Nov/Dec Trip - Itinerary to avoid crowds??
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jul 15, 2012 2:27 AM Last Post By: Captain_Bob
Jul 14, 2012 4:58 PM
Nov/Dec Trip - Itinerary to avoid crowds??I'm going to Siem Reap, Hanoi, Bangkok, and Krabi from Nov 12th through Dec 15th.
How are the Siem Reap crowds in November vs. December?
How are the Thai beach crowds in November vs. December?
I know it's peak season and there will be a lot of people, but if there's anything I can do to lessen it a bit that would be great.
A) Cambodia first, then Hanoi, then Thailand (Dec 1st through 15th)
B) Thailand first (mid/late November), then Hanoi, then Cambodia
My only requirement is that I don't end the trip with Hanoi (want the last leg of the trip to be relaxing).
Could I just do option A, but then choose a few days to go to more remote beaches?
Jul 14, 2012 5:11 PM
Jul 14, 2012 5:21 PM
2Yeah, kind of what I figured. What's the lull from?
And don't a lot of Thai people get off on holiday/vacation in December, which plays into the Thai beach overloads?
I know it's just the Internet, but I've read on a number of sites that mid November is a good halfway point between the wet season's end and the crowds hitting the beaches in December.
Jul 14, 2012 7:15 PM
Jul 14, 2012 11:23 PM
Jul 15, 2012 2:27 AM
5The King's Birthday December 5th is a major Thai holiday and it usually kicks off the tourist season for many Thai people, but a significant proportion of them head north (to experience "cold season") and many Bangkok residents flock to beaches within a day's drive (KoSamet/Chang/ChaAm,HuaHin). I would head for Krabi first in mid-Nov and go to a slightly quieter place like Ko Lanta which I've done that time of year and it's very chilled not too busy. That is, compared to mid-December when the islands get invaded by Swedish and German families on package holidays.
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