If you go to Phuket, Pattaya, or Koh Samui, then you’ll find parasailing to be a popular activity there. Some of the most popular locations for parasailing include Phuket’s Patong Beach, Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach, and Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach.
In Thailand, parasailing goes up to a height of between 150 meters and 200 meters. This can make it both exciting and dangerous. Since there were several parasailing accidents close to the shore, the authorities have forced several parasailing companies to establish pontoon structures offshore and then take customers to them and from them.
When you take a ride, it usually starts by going in the air fast and then slowly coming back down into the water. Then it goes up and repeats again. Make sure you are cautious when it goes up because you’ll want your legs to stay up until you’re away from the pontoon. And, of course, purchase travel insurance before doing this.
Thailand has two police forces; Tourist Police and the regular police. If someone has robbed you or there is a drug-related incident, then you need to call the tourist police at 1155.
Tourist Police Officers usually know English and get paid more because of it. They also don’t get bribed as much either due to their increased pay. Every main tourist destination has locations listed where the travel police stations are located. You should only have to deal with the Tourist Police if you have any trouble in Thailand. The only time when you may have to deal with regular police is if there is a bigger crime committed by you or someone else in your party.
As for drugs, do not let anybody give you drugs. Deny it whenever someone offers. There are street vendors always trying to sell you their amphetamines and marijuana. But what you may not realize is that these street vendors will often tell the police that you purchased drugs because they want to collect a reward from them.
Thailand punishes drug offenders with heavy fines and long sentences in jail. So, avoid all drugs when you’re in the country.