r/Thailand 26d ago

Travel/Tourism/Visas, Covid and General Information Thread for November 2022

11 Upvotes

Travel, Tourism & Visas

Traveling to Thailand and have a question about hotels, sights, itineraries, the visa process, or dos and don'ts? This is the thread for you! Also any general information and questions about the country and culture are welcome.

Any Travel/Tourism/Visa posts made outside this thread may be deleted without notice.

The more detailed and specific your questions are, the better the answers will be. If your question is not answered please use the search bar to review previous posts and comments. Also check out our sister subreddit /r/ThailandTourism.

Covid Information

From October 1 2022, visitors to Thailand no longer need to provide proof of vaccination, nor a Covid test.

But this thread can still be used for for updates, discussions, and questions regarding COVID-19 in Thailand.

General Information

Got a simple question or snippet that doesn't warrant its own post? Ask here.


r/Thailand 22d ago

Announcement Images and GIFs in Comments Now Available

6 Upvotes

You can now post replies with an uploaded image or GIF as part of a new Reddit update. Images and GIF must still follow the r/Thailand rules. If you see a post that breaks these rules, please report them so us mods can take a look.

Enjoy


r/Thailand 55m ago

Discussion Motorcycle advice

Upvotes

I own a motorcycle back in Phnom Penh Cambodia and I would like to know how difficult it is to import it here to Bangkok? If I drive my motorcycle from Phnom Penh to Bangkok what is the requirements needed to pass the border? How do I change the plate number and how much will it cost? What other documents are needed?

P.S: The motorcycle is under my name, fully registered. I am a Thai citizen and also have my Thai driving license.


r/Thailand 4h ago

Language Learning Thai Suggestions?

5 Upvotes

Hello everyone,

I’m new to Reddit and I’m just trying to get some ideas on how I can learn Thai.

I have been to Thailand a few times and can speak some basic sentences and order food but I feel it’s been hard to learn more.

I try apps and flash cards but it’s hard for me to stay consistent with it. Any suggestions?


r/Thailand 22h ago

Culture Dating Advice

117 Upvotes

There are lots of ancient buildings/temples in Thailand and I’m often curious about their history and how old they are. Any advice how how to date them?

Just another post asking for dating advice.


r/Thailand 15h ago

Discussion Considering moving to Thailand

30 Upvotes

So i've returned from Phuket last weekend, and fell in love with the place, my first time to asia, coming from the UK.. and my thoughts are i just need to live in thailand

escape the rat race and the doom & gloom of the UK and the goverment..

but i'm only 30.. would this be a good idea to make a big jump and just move to thailand?


r/Thailand 20h ago

Discussion Has any else ever spotted the Sukhumvit exorcist?

62 Upvotes

r/Thailand 15h ago

Culture Where to find a date?

18 Upvotes

Anyone know where I can find a date in Bangkok or other parts of Thailand?

I see plenty of mangos, dragonfruit, pineapple, and mangosteen, but no dates.

I love to eat dates when I travel, but am having trouble finding them in Thailand. Any advice on finding a date is appreciated.


r/Thailand 5h ago

Education Teaching Graduate Programs for Permanent Teaching License. Time consuming? Hard?

4 Upvotes

How time consuming and/or hard are the teaching graduate programs for the permeant teaching license?

I work full time teaching English in Bangkok. I'm in the process of enrolling in a graduate program to get my permanent teaching license. Looks like a few programs take 1.5-2 years.

I'm concern that the teaching program would be too time consuming and/or hard, while working full-time. Foreign teachers if you have experience working full-time and taking a program, please share.

Thank you,


r/Thailand 10m ago

Discussion Sadness & nostalgia after leaving Thailand…

Upvotes

So went to visit my in laws in Thailand with my wife for the first time. We are married for over 3 years at the moment. It’s not my first time in Asia or anything like that I’ve been multiple times in Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan. But this time I’ve never felt like coming back to US will be so hard. I feel like I’m missing Thailand and people so badly and don’t feel like doing anything back here in US. My wife still there for 3 more weeks since I had to come back to work. We are both 30. Have you ever experienced something like that? Not sure how to deal with it. Feel like Thailand is my heaven on earth…


r/Thailand 1d ago

Relationships To those seeking dating advice - Can we stop with these 'Dating advice' posts? It begins to be too repetitive.

110 Upvotes

Yes, this will sound like a rant, and dating people from a different culture can seem overwhelming.

We've seen too many times a week a post about 'dating advice' - what to bring, what to eat, how to carry yourself and what your potential partner might feel blah blah blah.

All questions are basically the same and it all boils down to one final question - How do I impress my date in Thailand?

And most answers I see are very generic - be nice, be kind and be yourself. So what is it like dating in the west? Nothing.

However there's never a single cure-all answer, no dating advice is set in stone. Each individual that you date will be different. So why asking here on r/Thailand?

The point of this rant is, expecting or asking dating advice from r/Thailand is not beneficial for you - r/Thailand do not know what your date will be like, that's up to you to find out yourself! You are going on a date for a reason (or probably more reasons).

It’s annoying seeing the same questions and answers over and over again. Your question is not unique, your date is. Period.

Now I'm going to sound like a hypocrite too, but I will give you dating advice. Any questions you have, just ask your date, not us. They know the answer, we don't.

Thai people are very tolerant, and if you are curious about being 'culturally appropriate', ask your date, they will tolerate your question too. Enjoy your time with your date.

TLDR; Stop asking for dating advice on r/Thailand. Your question is not as unique as you may think.


r/Thailand 6h ago

Culture Question about gay culture

1 Upvotes

Is it common for a Buddhist Thai man who is gay to just stay celibate? I have a few Thai guy friends who are now in the USA but they are older and have never had boyfriends in their lives. I recently found out one of them is in his late forties and has never had any s**ual encounters before. We are not super close yet and there’s a bit of a language barrier so I’m not sure if it’s his preference, or he’s shy, or cultural, etc. The guys I know are handsome and interesting and all that, so it seems like if they wanted to have encounters, they could. Is this a common thing and/or is their a cultural explanation? Thanks :)


r/Thailand 20h ago

News Petition to scrap a Thai right-wing retirement plan in Australia gains 14k signatures

Thumbnail
prachatai.com
21 Upvotes

r/Thailand 13h ago

Question/Help what would going to school be like as a teenager if i were to move to thailand

5 Upvotes

i’m half thai but live in norway, for the past few weeks i’ve been here in thailand with my family. if i were to move here w/my mom and start going to school, will i get bullied? i’m a trans person and don’t know thai well and though it is hard to say when you don’t know the school, at my school here everything is just all talk and stares but never any physical harm and i know the culture here is very different. i’m also a very quiet person so i’ve never been noticed enough to even get bullied but if i’m a new kid it’d probably be a bit different?

edit: im getting some questions about whether i’d be going to a government school or international, i don’t know right now because there’s only one international school close and it’s about an hour away. i’ve read all the responses but i’m a bit bad at responding


r/Thailand 21h ago

Food and Drink Been in Thailand for 10 days, why is the food so sweet?

25 Upvotes

I'm not talking about the Thai milk teas and such I expect them to be sweet (although definitely sweeter than home: Australia) but also the savoury street food is commonly quite sweet apart from the Chinese styl'd noodle and then I see more sugar on the condiment block is it preference? Is it to cut the heat?

My first time trying "western food" in Thailand was an eggs Benedict and sweetened condensed milk was spread on the toast, what's up with that? No disrespect loving the food but it's something I've been surprised about compared to eating Thai takeaway in Aus


r/Thailand 1h ago

Banking and Finance anyone trading kubcoin?

Upvotes

I have been looking at kubcoin and I just can't figure out what is driving the price up for the past month. Does anyone have any ideas?


r/Thailand 19h ago

Question/Help Are there any online/in-person mental health support groups for people living in Thailand?

9 Upvotes

r/Thailand 4h ago

Question/Help Would you do it, if yes how?

0 Upvotes

Hello guys,

To put it simply, will you move to Bangkok for a 100k baht/month after taxes salary?

I got an offer (not teaching) to work in Bangkok, I'm thinking accepting, so I tried to look for different information, condos, etc...
One thing is how hard to conduct condo research and to get one when you're not in a country yet.

I'll be working in Silom, there is one condo I like called "life of Asoke Rama 9", what do you think of it? I'm afraid the location is in a red-light district.

What other things should I think about moving from Europe to Asia in general?

Thanks for the help


r/Thailand 2h ago

Discussion Need to find a date *please help*

0 Upvotes

I'm takng a Thai history class, but having trouble finding the dates I need on exams. It's difficult when I can't understand Thai. And teachers are getting tired of me just using body language. What can do?


r/Thailand 1h ago

Discussion Help on finding a good day-T

Upvotes

It gets really sunny and hot in Thailand during the day, so what's a good place to get a t shirt to wear during the day? So many people seem to get day-Ts so easily in Thailand, but I have no idea where to go!


r/Thailand 29m ago

Discussion If thailand and taiwan become one country what would it be called? Thaiwan or Tailand?

Upvotes

Title. Asking the important questions here


r/Thailand 9h ago

Question/Help Shipping personal stuff vs Thai customs

1 Upvotes

Hi everyone

I’m leaving to Thailand soon but due to mess in my company, I'm going to have my work gear (including laptop etc) shipped from Europe. Is there any way to avoid customs? Since it's not a purchase and I'll be taking it back with me on leave. Not much hope on that but maybe you know any method


r/Thailand 16h ago

Discussion Why are there so many second hand posts?

3 Upvotes

My brother this, my friend that. Why don’t they make a post if they want answers or recommendations?


r/Thailand 19h ago

Question/Help Is Territorial defense Khao Chon Kai experience similar to the Thailand military draft experience in its cruelty and dehumanization?

5 Upvotes

r/Thailand 13h ago

Question/Help Legally riding a moped in Thailand… I have a UK driving license, is it worth getting the international driving license or is it still illegal if I don’t have specific motorbike license?

0 Upvotes

r/Thailand 21h ago

Internet About laptop

2 Upvotes

Hi guys, I wanna buy a laptop and this is my first time so I don't know which to choose. My budget is 24000-26000 bath. I'm just wanna play Genshin impact with medium graphic so don't want to spend too much money. Please recommend me, thanks you.


r/Thailand 15h ago

Question/Help Chiang Mai Cost of living

0 Upvotes

Is 65000 THB a month a good salary in Chiang Mai? For a single dude no kids and girlfriend. Is it considered well off, medium or peasant?

Edit: I like to lead quite a spartan life so I will be staying at a 35sq mtr studio/condo priced about 6000 THB per month. So assuming all the other expenses and rent paid, I will have about 50000 disposable income per month.