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Located at the centre of the Indochina Peninsula, Thailand is a culturally rich and diverse country famous for its stunning wats, flavourful cuisine, elephant sanctuaries, sublime islands, Thai massages, and full moon beach parties. Spearheaded by Bangkok, the capital city, Thailand has the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia, thanks to its booming tourism, agricultural export, manufacturing and automotive industries. Pre-book your Thailand car hire with Enjoy Travel.

Guide to Thailand


Thailand shares borders with Laos in the north, Cambodia in the east, Myanmar and the Andaman Sea in the west, and the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia in the south.

Climate in Thailand

Thailand has a tropical, warm and humid climate throughout the year. However, the absolute best time to visit would be from November till early April, when temperatures hover between a pleasant 29°C to 34 °C. This is when Thailand experiences the least rainfall, and the waters in the southern islands are calmer and the conditions are ideal for snorkelling.

Thai Culture

Known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Smiles’, Thailand’s culture displays a unique amalgamation of Indian, Chinese, Cambodian and Burmese influences. The most widely spoken language, Thai, is most closely tonally related to Chinese and Vietnamese, although it also borrows words from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer. About 95% of Thai people follow Theravada Buddhism.

Things To Do in Thailand

Admire the ornate Grand Palace

The spectacular Grand Palace, located in the heart of Bangkok, is one of the most famous landmarks of the country. Built in 1782, its intricate architecture bears testimony to the excellent craftsmanship of the Thai people. For 150 years, it used to be the residence and royal court of the Thai king. Wat Phra Kaew (also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), a pagoda containing a statue of Buddha dating back to the 14th century, is also located within the palace complex.

Visit a floating market

The centuries-old floating markets are visited both by residents and tourists alike during weekends, and provide a fascinating insight into Thai culture. Several boats floating in the canals also serve freshly cooked Thai delicacies. Some of the major floating markets are Amphawa, Damnoen Saduak, and Khlong Lat Mayom. Make sure to bargain for souvenirs and trinkets.

Experience the spectacular southern islands

Take a leisurely day trip cruising through Phang Nga Bay’s dramatic limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the turquoise waters. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are two of the most recognizable spots, having shot to fame after the 1974 James Bond film, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, was shot here. Later, hire a boat to tour the surreal Phi Phi Islands, a group of 6 postcard-like islands offering the ultimate tropical getaway. The main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, the latter of which is famous for being the location of the cult classic ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Eating Out inThailand

Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines of the world, known for its strong and distinct aromatic flavours. There is an enthusiastic use of fresh herbs and spices, and a balance is sought between salty, spicy, sour and sweet flavours in every dish.

Pad Thai is the national dish and for good reason. It is a delectable stir-fried rice noodle dish, often served as street food. It can include chicken, shrimps or tofu.

Thailand Transport

Flying to Thailand

Thailand has 6 international and 23 domestic airports. If flying there for the first time, chances are you’re likely to land at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) or the newer Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), both located in Bangkok.

Public transportation in Thailand

The Bangkok BTS Skytrain and the Bangkok MRT Subway are sought-after by daily commuters within the city.

The railways do not cover all of Thailand but still offer a comfortable travel experience. Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok is the central station for all train travel across Thailand.

Tuk-tuk (three-wheeler vehicles), taxi, bus, motorcycle taxi, and songthaew (four-wheeler cars modified to look like mini trucks) are some of the other popular means of road transport.

Driving in Thailand

As Bangkok is a congested city, we recommend hiring a compact car like a Toyota Hilux, Nissan Almera or Isuzu D-Max to get you around safely and quickly. Hertz is a popular choice among international travellers due to its global repute and reliability; however, local car hire agencies like Thai hire A Car could also be an option to consider if you’re staying a while as they offer cheaper rates.

Enjoy Travel makes car hire smooth and straightforward, ensuring that your trip to Thailand is seamless. Pre-booking allows you to compare the best weekend deals. You also have the option of booking a one-way hire, which means that you can hire in one city (most likely Bangkok) and drop it off in another at the end of your trip.

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FAQs about car hire in Thailand

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Thailand

On average, the cost of hiring a car in Thailand is just $32 per day.
Thailand car hire prices start from just $27.88 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
You must be aged at least 21 to hire a car in Thailand.
Yes, additional drivers can be added to your Thailand car hire agreement upon request.
As Bangkok is a congested and hectic city, we recommend hiring a compact car like a Toyota Hilux, Nissan Almera or Isuzu D-Max to get around safely and quickly.
The population of Thailand in 2019 was 69.63 million.
Currently the capital of Thailand is Bangkok.
The distance between Malaysia and Thailand is 1,294 km.
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