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.
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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."

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
team 6 March, 2018
Hello. Prompt how better to go to Thailand, savage, or through a travel Agency? If a savage, then of course we will save money,but is it safe? The experience of the trip through a travel Agency you already have. ...
admin March 6, 2018

Hello! Rather, the question is not for this topic, the issue of the independent or with a travel Agency is discussed here - https://nashaplaneta.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4676. And the answer is ambiguous. Specifically to Thailand, here is my answer: self is not dangerous, and much more interesting. But what about the fact that will save, not everything is clear. If you go also, just as in a standard tour for 10-14 days in one place the type of hotel, beach, it is likely not save, and Vice versa. If you go on a period of several weeks, and even with the move, visiting some of the resorts/cities, then of course it will be cheaper. ...
sergei 30 July, 2018
I can't understand when I change my dollars to date me to watch the course of buy or sale ? ...
admin 12 August, 2018

Sorry for the delay, was traveling and missed your "Goethe" message.
Buy - buy dollars on such a course, sale - sell dollars at a certain rate. Ie, you need to look for the course "buy" ...
21 August, 2018
To the question about electronic cigarettes - Yes! They are banned in Thailand. For the import, use - you find yourself in the police, what the enemy does not want. ...
Марианна25 March 12, 2019
Good day, please tell me whether it is possible to enter in the Thailand poker set?
Fly a big company, love to play poker, would like to take with you. I know that Tae banned online gambling, but in your room? ...
admin March 12, 2019

And a poker set is something other than cards? Although in principle it does not matter, import without problems and play as you want between them. Just don't advertise and don't invite strangers, and then someone else will squeal. ...
Марианна25 March 12, 2019
In a set of poker chips and 2 decks of cards)
Thank you very much for the answer! ...
AtinA 23 March, 2019
Hello. The first time going abroad. Have a question about conversion. How much approximately is the cost of the conversion when you pay for the hotel by booking through the card VTB,if rasplachivatsya? And what is the principle use of the card VTB world in Thailand. If it is important,then going to Khao Lak is not in season. Thank you. ...
admin 23 March, 2019

Moved your topic from Phuket.
1. If you pay for the hotel on the booking card, the card will be charged the price indicated in rubles. If you need to know the exact conversion rate, change the currency on the booking in dollars and do the math on the calculator.
2. About using times written here - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/money.html. And what kind of features you use the card VTB world, you get to know in the Bank or to read the terms of the contract. In General features, I think, should not be any, will be able to use it as a card of any other Bank. ...

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