Best Clinics for Skin Grafting in Thailand [2023 Prices]
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MAXi Cosmetic Surgery
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$40,000
Labiaplasty
MAXi Cosmetic Surgery
MAXi Cosmetic Surgery
MAXi Cosmetic Surgery
MAXi Cosmetic Surgery
MAXi Cosmetic Surgery
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 37
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Free Wifi Free Wifi Local tourism options Local tourism options Parking available Parking available Restaurant Restaurant
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Katu Dermatology & Wellness Center
MyMeditravel Phuket, Thailand
$29,000
Lip Augmentation
Katu Dermatology & Wellness Center
Katu Dermatology & Wellness Center
Katu Dermatology & Wellness Center
Katu Dermatology & Wellness Center
Katu Dermatology & Wellness Center
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 11
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available
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Lovely Eye & Skin Clinic
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$50,000
Thermage
Lovely Eye & Skin Clinic
Lovely Eye & Skin Clinic
Lovely Eye & Skin Clinic
Lovely Eye & Skin Clinic
Lovely Eye & Skin Clinic
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 30
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available Pharmacy Pharmacy Restaurant Restaurant Safe in the room Safe in the room Translation services Translation services
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Lyfe Medical Wellness
MyMeditravel Phuket, Thailand
$12,500
CoolSculpting
Lyfe Medical Wellness
Lyfe Medical Wellness
Lyfe Medical Wellness
Lyfe Medical Wellness
Lyfe Medical Wellness
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 8
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Free Wifi Free Wifi Health insurance coordination Health insurance coordination Hotel booking Hotel booking Local tourism options Local tourism options Local transportation booking Local transportation booking Medical travel insurance Medical travel insurance Online doctor consultation Online doctor consultation Parking available Parking available Pharmacy Pharmacy Private rooms for patients available Private rooms for patients available Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Translation services Translation services TV in the room TV in the room
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Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$250,000
Tummy Tuck
Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital
Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital
Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital
Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital
Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 20
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Airport pickup Airport pickup Cafe Cafe Flight booking Flight booking Free Wifi Free Wifi Health insurance coordination Health insurance coordination Hotel booking Hotel booking International newspapers International newspapers Laundry Laundry Local transportation booking Local transportation booking Medical records transfer Medical records transfer Parking available Parking available Pharmacy Pharmacy Phone in the room Phone in the room Private rooms for patients available Private rooms for patients available Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Restaurant Restaurant Special dietary requests accepted Special dietary requests accepted Translation services Translation services TV in the room TV in the room
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Hairsmith Clinic
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$90,000
Hairline Lowering Surgery
Hairsmith Clinic
Hairsmith Clinic
Hairsmith Clinic
Hairsmith Clinic
Hairsmith Clinic
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 8
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Airport pickup Airport pickup Free Wifi Free Wifi Hotel booking Hotel booking Safe in the room Safe in the room
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Seoul Clinic Thailand
MyMeditravel Pattaya, Thailand
$12,000
Dermal Fillers
Seoul Clinic Thailand
Seoul Clinic Thailand
Seoul Clinic Thailand
Seoul Clinic Thailand
Seoul Clinic Thailand
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 7
Languages spoken
Chinese English Thai
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Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available Special dietary requests accepted Special dietary requests accepted Translation services Translation services
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Chartier Clinic
MyMeditravel Pattaya, Thailand
$2,999
Fat Reduction
Chartier Clinic
Chartier Clinic
Chartier Clinic
Chartier Clinic
Chartier Clinic
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 27
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Free Wifi Free Wifi Local tourism options Local tourism options Parking available Parking available Translation services Translation services
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Meko Clinic Future Park
MyMeditravel Pathum Thani, Thailand
$81,250
Belt Lipectomy
Meko Clinic Future Park
Meko Clinic Future Park
Meko Clinic Future Park
Meko Clinic Future Park
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 15
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi Mobility accessible rooms Mobility accessible rooms Parking available Parking available Phone in the room Phone in the room Safe in the room Safe in the room TV in the room TV in the room
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Bangkok Hospital Samui
MyMeditravel Koh Samui, Thailand
$85,000
Buttock Liposuction
Bangkok Hospital Samui
Bangkok Hospital Samui
Bangkok Hospital Samui
Bangkok Hospital Samui
Bangkok Hospital Samui
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 17
Languages spoken
Dutch English German Hebrew Thai
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Free Wifi Free Wifi Interpreter services Interpreter services Mobility accessible rooms Mobility accessible rooms Pharmacy Pharmacy Restaurant Restaurant Safe in the room Safe in the room Translation services Translation services TV in the room TV in the room
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Machita Clinic at K Park Business Center
MyMeditravel Chiang Mai, Thailand
$66,200
Eyelid Surgery
Machita Clinic at K Park Business Center
Machita Clinic at K Park Business Center
Machita Clinic at K Park Business Center
Machita Clinic at K Park Business Center
Machita Clinic at K Park Business Center
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 4
Languages spoken
English Thai
Features
Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available
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The Cocktail Clinic
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$2,700
PDO Thread Lift
The Cocktail Clinic
The Cocktail Clinic
The Cocktail Clinic
The Cocktail Clinic
The Cocktail Clinic
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 4
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Document legalisation Document legalisation Family accommodation Family accommodation Free Wifi Free Wifi Interpreter services Interpreter services Parking available Parking available Translation services Translation services TV in the room TV in the room
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DBN Infertility Clinic
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$40,000
Eyelid Surgery
DBN Infertility Clinic
DBN Infertility Clinic
DBN Infertility Clinic
DBN Infertility Clinic
DBN Infertility Clinic
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 3
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Airport pickup Airport pickup Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available Pharmacy Pharmacy
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Eternity Clinic
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$85,000
Penis Augmentation
Eternity Clinic
Eternity Clinic
Eternity Clinic
Eternity Clinic
Eternity Clinic
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 23
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Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi Online doctor consultation Online doctor consultation Parking available Parking available Pharmacy Pharmacy Phone in the room Phone in the room Private rooms for patients available Private rooms for patients available Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Restaurant Restaurant Safe in the room Safe in the room TV in the room TV in the room
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Amara Beauty & Massage
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$2,250
Wrinkle Treatment
Amara Beauty & Massage
Amara Beauty & Massage
Amara Beauty & Massage
Amara Beauty & Massage
Amara Beauty & Massage
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 1
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Cafe Cafe Free Wifi Free Wifi International newspapers International newspapers Interpreter services Interpreter services Parking available Parking available Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Translation services Translation services
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Rajdhevee Clinic Central Festival Chiang Mai
MyMeditravel Chiang Mai, Thailand
$17,500
Botox Injections
Rajdhevee Clinic Central Festival Chiang Mai
Rajdhevee Clinic Central Festival Chiang Mai
Rajdhevee Clinic Central Festival Chiang Mai
Rajdhevee Clinic Central Festival Chiang Mai
Rajdhevee Clinic Central Festival Chiang Mai
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 1
Languages spoken
English Thai
Features
Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available
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Absolute Care Clinic
MyMeditravel Chiang Mai, Thailand
$12,000
Dermal Fillers
Absolute Care Clinic
Absolute Care Clinic
Absolute Care Clinic
Absolute Care Clinic
Absolute Care Clinic
4.8
MyMediTravel Total review: 6
Languages spoken
English Thai
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Airport pickup Airport pickup Free Wifi Free Wifi
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Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
MyMeditravel Phuket, Thailand
$20,000
PDO Thread Lift
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
4.8
MyMediTravel Total review: 6
Languages spoken
English Thai
Features
Airport pickup Airport pickup Family accommodation Family accommodation Free Wifi Free Wifi Hotel booking Hotel booking Laundry Laundry Local tourism options Local tourism options Local transportation booking Local transportation booking Parking available Parking available Pharmacy Pharmacy Private rooms for patients available Private rooms for patients available Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Restaurant Restaurant Special dietary requests accepted Special dietary requests accepted TV in the room TV in the room
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Phimphika Clinic
MyMeditravel Phuket, Thailand
$9,999
Botox Injections
Phimphika Clinic
Phimphika Clinic
Phimphika Clinic
Phimphika Clinic
Phimphika Clinic
4.8
MyMediTravel Total review: 19
Languages spoken
English Thai
Features
Free Wifi Free Wifi Parking available Parking available
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Bangkok Plastic Surgery
MyMeditravel Bangkok, Thailand
$60,500
Buttock Liposuction
Bangkok Plastic Surgery
Bangkok Plastic Surgery
Bangkok Plastic Surgery
Bangkok Plastic Surgery
Bangkok Plastic Surgery
4.8
MyMediTravel Total review: 34
Languages spoken
Chinese English Japanese Thai
Features
Free Wifi Free Wifi International newspapers International newspapers Interpreter services Interpreter services Local tourism options Local tourism options Local transportation booking Local transportation booking Parking available Parking available Translation services Translation services TV in the room TV in the room
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Our partner clinics in Thailand are accredited by the following associations
JCI Accredited
Hospital Accreditation of Thailand
ISO 9001:2008
Dental Association of Thailand
ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization
TÜV Rheinland - Technischer Überwachungsverein Rheinland
ESQH - European Society for Quality in Healthcare
ISQua - The International Society for Quality in Health Care
CHKS Healthcare Accreditation
The Leading Dental Centers of The World
Nobel Biocare Fellowship Program
Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Program
EVF - European Venous Forum
EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management
IDA - International Dental Academy
ICA - International Chiropractors Association
MCA - McTimoney Chiropractic Association
UCA - United Chiropractic Association
ICS - International College of Surgeons
IACD - International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
ISDS - International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
EBOPRAS - European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
IAAFA - International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics
WALT - World Association for Laser Therapy
ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
AAHRS - Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons
ESCAD - European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology
William Glasser Institute - Reality Therapy Certified
EAC - European Association for Counselling
IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorde
TÜV SÜD - Technischer Überwachungsverein SÜD
TÜV NORD - Technischer Überwachungsverein NORD
BIOMET 3i Education Program
EURAPS - European Association of Plastic Surgeons
Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
IAOMS - International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Treatment Abroad Code of Practice
IFFPSS - International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
IFED - International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry
EOS - European Orthodontic Society
AOCMF
IBMS - International Board of Medicine and Surgery
EAFPS - European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
ESCD - European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry
ESCRS - European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
NASS - North American Spine Society
ESHRE - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
MPS - Medical Protection Society
European Journal of Ophthalmology
ISRS - International Society of Refractive Surgery
JCRS - Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Cornea Society
JPGM - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
OSAPS - Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
RS - The Rhinoplasty Society
FRANZCOG - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians a
IFOMPT - International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist
WFO - World Federation of Orthodontists
ITI - International Team for Implantology
ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dentsply Friadent Implant Programme
IMTEC Sendax Mini Dental Implants Systems
IAO - International Association for Orthodontics
AAO - Asian Academy of Osseointegration
WAAAM - World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine
WOSIAM - World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine
ESE - European Society of Endodontology
ECAMS - European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
IABCLL - International Academy of Body Contouring and Laser Lipolysis
IAFGG - International Association of Facial Growth Guidance
IBCS - International Board of Cosmetic Surgery
IMDHA - International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
EAO - European Association for Osseointegration
ISD - International Society of Dermatology
IFAD - International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry
IBHRS - International Board of Hair Restoration Specialists
IAHRS - International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
EDA - European Dental Association
IASP - International Association for the Study of Pain
ADI - Academy of Dentistry International
EAPD - European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
EACMD - European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
ICD - International College of Dentists Fellowship
UIME - International Union of Aesthetic Medicine
APACS - Asian Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
McKenzie Institute International
ITEC - International Therapy Examination Council
ICA - International Cranial Association
I-ACT - International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy
CIBTAC - Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
IFPA - International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
ISBI - International Society for Burn Injuries
The Pankey Institute
PEFOTS - Pan European Federation of TCM Societies
URHP - Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners
AACD - Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
IMSA - The International Medical Spa Association
ACHSI - The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International
CIDESCO - Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie
ART - Active Release Techniques
ICPA - International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
CDA - Caribbean Dermatology Association
APAO - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
FICCDE - International College of Continuing Dental Education Fellowship
GMC - General Medical Council
ISA - International Sleep Academy
ISCG - International Society of Cosmetogynecology
EPA - European Prosthodontic Association
ABSI - Advanced Body Sculpting Institute
EACMFS - European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
FILACP - Federación Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica
REDLARA - Rede Latino-americana de Reprodução Assistida
ALMER - Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva
ICP - International College of Prosthodontists
EFP - European Federation of Periodontology
IADR - International Association for Dental Research
IODPT - International Organization for Dental Phobia Treatment
Academy of Operative Dentistry
The Dawson Academy
AAP - Asian Academy of Prosthodontics
AsianAOMS - Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry - Certified CEREC Trainer
SAAD - Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
PFA - Pierre Fauchard Academy
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry
YDW - Young Dentists Worldwide
APAD - Asia Pacific Academy of Dentistry
ACDNA - Academy Of Computerized Dentistry Of North America
WSLO - World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
HA - Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement and Accreditation
The Dental Council of Thailand
The Dental Association of Thailand
Thai Prosthodontics Association
Thai Society for Laser Dentistry
Medical Council of Thailand
Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand
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Everything you'll need to know about Skin Grafting in Thailand

What does a Skin Grafting Procedure Involve?

Skin grafting is performed under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep and will not feel any pain during the procedure. In some cases, local anaesthetic may be used instead.

Your surgeon begins the surgery by removing skin from the donor site. For split-thickness grafts, the skin will be removed from an area of the body that is usually hidden by clothing, such as the outside of your thigh or the hip. For full-thickness graft, the skin is taken from the abdomen, forearm, groin, or an area above the collarbone.

After your surgeon removes the skin from the donor site, it will be placed carefully over the transplant area and secured with surgical dressing, stitches, or staples. If the transplant area is especially large, the skin from the donor site may be meshed in order to stretch it into a larger patch.

How Long Should I Stay in Thailand for a Skin Grafting Procedure?

For a split-thickness graft, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days to ensure that the graft and the donor site are healing correctly. A full-thickness graft may require one to a two-week hospital stay. After you are discharged from the hospital, plan to stay in Thailand for at least 10 to 14 for more days for scheduled follow-up checkups where your doctor changes your dressing.

What's the Recovery Time for Skin Grafting Procedures in Thailand?

The donor site generally takes anywhere from several days to a week to heal. You need to avoid doing any activities that could injure or stretch the graft site, including exercise, for at least three to four weeks. Your surgeon will give you a detailed recovery timeline and tell you when it is safe to resume your normal activities.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Skin Grafting Procedures in Thailand?

Your surgeon will give you an instruction, which may include how to care for the dressing and area around it, medicines to take, and restrictions. If possible, try to elevate the wound while sitting or lying down to reduce swelling. You should also avoid hitting or bumping the area. In some cases, your surgeon may recommend physical therapy.

What's the Success Rate of Skin Grafting Procedures in Thailand?

Skin grafting is highly successful, and the reason for your surgery determines the result. However, some skin grafts do not heal well, and you may need a second graft. Skin grafting also carries some risks, including allergic reaction to the anaesthesia, problems with breathing, bleeding, infection, blood clots, infection, loss of grafted skin, chronic pain, reduced or lost skin sensation, scarring, skin discolouration, increased sensitivity, and uneven skin surface.

Are there Alternatives to Skin Grafting Procedures in Thailand?

If you cannot or do not want to undergo skin grafting, the alternatives you can consider are:

  • Letting the skin heal on its own – burns or wounds may heal without a skin graft. However, if you have a deep burn or wound that needs a full-thickness graft, scar tissue may form and prevent normal movement around the area.
  • Bioengineered skin – skin grown in a lab, as well as skin from animals or cadavers, can be used instead of your own skin. Depending on the brand, bioengineered skin may be created using different materials. Some may be made of tendons from cows and shark cartilage, while others are made of human cells and a silicone mesh-like material.
  • Negative pressure wound therapy – this type of treatment can help heal acute and chronic wounds, as well as severe first- and second-degree burns by applying a special dressing to the affected area and using negative atmospheric pressure.

What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

Before skin grafting, you may have an open wound, burns, or skin loss caused by infection. After skin grafting, all of these problems are treated and your skin would look normal again.

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Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 29/11/2023.

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Skin Grafting in and around Thailand

About Thailand

Thailand is consistently voted one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, leading the way for Asian countries with over 60 state-of-the-art JCI-accredited facilities. The country is renowned for its tropical beaches, floating markets, stunning royal palaces, and Buddhist temples. The vibrant capital, Bangkok, blends tradition and modernity with its ultramodern cityscape featuring brand-new high-rise condominiums side-by-side with quiet, serene canalside communities. As per the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, and Pattaya are the most sought-after tourist spots outside Bangkok, each boasting excellent yacht chartering opportunities.

Each year, Thailand opens its doors to hundreds of thousands of medical tourists. These individuals traverse the globe to receive treatment, with a significant number hailing from the local SE Asia region, Australia, the United States, and the Middle East. Recently, there has been an upsurge in the number of visitors coming in from China for medical purposes. 

The reasons for Thailand's popularity as a medical tourism destination are its outstanding private healthcare system, attractive tropical climate, and competitive pricing. In the list of top medical tourism destinations worldwide, Thailand currently holds the third position. The procedures that attract most patients are cosmetic surgeries, including breast augmentations, gender reassignment surgery, and CoolSculpting, along with cardiac surgery, orthopedics, and urology.

Popular Parts of Thailand

Thailand, with a population of just under 70 million people spread over an area of around 500,000 square kilometers, has several regions and cities that are widely popular with both natives and tourists. Offering a diverse blend of urban and rural experiences, beach life and inland natural beauty, each part of Thailand offers a unique angle into the rich and complex Thai culture.

Arguably the most popular area of Thailand is the capital city, Bangkok. Consistently ranked as one of the most visited cities in the world, Bangkok is an ever-buzzing urban hub with its busy streets, modern lifestyle, magnificent temples and opulent palace, alongside a pulsating nightlife. This city is typically the entry gateway for a vast majority of the 30 million tourists who visit Thailand each year. Known for its glimmering cityscape and vibrant food scene, Bangkok is indeed a compulsory stop in every traveler's itinerary.

While Bangkok is the country's urban heart, there's more to Thailand than just its capital. Among the other popular regions are the beachside island paradise of Phuket and Koh Samui, the city of Pattaya, and Hua Hin - each of them a haven for beach lovers and anyone seeking a laid-back vibe away from bustling city life. However, for those who prefer the call of the inland and a dash of adventure, Chiang Mai, nestled in the lush jungles of northern Thailand offers a refreshing and unique proposition with its derivative local culture, serene temples and interaction with native wildlife.

Weather and Climate in Thailand

Known for its truly tropical climate and scorching temperatures, Thailand, in general, is hot and humid all year round. The coastal locations do benefit from the cooling sea breeze, a luxury urban Bangkok is denied. Average temperatures range from 28°C (82°F) up to 35°C (95°F). However, during the Hot Season (March to June), temperatures can top 40°C (104°F).

The infamous Rainy Season tends to start in July and continue through to October; during this time expect heavy rainfall, often amounting to flooding in some areas. It will remain warm to hot but humidity levels will rise and the mosquitos will come out to play!

November to February is often referred to as the Cool Season when less rain is expected and the temperatures tend not to rise above 35°C (95°F).

From a tourist perspective; the High Season lasts from November to March and the Low Season from April to October. But be aware of the Shoulder Seasons of April to June and September to October, when Thailand is less impacted by the Rainy Season and less busy with tourists – these can be the ideal times to visit.

In a nutshell, Thailand is a Shorts and T-shirt Country, you’re never really going to be cold, so pack light; shorts, t-shirts, vests, skirts, singlets, and light dresses. Maybe pack jeans and shoes if you’re planning on going to a swanky roof-top bar in Bangkok or to a temple where flip-flops are not acceptable.

Don’t forget mosquito spray as the little pests can get everywhere; big ones and little ones! Always protect against the sun; with high factor sunscreen and UV-protective sunglasses. The usual medications found at home should be available in most pharmacies.

Getting around in Thailand

With the Suvarnabhumi International Airport being serviced by some of the world’s major airlines, tourists can fly into Thailand from almost anywhere in the world, sometimes with a connection along the way. All the popular regions have their own international airports, with the exception of Pattaya, which is just a 90-minute taxi ride from Bangkok. However, arrival destinations are slightly limited outside of Bangkok, but the likes of Emirates and Qatar Airways will fly into Phuket International Airport. The rest, mostly fly in from local countries on budget airlines, including Scoot, SilkAir, AirAsia, and Lion Air to name a few.

For domestic flights, the airports are nicely linked in Thailand with flights from as little as $45 USD one way. There are several budget airlines servicing these routes, including Thai Lion Air, AirAsia, Nok Air, Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, and Thai Smile.

The train allows for even cheaper travel within Thailand and is far more comfortable than spending hours sitting on a bus. Bangkok has the BTS, or Skytrain, which allows for fast transfer from the airport into the city. Given the traffic in central Bangkok, the BTS offers a great alternative to being stuck in traffic jams.

Taxis are great, however, be sure to confirm the price before you begin your journey or better still, insist the ride goes on the meter – that is how you guarantee the cheapest and fairest price. But expect traffic in the city and any built-up areas.

Tourist Visas in Thailand

Before you travel to Thailand, it is important to stay updated with the latest visa requirements. While a number of countries are eligible for visa-free entry, the rules can sometimes shift, making it essential to verify before you travel.

If you are travelling from countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea can enjoy a stay of up to 30 days in Thailand without needing a visa. On the other hand, if you are visiting from China, India, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan, you will be granted the facility of a visa on arrival.

To get a visa on arrival here are the requirements:
1. You need to have a valid passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. 
2: You would need to show proof of a round-trip ticket within 30 days and confirmation of your accommodation for the first night in Thailand. 
3. You need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds for your visit, which is 10,000 THB per person or 20,000 THB per family. 

Don't forget to carry a recent passport-sized photograph. The fee for a visa on arrival is 2,000 THB, and you can pay it via cash or credit card.

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Additional Information

  1. The Thai Baht (THB) is the local currency. 1 USD is approximately around 34.5559 on average as of  2023.
  2. ATMs are readily available across Thailand and accept virtually all major bank cards (Visa, Mastercard). Credit card payment is accepted in most established restaurants and outlets, with the more local food vendors, for example, only accepting cash.
  3. Thai is the local language but due to the extremely well-established tourism industry in Thailand, English is spoken by most locals who work with tourists, and often signs will have an English translation.
  4. Buddhism is the primary religion in Thailand, with a large Muslim population in the south. The Royal Family is deeply revered throughout the country and should never be disrespected.
  5. There are many public holidays in Thailand, which aren’t always on the same day each year, including Songkran (Thai New Year), which is celebrated in mid-April, Labor Day, and Coronation Day in early May, Asanha Buja in July and Constitution Day in December.