Thailand Branch FAQ
Replies: 44 - Last Post: Apr 25, 2013 12:46 PM Last Post By: ashishpatel
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17Hotels near the new airport:
Dec 22, 2007 6:59 PM
18A few hours in Bangkok
I've read here time and time again from travellers with only a few hours to spare in Bangkok, while waiting for their next flight, wondering if it's easy and convenient to get to the city and do something there. Here's my tidbits:
Where do I leave my luggage?
There is a storage room inside the airport. It cost THB100 per luggage per day. To get there, go upstairs to the Departure area. The Departure area is huge, with rows assigned with an alphabet. Go to row Q, at the end of that row is the storage area, right next to Family Mart. You pay the fee when you get back. If you have 2 backpacks and only want to check in one bag then I suggest you move the heavy stuff from one backpack to the one you're going to leave. This way, you won't have to carry a heavy bag while roaming around the city.
Where can I get a map of the city?
It's everywhere and it's free. If you still can't find one then look for the "Limo Taxi" booth and they have the maps there for free. There are several of these booths you'll encounter in the airport with the female employees wearing bright yellow outfit - you won't miss it.
What's the cheapest way to the city?
Take the Airport Express bus located downstairs, 2 levels down from the Departure area. Ask around, there are signs by the escalator. The booth is outside, a few steps from the door. It cost THB150 to get to the city.
What I usually do is take the AE1 shuttle bus to Central World, which is right smack in the middle of a shopping haven. Central World is a mall, walking distance to MBK, Siam Discovery/Paragon, Pantip, and Platinum. It's also walking distance to the Skytrain if you decide to venture somewhere else.
Bus 551 will take you from the Airport Bus Terminal to Siam Paragon which is also in the same shopping district. This one will only cost you THB35.
Airport Bus AE2 will take you to the Democracy Monument (Phra Athit Road).
How do I get back to the airport cheaply?
Go back to Central World mall and you'll find a bus stand there. AE1 bus will get you back to the exact same spot you got on at the airport, this time it'll only cost you THB100 to get back. The ride back takes about 45 minutes depending on traffic. Last bus is at 11pm. If you miss it then Taxi fare will cost you at least THB350 to THB400.
Where can I change money?
There are several moneychangers inside the airport as well as around the city. The rates are all virtually the same. Most of them close at 8pm. There's one in MBK who closes at 9pm. Spend all your baht in the city but leave THB100 for the bus back and money for the storage fee. There's no tax or any fee you have to pay when you depart.
Dec 15, 2008 5:09 AM
19Full Moon Party Dates
There is already a link to this FAQ in #1 but since it is one of the most frequently asked questions I thought I would repost.
Full Moon Party dates are often a day (occasionally two days) before or after the veridical full moon date, to avoid coinciding with Buddhist holiday dates, elections, etc, and appear not to be set in stone until a few weeks beforehand (sometimes not until just after the preceding FMP)
for Full Moon Party date predictions, try these sites/pages:
Jan 20, 2009 6:55 AM
20thailand traveling information
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22Yeah here is one more useful link:
Edited by: bradjones
Jun 7, 2009 7:51 AM
23I'll be in Thailand in mid-July on a working trip and want to spend three days somewhere on the coast meditating, doing yoga and spoiling myself with spa treatments. I prefer something low key, but not shabby or specialising in weird treatments. I have backpacked through Thailand many years ago... Any suggestions? Many thanks.
Jun 27, 2009 7:21 PM
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Jan 21, 2010 3:59 AM
25You can only have one valid visa in your passport at a time. It doesn't work to apply again to get extra entries, you have to ask for them up front all on the same visa, then use up all the entries, and each entry can only be used or expired, not cancelled.
(just had a tourist visa refused today on these grounds!)
Feb 28, 2010 9:16 PM
26Hi, I live in Koh Samui, would be happy to help with any questions. You can also check out my blog www.samuiconnection.blogspot.com for more information about Samui.
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