Asia - Thailand
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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!
I'm planning an 8/9 day trip to Thailand in October with my parents (who are ~60 yrs old) and my sister.
We'd like to spend at least 3-4 days in Bangkok, but I'm not quite sure where to go for the rest of the trip. I've had a lot of suggestions from my friends, but they aren't always age or fitness level appropriate for the parents.
I'd like to know about places that are close to Bangkok (day trip/ overnight) that offer something interesting either in terms of culture or in terms of scenery.
We're city people (we like big cities, we cannot lie) cause they are nice,compact,convenient places to start learning about a place's culture , discover local food and shop, but we do like to do some nature tripping from time to time. What we most definitely aren't (as a family at least) are beach bums.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Tips on what to do in Ban... more »
My husband and I have been planning a RTW lasting for about a year whist the other countries plans are finalised we have no clue about Thailand. We shall be flying in from Macau but are unsure of where to go, we thought of bangkok purely because it's popoular but not sure if it's the place for us.
We are a young couple in our mid 20s not really into the party scene, we want to go to places in Thailand where we can experience the culture, see some nice beaches and for my husband to scuba.
We will reach Thailand around June 2014 and looking to spend maybe 3-4 weeks there depending on what there is to do we may extend this.
Last summer I landed in Thailand from Ireland and received my 30 day Visa at the airport.
Due to a delay in travelling from Chang Mai back to Bangkok I had to fly out 1/2 days after my visa expired.
On leaving I got my passport stamped and I think I got a 500baht fine. (Cannot remember exactly about the fine)
I want to go back this summer but I am not sure if I should get a Visa from the Consulate here before I go.
If I travel to Bangkok will anything be said when I land at the airport? Will I get a 30day visa without any hassle?
I am not the kind of person who would travel and 'HOPE' I don't have any problems.
I know this has probably been answered before but any help would be grateful
I'm a solo traveler in my early twenties that's looking to backpack Thailand for 6-7 weeks starting in August 2013. This will be my first time ever backpacking. I plan on flying into Bangkok August 1st and flying out September 17th (dates not set). I haven't booked the ticket but I will in a few days. I'm looking to spend about 2 weeks in an island setting and the rest on the mainland(not in that particular order). I'm open to traveling to any of the countries surrounding Thailand as well. Here are some questions that I have about the trip so you can answer whichever ones you please. Keep in mind that I don't mind it raining when I'm on the mainland. I just don't want it to inhibit me from doing the things I want to do...
-From Bangkok, what are some areas of SEA that will partially or completely avoid the rainy season?
- Any tricks to finding really cheap airfare?
I had a fantastic holiday with my son and daughter in Thailand in Jan this year . I strongly recommend Safari World, Siam park, Floating Market , Recling Budhha Temple and the Underwater world in near Bangkok. The animal show at Nongnook village near pattaya was fun too.
The high point was to watch my kids feed milk to a tiger cub. They even got too cuddle the dolphins at Safari world. These pics are permanently etched in our memories.
We enjoyed a ' seawalk' near Coral Island ....the beach in Coral Island is beautiful....crystal clear water!!!
Bangkok city is a great place to shop and explore.....we travelled by all means of transport....the sky train, taxi and the enigmatic put - put
if you have any queries...pl ask
I am planing to visit Thailand and to do shopping Tshits / shoes.
Can anyone recommend some good places which should be cheap too
My husband and I are travelling with our 2 boys, ages 7 and 9, to Asia for 2 weeks in late December early January. We will have 15 days total, approx 7 of which will be spent in Hong Kong visiting Canadian relatives. The remaining 7 or 8 days we are going to Thailand, and are trying to decide between spending it in/around Chiang Mai, or in the south, likely Koh Samui. We’d love to do both the north and south, but am concerned we will be too short on time. We are looking for adventure and Thai culture, but the kids also love the beach. I realize due to time we probably can’t get too far off the beaten path. We are coming from Toronto, Canada, and will likely not be back that way for a while, so want to make sure we maximize our time.
I've got a 12 hour layover (~6am - ~4pm) with thai airways enroute from melbourne to dubai next month. I was thinking of taking the train into town, getting some breakfast, wandering around a mall and such...
Thoughts?.. Any ideas for an early breakfast before bangkok wakes up slowly at 10am?
I've been to BKK before, but that was a few years ago now (and the airport train didn't exist then), wondering about useful ways to spend that time.
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