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Asia Guide
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Post Number: 214
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Posted on Friday, June 05, 2009 - 9:16 pm:   

OUTSIDE BEER BARS
Bills Bar
Monica's
Yahoo Bar
Suzee and Crazy Bar
You and Me Bar
Out Bar

Nana Entertainment Plaza (NEP)
Without a doubt, the Nana Entertainment Plaza on Soi 4 (Soi Nana) has become the center house for some of the most gorgeous and luscious Asians in the world. It is here you can find literally hundreds of babes who will fuck and suck your dick raw. I kid you not. I don't know about you, but when I go to Bangkok, the first and last place you will find me is at the Nana Entertainment Plaza. It's the best! Nana is open from 7 p.m. till 2 a.m. and is located off Sukumvit road on Soi Nana (Soi 4, right across the street from the Nana hotel). Nana Plaza is basically a shopping mall of bars, three stories high, jam packed with girls, more girls, and even more girls. Some bars boast they have over 100 girls. I would not be surprised. I could not begin to count the number of women employed in Nana and best of all, there are some really fine looking women working there. They are all prostitutes (although some of the waitresses are not hooking)) and are there for one reason: to fuck and suck your dick raw. For a price, of course.
Nana Plaza List of Bars

Carnival Bar (Pics inside Bar) The Carnival Bar is on the Third Floor Of the NEP.

Taboo: Short-time hotel on the 3rd floor. Very upscale and clean.
Spirit House: Short-time hotel on the 1st floor.

Soi Cowboy (LINK TO PG59)
Soi Cowboy is located off the Sukhumvit road, right off Soi 21. To get there, just flag down a meter taxi; all the taxi drivers know where it is (located right off Soi 23 and Sukhumvit road). Soi Cowboy, similar to Patpong, is located on a side street (where the traffic is blocked off at night); it is comprised of a cluster of about 25 Go-Go bars, almost all of them street level and lined up back-to-back. The set up in Soi Cowboy is the same as Patpong. Each bar is lit up with it's own neon sign and right outside the door step of each bar will be a few door boys or girls enticing you to come inside. However, the Thais here are nowhere near as aggressive as in Patpong and much more polite. Indeed, it is a much more relaxed and kick back atmosphere. However, some may consider it too relaxed; it's nowhere as sexually wild as Patpong, so if you're looking for the kinky stuff, such as live fuck shows, I seriously doubt you will find it here. Few of the bars, if any, have nudity or topless dancers.

Soi Cowboy Bars
Toy Bar
Long Gun

Raw Hide
Apache

Tilac

Girls From Tilac

More Girls From Tilac

Even More Girls From Tilac

OTHER BEER BAR PLACES

Thermae Coffee Shop
Besides the hot and wild Go Go bars, Bangkok also offers places that are more tame and kick back in nature. If you want a really laid back and quiet atmosphere to meet more of Bangkok's steamy women, then I highly recommend you check out the world famous Thermae Coffee House. Thermae is basically a restaurant/bar that is an after-hours hang out for male tourists and female Thai prostitutes. You will find tourists from all over the world America, Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Norway, Africa, Korea, Japan... you name it - coming here to taste the hot and passionate Thai pussy. To some, Thermae is the best place in town. It is here you can come seven nights a week, 365 days a year, and encounter a seemingly endless supply of Thai women of all shapes and sizes. The variety and selection of women that come to Thermae is never ending. The new Thermae is located on Sukhumvit road, between Soi 13-15. (Thermae closed down just a few years back and has now relocated right up the street. It's the same as the old, but in a new location). To get there, just take a meter taxi from the Nana hotel or wherever you are staying. Actually, if you are staying at the Crown, which is on Soi 8, just walk to the Sukhumvit road, turn right and cross the street at the walk bridge. Read more on page 64 of Thai 2000 book on line.

The Beer Garden (GARTEN) which is located on Soi 7 about 100 meters from Sukhumvit Rd., BKk. The beer garden is a very pleasant place to eat and drink. The place is similar to Thermae, although the atmosphere is better, and there are always some freelancers hanging around, even in the afternoon. It is mostly visited by ex-patriots, not many tourists/travelers seem to know about it. It's open from midday to 2am.

MASSAGE PARLORS TIPS AND TERMS

Parlor Tips
To get the best service ask the manager what you want. Don't be shy in asking them specific and explicit things of what you'd like the girl to do to you. I think they enjoy hearing your sexual requests more than anything. If you want the girl to give you a Bbbj, or a girl that has big tits, gives good head or likes to take in the anal hole, whatever. They are usually right when it comes to the girls personal desires or talents. Especially if you want two girls together, they'll know which girls are comfortable with each other. If YOU pick the two girls to suck you and fuck you and possibly do lesbian stuff, the two you pick may not like each other at all. Then the manager may tell you that those two girls do not like to work together and you will have to pick someone else. Give the manager a tip if the service is good. 100-200 baht ($3-5) is a good tip. Do that all the time and you will be offered the good gals with good service every time you come in.
The best time to go to the MP's if you want to get the best girls is around 7-8 pm.

To get the best price when you go to these massage parlors is NOT arriving and entering the parlor with your taxi driver. You will pay about $20 more for your visit. The reason is that the taxi driver gets a commission for bring you there and they make you pay for it one way or another. The best way to get around this is to have the taxi driver drop you off at a store or location close to the massage parlor you want to go to. Then, when he drives away, you walk over to the massage parlor and enter it alone. If it's your first time in Bangkok, you will have a hard time knowing where to tell the taxi driver to take you. I would suggest you hire a taxi driver to take you on a massage parlor tour the first day and note the landmarks that are near each parlor. Then the next time you go, you will be able to tell him to drop you off right near your favorite massage place. The tour of the parlors will also give you a tour of the town as well.

Tipping the girl (s) takes place inside the massage room and is given to the girl or girls after the physical part of the massage is finished. The tip is her fee for the sexual part of the massage she will give to you. Usually about $15-25 on top of the price of the massage. (500-1,500 baht.) Depending on the place, some are much higher in Bangkok. See massage parlor list for approximate prices.

Getting a Body Slide depends on the girl, not all girls do a body massage on the air-mattress. At some places like the Chao Phraya 2 they are divided into sections and if you want a BKK slide you need to select a girl from the body-massage section, while at Darling's you need to select a 3-digit number (ie 100 or greater) girl.

Parlor Terms
A Traditional massage is a non-sexual massage. If you see a sign that says, "Raksaa Tang Nuat" or "Traditional Thai Massage" written in English, in or outside a massage parlor, then you'll know that this place offers non-sexual massages well. The traditional thing is great for tired muscles, aches and the like. Traditional places give you loose clothes to change into. Prices vary, but around Bt 200/hr is fair. Full 2 hour massage is best. In Chiang Mai, the cost for these massages are 100 baht for 2 hours.

Fishbowl: The girls are in a room with a glass window between you and them.

Sideline Girls: refer to girls that are not in the fishbowl. They are usually:
1. More expensive, range from about 1,600 baht to 6,000 baht for ST in BKK depending on establishment. While the fishbowl girls range from 600 to 2,500 baht.
2. More like part-timers, the majority do not work everyday perhaps 3-4 days a week and for a shorter duration of time.
3. Younger on average than the fishbowl girls.
4. The more expensive ones, say greater than 3,500 baht are quite attractive, taller, lighter, no kids, urban girls from BKK and many are of Thai-Chinese origin. Some are supposedly students, models but there are students and there are students, ditto for models.
5. They use the same SOP as the fishbowl girls but don't expect them to do a BKK slide, ie body-body massage on the air mattress.
As they are younger than the fishbowl girls, the extra money does not mean better service.

Tora: Body to Body Massage. The girls do the slide on the air mattress.

Star Girls: (and superstar) are just 'gradings' of girls that are used by some parlours, eg Chao Phraya 2. There is only a 100-200 baht difference and is hard to tell the difference, on average perhaps the superstars are somewhat more attractive. Similar grading at other places may be also based on things like height, lighter-color, age and whether they have had any kids etc.

B-Course: same as Tora massage

Super Star Girls: are usually better looking, and that’s it. Sometimes they don't even do everything you want and at 2x the price! Stay away from these, its better to get a nice looking girl from the regular crowd. ask for what you want... performance in bj? anal? two girls? whatever. The Superstars do the body to body.

Most (99%) soapy massage girls will give a BJ (most likely covered) and then full-service, just about the normal SOP. Don't expect French kissing though - if you want this better to get a recommendation from the Papasan.

Detailed Description of a Massage Parlor Visit (page 73-76)

FULL SERVICE MASSAGE PARLOR LIST (in alphabetical order)

Annie's is a small massage parlor and a well-kept secret. will cost 1,000 baht plus 500-1000 tip for extras. The condition of the rooms are old, same goes for their women we're told. Go right out of the Nana about a block and you will see a sign for Annie’s. Go right again into a parking lot and you will see another sign for Annie’s, a small sauna - massage parlor. Annie’s is way in back near the street on the other side of the parking lot. Walk upstairs and to the right
is a “fishbowl” with girls in it. You get to choose your masseuse. Annie’s is a real 'farang' soapy place - must be the most mentioned place on the net by farang posters here and elsewhere.

Angara Massage is a step up from Annie’s. This place used to be called Velunda and was a favorite of taxi drivers. Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 is “happy hour” and the rates are reduced by 500B. This place has many more girls in the fishbowl than Annie’s. The fishbowl is divided into 2 groups, 2000B and 1500B.

Atami Massage and more New Pechburi rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2528914 Normal 1,500 Baht Super 1,700 Baht

Bangkok Cozy Massage New Pechburi rd, Opposite Soi Sunvijai, Bangkok. Normal 1,200 - 1,500 Baht

Baron's Massage is on the first sub-soi on your left at Sukhumvit Soi 24, near emporium and the Phrom Pong SkyTrain station. You can choose your own girl, just go straight into the lounge area where they are seated. If you don't do this and go to the reception they will allocate a girl for you - just be a bit more forward.

Catherine Massage (Behind Juliana Mass.) Rama 9, bkk.Tel.7196672-4 Norm 1,5001,700 Baht

Chao Phyraya I Massage (Tel: 2453381, 2454810, 2454844) is in Sri ayautaya Rd, near Phyayhai 1 and Hospital Bangkok. These parlours are very popular. Prices are $60-80 for 1.5 hours.

Chao Phryaya 2 Massage Parlour on Sri Ayuthaya Road, across from the Europa Inn hotel. You can get there via the Sky Train to Phraya Thai station and then walking maybe 2-300 yards. open from about 1 pm everyday, although the selection may not be that good if you go to early.

Ceazars Palace Massage Rachadapisek Rd, Bangkok. Tel 6925069-79 Normal 1,900 Baht B-Course 2,000 Baht

CR Entertainment Massage 13/4 Rachada-Tapra Rd, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok. Tel. Normal 1,000 - 1,400 BahtSideline1,700 -2,000 Baht

Darlings Massage Sukhumvit Soi 12, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2294562-4 B-Course 2,500 Baht. It is by Korea Town in the Sukhumvit area near the underground Pizza Hut. Look for Korean writing. It is the simple line Asian writing, very angular. Also look for Korean Air Asiana Air offices, Darling is behind there. As of January 2000, you can get two girls and there are lots of hot ones to choose from for 4,000 Baht or a bit over a hundred dollars. One girl is cheaper and for an hour or so in a nice room you get a soapy massage in the tub, then a full body and I do mean full body oil massage for about $50-80. Then what happens is mostly up to you. If you do get two girls it may be a bit awkward if they don't know each other. You may have to switch condoms. Also a tip of 3 to 5 hundred baht per girl will be customary.

Emmanuelle Massage 55 Rachadapisek Rd, Dindaeng, Bangkok. Tel. 2757474 1,900 Baht

Hi Class Massage is Behind Emmanuelle, Rachadapisek Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2757474 Ext. 212 Normal 1,500 Baht Sideline 1,800 Baht

Honolulu Massage 555 Soi S Normal 1,800 Baht Sideline 2,500 Baht Model 3,500 Baht unvijai 4, Rama 9 Rd, Near Radisson Hotel, Bangkok. Tel. 6415757

James Bond Massage

Jao Phaya 1 Beside Decha Hospital Sri-a-yudaya Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2453381 2454810 Super 1,200 - 1,700 Baht Sideline 2,500

Jao Phaya 2 Opposite Decha Hospital, Sri-a-yudaya Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2455710 Tora 1,600 Baht
Star 1,700 Baht

Jao Phaya 3 Pinglao, Arun-amarin Rd, Tel.4334667-71 Tora 1,300 Baht Sideline 1,400 Baht

Juliana Massage Rama 9 Rd, Tel. 3194645-7, 3186323-41,700 - 1,800 Baht

Krungthon Complex Massage Rachada - Tapra Rd, Thonburi, Tel. 4765700-20 Tora 1,200 Baht Star 1,400 Baht Super 1,600 Baht Sideline 1,800 Baht

La Cherie Massage

Maree Massage New Pechburi rd, Bangkok. Tel. 3181786-8 1,300 - 1,500 Baht

Mermaids Massage It is on Soi 11. Directions: left out of the Nana, cross over Sukhumvit, go right on Sukhumvit to Soi 11 and turn left. Go down about 5 blocks and there it is on the right. Girl removes your shoes and socks, scrubs your feet and takes your shoes to a shelf area. Then you shower and go to a very small curtained off area. A 2 hour oil massage costs 800B ($20). The last 10 minutes of the massage you may get a strange “ball-pull.” The masseuse very gently pulls on your balls to stretch them. The theory is it increases the blood flow and helps lower back pain. Feels pretty strange at first then pleasurable because she also massages the area very gently.

Mirage Massage 111/1 Behind the Emerald Hotel , Soi Nium-u-tis, Rachadapisek Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2765016-22 , 27650251,800 Baht

Mona Lisa Massage is a Top class massage parlour. Typical price $200. The clientele is mainly Asian men. Near Asoke Bridge, New Pechburi rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2510537 Tora 1,500 Baht Sideline 1,800 Baht ()

Monika Massage 2nd floor Monalisa Massage, New Pechburi rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2523955-6 1,500 Baht

Nataree Massage is in Ratchada, near the Emerald hotel Rachadapisek Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 6929144-8 1,700 - 1,800 Baht. The cost is quite reasonable 1,200-1,700 Baht. Nataree is open around 3.00 pm Thai time, but not much girls until around 5.00pm. The place caters mostly to locals and overseas oriental, you do see some farang but not many. The girls at Nataree will probably be of lighter skin, and greater numbers especially in the evenings. Tip: tell taxi driver you want to go to the Emerald Hotel, Nataree is next door.

New Cleopatra Massage Asoke - Dindaeng Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2466680-85, 24602271,900 Baht Super Model 4,900 Baht

Noar Entertainment Massage 27 Soi Sunvijai 14/1, Ekamai-ramindra Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 7182050 -3 B-Course 1,700 Baht Sideline 2,700 Baht

Osaka Massage Patanakarn Rd, Suanluang, Bangkok. Tel. 3210345 1,500 Baht

Plaza Entertainment Massage Makasan , New Pechburi Rd, Bangkok. Tel. 2531500 , 2531322 Normal 1,800 Baht B-Course 1,900 Baht Model 2,700 -3,000 Baht (6th floor )

Poseidon Massage 209 Rachadapisek rd, Dindaeng, Bangkok. Tel. 69382221,800 baht

V2 Entertainment Massage 203/6-15 Chokchai 4, Ladprao, Bangkapi, Bangkapi, Bangkok.
Tel. 9331370 - 51,700 Baht

Victoria Massage 555 Soi Sunvijai, Rama 9 Rd, BKK. Tel. 3188370-3 Ext. 102-1041,800 Baht

Viva Palace Massage ( Huyin ) Ramkhamhaeng Rd ( Sukapibhan 3 ) Bangkok. Tel. 7295606 Ext. 221 , 243 Normal 1,700 Baht VIP 2,300

History Of Thermae's (by Zen Buckaroo)
Unlike the patrons that complain about missing the old place, I am not so nostalgic. I had only been frequenting the place since 1989, but had never grown to love the stale, smoky air, the terrible overcrowding, the broken beer bottles and broken glasses on the floor that the staff could never quite clean up due to the crowds -- or the toilet that you had to take a deep breath, hold it and then hope you could finish taking a leak before you ran out of breath. (Ed: We dropped in a few times in the early 80's and in 1985 after one too many Singha's appreciated the unisex bathroom facility and the strategically placed little hand of a cutie who helped the bent AF editor angle his wizz in the proper direction).
The only good thing about the old place was the noodle soup and the women. Both were cheap. The New Thermae has kept the good (hot noodles and hot women) and improved on what was less perfect. It is larger now with many more places to sit. The old run down booths are still there along one wall, but there is now a S--shaped bar where the patrons can sit on both sides looking into each others eyes or in the case of many male patrons staring a bit lower. Waiters still have to hustle drinks from a liquor bar in the back, but they now have room to walk so that you can actually get a beer the same day you ordered it.
You can safely breathe the air in either of two groups of toilets (one at the back and another at the front). It is still crowded enough so that males and females are forced to brush each others bodies (always one of the great sports of Thermae) as they walk around, but you can actually walk around now, and there are far fewer hostilities caused from "stepped-on-feet" and a general atmosphere of pushing and showing.
The women are still coming in droves and after 3am it is as crowded as any "meat market" anywhere. If I have any complaints it is that the "old timers" that hung out in the old Thermae for years are still taking up too much space in the New Thermae. I would prefer they give up space for some new ladies. Actually, there seems to be many more new male tourists who were probably turned off by the Old Thermae that are now coming in... and staying.
Times change, often for the better. Even nostalgia isn't what it used to be and for many newcomers to Bangkok and Thermae, "these are the good old days." I am a Vietnam Vet, so I can hardly be considered a "newcomer" to Southeast Asia. All I can say to my fellow "old timers" is to learn to adjust and love the new changes or retire to a hermitage in Mae Hong Son.
"Old" doesn't always mean "good", and there is little that the New Thermae doesn't offer that isn't better than the old one. It is still the best place in Bangkok to go for those poor souls who have nothing better to do at 4'oclock in the morning.

WHORE HOUSES
Eden Club: The Eden Club (tel:255 46 72)is located on Soi 7 1/2 off of Sukhumvit Road on the right hand side. Small and unimpressive exterior. French owner Marc has an assortment of about 20 friendly but so-so looking girls and a small bar. Note the yellow stripe running across the bar, floor and wall. This is the deal. The girls on the left will do anal sex and the girls on the right will not. All girls, however, will do pretty much anything else. This place specializes almost exclusively in group sex/ménage a trois action. Price is 1600 baht ($35) before 7pm per girl, 1900 after for either type of girl. You get 90 minutes and the girls cannot ask you for money. Cum as many times as you can manage. No extra charges at all. You don't have to pay unless completely satisfied! The rooms included are spotless, complete with mirrors, porno videos and clean showers. The girls will bring a bag with strap-ons, condoms electric vibrators and lots of lube. Girl-girl action is the specialty. There even is a "uniform" wardrobe with schoolgirl, dominatrix and nurse outfits. This is one place you don't have to be shy about your perversions. I'm not going to bore anyone with some lame fuck story, but I will warn all readers to be careful when a girl straps on a dildo- she may try to use it on YOU. Ouch!

DISCOS
Angels Disco
If you stay at the Nana hotel in Bangkok, you need not even leave your hotel to get laid with some of Bangkok's hottest babes. Right downstairs in the back of the hotel lobby is Angel's Disco. Just hang out in the hotel lobby, right near the registration counter, and watch all the girls as they enter the hotel lobby making their way to Angel's disco. A good time to hang out in the lobby is between midnight and 2:30 a.m. (the disco usually closes around 3 a.m.). Why hang out in the lobby? Because the lighting is real good, so I can see what the girls really look like. In the disco itself, with the dim lights, strobes, and blasting music, it can be deceptive. A good looking girl in the disco may not be so attractive in full lights. When I see a few babes go into the disco, I will keep them in mind, noting their outfit so I can recognize them inside. If I see a real babe heading in, shit, I'll get up and follow her in. Best to grab her right away before someone else does. More reading on page 70 in Thai 2000 book.

LADY HOUSES
These are brothels in private houses. Most girls here are about 18 to 22 years old and are not long time professionals. Mama-san usually speaks English, girls don’t. You can only take girls for long time. Prices are $60 or more. There is a discount of around 20% if you take a girl for a week. Tip of around $20 to the girl is expected.
HAPPY HOUSE Located on Soi 1.
CAMPBELL (or New Campbell) Located on Soi 4.
SWEETHEARTS Located on Soi 5

SIGHTSEEING
The Grand Palace
Chao Phraya River & Canal
China Town
Soi Cowboy
Thonburi Snake Farm
Bangkok Canal Tour Program II
Crocodile Farm & Elephant Theme Show
Ayutthaya Cruise Tour
Ayutthaya by Mekhala Cruise - Legendary River Cruises
Floating Market

Thai Boxing
Both Lumpini and Ratchdamnoen Stadiums have these fierce kick-boxing matches with thousands of screaming fans betting for their favorites. It's a pulse pounder, and if you can stomach a few gruesome-looking blows, it's male Thai hero-worship at its best. My friends disagree as to whether you should sit in the cheap 'whiskey smelling' seats or down center with the power brokers. Try them both! Lumpini is open Tue, Fri at 6-10 pm, Sat 4:30-8:30 pm. Ratchdamnern has bouts M, W 6-10 pm, Th 5-10 pm, and Sun 2, 6-10. Prices B150-500.

FALLING IN LOVE
It is not hard to do in Thailand. It happens to every man that experiences the sweetness of the Thai woman. Having your Thai girlfriend visit you in the U.S. is possible but not easy. They can not get a tourist visa like we can in America especially if she is a bar girl. Tourist visas require that the person owns land, has a business, and has a certain amount of money in the bank. Most girls you will meet will not meet these requirements. A Fiancée visa or a spousal visa is the only way to get them to come to the U.S. America is very strict when it comes to letting in people from third world countries. You have to go through lots of red tape and paperwork to get them here. Check out k1faq for more info on this subject.

AIDS: MAC HORN'S VIEW
"When I first came to Thailand in 1990, I was scared to death of AIDS, From all I had heard in the media, I figured even I even so much as even look at a Thai hooker, I'd get infected. However, when I took up residency in Thailand in the early 90's, I started to run into guys who had lived in Thailand for many years. As I questioned them on the AIDS situation, nobody had heard of a single foreigner or Thai girl who had come down with AIDS. This continues to be the case up to this day (January 22, 2000). This is not to say AIDS is not out there, but if it is so pervasive as the mainstream media would have one believe, you would think the tourists and Thai hookers would be dropping dead on the streets. Back in 1994 when I first wrote my book, "A Gentleman's Guide: The Erotic Women of Southeast Asia", (as featured on 60 MINUTES) I had documented cases of men who had lived in Thailand for many years and had slept with many prostitutes. At the time, none of them had come down with HIV infection or heard of any tourist or prostitute who had. It's now been six years since the first edition of my book and here I am in Thailand again, interviewing the same group of guys. With the exception of Wheel chair Tom who suffered a major heart attack (I suppose now passed away) and Candy John who had a case of TB and may be HIV infected (any guy who injects his dick daily to get hard and screws with an open wound without a condom is bound to catch something), all remains the same as it was years ago. If you wish, you can take your girl for an HIV test at any of the clinics or hospitals in town. The cost will be around 1,000 baht and you can get results in 24 hours or less. Note here I took my hooker girlfriend for a test and she tested negative. She has been hooking in Pattaya for years, rarely uses condoms with her customers, and still no HIV.

LAWS
There are some laws to know when visiting Thailand is that the Thai Government prohibits the import of illegal narcotics (including hemp, opium, cocaine, morphine and heroin) and obscene literature, pictures or articles. Smuggling of hard drugs such as heroin may be punishable by death. Import of firearms and ammunition must be registered in advance with the Police Department or local Registration Office. Importation of certain species of fruits, vegetables and plants is prohibited.

The legal age of consent in Thailand has been said to be 16 years old. It is said you can sleep with a girl of 16 as long as you don't pay her. We recommend that you ALWAYS stay with the 18-and- over law. Some of the girls carry identification cards that will show their birth date, but unfortunately it will be written in Thai. If you are unsure of her age, have her i.d. card checked out by your hotel security guard before you bring her up to the room. If you can make out the year on the card, you can calculate how old she is by knowing that it is the year 2543 now in Buddha years, the year 2000 for the Westerners. So if a girl is born in 2525 you are likely to be safe that she is at least 18 years old. To play it extra safe have it say 2524 or earlier.

VACCINATIONS
for entry into Thailand, except for yellow fever for travelers arriving from endemic regions (parts of Africa and Latin America). Immunizations for tetanus, polio, rabies, typhoid, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis and hepatitis are advisable (but not essential) before travel to Southeast Asia. For more information on risks and precautions please read the advice about health section in the “Facts for Travelers” pages of Thailand.com. Personally, I never get shots when I go to Thailand but if you want to stay on the very safe side, check with your doctor and see about getting Hepatitis shots. Also you can check this website to see what other precautionary measures you can take while traveling to the Land Of Smiles. cdc.gov

SECURITY
It's very safe in Thailand. However, like any place in the world, no place is CRIME FREE. But of all the places I have traveled to, Thailand is one of the safest places I have found. Just remember, anyone can be tempted to steal if the chance is given to them on a silver platter. Meaning, don’t be stupid and leave your valuables lying around in your hotel room. Don’t walk around stinking drunk and think that no one will take advantage of you. If you take normal precautions to protect your valuables, and are suitably wary of fast talking strangers, you should not have any problem. Theft and fraud are the biggest risks, but Thailand is a lot safer than most countries, including those in the West, and crime against persons, especially tourists, is relatively rare. REMEMBER, IF SOMEONE OFFERS YOU A DEAL THAT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT’S PROBABLY A SCAM.

Airport Departure Tax
When you leave the country of Thailand you must pay a 500 baht tax. After you check in and get your boarding pass, you will proceed to a booth just before you enter the immigration room. You will give them 500 baht and they will give you a receipt. Don't lose this receipt because you will have to present it to the immigration officer.

EMBASSIES
Embassy information can be found at Embassies & Consulates on the Thailand.com or Consular Offices

ELECTRICAL CURRENT
In Thailand is 220v. If you bring any type of electrical appliance like an electrical razor, radio, clock, video camera with charger, make sure it can all accept the voltage. You may wind up destroying your equipment and blowing out the electric in your hotel room.

COMMUNICATIONS
Communicating back home is made simple by many Internet Cafes that can be found all over Thailand, with some exceptions in some of the rural provinces. There are also little offices with International calling services inside that you may use to call home or anywhere in the world. They also have fax service too. Most Internet cafes have these services as well. If you're staying in a major hotel, you can easily call from your room by either charging the phone to your room bill or accessing your phone calling card. Most calls made from the hotel room will be billed at least 50 Baht ($1.10) just to access the overseas operator. Internet cafes charge anywhere from .05 per minute to $3 per hour. dialpad.com

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