Thailand's healthcare is termed "a long and successful history of health development" by WHO (World health organisation). Thailand has over 1000 public hospitals and over 342 private hospitals all throughout the country thereby making high-quality healthcare available to even the most rural areas of the country.
Along with Singapore and India, Thailand attracts major number of Asia's medical tourist traffic. Close to one million people visit Thailand every year for their medical needs. While visa-on-travel valid for 15/30 days is available, medical tourists can apply for a non-immigrant visa that allows them to stay in the country for 90 days.
Thailand is nicknamed the ‘Land of smiles’ because of its penchant for cosmetic and dermal surgeries. Wellness spas and other rehabilitation facilities are present in surplus in Thailand where aromatherapy and massage therapy using scented oils with therapeutic properties are highly sought after for its rejuvenation abilities.
There are about 74 languages spoken in Thailand and it is advisable to hire a local translator when navigating through the streets. The hospitals are equipped with well-qualified professionals who can communicate fluently in English and Thai.
CULTURE & TOURISM:
Thailand is known for its opulent royal palaces, long stretches of golden beaches and ancient ruins. Buddhist monuments are widely prevalent and are the primary sites of attraction. Bangkok, Ko Samui, and Pattaya attract a variety of tourists every year.