Only experienced drivers are recommended to rent a car as local drivers do not obey traffic regulations thoroughly thus making foreign drivers to be careful on the roads.
Public transport time table is changeable. So tourists should not much reckon upon city buses as these are not the best way to cruise the city. Besides they do not run to the far areas of the resort. The destination offers an affordably priced taxi service being even more profitable for a big company of tourists. Tourist buses are running through the most remarkable landmarks and sites of the city. For a more comprehensive exploration of the destination one should opt for hiking tours or taxi cruising.
Tourists will easily discover street call boxes scattered all around the area of the island. The call boxes offer optimum rates for intercity and international calls. They operate special phone cards sold in news stalls and some stores. Hotels charge much higher rates for calls.
Tourists heading for temples and religious landmarks exploration should thoroughly choose an outfit. The outfit should cover a body and should not be too bright. Head should be covered on entering any sacred place. Commonly special capes at 100 bahts are sold near any temple or religious landmark.
One of the most popular souvenirs is jewels however these are highly recommended to buy in specialized stores to avoid buying fake items as opened markets usually offer gild items made of bronze.
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