Address and orienteering in the streets of Thailand

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The names of the streets in Thailand at most resorts is duplicated in English, but orientation without a map or Navigator, and some skill, it may be difficult. Not only is the writing in English of the same street or point of interest may differ (e.g. street Phahonyothin, Phahon Yothin, Pahon Yothin, Phaholyothin it's the same thing, and it's not the most complicated case), and addressing system in Thailand can confound any cartographer. A little information below will help you understand the intricacies of Thai legend:

  • Major streets in Thailand are referred to as Thanon (often abbreviated as Th), for example - Thanon Sukhumvit. At the same time, in the English version often such streets are designated as Road or Rd, i.e. Sukhumvit Rd.
  • To great streets perpendicular, angle or parallel usually adjacent small alleys called Soi, and they're just numbered. Ie Sukhumvit Soi 2 it's not the street name, just the designation of alley No. 2 on Sukhumvit. Odd and even lanes are on opposite sides of the street and are in ascending order. But what is bad, adjoining rooms can be located far from each other. For example, Sukhumvit Soi 39 and Sukhumvit Soi 40 are not directly opposite each other, and a few kilometers from each other.
  • More confusion makes the fact that many famous Soi receive their own names, and are indicated in different sources in different ways, for example Sukhumvit Soi 3 is also referred to as Soi Nana Nuea. And then even more difficult, since these have their Soi Soi.
  • House numbers are indicated at the beginning of the address, then there is a big street, then the number of the alleyway Soi. For example, 125 Sukhumvit Soi 13 125 means the house in lane 13 on Sukhumvit.
  • Sometimes the house numbers are indicated by a slash, for example 52/2. This is roughly similar to our case, i.e. 52/2 denotes the house No. 2 near the house No. 52.

And finally, our subjective advice from my own experience: the Thai people, particularly adults, does not focus on the map. Show them the map and asking for directions is useless, they don't even understand the world (apparently at school they are not taught geography). So, if you go to them for help in finding a place, just to ask, "How come," and listen carefully as they will tell you the route. In answer usually follows instructions like "Go to the first traffic light, turn left, walk to the store so-and there turn right, etc."

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admin 11 Mar 2017, 11:47
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admin 11 Mar 2017, 15:03
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nyundo 09 Apr 2017, 11:48
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traveller 11 may 2017, 05:58
In October 2017 20 popular beaches of Thailand for an experiment, and it will be a complete ban on Smoking on the beaches. The need has arisen due to the fact that the sand on the beaches began to find a huge number of cigarette "bulls". On the one hand it is good, but for Smoking on the beaches impose enormous fines of 100,000 baht or one year in prison! For Smoking!!! The ban will be marked with signs, so watch carefully if you don't know where it is entered. But information about the beaches, where there will be a ban.
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admin 2017 18 Oct, 16:33
All right, prohibited, and a violation is punishable by a fine. ...