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what is the daily minimum wage in thailand for workers?
The minimum wage in Thailand is currently 184 baht per day in Bangkok and slightly less in the provinces. While not the lowest labor market in the region, Thailand’s workforce is among the most cost-efficient in the world, as they have earned a reputation for diligence and adaptability.
Minimum Daily Wage Rates 2006
Bangkok, Nakon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon 184 4.63
Phuket 181 4.55
Chon Buri 166 4.18
Saraburi 163 4.10
Nakhon Ratchasima 158 3.97
Chaing Mai, Phangna, Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya, Ranong, Rayong 155 3.90
Chachoengsao 153 3.85
Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya 142 3.57
Chachoengsao and Krabi 140 3.52
Kanchanaburi, Krabi and Lop Buri 151 3.80
Chanthaburi, Phetchaburi and Samut Songkhram 150 3.77
Trang and Ang Thong 148 3.72
Ratchaburi, Sa Kaeo and Sing Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachin Buri 147 3.70
Chumphon, Trad, Lampang, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Suphan Buri and Udon Thani 145 3.65
Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat 145 3.62
Narathiwat, Buri Ram, Pattani, Yala, Loei, Songkhla, Satun and Nong Khai, Nakhon Sawan, Phatthalung 143 3.80
Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Surat Thani and Uttaradit, Chai Nat, Chaiyaphum, Chiang Rai, Maha Sarakhum, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi Et, Si Saket, Sakhon Nakhon, Nong Bua Lam Phu and Uthai Thani, Phitchit, Mae Hong Son, Surin 142 3.57
Chai Nat, Chaiyaphum, Chiang Rai, Maha Sarakhum, Mukdahan, Yasothon 142 3.57
Ubon Ratchathani and Aumnat Charoen 141 3.55
Nan, Phayao and Phrae 149 3.52
Source Royal Thai Government, January 2006
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From Wikitravel‘s article Nong Khai, describing how to get there:
The nearest airport (on the Thai side) is in Udon Thani, 56 km away.
Thai Airways and Air Asia operate flights between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Udon Thani. Nok Air operates a service between Bangkok (Don Muang) and Udon.
Nong Khai is the terminus of the northeastern railway line from Bangkok via Khon Kaen and Udon Thani. The trip takes 10-12 hours and a first class sleeper ticket from Bangkok to Nong Khai or vice versa is currently about 1,200 baht, and a second class sleeper ticket (not bad for the price) is 748 baht. Sleepers often sell out at peak times so you may need to book in advance.
There are departures to Udon Thani at least once per hour from the BKS station on Prajak Rd. The hour-long ride costs 20 baht in 3rd class (non-air con). 40 baht in 2nd class (air-con).
There are several departures daily from Bangkok (~9 hours), Khon Kaen (110 baht, class 2, with a stop at Udon Thani) and across the border direct from Vientiane (55 baht, 17,000 kip, two hours) via the Friendship Bridge.
A 1st class bus service connects Nong Khai directly with Suvarnabhumi Airport (the new BKK).
Please refer to the original Wikipedia article, for things do change, and there is information unrelated to Udon Thani that I omitted.
One further quote:
For local tour options Khao Niao Tours offers airport service from Udon Thani & Vientiane to your Guest House or Hotel in Nong Khai. Udon Thani – starts from 300฿ per person and Vientiane – 800฿ per person.
[Note that as I edit this post on November 6 (2012), the Khao Niao Tours website http://khaoniaotours.com is reported as having expired on October 7 (NOTICE: This domain name expired on 10/07/2012 and is pending renewal or deletion ). Perhaps they will have reapplied to have the Domain activated again by the time your are reading this post, however. At any rate, they do still have their Facebook account.]
You can read an illustrated short account of a motorbiker’s trip from Udon Thani to Nong Khai at a website called OnTheRoadThailand.com. Some of the illustrations alternate with an unseen image if you place your cursor over the image that is displaying.
Visit Thailand Musings for a page titled Northern Issan – Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Loei:
Welcome to North Issan (Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Loei)
This is my North Issan Wiki page and will be updated on a regular basis. If you have something to add please comment at the bottom of the page so everyone can benefit.
Although Udon Thani is the province shown as #18 on the map above, Nong Khai has been reduced from the size that it is shown as (#12). This is because the western portion of the province was transformed into a new province called Bueng Kan, which should be revealed on the map as province #20.
Udon Thani – Nong Khai
Uploaded by TourismUdonThani on Apr 29, 2010
Udon Thani – Nong Khai Tourism Information. Tourism Authority of Thailand, Udon Thani Office.
Lonely Planet‘s brief Introducing Nong Khai article may not have been updated since February 17, 2009, as I write this, but there are current posts on the Thorn Tree forum concerning Nong Khai. Perhaps if you have any questions, you may find your answer there.
I was a little surprised that when I visited a website called Nong-Khai-Home-Cooking.com, I found a couple of maps and information about Udon Thani Thailand.
Some further Udon Thani information is at Info Udon Thani.
I know UdonMap has some maps of the City and Province; however, its sister website NongKhaiMap seems to have fallen into some neglect, for none of the map links yielded any maps that I was able to find.
Thailand 2012 (Bangkok, Udon Thani & Nong Khai)
Published on Apr 18, 2012 by Brady Spear
A video of my trip to Thailand in March 2012.
Everything shot with Canon 60D, GoPro Hero 2 and iPhone 4s. Edited in Final Cut Pro X.
Music: Bag Raiders – Snake Charmer (Cassian Remix)
A fairly well-known resort-like accommodation business in Nong Khai is Mut Mee. Its page on Getting here to Nong Khai may be instructive. The website also contains very much useful information on things like Lao & Thai Visas, so it is worth a little exploring.
A couple of other suggestions for information include a July 2011 post titled Mini-break from Phuket: Udon Thani, Nong Kai and Vientaine at a blog titled Phuket Diving; and a March 2011 post titled Nong Khai to Udon Thani & Ban Chiang at a website called Thai Blogs.
Website SkyscraperCity has an illustrated thread titled UDONTHANI – Gateway to IndoChina that was begun on May 7, 2005, and has currently extended for an outstanding 2,238 pages, although it has become mainly a Thai-language thread in its later stages. And its thread NONG KHAI, Nongbualamphu and Bungkan was begun August 3, 2010, and is a humbler 42 pages in length as of the date of this November 6 (2012) post edit.
A few final related references:
DPMD chief Chatchai Phromlert said 64 districts in nine provinces, including Kalasin, Sakhon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Beung Kan, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and Mahasarakham suffered from …
DPMD chief Chatchai Phromlert said 64 districts in nine provinces, namely Kalasin, Sakhon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Beung Kan, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and Mahasarakham, have not had …
DMK: Udon Thani, Thailand – Vientiane, Laos. Day 4 – (21/10/2012 – Sunday) Route: Udon Thani – Nong Khai border- Vientiane Distance: 80.8km. Hotel: City Inn, Vientiane …
If you go. Nong Khai province is about 600 kilometres from Bangkok. Trains and public buses depart from Bangkok to Nong Khai daily. You can fly from Bangkok to Udon Thani. Nong Khai is an hour away by road.
How often do buses run from Udon to Nong Khai? Udon Thani Community Forum. Udon Thani Forum. Want to know how to get somewhere, or where something is, ask here.
The journey by rail takes around 10-11 hours and is a very enjoyable way to travel despite it being a little slow. Second class non sleeper trains also travel each day and Udon Thani connects by rail to Nongkhai, Khon Kaen, …
Nong Khai (หนองคาย) is approximately 600 km from Bangkok and 60 km from Udon Thani. It is the northern most city in Isan (northeast Thailand), and it is situated close to the Laos border. The best options for getting to Nong …
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Nong Khai Bus Station 360 degree view.mp4
Uploaded by tickettothailand on Feb 2, 2012
http://www.ticket-to-thailand.com: Nong Khai Bus Station – Great little area for people watching. We had a day out and went to Udon Thani from here. Approx 1 hour journey. What we didn’t realise was that Udon Thani has 2 bus stations, one near the airport area and one in the centre of town. We had to get a tuk tuk into town for 80 bahts but the daft thing was the bus fare was 70 bahts for 1 hours journey. Work that one out!..lol You can get to a lot of places from Nong Khai, Bangkok is about 8 hours by bus but take the VIP bus which is much more comfortable and the fare is about 700 or so bahts.
The Kiss of the Dragon
Danny O’Brien is now retired from the police and constantly being arrested for being drunk and disorderly around London. He has been warned that the next time he is arrested he will go to prison. In his sober moments he thinks about returning to Thailand.When a real opportunity presents itself only a few days later, Danny is convinced that he can feel the breath of the mythical ‘Thai Dragon’…
Cocktails & Dreams
Just as Danny O’Brien starts to settle down to peace and quiet and a happy married life in Isaan in the north east of Thailand a serial killer starts terrorizing the beautiful tropical holiday island of Phuket, targeting the sex workers around the bar scene. When ex Detective Sergeant Danny O’Brien is drafted in as a Detective Consultant on the case he uncovers further murders from Bangkok to …
Udon Thani; Provinz & City – Streetmap
New Road Map of Udon Thani Province & City. 2-sided printed card, one side the province (1:220.000), other side Udon Thani (1:15.000). Information of interest, LPG filling stations, gas stations, shopping malls, schools, temple & Wats, hotels, etc…..