Travelling With The Disabled In Thailand


Travelling With The Disabled In Thailand Most of us who are able-bodied take it for granted when we travel as we can go anywhere; do anything without a care in the world. For those with physical disabilities and physically challenged travelers, there is no shortage of your enjoying a good time in Thailand as with the able-bodied. Disabled travelers to Thailand will find that there are quite a number of facilities and amenities available for the use of various disabled equipment such as wheelchairs and walking carriers. Some tour and travel companies in Thailand do offer tours and sightseeing packages for the disabled in Thailand. These tours are specially packaged for those who are physically challenged. They provide minivans with automated ramps for wheelchairs and special tours that provide facilities for this equipment. Some of the tour companies also provide special care for special needs travelers such as nursing care and related paraphernalia.

The disabled can still enjoy a wholesome Thai experience with all the conveniences and facilities provided so that their trip is more enjoyable and stress free. The airports, Bangkok Metro Rapid Transport System (Underground MRT) and some Bangkok Transit System (Overhead BTS) destinations do have facilities to aid the disabled such as lifts, ramps and special seats for the disabled onboard their transport system. The staffs that manage these places are also very friendly and helpful, therefore making it easier to be mobile at these places. Big shopping complexes do provide wheelchairs on demand, access ramps, washrooms, and even indoor buggy carts that you can rent to move around within the complex premises. Major hotels and even some boutique hotels have similar facilities on demand.

The general public areas such as petrol station stops and entertainment complexes also do their part for the disabled. You can easily find washrooms that are allocated for the disabled complete with handholds and mobility assisted wall fixtures to keep it safe for the disabled to use these facilities. Overall, in the major cities of Thailand the facilities for the disabled are adequate. That and the fact that there are tours for the disabled in Thailand plus special care for disabled travelers to Thailand, it has become more convenient and enjoyable even though you are physically challenged. Medical facilities in Thailand are also easily available for any emergencies and provided you have arranged for travel insurance prior to your traveling dates.

Travelling by special arrangement with tour and sightseeing companies in Thailand that cater to such needs is always a better option for both your safety and convenience. There are also disabled organizations in Thailand that you can get in touch with prior to your travels that can provide a support group and advisory while you are in Thailand especially if you decide to travel alone. Sightseeing in Bangkok for the disabled is very convenient, partly because of the facilities available and partly because most of the places are well paved for wheelchair or walker use. Therefore, there is no reason why the disabled and physically challenged cannot have a great time in Thailand just like other travelers!

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