Travelling in Thailand

Travelling in Thailand

Thailand is a country rich in history and tradition. It’s a pleasant destination in many ways. First, there’s the beauty of the landscape. Then there are the wellness centers. Not to mention its nightlife. In 2023, more than 22 million tourists stayed here. Let’s get to know this country of many splendors.

Getting to know Thailand, land of the free men 

Thailand is both a friendly and peaceful destination. The local population welcomes you with a smile. Superb backdrops, ideal for a change of scenery. 

Thailand was formerly known as the Kingdom of Siam. The name Thailand was officially adopted in 1949. The inhabitants are called ” Thai “. This term means ” Libre “, hence the name ” Land of the Free “.  

Located in Southeast Asia, the country covers an area of almost 513 115 km². It has a coastline of over 1 800 kilometers. Bangkok is its capital. Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket are just some of the major cities. 

A few reasons to visit the Land of Smiles 

Thailand is an exotic destination. In addition to its marvellous panoramas, its markets are unique. Examples include the railway shops of Maeklong and the aquatic markets of Damnoen Saduak. 

Elephant sanctuaries are a must. In these protected areas, these creatures live in the wild. They evolve in their natural habitat. Visitors can feed them, bathe them and interact with them. 

Many tourists come to Thailand to explore the temples. There are more than 40, ,000 in the country. More than 300 000 monks are housed here. On site, you can talk to monks and discover their spiritual practices. 

Last but not least, there’s gastronomy and tasty local specialities. Particularly noteworthy is pad thai, a dish based on fried noodles. And let’s not forget tom yum goong, a favorite among shrimp lovers, and som tam, a delicious salad. 

Essential vaccinations before visiting Thailand

Vaccination is recommended before traveling to Thailand. Although this is optional, we encourage you to keep up to date in this area for a worry-free stay. 

Here are some important vaccinations to have before you leave: 

  • Hepatitis A : this vaccine remains indispensable. In fact, the virus is present in muddy areas and certain stagnant waters, and can cause intestinal parasitosis.   
  • Typhoid : the vaccine is important, unless you’re planning a short stay in the capital. 
  • Rabies and/or Japanese encephalitis : this option is particularly suitable for visitors planning a stay in rural areas and outdoor activities. 
  • Universal vaccinations : hepatitis B and DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis). 

In conclusion, make the necessary arrangements for a pleasant stay in Thailand. At Clinique Santé Voyage, we can provide you with a complete vaccination plan, depending on your destination. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.