Asia - Thailand
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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 »
is that enough time to take a look beyond the airport without worrying about the clock too much or can I occupy my time with anything within the airport?
I am wondering, if there is a rule in the Thai Immigration law, that says, that if I want to re-enter the country, I have to have been in another country before? Because if that is not the case, couldn't I just buy a cheap AirAsia flight, check-in, go to the Airport in Bangkok, go through immigration and to the gate, but not boarding the plane, but going back and enter Thailand again? Or are those areas separated on the airport, which means without sneaking through somewhere I cannot get to the immigration desks to enter the country again?
Happy to hear your thoughts and I am not only interested about Thailand but other countries like Indonesia, too?
I was just wondering if anyone has any info on the best way to get from Phuket airport to Ko Lanta?
We land in Phuket in the evening time (6pm approx)so would it be better to book accom for that night in Krabi perhaps and head to Lanta from there the next day?
Or is it possible to make the trip to Lanta the same day that we land?
Thanks in advance!
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