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Thailand has changed the rules for people entering the country via land borders. If you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia, or are on the road now, then read this and prepare to either alter your plans or get better acquainted with your local Thai consulate.
So what's the deal?
While the official English translation of the order has yet to be published (and is unlikely to appear before next week due to today's holiday for the King's birthday), a combination of an unofficial translation and reports from various borders suggest the speculation is accurate. The headline change is that anyone crossing into Thailand by land, who doesn't already have a visa from a Thai embassy or consulate, will be ALLOWED TO STAY ONLY 15 DAYS, not the previous 30.
This does not apply to people flying into Thailand, who can still get 'stamped in' - or in official parlance enter under the 't... more »
Our son broke the screen of his new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 mobile phone. To get it replaced in our country (Netherlands) it will cost at least 190 euro.
Has someone experience of getting it fixed/ replaced in Thailand? The phone is still working.
I heard that there are shops that can fix it at MKB shopping mall in Bangkok for a far better price.
Anyone experience with such a special request? Or you know friends who had it fixed?
Please take a look at my initial stab at an itinerary.
We'll be a couple with a 1 year old baby. We are experienced and adventurous travellers, but this is our first time travelling internationally with a baby. We speak no Thai.
We are looking to get ever so slightly off the beaten track once, and travel overland once. Is Mae Hong Son is a good choice for this? (Any alternative suggestions that would fit with the rest of our route?)
In a single day, is it realistic to fly (or bus) from HGN (Mae Hong Son) then to BKK, then to Siem Riep? I currently have it in for 2 days, but would prefer to compress it if possible. Any suggestions? This sounds uncomfortable at best.
Does it look like we have too much, or too little time anywhere?
Thanks so much,
f 08-Nov YYZ to BKK (air)
s 09-Nov arrive BKK eve
s 10-Nov Bangkok
m 11-Nov Bangkok
t 12-Nov Bangkok... more »
Hi, don't suppose anybody out there can help me. Looking to stay on Kao Tao in July, in one of the quieter places which are particularly good for snorkeling. Does any one have any contact details for View Rock Resort or Tao Thong villa,
have found contact numbers, but they are no longer in use, don't know if anyone has any more up to date numbers.
Also if anyone could recommend any other places, we just want to snorkel and chill, not bothered about it being remote
sea view a must, not been before so any advise would be much appreciated, we are going over to Koh Tao from Koh
Phangan, staying 4 nights, 3rd to 7th July.
I'm heading to Thailand ALONE, on August which will be my first oversease trip. I'm so much excited about it since it will be a lot of firsts. So I would like to have this trip to be as perfect as possible whci is impossible I know :) . But to cut the long story short, I would be needing everyone's inputs most especially those who have been in Thailand.
I will be in Phuket for the first 6days. I know that Phuket is like the sought-after beach in Thailand. I wonder if there would be any intersting tourist spots in the area?
But my main dilemma would be my last 3 days in Thailand because I will be in Bangkok on that duration. I could'nt really decide what would be the best area to stay in Bangkok since Im really confuse with what I've read over the web. Im really after visiting the temples and also do some shopping. Some of what Ive read is to stay in Silom, Sukhumvit or... more »
My partner and I are going to be staying in Bangkok for a couple of nights then heading to Koh Lanta for 10-12 nights in November. We looking for accommodation recommendations in Koh Lanta. We only have a few "must haves". We would like a pool, a bar and a restaurant. Quiet open as to which part Koh Lanta and looking ideally at around £300/ or 13,600 THB. Again, open to suggestions.
Thank you in advance!
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would you recommend to book before you arrive where to stay or find a guesthouse when you arrive at the city?
Hopefully seek some useful advice from you with regards to my trip to three above south east asian countries next month.
so to be exact 29 days all together.
My plan is as follows
Chiangmai (straight away after BKK arrival date) 4 days - Chiangrai 5days -Luang Namtha (cross to border to Laos) 4 days - Luang Pranbang ( 4 days) - Cross border to Cambodia (I would like to visit Siem Reap 3 days) - then back to Thailand BKK or preferably beach Krabi or Ko Samui island there 5days - BKK 4 days.
1. I wonder whether this is too much for a month??
have to come up with the travel plan that lets me reset enough days (15 days) by land as I need to go back to Thailand from Cambodia.
2. Is there any bus/boat trip from Luang Prangbang (Laos) to Siem Reap (cambodia)? it might be a little big jump though. what do you recommend? How long should I expect its travelling ti... more »
I just arrived to Koh Phangan today from Bangkok, via VIP bus and ferry. What a long time it took to get here! I will be on the island for one week. I am a budget traveler backpacking for 3 months, and was wondering if anyone could give me some of their favorite things to do or places to go on the island?
More importantly - I would like to go to Koh Tao next. How do I get there, ferry? After Koh Tao I want to go to Phi Phi, Phuket, etc. Do I need to go back to Bangkok first? Please advise!
I'd like to avoid flying due to cost.
I will be in thailand all of jan and feb. I would like to take a tour to burma or Vietnam for a couple of weeks from Bangkok. Can anyone recommend a reliable tour company to use. Thanks.
I will be traveling through Thailand and Southeast Asia in July and want to know if it is necessary to book hotels ahead of time or if we could just wing it and save money by booking everything in person when we get there? Also we will be traveling through Laos and Vietnam so the same question goes for those areas if anyone has an answer. For the full moon party we plan on booking our hotel the day we arrive about a month in advance. any help is appreciated
I will be travelling to southeast asia around mid July for 8/9 weeks alone, has anyone travelled alone and recommend it?
Also this is my proposed itinarary:
Fly to Vientiane
down south to
Ko Pha Ngan - Full moon
Maybe Krabi and Ko phi phi
back to Bangkok fly home
What do you guys think? Is it possible in 8 weeks? Would around £3200 be enough?
I would also want to volunteer in Cambodia, can anyone share their experiences?
Its my first time travelling so im nervous and excited.
Hi , I will be travelling in thailand soon and using a prepaid Mastercard.
Not possible to load then with Thai Bhat so will be loading it with US dollars
I am assuming the ATMs wil just convert and spit out Thai Baht
Am I correct
I am planning a 3 week trip to Thailand in late July. We (family including 2 kids who are 8 and 5) will spend some time in the north and some time in Bangkok and surrounds. At the end of the trip we want to spend a week in a resort....lying by the pool/beach....and relaxing.
Koh Samui is high on our list but accomodation seems to be in short supply. Would anyone recommend Phuket as an alternative? Or somewhere else perhaps?
Not looking for cheap and nasty, preferring to pay for quality. Also wanting a "villa/bungalow" type accommodation and not a hotel room.
Looking forward to suggestions.
I wanna know where is the best and recommended places in thailand to kitesurfing on July and actually if is is possible in that season ? (for beginner)
also, what about to kitesurf in Railay beach, Krabi in July ? (for beginner)
I'm planning on going to Thailand in August to September this year (2013)
My plan is to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya, staying approximately ten days. Then travelling down to Krabi and staying their for about 7 days. Then off to ko tao, phangnan and samui for a further week. As these are approximate stays and taking into account days of travelling this could be my 30 days or near enough.
My next move is to extend my visa as i will be staying one month in chiang mai. But i am unsure on which way to go about it. If i was to leave the country and visit a neighbouring country which should i visit and why? Is this the only cheap or best way of getting a visa? And is it better to book my flight whilst i am their?
To go back to the first month when i am travelling is their a better order to do this?
55,000baht for the month travelling. About 12,50... more »
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