How to Dress Modestly While Travelling in Thailand

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Planning your trip to Thailand can be a challenging task if you are traveling alone. Although public transportation is affordable and widely available in major cities, it is not always cheap and you have to be careful of scams. Renting a motorbike is a great option for traveling in Thailand. Make sure to dress modestly when you are travelling around. There are many tips on how to dress modestly while traveling in Thailand.

Budget options

If you are on a tight budget, you can still enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Thailand. Flights from the USA to Thailand vary greatly throughout the year. Expect to pay around $500-$1,500 for a return flight. However, flights to Thailand on the top airlines can cost more than $3,000 if booked less than 30 days in advance. If you can, try to find the cheapest flights possible. If all else fails, you can always look for cheap accommodations.

Visa requirements

Applicants should be able to provide a copy of their current passport and employer ID card. A self-assessment or company registration document is also required. A current passport with at least six months remaining validity beyond the date of departure from Thailand is also required. At least two blank pages should be available in the passport. To apply online, applicants must fill in the relevant fields with their surname and given name. In case the documents are in a foreign language, they should be translated and certified by the appropriate embassy in London.

Getting around by motorbike

While motorbikes are one of the most common modes of transportation in Thailand, you should consider other options. Although roads in Thailand have been improving over the past decade, potholes still lurk just about everywhere. Give your motorbike plenty of room and allow yourself extra time to avoid hitting potholes. Car tyres glide over potholes, but motorbikes will stop abruptly and continue over the handlebars.

Dressing modestly

When dressing modestly in Thailand, you can expect more respect from the locals. It is considered impolite to wear low-cut clothes or revealing garments, which is often the case in Bangkok. Similarly, wearing short skirts or ankle-length pants in Bangkok is considered a sign of disrespect. Dressing modestly is important when visiting Thailand temples, government buildings and places of high status, where modest clothing is mandatory.

Visiting the Khmer ruins

The Khmer empire was a huge power that ruled much of what is now Thailand. At its centre was Angkor, a complex of temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Even today, you can find the ruins of many of these temples in Thailand. There are dozens of Khmer sites scattered across north east Thailand, but the lesser-known sites are often quieter and far away from the main tourist areas.

Getting to Phuket

Getting around Phuket isn’t cheap or easy, especially with the lack of public transportation in the island. In fact, transportation is a bit of a black art here with a “taxi mafia” controlling ground transportation on the island. Fortunately, there are other, cheaper options. Here are a few tips for navigating the island by car. -Be sure to reserve a hotel room before you arrive.