Visiting Thailand..

Visiting Thailand..

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hi guys, i am a week long trip to Thailand coming up this month, going with my wife. i have few queries, please help.

1. Which travel insurance to get?
2. How is thomas cook for currency exchange?
3. What are the important things to remember while visiting Thailand?

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No need travel insurance for a week unless you have major complications. Better to get a niyo card rather than trying currency exchangers. Always commute through trusted sources rather than tuk tuk or the long vehicle. Visit places like Krabi, Phuket Bangkok(offcourse it will be in your list) and Pattaya .

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deals44u wrote:

No need travel insurance for a week unless you have major complications. Better to get a niyo card rather than trying currency exchangers. Always commute through trusted sources rather than tuk tuk or the long vehicle. Visit places like Krabi, Phuket Bangkok(offcourse it will be in your list) and Pattaya .

pattaya with wife toungueout

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Thank you @deals44u

How trustworthy is Klook for booking activities at Thailand?

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Thank you @deals44u

How trustworthy is Klook for booking activities at Thailand?

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nitss wrote:

Thank you @deals44u

How trustworthy is Klook for booking activities at Thailand?

Klook is very professional website. Booked 2-3 times with them in Singapore, everytime good experience.

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nitss wrote:

Thank you @deals44u

How trustworthy is Klook for booking activities at Thailand?

In thailand direct rate would be costlier than agent rate. I have used Klook in Thailand and Singapore at the event location. Confirmation was instant or may be 5-10 min max.

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makeourdeal wrote:

In thailand direct rate would be costlier than agent rate. I have used Klook in Thailand and Singapore at the event location. Confirmation was instant or may be 5-10 min max.

How about the klook rates compared to others ?

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chhallaninilesh843 wrote:

How about the klook rates compared to others ?

Klook rates would be cheaper but not the cheapest. I found the few other local website with cheaper rates, but the issue might be trustworthiness. You can ask local agent for the rates and compare with Klook rate. For Klook, you need a credit card and you might need to pay 3-4% for currency markup.

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I just came back ….. yesterday … Thailand is a cakewalk …

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makeourdeal wrote:

Klook rates would be cheaper but not the cheapest. I found the few other local website with cheaper rates, but the issue might be trustworthiness. You can ask local agent for the rates and compare with Klook rate. For Klook, you need credit card and you need to pay for 3-4% for currency markup

Do the currency conversion charges introduce currently..in june there was no such charges

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Bhai Thomascook is closed its just Thomascook India is open because its different from Original Thomascook, so try different travel agents as well

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makeourdeal wrote:

Klook rates would be cheaper but not the cheapest. I found the few other local website with cheaper rates, but the issue might be trustworthiness. You can ask local agent for the rates and compare with Klook rate. For Klook, you need credit card and you need to pay for 3-4% for currency markup

Thanks

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avijeet wrote:

I just came back ….. yesterday … Thailand is a cakewalk …

Cool, pen down your memories for others to see and gain

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Kakarrot wrote:

Do the currency conversion charges introduce currently..in june there was no such charges

I used actually last year. At that time, they used to charge in USD even though prices were shown in INR. No idea about current system.

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1. Buy travel insurance only if you have complications or paranoid. Use online portals to buy one.. for 2-3k approx..
2. Avoid Thomas Cook. They are cooked already. Take Baht if available, nothing like it along with $100 notes. Better exchange in India itself.
3. Play safe toungueout

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santosh_blr wrote:

1. Buy travel insurance only if you have complications or paranoid. Use online portals to buy one.. for 2-3k approx..
2. Avoid Thomas Cook. They are cooked already. Take Baht if available, nothing like it along with $100 notes. Better exchange in India itself.
3. Play safe toungueout

Pls elaborate third point.
cc: @sunnie

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How is Niyo card as it has no markup charges and can load card in INR? Will it work smoothly in Thailand?

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chhallaninilesh843 wrote:

Cool, pen down your memories for others to see and gain

@rohan8397 @chhallaninilesh843

As i said it’s a cakewalk ….
Nothing to worry about ….

Take river dinner cruise through KLOOK … it’s cheaper than the rest …
no Visa on arrival fee …. so thats additional savings ….
Hotel & Hostel …. do it as per your budget … I stayed in BAIYOKE SKY (SPACE ZONE SUITE) ….

Surprisingly the flee market (footpath) rates are in sync with malls (MBK, Indra, Platinum) …..

go to chatachuk weekend market for fun … dont try to cover all … it’s impossible to cover all ….
night markets …. there are a few …

do try THAI cuisine ….

Nightlife and go-go bar are cheap …
CAUTIONPATPONG is a rip-off .. so avoid …
go to NANA or SOI COWBOY

Hope this will help …..
have a nice trip ….

RELIANCE TRAVEL INSURANCE is the cheapest

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avijeet wrote:

@rohan8397 @chhallaninilesh843

As i said it’s a cakewalk ….
Nothing to worry about ….

Take river dinner cruise through KLOOK … it’s cheaper than the rest …
no Visa on arrival fee …. so thats additional savings ….
Hotel & Hostel …. do it as per your budget … I stayed in BAIYOKE SKY (SPACE ZONE SUITE) ….

Surprisingly the flee market (footpath) rates are in sync with malls (MBK, Indra, Platinum) …..

go to chatachuk weekend market for fun … dont try to cover all … it’s impossible to cover all ….
night markets …. there are a few …

do try THAI cuisine ….

Nightlife and go-go bar are cheap …
CAUTIONPATPONG is a rip-off .. so avoid …
go to NANA or SOI COWBOY

Hope this will help …..
have a nice trip ….

RELIANCE TRAVEL INSURANCE is the cheapest

Thanks bro for sharing..

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Thomas Cook has gone bankrupt I think.

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How did you transact there. Cash or forex card or some other means?

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nitss wrote:

How did you transact there. Cash or forex card or some other means?

You need to show 10K THB per pax (They generally don’t check) to get VOA
along with confirmed hotel booking and return ticket.

So u need to take Thai Currency or Take USD and exchange there …

It’s a very tourist-friendly country, you will find money exchange in every 100 meters ….

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I tried using Klook in Thailand but found that local agents give better rates. Maybe that was off-season trip (April)

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