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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Thailand, please use the 24-hour clock to show times, e.g. 09:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00.

Please show prices in this format: 100 baht and not ฿100, 100 B or THB100.

Please use British spelling (colour, travelled, centre, realise, analogue, programme, defence).

Phone numbers should be formatted as
+66 2 XXX-XXXX (Bangkok)
+66 XX XXX-XXX (Rest of Thailand)
+66 XX XXX-XXXX (Mobile).

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I wonder if perhaps we should consider a new banner here. I'm thinking perhaps something that represents Thai culture, like perhaps shots from the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The dog2 (talk) 21:43, 24 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Is there any photo suggestions that you have? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 09:06, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This one can be cropped into a nice banner (needs a -0.2 rotation). --FredTC (talk) 10:00, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Banner 1
Done. I tried looking in my personal photo collection of the Grand Palace but it seems I don't have many good photos of it. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 10:07, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Alternatively, we could make a banner of a row of Buddhas like this one in Ayutthaya The dog2 (talk) 14:45, 25 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Banner 2
Done – that works too. Haven't been to Ayutthaya yet, but this banner makes me want to :-) --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 08:07, 27 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I think the banner form Ayutthaya is a good one. Let's see what others say. The dog2 (talk) 15:11, 27 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It could be sharper and better lit, but it is better than Banner 1. Was there a Banner 0 before? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:19, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

City list swap[edit]

I was thinking if maybe we should substitute Surat Thani for a major city in southern Thailand. You can fly directly into Ko Samui, so there is actually no need to fly to Surat Thani to catch a boat to Ko Samui. I think maybe Hat Yai should be in the city list instead. Or we could have Pattani if we want a city that can be considered the centre of Malay culture in Thailand, though it might not be safe to visit now due to the separatist insurgency. In any case, Hat Yai also has a large Malay community, so you can experience some aspects of Malay culture in Hat Yai too. Just walk around the streets of Hat Yai and you will see many Malay vendors selling food. The dog2 (talk) 21:54, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

There are strong warnings not to go to Hat Yai. So, I think having it in that list could encourage travelers to go to a dangerous place. --FredTC (talk) 07:00, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hat Yai is not an active warzone. Before the pandemic, plenty of Malaysian and Singaporean tourists were visiting Hat Yai, and there were regular commercial flights between Singapore and Hat Yai. You can do a Google search, and you'll find so many blog posts written by Malaysians and Singaporeans about their trips to Hat Yai. So in this case, I think the warnings from Western governments are way overblown. As far as terrorism goes, there might be one every few years, so while it may be less safe than Bangkok (which also had a terrorist attack, albeit in that case by Uyghur separatists who targeted the Erawan Shrine because of its popularity with Chinese tourists), it is really no more dangerous than the likes of London or Paris. The dog2 (talk) 13:05, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I’ll agree with the addition of Hat Yai as it’s the second largest city in Thailand and receives tourism from Malaysians crossing the border Tai123.123 (talk) 14:43, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I agree that the risk is very small that you can get troubles in Hat Yai. But the problem is that if you get troubles, your embassy might not help you, and that your insurance will not cover costs that are the result of those troubles. So, if you want to draw attention to Hat Yai by replacing Surat Thani by it, it should be combined with a warning. --FredTC (talk) 12:24, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
We already have a warning on the Hat Yai city page, so I think that should suffice. Surat Thani doesn't seem to have much of interest to travellers compared to Hat Yai. If Hat Yai was a warzone, I highly doubt there would be regular commerical flights from Singapore. And you get many tourists from Penang because it's only 4 hours or so away by road. The dog2 (talk) 13:40, 6 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Telephone booths[edit]

the only remaining type

There's a picture of a telephone booth from 2009 in the article. Are those things still around in Thailand today? Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:16, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The picture in the article shows a type of booth that I could not find anywhere anymore. There was a period, some 6-8 years ago, that they started appearing at places that did not have a booth before, and they did not contain a phone. The only function they had, was a place to attach commercial posters (and probably there was also a problem to store them in storage of the phone company). Now there are still boots of a different type, less space consuming, but I did not test whether or not they are connected. --FredTC (talk) 06:48, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
If booths of the type shown in the article no longer exist or are extremely uncommon in Thailand today, we need to delete the thumbnail. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:36, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I tried to find an alternative but did not find one. So: yes, delete. --FredTC (talk) 10:36, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:58, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]