vacation.

I admit that this is something I do in any country I visit – I always have tissues with me. Just in case. Better to be safe than sorry!

They are almost everywhere, but you should know that it is illegal to take Buddha images out of the country – this refers mainly to antiquities or statues, but is not limited to this.

If you want to remain on the safe side, you’d better avoid buying Buddha-related souvenirs altogether. Some of them could be OK to take out of the country though – you can read here a more detailed article on this topic.