BANGKOKTOURISM THAILANDA Presentation by Visa Guide Mudassar LonePlease check the recent updates as theinformation in this presentation may havechanged with the passage of time
About Bangkok Bangkok, is called The City of Angels, It is the Capital of Thailand Also hub for most of the commercial and economical activities At the same time, the City is very famous and appreciated by visitors for its versatility and multiple points of interests. From temples, the Grand Palace, all the way over the some of Asias largest shopping centers and the largest outdoor market of Asia , Bangkok definitely has what it takes to entertain visitors from all origins, either first time or return travelers. Aside of the sightseeing and shopping, Bangkok has developed into a magnet for food lovers of all origins. The same range of choice applies to the accommodation options all over town, from high end international chain hotels to family run guest houses, demands of all travelers are met. In terms of wellness and relaxation – Bangkok has recently seen a huge development of city Spas and Wellness centers, in addition to the long established Thai massage centers. Thai cuisine is singular, justifiably famous, varied, and affordable. Bangkok, represents the quintessential Asian capital. Saffron-robed monks, flashy neon signs, exotic Thai architecture, spicy dishes, colorful markets, traffic jams, and the tropical climate come together providing a travel experience which should not be missed
Tourist Attractions The Grand Palace : is a place where the former kings used to live. It is a spiritual centre, a centre of Thai Art. It is the landmark of the city. The Grand Palace includes the Royal Chapel, the Royal Collection of Weapons, the Coin Pavilion, and a small museum with the artifacts from the Grand Palace. For sightseeing in Bangkok, it is the one place you must visit.
Bangkok temples : There are over 400 temples in Bangkok. The most splendid temples are the royal temples which were fully supported and renovated by the King.
Bangkok Canal : Bangkok is renowned as the Venice of the East. Canals in and around Bangkok are an important method of transport ation and help to facilitate communication between different areas of the city. The branching network of canals from the main Chao Phraya River still follows an old living style that leaves the modern face of Bangkok behind.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market : The Damnoen Saduak Floating market is situated around 109 km south of Bangkok. The Floating Market is one of the most famous tourist destination s in Thailand. It is a market on a small canal where buyers and sellers interact and exchange commodities from their paddle boat.
Crocodile Farm : The Crocodile Farm is home to the thousands of crocodiles raised here. Here, you will get a chance to see the talent performed by the crocodile farmers. This will include the demonstration of Thai traditional knowledge to deal with this beast , such opening the crocodiles mouth , feeding them, and crocodile wrestling.
Dusit Zoo The Dusit Zoo is small oasis in central Bangkok, only 48 acres which makes it nice for younger children. With such a compact area, toddlers have an opportunity to get out of the stroller and walk around. Even if you take your time and take in all of the sites, your visit can be done in a single morning or afternoon. Open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Dream World Dream World is a modern day amusement park and requires a full day to experience all of the fun. It would be hard to get your kids out of there before the day is over anyway. It is most suitable for younger kids, ages 3-9, but the young at heart will enjoy it as well.
Siam Park Siam Park is a water them park with swimming pools, waterslides, whirlpools, fountains and a lake. The main attraction is a 400 meter spiral waterslide. It is a great way to beat the heat of Bangkok It is a very popular attraction. It is best to go on a weekday, as weekends and holidays can be very busy.
THAI TOURIST VISA A tourist visa will be issued to applicants wishing to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes. You are not allowed to work or conduct business with a tourist visa. A tourist visa can be used to stay in Thailand for up to 30 days or up to 60 days and can be extended by 30 days at the nearest Immigration office. A tourist visa is needed when a person plans to stay in Thailand for tourism purposes longer than is allowed when entering under the visa exemption, or if a person is from a country that has no visa exemption agreements with Thailand.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THAI TOURIST VISA This type of visa will be issued to applicants who wishing to enter Thailand for tourism purposes 2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED - Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months - Visa application form completely filled out - One recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant - Air ticket or eTicket paid in full - Financial means (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family) - Consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents as deemed necessary
VISA FEE USD 30.00 per entry or equivalent (as per 2008- 01-17) (Visa fee may be changed without prior notice) 4. VALIDITY OF A VISA The validity of a visa is three months or six months. That means that you must utilize your visa within 90 or 180 days (dependent on number of entries) .
5. PERIOD OF STAY Upon arrival, travellers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days or 60 days. Nationals of countries which are on Thailand’s Tourist Visa Exemption list or have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand will be permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 60 days. Nationals from other countries who hold a tourist visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days6. EXTENSION OF STAYThose who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their status of visa must file anapplication for permission at the immigration office at Government Center Building B,No. 120 Moo 3, Chaeng Wattana Road Soi 7, Thung Song Hong, Laksi, Bangkok10210.The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at thediscretion of the Immigration officer, the immigration officer may require sight ofdocumentation where are staying (rent agreement/hotel bill/letter from friend etc)