Vương Quốc của nụ cười VS Indonesia; both are exquisitely beautiful and culturally rich while maintaining a lot of similarities and differences. Each destination promises an experience filled with adventure, relaxation, culinary delights và beautiful memories.

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From exotic spices and exciting explorations lớn genuinely friendly locals và vibrant nightlife, these countries have so much to lớn offer. Let’s take a closer look at what lies in store for you và how these two destinations staông chồng up for your next tour.

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What lớn Do and Where lớn Do It

Things khổng lồ Do và Destinations in Thailand

xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện offers a wonderful phối of ornate temples and opulent royal palaces, ultramodern cityscapes & pristine white-sand beaches, scrumptious street food and bustling riverside markets. Here are some of the most popular places to visit in the country:


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Bangkok: Located towards the north of the thành phố lies Chatuchak Market, a collection of over 10,000 stalls. It’s the go-to destination when it comes to shopping for Buddha statues, jewellery, books etc. Another must-see location is the temple complex of Wat Phra Kaew, with its wealth of Ramakian murals và the Emerald Buddha. Wat Pho houses the impressive sầu Reclining Buddha và is known for being the headquarters of Tnhì medicine.

Most tours will include a visit to lớn the incredible Dusit Palace Park lớn see the Vimanmek Teak Mansion, the world’s largest golden teak building. While touring the city, stop by at Jyên Thompson’s house lớn explore this silk entrepreneur’s exquisite art collection.

The diversity offered by Vương Quốc Nụ Cười is not easy khổng lồ find anywhere else, from beach life khổng lồ monuments và temples, fascinating cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai, there is something for every type of tourist. Not to mention that if you are willing khổng lồ travel slow it might be even 50% cheaper than it actually is. Perfect! – Clelia, Keep Calm và Travel

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Wat Arun, Bangkok – See all xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện Thái Lan tours from Bangkok / Photo: Thangaraj Kumaravel

Chiang Mai: Visit the sprawling Wat Chedi Luang to get a glimpse of the Lanna-style chedi built way baông xã in 1441. Wat Phra Singh is another revered temple which houses the Lion Buddha (Phra Singh) & the stucteo & teak pavilion called Ho Trai. If you’re a nature enthusiast, hike through the lowl& rainforests of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park or go on a mountain-biking tour on ancient hill-tribe routes. While here, you can also take a dip in the Nam Tok Monthakhiêm tốn waterfall. The Doi Inthanon National Park is also a lovely hiking destination as it lies 2565m above sea màn chơi and is recorded as Thailand’s highest peak.

There are so many awesome things to bởi vì in Chiang Mai; however, this destination is also known for promoting a number of irresponsible experiences like elephant riding & tiger temples. Luckily, a number of ethical activities also exist in và around Chiang Mai. For instance, you can have sầu an elephant encounter by visiting or volunteering at Elephant Nature Park, an elephant rehabilitation center. You can also get a massage by female ex prisoners to help them assimilate baông xã inlớn the community; eat a delicious vegetarian meal at the not-for-profit Free Bird Cafe, which assists Burmese refugees and Thai minority groups; or paint your own ceramic elephant at Elephant Parade House, which donates 20% of profits to lớn elephant welfare nonprofits – Jessica, Epicure và Culture

Phuket: Nestled in balmy Andaman Sea waters, Phuket has some of the country’s most popular beaches such as Patong, Kata, Karon, Surin, Bangtao and Kamala. While visiting this 540-square-km island it’s hard to miss the gr& sight of the 45m-high Big Buddha dressed in Burmese alabaster. If you’re looking for some virgin isl& rainforest, then head to Khao Phra Thaew Royal Wildlife & Forest Reserve sầu và you might catch sight of langurs, cobras, flying foxes, civets & other creatures. At the Thalang National Museum, you’ll find a 2.3m tall Vishnu statue made of stone và you can trace the country’s history of diverse dialects & ethnicities.

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Anantara Phuket – Spkết thúc 7 days Sailing Phuket with Intrepid / Photo: Nichồng Gray

 There are several things which make Đất nước xinh đẹp Thái Lan a compelling destination. First, is it an extremely affordable destination, with hotel rooms going for a fraction of what you would pay in a western country. Second, it is extremely beautiful with ancient history, beaches, và mountains all in one country. Finally, the people are extremely hospitable. I’ve only experienced top quality treatment wherever I’ve sầu been in Vương Quốc của nụ cười. – Gary, Everything Everywhere

Things lớn Do và Destinations in Indonesia

From dramatic volcanic landscapes and breathtaking sandy coastlines, Indonesia offers rich diversity, an intriguing history, & mystifying adventure.

Indonesia is a country rich in diversity và natural wonders. You can travel from one end to lớn the other & experience some of the rarest wildlife in the world, swyên ổn aý muốn the coral triangle & climb active volcanos. Most first time visitors travel to Bali but Indonesia offers so much more. Push your comfort zone và head for the Komobởi Islands for pristine beaches & the world’s largest lizard before flying up north to spend your days trekking in pristine jungle in tìm kiếm of wild Orangutans. To seek an even more rustic & off the beaten path experience, head North lớn West Papua where few have gone before you và relish in seclusion. – Lina, Divergent Travelers

Komovì National Park: Get a three-day visitor permit to explore the exotic flora & fauna of this national park which houses Rinca, Komovị và other neighbouring islands.

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Komobởi Islvà – Explore for 10 days with No Roads Expeditions / Photo: Yusmar Yahaya

Gili Islands: Go isl& hopping between Trawangan, Gili Air và Gili Meno with their swaying coconut palms & sun-kissed beaches.

Muara Jambi: You can stroll through the forested site along the northern ngân hàng of the Batang Hari and take in the sights of temple ruins và smaller brichồng mounds called menapo. The Candi Gumpung and Candi Tinggi temples, amongst others have sầu been partially restored.

Klungkung Palace: Located in Semarapura, the palace complex comprises of Kertha Gosa, the ancient Supreme Court và Bale Kambang, the floating pavilion. You can also pay a visit to lớn the salt-making exhibit at Museum Semarajaya.

Orangurã Feeding Centre: Get onlớn an inflatable boat và scramble up the slopes khổng lồ get a cthất bại up view of the semi-wild primates as they feed. You can also opt to go on a guided trek within the forest to lớn see the orangutans in their natural habitat.

Gunung Sibayak: If you’re looking for adventure, head to Berastagi và trek your way lớn one of the country’s most accessible volcanoes. There are several ways to lớn reach the summit and some trails are not marked so it is advisable to lớn get a guide lớn lead the way.

Beaches in Bali: For clear xanh ocean, miles of golden svà, vibrant and energetic nightlife & breathtaking sunsets head khổng lồ some of the world’s most popular beaches such as Nusa Dua, Balangan, Kuta, Sanur và Geger.

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Phokhổng lồ courtesy of Sabrimãng cầu Iovino

I loved Ubud in Bali the most, and ended up spending an entire month there. I think Ubud has some of the best food in all Indonesia. There is an abundant choice of fantastic restaurants in Ubud that offer plenty of healthy cuisine. My best tip is lớn just rent a motorbike & ride through the surrounding villages. You’ll see plenty of rice paddies, it’s such a stunning scenery! – Sabrimãng cầu, Just One Way Ticket

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Bali – Explore Bali for 8 days with Wanderlands Travel or 9 days with Intro Travel / Photo: Shura

Indonesia is a fairytale land! I love sầu how in some parts, lượt thích Bali, moss grows on all of the old buildings and statues. It makes everything look so magical. My favourite spots in Indonesia are Bali, Gili T và Lombok. All three areas are cđại bại lớn one another, so you could visit them all in a week time if you wanted to lớn. – Kristen Sarah, Hopscotch The Globe

Kebun Raya: You’ll need at least half a day to lớn explore these botanical gardens which lie at the heart of Bogor. Stop by at the Orchid house lớn see giant water lilies & watch out for the aerial roots of pandan trees. For lunch, the Grvà Garden Café offers a delicious assortment of treats.

Indonesia is a huge và beautiful country, & it’d take months to lớn see it all. However, even if you are lacking time it’s really easy to add Jakarta as a long layover in your itinerary. From the beaches and attraction parks of Ancol Dream Park lớn a nostalgic stroll through the streets of Pasar Baru, there’s something for everyone in Jakarta. Moreover, if you are a coffee lover, you will love to go coffee tasting; a vibrant nightlife completes the picture. – Stefania, Every Steph

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Photo lớn courtesy of Jason Jenkins

While the island of Bali is a great place for curious kids lớn explore, our family’s most meaningful experiences in Indonesia took place in the northern half of Sumatra. Hiking into lớn Gunung Leuser National Park, we saw orangutans, wild peacocks, và monitor lizards the length of a go-kart. Venturing further south, we hiked near active sầu volcanoes, soaked in hot springs, và nearly ate our weight in a local variety of mango that was the kích thước and shape of an egg. We enjoyed Sumatra so much that we returned six months later! – Jason, An Epic Education

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The Cuisine

Food in Thailand

Over the years I have made several trips to lớn Thailand, choosing lớn split my time between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. While my food cravings have sầu changed a little over the years, there are a few Tnhị dishes that I always seek out when I’m in Thái Lan – & you should too! Pla pao is fish stuffed with lemongrass. The fish is coated in a thiông chồng layer of salternative text và then grilled. The salt allows the moisture khổng lồ stay inside the fish as it grills. It is by far the most succulent dish I have eaten in Đất Nước Thái Lan – & the accompanying garlic chili dipping sauce is perfection. I typically buy this at a street market in Silom soi trăng tròn in Bangkok. You can get it in most street markets. Another favourite is Khao soi; a coconut curry noodle soup with chicken. It has a Burmese influence, và quite popular in Northern Vương Quốc Nụ Cười. Many a foodie venture to lớn Chiang Mai & make a goal of eating at every khao soi restaurant in the đô thị. My favourite is served from the baông chồng of a barbershop in the Nimmanheamin neighborhood. Last but not least is roast chicken. It is a favourite in many cultures, including Vương Quốc Nụ Cười. Andy Rickman of PokPok in Portl& (& now LA and NYC) found his inspiration at SP Chicken in Chaing Mai. Roast chicken varies slightly, the true difference, in xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện at least, is in the accompanying dipping sauce; sweet, spicy or a little of both, the dipping sauce is key! – Pamela, Savoir Faire Abroad

Give your senses a spicy treat
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Tom Yum Goong with ramen by Takaokun

For the main course, you could dip inlớn either Pad Tnhì which is fried noodles or Khao Pad which is fried rice. The locals usually eat this with prawns, chicken, crab or pork. Gaeng Daeng is a tender meat dish which comes with a sprinkling of kaffir lime leaves và is made with coconut milk và red curry paste. If you’re in a hurry, opt for Pad Krapow Moo Saap which is a one-plate dish of steamed White rice và minced fatty pork.

Pad Tnhì – It maybe the most famous dish but it’s a dish everyone has to lớn try at least once when they reach Vương Quốc Của Những Nụ cười, preferably from a street stall market. The dish in Bangkok tastes very different from the Pad Tnhì usually served up in restaurants outside Thái Lan, where it is usually pretty standard. Being a vegetarian I always go for the tofu version but whichever version you choose, the savoury stir-fried rice noodle dish topped with crushed peanuts & beansprouts is always seriously delicious – và very filling too! – Becky, Global Grasshopper

Unique desserts that will thrill
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Khanom Krok by Cheng Scalley

For dessert, you’ll relish the taste of Khanom Krok, a bite sized dessert sold by street vendors in Bangkok. Thai ice-cream comes in interesting flavours lượt thích jackfruit & tea và is often served in coconut shells. You could also try Woon Bai Toey which is made from pandan leaf và topped with jelly và coconut cream. To beat the heat, try some Tup Tlặng Krob, made of water chestnuts & served in coconut milk và ice.

Vương Quốc Nụ Cười is a country filled with more than you expect. The people are some of the friendliest you will ever meet, their food is some of the best in the world, and their lvà is beyond beautiful. The best part is that each area is unique. You can find different dishes khổng lồ tantalize your tastebuds in each new thành phố. I recommover trying Kow soy, a wheat noodle dish served in a curry broth that can be found in Chiang Mai. But you can’t only see the north in xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện Thái Lan. It’s a must khổng lồ venture down to lớn the islands as well where you can find what I consider one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world, Freedom Beach viewpoint on Koh Tao. – Taylor, Taylor’s Tracks

Vương Quốc Của Những Nụ cười has no shortage of upmarket restaurants, large food courts & western eateries such as McDonalds, KFC, Swenson’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut etc. At a typical night market you’ll find sweetcorn pancakes, banana leaf rice cakes, sweet stalls, fresh fruit và lots of seafood. Street stall food is usually priced between 40 và 100B whereas a seafood dinner or western lunch would cost about 150 to lớn 350B. If you’re looking for fine dining, prices can go up to lớn 350B.

If you’re hitting the streets of Bangkok, the one place you cannot miss is Thip Samai Pad Tnhì restaurant. This restaurant has been serving up arguably the best Pad Tnhì in Xứ sở nụ cười Thái Lan for the last 5 decades. Make sure that you order the ‘superb’ version for a Pad Tnhì served wrapped in a thin layer of fresh yummy omelette with the perfect màn chơi of sweet, sour and salty! – Alice, Teacake Travels

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Food in Indonesia

One of our favourite things about visiting Indonesia is all the fresh fruit you can pichồng up just about anywhere. Our go-lớn is a hairy red fruit known as rambutung. It is similar lớn a lychee but is not overly sweet & much easier to lớn peel. You can piông xã up a whole bunch for just Rp. 18,000 (about US$1.80). It’s the perfect sweet ending to a spicy meal or as a pick-me-up snack while sightseeing! – Jessica, Notes of Nomads

A variety of tastes & textures
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Rendang by Gramê man Hills

Two beef dishes that you must try are the Soto Betawi which is a soup made with cow milk và beef offal; & Rendang which is a dry beef stew. You’ll love the delicious peanut sauce which accompanies Sate ayam, a dish of grilled & skewered BBQ chicken.

If you fancy some meatballs served in a bowl of beef broth và noodles, try Bakso which also comes with tofu & eggs. For something a little safer, try Indonesian Ayam goreng or fried chicken or Siomay which is something lượt thích dim sum.

Give sầu your palate a sense of adventure
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Pempek by Yasmimãng cầu Haryono

When it comes to salads, you can order Lotek or Gado-gabởi, which is a local favourite & consists of boiled veggies topped with a generous dressing of peanut sauce. Other related dishes are karedok, atah and pecel. While in the country vày taste some oxtail soup or Sop Buntut which contains barbecued or fried oxtail.

Another quality dish is Pempek which is made of tapioca & fish và contains an egg at the centre. It comes with a dark dipping sauce called cuka.

Treats for the sweet-toothed
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Cendol by SurLaRoute.fr

Most street stalls sell desserts lượt thích Es Teler, a dessert made of jackfruit slices, shredded coconut, avocavị và shaved ice. You could also try green or blaông xã Klepon which are sweet coconut rice balls served on a banamãng cầu leaf. Other desserts khổng lồ try are the jelly-based Cendol and Pilịch sự Goreng, a type of banana fritters.

Apart from western fast food outlets such as McDonalds and Pizza Hut, you can get a budget meal at street vendors (warung) or at markets (pasar). However, the smaller towns may have more traditional fare & less of western options. Most street meals cost less than đôi mươi,000Rp. A meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant costs about 150,000.00 Rp while a McMeal would cost 45,000.00 Rp

Growing up in The Netherlands in a multicultural home with a Polish mom, my parents often encouraged me khổng lồ try new cuisines during our travels. But, while at home, Indonesian food was a staple in our diets, as Indonesian influences are definitely present in Dutch culture (Indonesia is a former Dutch colony). Some of my favorite dishes that I love sầu to replicate with imported spices in Thủ đô New York include Namê say Goreng (a fried rice dish often consisting of a mixture of vegetables, shrimp/shrimp paste, chicken, eggs và more), & chicken satay (chicken skewers in a peanut sauce). In addition, I love side dishes such as lumpia (spring rolls), krupuk (shrimp crackers) and for a bit of a spicy kiông chồng, sambal oelek (a chili paste). – Nicolette, CultureTrav

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Culture

Thai Culture

Tnhì culture has distinct Chinese & Indian elements and is highly influenced by their main religion, Buddhism. An Indian link can be seen in local literature, art & customs. The country’s culture is also significantly impacted by China, Myanmar & Cambodia. While Tnhì is the national language, English is widely spoken in Bangkok và many of the larger towns, which makes the country very accessible to foreigners.

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Many people make a beeline for Thailand’s stunning islands, và they are undeniably hard lớn leave sầu. So before you do make sure khổng lồ spend some time exploring the fascinating culture and gorgeous nature of North Thailand; trek through the jungle and be amazed by the nature, people, food và temples (don’t miss the White Temple near Chiang Rai) before heading South to relax on the beaches, you won’t regret it. – Anmãng cầu, Global Gallivanting

With origins dating baông xã centuries, Thailand’s Loi Krathong and Yi Peng festivals are two separate but often back-to-baông chồng celebrations based heavily on the idea of clearing bad luchồng, new beginnings and sending love khổng lồ Buddha. During the Loi Krathong celebrations, people craft “krathong” (rafts) out of banana leaves, lotus flowers, candles and incense, and phối them abtia laze before floating them down Thailand’s waterways, carrying bad luck away & symbolizing a fresh start.

During the Yi Peng festival, people make “khom loi” (floating lanterns) out of thin fabric such as rice paper, & attach a candle, which causes the lantern to float up into lớn the sky. When thousands of the lanterns are launched into the air at the same time, it resembles a giant floông xã of jellyfish floating through the sky.

Stay comfortable, stay smart
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Phuket by Colm Britton

When it comes to packing for a holiday, take a good pair of sandals which you can easily remove before you enter a temple or museum. At most religious sites it’s advisable lớn dress conservatively and always kiểm tra if photography is allowed before taking a picture of Buddha or other religious symbols. If you’re a woman avoid touching a monk as this is considered a taboo. As a tourist, it is better lớn avoid showing signs of annoyance or shouting while bargaining. Instead of shaking hands, the locals ‘wai’, which is done by bowing a little with your hands placed together in front of your face.

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Have sầu fun but keep alert

With respect to lớn safety and health, stay away from deserted beaches as they may not have lifeguard protection. Bottled water is cheap and widely available especially at Seven Eleven and other stores. If you’re travelling by tuk-tuk, remember to lớn negotiate the fare before you get in & alternatively, you can easily get a taxi as they’re available 24 hours a day. Be wary of touts at bus and train stations & at tourist attractions. Some of them may sell you giả Muay Tnhị boxing tickets. Further, avoid encounters with overly friendly people from your own trang chủ country as they may be con-artists who are out to cheat you.

When I think bachồng lớn my trip to lớn Thái Lan a few years ago, the one province that really took my breath away was Kanchanaburi, a beautiful mountainous region west of Bangkok and cthất bại lớn the border of Myanmar. I stayed on the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, an eteo, floating hotel built upon rafts & anchored on the Kwai Noi River. It was one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I’ve sầu ever stayed in. I would wake early and watch the mist on the river burn off as the sun crept up – everything was so still and quiet. – Rachel, Department of Wandering

Indonesian Culture

Set along some of the ancient trading routes between the Middle East, South Asia and the Far East; Indonesia has a culture that has been influenced by many religions including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism và Christianity. Bahasa Indonesia or Indonesian is the official language but many of the locals also speak Sundanese, Madurese & Javanese. English is widely spoken in the country especially aước ao the educated communities & in larger cities.

If you truly want khổng lồ get away from the daily grind of life và experience something completely different, then Indonesia is the place for you. Few countries capture the sheer diversity that Indonesia does. From the green rice fields of Bandung khổng lồ the pristine underworld of Raja Ampat, in Papua và the sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur và Prambanan Temples, as well as Ratu Boko, you will be mesmerized by this country. There is, of course, the beaches of Bali và Gili Trawangan too! The locals are genuine và as curious about you as you are about them. Oh, & don’t forget to try the Indonesian rice pudding và the sweet rice balls stuffed with palm sugar! – Cacindomain authority, Pointsandtravel.com

Respect local customs và traditions

While clothing is informal, the locals follow Muslyên ổn values so avoid wearing revealing clothes especially when visiting religious sites. Long & loose cotton clothes will help you beat the humidity as swimwear is only allowed at resort pools. When visiting a temple women are encouraged to wear a scarf while men are required lớn wear a sash which can be bought at the premises. Indonesians are quite friendly but reserved so it’s best to maintain a quiet demeanour. Before taking a picture of the locals say ‘boleh’ which translates lớn ‘May I?’ You’ll find that most people are ready & willing to pose for a photograph.

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Kintamani by Roberto lớn Faccenda

Try & be patient even if trains are delayed or if the vendors take too long. Showing signs of frustration or anger are frowned upon.

Do your homework prior to lớn travel

With regard khổng lồ safety it is always advisable to lớn kiểm tra the official government site for travel advisories before you start your trip. Certain parts of the country are unsafe due khổng lồ terrorism and civil unrest. During holiday periods and at places of worship, it’s best to lớn be vigilant & aware of your surroundings. There is also the possibility of earthquakes & volcano eruptions as the area lies within an active seismic zone. Keep handbags và backpacks cchiến bại khổng lồ you as petty theft is quite comtháng.

It is best to lớn buy bottled water & avoid drinking tap water in Indonesia. Even if it looks clean, it is best not khổng lồ drink directly from the tap. Bottled water comes in 5-gallon bottles, 1 or 2 litre bottles or even as single-serving glasses. Stay away from bottle refilling stations as they are not of a drinkable standard và you could over up falling ill.

Indonesia is one of the most complete destinations one could desire for. There are dense jungles, beautiful corral reefs, ancient temples, majestic volcanoes, và you could continue the danh mục till tomorrow. What makes Indonesia really unforgettable is the kind & ever smiling people you find everywhere. – Rachele, Surfing the Planet

Transportation

Getting Around Thailand

Before you start investigating the best modes of transport in xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện, consider a group tour as one of the most time and cost-effective sầu ways lớn get around the country. Depending on your travel style or preference, there is a tour that can cater khổng lồ your entire travel needs, or maybe just part of your travels so you can set it up. The most convenient way to travel is by bus but opt for air-conditioned buses which come in either VIPhường, first class or second class categories. There are several overnight busses you can ride but these are not known khổng lồ be very safe. Tickets are normally available at departure terminals. Major islands are well connected by ferries but avoid buying a ticket on a boat that looks overcrowded. Tickets can be brought onboard the vessel.

Local transport is available in the khung of buses, tuk-tuks, car taxis, motorbike taxis & long tail boats. Since most routes have sầu directions in English, you can also rent a vehicle from reputed dealers such as National, Budget or Avis from 800B. Thais drive on the left. Cycling is another good option as most roads are in good condition. However, watch out for stray dogs on minor roads và get a rabies vaccination in advance. Bangkok has an underground and above-ground mass transport system which offers good connectivity around the thành phố. Public transport costs between đôi mươi to 50B, whereas an organized tour would be more expensive at 1000 khổng lồ 1500B.

SRT or State Railway of xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện Thái Lan has four main lines that connect khổng lồ popular places such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Surat Thani, Lampang, Udon Thani etc. The fare depends on the type of seat that you choose. On longer journeys, it is best to lớn opt for reclining seats that can be converted inlớn a curtained-off bunk in the night.

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Tuk Tuk driver by Didier Baertschiger

The quickest way lớn travel would be khổng lồ fly using carriers such as Bangkok Airways, Tnhì Airways, Nok Air, Air Asia, Tnhị Smile etc. A two hour flight can save you days of travel by bus và train và can be quite affordable if you book early. Some airlines offer airpasses that you can use on domestic flights.

Getting Around Indonesia

There are several options for public transport in Indonesia. Bemos or minibuses operate a standard route but they may overcharge tourists if you’re not careful. Before you get into lớn a taxi, kiểm tra if it has a working meter and if it doesn’t, be prepared to lớn negotiate the fare before the ride.

Most Bluebird or Uber taxi drivers speak English or you can take a prepaid taxi from the airport. Near bus terminals, you’ll find motorcycle riders or Ojeks who will whizz you through Jakarta traffic even at peak hours. A more traditional option is the dokar which is a two-wheeled horse drawn cart that fits 3 or 4 passengers.

The locals prefer public busses but it can be quite crowded và slow. The normal tariff for a xe taxi ride of about a kilometre would be approximately 4,000.00 Rp. At resort locations, there are tourist shuttle busses which are more comfortable but expensive.

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Ferry in the North Maluku Islands in Indonesia by Ronnie

Islands such as Bali, Java, Lombok and Sumatra are well connected by ferries. There are also passenger lines such as Pelni which come with private cabins and meal facilities. If you’re in a hurry, you can opt for ASDP fast ferries, which are more expensive sầu but travel faster.

International flights are operated by Garuda và the country’s domestic operator is Merpati. Airlines such as Batavia Air, Lion Air và Mandala provide provincial services. Tourist hubs such as Bali have sầu several reliable car-rental agencies but you’ll need to lớn have sầu an international driver’s licence before you rent a vehicle. If you feel adventurous you can also rent a motorxe đạp but rethành viên that wearing a helmet is compulsory by law.

If you’re headed to Sumatra or Java, you can use Kereta Api, the national railway. You’ll find train schedules khổng lồ be reliable và most stations are centrally located. Get a ticket at a loket or ticket window & kiểm tra if a seat reservation is required.

The Overall Costs

Cost of Travelling Thailand

Tnhì currency is called baht và one baht consists of 100 satang. You can get 50 or 25- satang coins or 10B, 5B, 2B and 1B coins. Paper currency is colour-coded và comes in 20B, 50B, 100B, 500B và 1000B.

A meal in an inexpensive restaurant would cost about 55B, Coke or Pepsay mê is about 17B, domestic beer would cost 55B, a 1.5 litre of bottled water is 16B và a regular Cappuccino would be around 60B. Branded jeans would cost cthua thảm lớn 2000B while mid-range sports shoes cost above sầu 2500B.

You can book a midrange hotel room for between 1000 and 3000B and a basic guesthouse room would be 400 to 1000B.

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Terrace Kataliya Resort by Atibordee Kongprepan

Cost of Travelling Indonesia

Rupiah or Rp is the currency used & you’ll find coins of 1000, 500 & 200 available as well as notes in denominations of 1,00,000Rp, 50,000p, trăng tròn,000p, 10,000p, 5000p and 2000p. At some hotels, you may be able to lớn pay in triệu Euro or USD.

A 1.5 litre bottle of water costs 5,290.65 Rp, a half litre bottle of domestic beer costs about 25,478.90 Rp và regular Cappuccino costs around 25,334.59 Rp. Average prices of fruits và vegetables range between 10,000Rp và trăng tròn,000Rp per kilogram. A paông xã of Marlboro cigarettes would cost about18,000 Rp. To make a local phone call, expect lớn pay around 1,500Rp & a spa experience will run you about 870,000Rp.

On average, a budget traveller can expect khổng lồ spkết thúc about 500,000Rp per day while luxury living would cost you upwards of 2,000,000Rp per day.

Most major cities and tourist areas have ATMs but they come with low withdrawal limits so plan ahead và carry extra money if you’re heading lớn a rural area.

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Exchange of money by Bindalfrodo

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