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Excellent car rental deals for a trip to Thailand are available by the car rental companies operating in the country! Check the car rental reviews and organize your holiday car hire!

Thailand is a beautiful country in Southeastern Asia that has costs on the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. The country borders Laos and Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia. Thailand is among the wish list of many travelers thanks to its warm tropical climate, its interesting culture, its fabulous beaches of white sand and the lovely mountains. The country has tropical climate and the weather is humid and hot throughout the year, featuring temperatures between 28 and 35°C.

 

Travelers that decide to make a car reservation for a holiday car hire, using the numerous car rental deals of the car rental companies will be happy to find crystal blue waters, long and wide beaches, deep green jungle, and mouth-watering food. The locals are very friendly, always polite and smiling which makes the trips to Thailand even better. There is the capital Bangkok and the resorts of Phuket and Pattaya, as well as many other tourist zones to be seen.

 

The biggest cities in Thailand

The geographic and cultural regions of Thailand are five and they feature a great diversity of settlements that are worth to be seen with the available economy car rental. The largest cities that need to be paid attention to include:

  • Bangkok – this is the capital city of Thailand, busy, vibrant and full of life. The best way to see the city is by getting an auto hire at Bangkok Airport.
  • Ayutthaya – that is a lovely historical city, an old capital of Siam and also UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Chiang Mai – this is a nice settlement in the center of Lanna culture, which is in fact capital of Northern Thailand and the heart of
  • Chumphon – that is the starting point to Chumphon Archipelago, Ko Tao Island and also the fantastic beaches of Pathio
  • Chiang Rai – this is the starting base for exploring the Golden Triangle and the ethnic minorities that live there. It is also a great point for mountain trekking.
  • Nakhon Ratchasima – that is the largest city of the Isaan region
  • Kanchanaburi –in this city are to be found many museums of the World War II
  • Pattaya – this is among the main tourist destinations, famous for the nightlife
  • Surhothai – this is the first capital of Thailand and it has wonderful ruins
  • Surat Thani – that is the gateway to Ko Samui and also home of the Srivijaya Empire

Check the car rental deals at Phuket Airport.

Driving in Thailand

Driving in Thailand is pleasant and getting an affordable car hire is a good way to explore the country. Naturally, the big cities have heavy traffic, especially in the early morning and in the afternoon hours. The travelers should make sure they have car hire insurance and should observe the rules for driving in Thailand:

  • The driving in Thailand is on the left side of the road.
  • The roads in Thailand are not as good as they should be, so careful driving is advisable.
  • The local drivers are sometimes chaotic and often ignore the rules. Thus, defense driving is wise.
  • Drinking and driving is not acceptable and is subject of serious fines.
  • Many local and international car rental companies provide airport rental is and have offices in the cities of Thailand.
  • Car hire insurance is needed and should be required by the car rental companies.

 

Car rental tips for Thailand (insider tips)

The roads in Thailand are far better than those in the neighboring countries of Laos and Myanmar, as well as Cambodia, yet they are still perfect and could be dangerous. Quite common are the speeding, the reckless driving and the drunk driving or riding on the wrong side of the road for the motorbikes. Driving at night is dangerous as well.

 

Those who wish to get one of the cheap car rentals, should drive carefully, obey the rules and stay on the left side of the road. The road signs come in English and in Thai and are easy to understand.

 

Mini Guide

In addition to the already presented big cities of Thailand, easy to reach with the rental vehicles and worth to be visited are also the following sites:

  • Ko Lipe – that is a small island in the middle of Tarutao National Park, with fantastic reefs and beaches
  • Ko Pha Ngan – that is one of the sites of the famous Full Moon Party, featuring miles of quiet coastline
  • Ko Chang – an area with serious tourism development
  • Ko Samou – a wonderful beach retreat close to nature and hippie-style entertainment
  • Ko Samet – the beach zone that is nearest to Bangkok
  • Khao Lak – that is the gateway to the Similan Islands
  • Ko Tao – that site is perfect for diving and is easy to be reached with a high speed catamaran
  • Khao Yai National Park – place for 4×4 night safari and for visit to the incredible waterfalls
  • Khao Sok National Park – a rich wildlife reserves in Thailand
  • Krabi Province – great spot for beach and watersports
  • Phuket – that is the paradise island of Thailand, known for its beautiful beaches
  • Mae Sot – that is an interesting multi-cultural border town, that has many national parks

 

Did you know?

  • In Thailand is located the world’s ninth tallest statue – The Great Buddha of Thailand, to be found at the Wat Muang Monastery in Ang Thong province.
  • Elephant polo is a very popular sport and pastime in Thailand.
  • One-tenth of all animal species on the Globe live in Thailand.
  • The country has 1 430 islands.
  • Thailand is home to the world’s largest gold Buddha, the largest restaurant, the largest crocodile farm, the world’s tallest hotel, and the longest single-span suspension bridge.
  • Once Bangkok was called the “Venice of the East” because its original buildings stood on stilts above the Chao Phraya River.
  • Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that was never colonized by an European country.
  • One-tenth of the entire population of Thailand lives in the capital – Bangkok.