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The Essential Guide for Living and Retiring in Thailand
2nd Edition 2013

CONTENTS

                                                                                                                                            

On My Arrival in Thailand                                                                                           8

Thailand’s Climate                                                                                                      13

Thailand's Geography                                                                                                 15

Geographical Regions of Thailand                                                                           17

Geographical Regions of Thailand                                                                           17

Northeastern Thailand                                                                                               25

Central Thailand                                                                                                          33

Eastern Thailand                                                                                                          38

Western Thailand                                                                                                        46

South Thailand                                                                                                             47

The People of Thailand                                                                                               56

Thai Festivals                                                                                                               57

Thai Food                                                                                                                       62

Fulbright's Do's and Don'ts                                                                                      64

The Thai Family                                                                                                           66

Thailand's Buddhist Temples                                                                                    68

Superstitions                                                                                                                72

Marriages                                                                                                                     77

Funerals                                                                                                                        78

Moral Virtues                                                                                                               80

Thai Law                                                                                                                        85

The Thai Court System                                                                                              86

Criminal Procedures                                                                                                  87

Bail                                                                                                                                 88

Asian Human Rights Commission                                                                           90

Nationality Law                                                                                                            92

Residency                                                                                                                      95

Dual Nationality                                                                                                           97

Marriage in Thailand                                                                                               100

Divorce                                                                                                                        107

Thai Visas                                                                                                                   110

Visas – General Information                                                                                   118

To repeat:                                                                                                                    127

Thai Retirement Visa O-A                                                                                      127

Real Property                                                                                                             130

Cost of Living                                                                                                             136

Hospitals and Medical Care                                                                                     139

Transportation                                                                                                           154

Basic Thai Phrases, Time and Day, and Numerals                                             159

Telling Thai Time and Day                                                                                      161

Thai Numerals                                                                                                           164

Appendix A                                                                                                                  166

About the Prah or Monks                                                                                        166

Appendix B                                                                                                                  178

Thailand – Immigration Act                                                                                    178

Bibliography                                                                                                               215

INDEX                                                                                                                          223