Volunteering in Thailand

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Thailand - country information

Fantastic natural scenery, tropical climate and a delicious cuisine make Thailand one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. Thailand provides tourists with a very good infrastructure. Out of the 60 million Thais, around 10 million live in the capital Bangkok. Even though many Thais don’t have much, they are very friendly and present an exceptional cuisine.

General information about Thailand:

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Climate:

Thailand shows a very tropical climate. Daily maximum temperatures lie between 26°C (79°F) and 40°C (104°F). In the south of the country the tropical climate dominates with high precipitation and a very short dry season. In the north the dry season is longer and there is a monsoon climate. Starting from May/June it starts to rain almost everywhere in the country, most of the times for hours – a nice cooling because the temperatures drop from up to 40°C (104°F) to a more pleasant range. Rainy season runs from June-October with the heaviest rain falls being in September. Dry season runs between November/December until May.

Flight information:

To get flight information and a quotation from various airlines, please visit our partner travel agency: http://www.reisebuero-stadtmitte.de. For further questions feel free to contact us.

Entry requirements/visa:

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months. A tourist visa is valid for 30 days.Further information can be found at www.auswaertiges-amt.de. To obtain forms, visit: www.thaiembassy.de.

For the program in Thailand you have to apply for a visa at the Thai embassy/consulate before your departure. When you’re staying no longer than 30 days, you will not have to get a visa beforehand. At the airport you will receive the “on arrival”, which allows you to enter the country for maximum 30 days. For longer stays you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa. Maximum stay is 90 days.

You will receive the necessary documents for your visa application from us in advance. We are happy to advise you in case you should have any questions.

Because prerequisites and details for the respective visas can change quickly, no guarantee can be given that the information is current and complete. Therefore, the Jamso Trainee Team recommends checking the website of the respective embassy for current visa regulations.

 

Language:

Thai is the official language. English is spoken in many tourist areas in the country.

Tip:

Usually, no tip is expected. However, in restaurants you should give at least 10% of the total amount. Special services such as getting your luggage carried are 10-20 baht.

Water: We recommend only buying bottled water.

 

Medical information:

When you’re entering directly from Germany, there are no vaccination regulations. If you’re entering from a different country, you need to check if it belongs to the yellow fever areas according to the WHO. We recommend tetanus vaccination and oral polio vaccine. More detailed information about vaccinations can be found at www.auswaertiges-amt.de.

Special travel information:

We recommend taking a small first-aid kit: ointments, bandages, analgesics, flu remedies, tablets and electrolyte solution for diarrhea, sun protection and insect repellants.

Data and Facts:

official languageThai
CapitalBangkok
Area514.000 km²
Populationapprox. 66 Mio.
CurrencyBaht
Telephone code
+66

Costs (approx.):

Bus rides in the town
approx. 0,50 Baht
Bus rides
$4-20
Taxicheap but just in bigger cities
Tuk-Tukscheap city tours

General information about Thailand:

Climate:

Thailand shows a very tropical climate. Daily maximum temperatures lie between 26°C (79°F) and 40°C (104°F). In the south of the country the tropical climate dominates with high precipitation and a very short dry season. In the north the dry season is longer and there is a monsoon climate. Starting from May/June it starts to rain almost everywhere in the country, most of the times for hours – a nice cooling because the temperatures drop from up to 40°C (104°F) to a more pleasant range. Rainy season runs from June-October with the heaviest rain falls being in September. Dry season runs between November/December until May.

Flight information:

To get flight information and a quotation from various airlines, please visit our partner travel agency: http://www.reisebuero-stadtmitte.de. For further questions feel free to contact us.

Entry requirements/visa:

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months. A tourist visa is valid for 30 days.Further information can be found at www.auswaertiges-amt.de. To obtain forms, visit: www.thaiembassy.de.

For the program in Thailand you have to apply for a visa at the Thai embassy/consulate before your departure. When you’re staying no longer than 30 days, you will not have to get a visa beforehand. At the airport you will receive the “on arrival”, which allows you to enter the country for maximum 30 days. For longer stays you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa. Maximum stay is 90 days.

You will receive the necessary documents for your visa application from us in advance. We are happy to advise you in case you should have any questions.

Because prerequisites and details for the respective visas can change quickly, no guarantee can be given that the information is current and complete. Therefore, the Jamso Trainee Team recommends checking the website of the respective embassy for current visa regulations.

Language:

Thai is the official language. English is spoken in many tourist areas in the country.

Tip:

Usually, no tip is expected. However, in restaurants you should give at least 10% of the total amount. Special services such as getting your luggage carried are 10-20 baht.

Water:

We recommend only buying bottled water.

Medical information:

When you’re entering directly from Germany, there are no vaccination regulations. If you’re entering from a different country, you need to check if it belongs to the yellow fever areas according to the WHO. We recommend tetanus vaccination and oral polio vaccine. More detailed information about vaccinations can be found at www.auswaertiges-amt.de.

Special travel information:

We recommend taking a small first-aid kit: ointments, bandages, analgesics, flu remedies, tablets and electrolyte solution for diarrhea, sun protection and insect repellants.

Shortinfo:

Daten und Fakten:

AmtsspracheThai
HauptstadtBangkok
Fläche514.000 km²
Einwohnerzahlca. 66 Mio.
WährungBaht
Telefonvorwahl+66

Kosten (ca):

Busfahrten im Nahverkehrca. 0,50 Baht
Weitere Busfahrten2-7 Euro
Taxengünstig, aber nur in großen Städten verbreitet
Tuk-Tuksgünstige Stadtrundfahrten
Auslandsaufenthalt Thailand
Auslandsaufenthalt Thailand
Auslandsaufenthalt Thailand
Auslandsaufenthalt Thailand

Sights

Pattaya:

is a popular tourist city and has the world’s biggest all-wood construction (Sanctuary of Truth).

Kahao Yai National Park:

The jungle comprises waterfalls and a huge amount of animals (such as elephants, deer, and more). A popular attraction is the Haew Narok waterfall.

Prasat Phanom Rung:

The impressive Khmer ruins lie on the rim of an extinct volcano close to the border to Cambodia.

Ayutthaya:

Since 1991, the former royal town belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.

Chiang Mai:

The city is known for its temples and markets. The constructions are mainly from the 14th and 15th century.

Chiang Rai:

This old city is known for its white temples.

Ko Chang:

A beautiful island with many animals, beautiful beaches and mountains to discover.

Volunteering Thailand sunset
Volunteering Thailand statue
Volunteering Thailand Chiang Mai
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