The period from June through October is the Thai rainy season, during which frequent rains are common -- this time is also shoulder season for travel to the country. If you want to avoid crowds, don't travel during big Thai festivals like Songkran. Additionally, avoid high season if you want to go to Thailand before the masses of tourists descend. High season for travel to Thailand is generally from October through February, corresponding with the North American winter.
Thailand offers affordable public transportation, as well as plenty of reasonably priced lodging and meals. Your largest expense will likely be your flight. To save on airfare to Thailand, book a flight in low season or shoulder season, and keep an eye out for fare sales. Airlines such as Thai Airways regularly offer fare sales from select U.S. gateways to Bangkok. You should have little trouble finding budget-priced lodging in the country; just avoid the pricier five-star hotels, and opt for guesthouses instead.
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Up and Down in Vietnam Having toured most of South East Asia, with the exception of Vietnam, I wanted to redress that omission. One can study the many Internet sites, which advertise holidays and tours to that country as well as read the countless reviews by past travellers. It is difficult to choose unless ... Read more!
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