Asia - Thailand
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My friend and I are planning on taking a trip to SE Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand) in June or July. The trip would be about three weeks long. We are looking for itinerary advice, such as where we should go, what route we should take, and what airports to fly in and out of.
Here are some locations we are interested in:
Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I realise this has probably been asked a million times but what will Phuket be like in June? I am looking to do a muay thai training camp for a week and then chill on the beach for a week. Will Phuket be quiet in June? Will the weather be bad? If not June, what month would people recommend visiting Phuket? I do not have flights booked yet, I definitely want to go but I am struggling to decide when in the year.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I am due to fly tomorrow from Siem Reap tomorrow to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to pick up my return flight to Manchester UK.
I have been travelling about since my initial flight in to BKK and have arranged the flight from SR to BKK independently, so will need to collect luggage and presume that as I will need to enter the departures hall to check in for my flight to Manchester I will need to obtain a new visa on arrival in BKK. Is that right?
Broadly - can anyone advise what the procedure is between touching down in BKK and boarding for Manchester? I am due to land in Bangkok at 16.40 and to depart for Manchester at 20.05, giving me almost 3 and a half hours. I need to check in at least 2 hours before my onward flight - does this appear to be a reasonable timescale? If not I still have time to bring the SR-BKK forward!
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I am looking to go from Aranyaprathet to Trat or from Rong Klua to Trat. Has someone gone through this journey lately? I have been looking all over, I just find very old posts.
On top of it apparently there are 3 bus stations in Aranyaprathet.
Many thanks for your help.
We've just arrived back in Thailand today with the standard land crossing visa of 15 days. This takes us to 4th February.
Our flight home is from Bangkok on 13th February.
We could get our visa extended by 7 days at a cost of 1900 bht & then pay 2 days 500 bht/day fine but this works out very expensive so we're hoping to find a better way of doing it!!
A long time ago, you could just give your passport to a travel agent type place, pay a fee & then pick your passport up a day or 2 later with the extension in it. Is this still possible? If so, how much & where's best?
Otherwise we could do a border run but it's working out the cost of that & lost time.
We're currently in Mae Salong (nr Chiang Rai), heading to Chiang Mai in a couple of days, then on to Kanchanuburi before heading down to an island & beaches for a week before the last 3 days in Bangkok... more »
We're currently in Patong, but want to get out of here tomorrow.
We don't know whether to go North or South. We have to be back in Bangkok in 4 nights, so don't want to waste time.
If we go South we know there are nicer beaches and nice accommodation, but is there anything else?
Is there anything in North Phuket (apart from day trips to some of the smaller islands) worth staying for?
We've been told Ko Lak is worth a look - can anyone clarify? Any info much appreciated!
Hello, next week I plan on traveling from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Rai. I read in the LP guidebook about a boat that takes you to Chiang Rai from That Ton. Has anyone done this recently?
Any ideas on how to get from Mae Hong Son to Tha Ton without going through Chiang Mai?
I asked at the travel agency in Pai but they weren't any help.
Sorry if this has been posted and answered millions of times, but I am looking for the most up-to-date information...
I am from Spain, I live in Thailand now, but plan to leave in one month and come back in mid- April from Laos....
I have several options:
1.- Fly from Laos.
2.- Land cross from Laos.
I have read that getting a visa for Thailand on arrival is very easy and can be done on arrival either at the airport or the land border crossings (same as Cambodia). Is this true??? (right now I have a multiple entry visa arranged from Spain, but I have no more entries left..)
I know that if I fly in I get 30 days visa, if I land-cross I only get 15... not a problem in that matter.
Does anyone know the price for a Spaniard???
We are couple looking to share a taxi from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet (thai-cambodian border) on 19th Feb early morning in order to be at the border around noon. We could also share a taxi from Poipet to Siem Reap.
In case you are interested to share the cost 80$-100$ please let us know.
Jean-Pierre and Micheline.
Hi my family and i are planning to visit thailand in june, we a planning to go for about 2 weeks but i need suggestions and ideas on what parts to visit and should would book accommodation in advance and we were thinking of going to Ko Samui, would we be best to fly from bangkok or get some other sort of transport? thanks
Has anyone been tubing in Khao Sok NP? The river I saw in the park, last time, seemed unsuitable. Or do they do it outside the park? We are travelling with a family so I don't want anything too hairy to freak the kids out.
Can anyone confirm if you can get a Type B non immigrant visa for Thailand at the Embassy in Yangon? I'm assuming you can, but I know never to assume. If so how long may it take? Cheers
Looks like my travelling days are limited.....for now!
I am very interested in renting a kayak for exploring the reservoir independently in Khao Sok National Park, but all I am finding is tour packages that are quite expensive. My Lonely Planet Thailand book says that you can rent boats from fisherman for the day. Does anyone know where/how/cost of obtaining rental boats or kayaks for the day?
Have these flights been canned of is it just a problem with the AirAsia website.
I can't see any availability at any price for the next 6 months?
Some mistake, surely?
I am currently on Koh Pha Ngan and will need to renew my visa at some point in the near future. Having read posts in the past, on this forum, I know that the office is on Koh Samui, but I do not know exactly where it is. Could someone tell me in which town/village it is located, please? Also, I know that you must bring your passport and one suitable photo(passport styl ephoto, I assume) and the question is, is there a shop close by the immi office where I could get said photo taken or should I do it here in Thong Sala? Lastly, is there a waiting period or do they just simply stamp your visa extension(or not) and you are out the door?Thanks in advance for any an all constructive replies.
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