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If your trip to Thai Mueang is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.
The wider area is renowned for some outstanding hiking and sunbathing. Why not jump in your car, get some fresh air and spend some time in nature?
With some terrific day trip options in the surrounding area, having your own car makes sense. Without one, it wouldn't be half as easy to experience all that Thep Kasattri, 31 miles away, has to offer. Splash Jungle Water Park, Nai Thon Beach and Layan Beach alone make the drive out here worthwhile. The locals will also likely point you in the direction of Pa Klok, 31 miles away. If you only see one attraction here, let it be Ao Po Grand Marina. (But we'd also highly recommend Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and Bang Rong Pier.)
There's nothing quite as dazzling as being by the ocean at twilight. Take a relaxing road trip to Khao Lak Beach and catch the sun's rays glistening on the water before it retreats into the horizon. You'll find this superb stretch of coastline 9 miles from Thai Mueang.
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Get prepared for an epic adventure in Thai Mueang. The car you pick depends on what kind of vacation you have in mind. If you're traveling solo, why not opt for a compact car? They're great on gas and easy to park. If you're traveling with a few friends, reserve an intermediate or a standard car. They offer more room to move and space for baggage.
You'll be glad to hear that there's a great range of luxurious rental vehicles on offer in Thai Mueang. What you go for depends on what you're willing to spend and what you're hoping to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer unparalleled mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick an elite SUV, or perhaps a stylish medium-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you're just after a set of wheels to whiz around town in at the cheapest price possible, go for an economy vehicle (or something else that won't burn a hole in your pocket).
Before you settle into the driver's seat in Thai Mueang, you should be aware of the local traffic rules and regulations. From which side of the road to drive on to seat belt laws, here's the lowdown:
The left side is where you'll be clocking up the miles in Thai Mueang. Be aware that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and gearshift, will be on the other side of what you're used to.
Grabbing a car space in Thai Mueang isn't always easy. That's why many people opt for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around the city, make sure you read the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit could land you a big fine.
While navigating through the streets of Thai Mueang, keep in mind that the speed limits generally range from 60 km/h to 120 km/h. Most residential areas are 60 km/h unless otherwise signed.
Normally your chosen car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Or they may share your information with local law enforcement agencies, who'll then send a fine straight to you.
If you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, it's legal to use your cell phone while operating a vehicle in Thai Mueang. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
In Thai Mueang, it's illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. If you're thinking of having a few drinks, it's a good idea to leave the car behind.
Road rules in Thai Mueang allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must be sure that the lane is clear before moving on.
They are, so buckle up. Although, there are a couple of exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.