Asia - Thailand
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I am currently in Sihanoukville in Cambodia and want to get back to Bangkok by the morning of the 20th at the latest.
I have 3 options
1) I can use a travel agent here which they will get me a bus taking anywhere from 16-18hrs not for sure a sleeper. (I really don't want.) for about 26$ (this will be my last choice)
2) Bus it through to boarder get myself through boarder to Trang costing me about 5 bucks to get to the boarder. Then catch a night bust to Bangkok from there. With out pre-booking through agent. Cost me about 500 baht give or take.
3) Same thing as number 2 but instead of night bus try for night train. Only problem I can't seem to pre-book my ticket so I would just have to rock up about 3 hours before the last train and hope they had a ticket left. Tickets I want to book are about 500 - 700 baht, but being as I might not be able to pre-book I might get stuck with a ... more »
I am in Chiang Mai and will head up to Chiang Rai for a few days. I have been reading the guides and this forum but still can't decide on a hotel near the center. Anyone have a suggestions for something under 50 USD?
I'm swinging through Chiang Mai again and am at the point in my trip where it's time to splurge on accomodation for a few days. I've spent a good deal of time in Chiang Mai over the last couple of months, so I've seen the sights, visited the markets, etc. I'm also on the tail end of recovering from an ankle injury, so as much as I love roaming around, I'll be poolside for the better part of my stay.
Any recomendations for a place with a pool and possibly a gym? I'm looking to spend around (or under)2000baht a night. The reason I'm asking here and not just checking out Tripadvisor or Agoda is because I've found that in that mid-range area it's easy to have buyer's remorse, where you spend a bit extra and in the end realise you would have been just as happy in the 300 baht guesthouse you stayed in last time through.
Hi, I know that this topic has been covered in past posts, but I did not pay heed to them at the time (and yes, I have Googled this and come up with a lot of "over the top" descriptions by hotels of themselves, so would like a couple of suggestions from fellow travellers who have used good ones). I am looking for something in the range of 800-1,000 Baht per night(cheaper is good), with a/c and free shuttle to the intl. airport. Also, a place that is close to the BTS/MRT, so that I can bop into Bangkok proper, without actually staying there. Thanks in advance for any and all constructive replies.
There is an increasing number of posts desribing beaches without some sort of nighlife as being "dead' . This is ironic because once upon a time all the Thai islands were quiet places where travellers were just happy to stay on nice beach and found their own ways of amusing themselves and socialising - nightlife was for the towns and cities not the beaches and islands . The island of Ko Phangan was popular as a alternative unspoiled haven and even today travellers still go there trying to find an element of that . But those with the 'don't want beach to be dead' mindset seem oblivious to that.
Of course there has always been those who find just being on the beach boring and of ccourse there is the factor of different strokes , but that somebody could describe beaches as being 'dead' seem to suggest the constant need for stimulation and entertainment is reaching almost neurotic l... more »
I'm planning a 3 week trip to Thailand in March. The first week I'm going to spend catching up with a friend in Bangkok and a trip to Kanchaburi. So I will have about 2 weeks for some beach time, and were wondering if any one had any recommendations?
I would like good scuba diving - and ideally some great snorkeling off of the beach. A relaxed vibe where I can meet other travelers, I'd like to be able to watch a movie over dinner and hang at a bar having a drink or two, but I don't want a crazy party scene by any means, I'm 36 so a kinda older crowd would be great.
I've been to Kho Tao and Koh Phangan so was hoping to go to the Krabi area and maybe Koh Lanta or Koh Lipe? My budget is minimal so the cheaper the accommodation the better.
Thanks for any suggestions
Thinking about heading to Nan province in April. Anybody been there lately? What's the weather like and anywhere good for trekking?
I've heard mixed reviews about the place so would like to hear TT members opinions.
My brother and SIL are honeymooning in Thailand in March (its their first o/s trip) and I was thinking about booking them a Thai cooking class as their wedding present. The longest they are staying in one spot is Koh Samui so thought I might try and book on there.
I never usually book things like this before arriving in a country but thought it would make a nice gift. Any suggestions as to reputable places to start looking?
I found this one which looks good...any feedback?
So far $450 is the best (cheapest) single/one way flight I've seen. Am I likely to find a cheaper price, either at a Bangkok travel agent's once I'm there, or online?
Anybody interested to go on a daytrip on sunday? Starts in Bangkok in the morning.
I’m flying from NZ to Europe and have only 2 weeks stopover in BKK but I don’t want to stay there and anywhere in Thailand so I am thinking of taking overnight train (wont fly) to either Laos or Cambodia and spend two weeks only there. That’s one option and the second is to go to Laos (to Vientiane) and travel down to Cambodia (to Siem Reap) and then take a train back to BKK. I know it sounds crazy with so little time and with no intentions to fly to this countries and within them but thats how much time I have and really want to see a lot.
And so my question is.... whether it is possible to do it (I mean the second idea) or it’s rather too much rush and impossible to do. I have to add that I don’t want to relax as that’s what I will be doing in Europe afterwards so I am prepared to have intensive 2 weeks. Or maybe it is better if I concentrate on one country and in t... more »
I would be coming in this 17th and would need your advice for 3 days dive trip including Koh Ha, Shark Point - Anemone Reef and Koh Phi Phi.
Any advice on best beach to head to on Koh Lanta? Looking for somewhere with nightlife, Koh Tao vibe and less family resort. We,re 3 girls in our 30s
Hi All, Anyone know a reasonably cheap to stay on Koh Samed. something comfortable and air con. will plan to go around april time. Looking for something not much more than 1000 Baht per night close to a good beach.
Now I like a beer al fresco as much as i like a drink at a bar. But i can't put my finger on why Beergardens bore me shi$less.
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