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The beauty of Thailand

The South Asian nation of Thailand is renowned the world over for its culture of happiness and hospitality.

Fly to Thailand and you’ll find bright white beaches meeting clear blue waters, bustling cities, mist-topped mountains and a whirl of festivities.

The southern islands are home to golden beaches surrounded by coral reef.

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Further north, you’ll encounter lush jungles and a traditional way of life among the Thai hill tribes.

Spend time at an elephant sanctuary and experience these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Seek out peaceful Buddhist temples, feast on traditional street food or simply feel the sand between your toes.

Book flights to Thailand with Etihad and experience a truly diverse and beautiful country.

What's the weather like in Thailand?

What's the weather like in Thailand?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

27°C

1cm

FEB

28°C

2cm

MAR

30°C

4cm

APR

31°C

8cm

MAY

30°C

22cm

JUN

30°C

15cm

JUL

29°C

17cm

AUG

29°C

20cm

SEP

29°C

32cm

OCT

28°C

26cm

NOV

28°C

5cm

DEC

26°C

1cm

The weather varies across Thailand, both on the mainland and the islands, but generally high season falls between November and February.

This is the driest part of the year and is warm without being too humid, with temperatures reaching highs of around 35°C.

Monsoon season typically runs from May to October, but differs by region.

The figures show Bangkok’s average temperature and rainfall. Before you fly to Thailand, check the latest weather in the area you’re visiting for an accurate forecast.

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Bangkok (BKK)

The capital of this magical country is a fantastic place to begin your Thailand adventure. Famous for its lively atmosphere and ornate shrines and temples, Bangkok is not to be missed. Visit the famous floating markets or take a stroll through luscious Bang Krachao Gardens.

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Phuket (HKT)

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket boasts some of its most magnificent scenery. With bright white sand, blue seas and deep green trees, the island is vivid and diverse. Swim in underwater lagoons, sample the finest Thai cuisine and find out more about the country’s rich past.

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rocky beach hin ta and hin yai on koh samui

Koh Samui (USM)

Home to idyllic beaches fringed with palm trees, Koh Samui has broad appeal for a range of travellers. Keep it simple with street food and beachside hotels or opt for the luxury of exclusive resorts. There’s something for everyone to enjoy on this paradise island.

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Reasons to visit Thailand

aerial view of multi coloured market stalls at sunset bangkok thailand

Sample street food in Bangkok

You’ve never truly tasted Thai cuisine until you’ve tried street food in Bangkok. Perch on a busy street corner and sample the local delights, from a heaped bowl of pad thai noodles to a creamy massaman curry or fresh papaya salad.

Find trendy restaurants in downtown Silom or take a river ferry and wander through the maze-like Wang Lang market. With its barbecue stalls, noodle shops and street carts selling a vast range of dishes it’s a dream destination for food lovers.

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Big Buddha at sunset

Perched on the Nakkerd Hills, looking down over Chalong, Kata and Rawai, is the awe-inspiring Phuket Big Buddha. Carved from white Burmese marble, this landmark gleams in the Thai sunshine and is impossible to miss.

Visit at sunset to enjoy vivid views and a moment of peace and quiet. Then, take a walk around Phuket Old Town. This historical hub is brimming with temples and its compact nature makes it perfect for exploring on foot.

sunny beach and boats at mu ko ang thong national park thailand

Amazing archipelago

A trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park – an archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand made up of more than 42 islands – is a fabulous full-day excursion from Koh Samui.

Nature lovers will be in their element – you’ll find jungle, lagoons and waterfalls, along with an array of wildlife that calls the archipelago home, including eagles, otters and turtles.

Feeling active? Explore the area by hiking, kayaking or snorkelling. You can dive here too for the chance to see the reefs up close and personal.

Things to know before you fly to Thailand

charities Cultural considerations

Many visitors to Thailand seek out the ornate temples and shrines. Religious sites are sacred, so dress modestly, covering arms and legs, and remove your shoes before entering.

currency Local currency

The national currency in Thailand is the Thai baht (THB). Hotels and larger restaurants are likely to accept credit cards, but in most places you will be paying with cash.

globe Language

Thai is the official language, though some locals in the tourist areas will be able to speak basic English.

socket Plugs

Thailand uses five types of plugs: A, B, C, F and O. The voltage is 220 V.

Flying to Thailand: FAQs

Where should I fly to in Thailand?

Where you decide to fly to in Thailand depends entirely on where you want to explore within the country.

Bangkok (BKK), Phuket (HKT) and Koh Samui (USM) all act as the perfect gateways to their surrounding areas. Bangkok is located on the mainland while Phuket and Koh Samui are two of the country’s largest islands.

Do I need to carry my passport in Thailand?

It is a legal requirement to carry your passport with you at all times in Thailand. Failure to do so could result in a fine.

How many days do you need to visit Thailand?

The amount of time you spend in Thailand depends on your dream to-do list and reasons for visiting. Most tourists take two weeks to explore the major cities and sights.

The country is well-connected so it’s easy to get around by public transport and make the most of your trip – whether you’re holidaying or seeing family or friends.

Why we love Thailand

“The history, beaches and the famous hospitality are all reasons why we love Thailand. Away from the beaches it’s a gorgeous, green country too – with lush forests and breathtaking mountains.”

Why fly to Thailand with Etihad?

When you book flight tickets to Thailand with Etihad you have the opportunity to shape your journey. Add additional baggage, choose how to check in and pre-book a transfer so a driver is waiting for you when you land.

Where available, First and Business guests can relax by enjoying lounge access before they fly while Economy guests may be able to pay to use the lounges.

On board, our cabins have all been designed with comfort in mind. Every seat reclines and features a fully adjustable headrest.

There are upgrade options that can be booked in advance if you’re looking for extra legroom or more space to stretch out.

Every guest receives a complimentary meal and a choice of drink. Our dishes are inspired by your destination and made using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

If you’re looking for entertainment you will be spoilt for choice with thousands of hours of the latest movies, TV shows and music at your fingertips.

Flying long-haul to Thailand? Rest your head on a welcoming pillow and cosy up with a fleece blanket.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

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