Are you visiting Thailand for the first time and looking for advice on where and when to go? Or are you a frequent visitor looking to experience somewhere off the beaten track? Whatever your question, we have a Thailand expert on hand to help you.
Meet our Thailand expert
Our resident Thailand expert and editor of this website is freelance writer, Roy Cavanagh. Owner of the Thailand travel guide, www.thaizer.com, Roy divides his time between the UK and Thailand and has amassed a wealth of knowledge during his travels around the kingdom. Over the course of the last 15 years, he has travelled by bus, boat, train, plane and songthaew, to every region in Thailand .
Sampling many regional dishes along the way, Roy has attended a multitude of festivals ranging from well-known events including Loy Krathong and Songkran to lesser-known local festivals such as the Hae Nang Kradan Festival in Nakhon Si Thammarat. He’s walked along the beaches of the south, hiked mountain trails in the north, and experienced life in villages and cities all around Thailand.
It’s fair to say that if you have a question about your trip to Thailand, there is a good chance Roy can answer it from his own personal experience. And if he can’t answer your question, he will know somebody who can.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a visa?
If you are travelling to Thailand on holiday for a stay of less than 30 days and hold a passport from the UK or Ireland, you do not need to apply for a visa. You will be allowed to stay as part of the visa exemption scheme. If you wish to stay longer than 30 days, please see the latest advice on the Royal Thai Embassy (London) website.
Do I need any jabs or vaccinations before I go?
Although there are no compulsory vaccinations for Thailand, medical professionals may advise your jabs are up to date for:
- Hepatitis A (and possibly Hepatitis B)
- Polio and Tetanus
Please see the information from the NHS here and consult your healthcare practitioner before travelling to Thailand.
When is the best time to visit Thailand?
Any month can be a good time to visit Thailand. Check out our article here with general advice about what you can expect from the weather in any given month.
Where should I go?
Although we can’t plan individual itineraries for you, on our site you can find lots of suggestions for where to go and what to see and do. Take a look at our regional destination guides for ideas and our travel features section for more inspiration.
Are there any do’s and don’ts to be aware of?
Thailand is a laid-back and welcoming country, but there are some important things to be aware of to avoid causing any offence.
Read advice on Thailand do's and don'ts
Contact Roy using the form below. He is often on the road exploring Thailand and although he may not be able to get back to you immediately, Roy will reply to every question he is sent.
Khop khun khap!