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  • Bangkok (BKK)


    Country: Thailand

    DISTANCE FROM ALMATY

    3950 km/2469 miles

    FLIGHT DURATION

    6 hours 30 minutes

    LOCAL TIME

    GMT +7

    CLIMATE

    Thailand is a hot and humid country. Monsoons and heavy rain occur from June to October. The period from November to the end of February is cooler and less humid.

    AIRPORT

    Bangkok International Airport is located 25 km from central Bangkok.
    Airport Tax: International – THB 500.00 / Domestic – THB 60.00 (approximate).
    Transport to City and charges: Airport Express bus THB 150.00

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Most foreign visitors must apply for a visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate-General before visiting the country. However, some nationalities do not require a visa, provided they meet certain requirements:

    • nationals of certain countries may stay in Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa when visiting the country for tourism.
    • nationals of countries that have bilateral agreements with Thailand on the exemption of visa requirements.
    • nationals of specific countries may apply for a visa upon arrival in Thailand and stay for up to 15 days.

    *For detailed and up-to-date information on visa requirement, please refer directly to the local immigration authorities or through your travel agent.

    СURRENCY

    Baht (THB 1) = 100 satang
    Notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
    Coins: 1,2,5,10 (silver) and 25 & 50 (copper)

    BUSINESS HOURS

    Banks : 08:30-15:30 Monday through Friday
    Shops : 10:00-21:00 daily
    Department Stores: 10:00-22:00 daily
    (24-hour convenience stores are located throughout Thailand)

    LANGUAGES

    Thai, English

    UTILITIES

    220V, 50Hz

    TRANSPORTATION

    Buses: air-conditioned buses and (cheaper) ordinary buses are available. Central Bangkok also has a micro-bus service.

    Taxis: fares are reasonable and most taxis are air-conditioned. All have meters. Three-wheeled taxis called “Tuk Tuks” are an option.

    Hotel limousine services: these are convenient but more expensive than taxis.

    POINTS OF INTEREST

    Between the river and Hua Lampong Railway Station is "old" Bangkok and the Chinatown district. To the west of Hua Lampong are the tourist, business, and residential areas.

    Popular sites to visit are: The Grand Palace (Bangkok’s most famous landmark); Vimanmek Mansions (the biggest golden teakwood building in the world); the Floating Market (canal-side Bangkok); the Rose Garden; and the Ancient City (the world's “largest outdoor museum” with replicas of Thai historic monuments and works of art).

From Depart
To
Adult
Child
International: 2 to 11 yrs. Domestic: 2 to 14 yrs.
Infant
less than 2 yrs.
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