First time in Thailand
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Oct 29, 2013 4:32 PM Last Post By: JJack
Oct 11, 2013 7:50 AM
First time in ThailandI'm travelling with a friend (both 25/female) to Thailand for the first time this winter over new years and am having trouble narrowing down where to go. We are visiting for 2 weeks, and are hoping to find 3-4 places in addition to Bangkok to spend time in. We are interested in places that are rich in culture and outdoor type adventures, and finding a place to celebrate new years eve that isnt too crazy. Really we're looking for places we should not miss, but not over the top touristy. Any recommendations for places to stay as well would be great. Not interested in hotels, but any hostel/bungalow where similar travellers might stay
Oct 11, 2013 12:54 PM
1The standard 2 week route.
A couple of days in BKK to get into the swing of things and recover from your flight. Catch the train to Chiang Mai for a couple of days. Then fly to either Phuket or Samui for a couple of days at the beach.
End up with at least one more night in BKK to do some shopping, and have plenty of time for your flight.
Oct 11, 2013 2:09 PM
2Dear dwaters - thank you for your inquiry. My team is busy researching your trip for you and we hope to have a proposed itinerary ready by the end of the day. You haven't given any indication into your interests, so we will create several options for you to choose from.
Apologies for the delay, but gathering accommodation information, route maps, lists of attractions and recommended restaurants all take time. I have two people actively working on your file now and they should have everything reade to deliver in the next few hours. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Oct 11, 2013 3:50 PM
3#2 If the questions are too boring and repetitive for you, what's the point in boring and repetitive answers.
How many more times are you going to post this drivel.
I agree with #1 to a certain extent but whatever else you do I would recommend leaving Bangkok and the daytrips available from there, to the end of your trip. It's a waste of time travelling in and out of Bangkok twice. Bangkok is quite a hectic city and it's a far more enjoyable experience to get your bearings after your long haul flight somewhere a bit more laid back where you can appreciate your surroundings without them being shoved in your face. I would immediately transit on arrival in Bangkok straight to Chiang Mai, spend time exploring there before catching a flight South to beaches. In Winter you'll find that the weather is probably better on the Andaman coast rather than the Gulf. Bear in mind there is little culture on the beaches. Forget buses and trains for your short time, domestic flights are very cheap and can be booked last minute. Shopping in Bangok is great, you'll buy lots of things and if you can be there at the weekend you should visit Chatuchak market. Google will give you tons of things to do in any specific area but you'll have to select them yourself, they are all subjective. Don't try to do everything, it's not possible, just enjoy the things you pick.
Oct 11, 2013 4:20 PM
Oct 12, 2013 3:17 AM
Oct 29, 2013 9:37 AM
6Thanks all! We're planning on heading straight to a beach for new years, fly to chiang mai, then spend the last few days around bangkok. For the new years beach portion, we can't decide between koh samet/koh chang or the southern islands, koh tao/phangan/samui. Any suggestions between these two sets of islands? We will probably spend about a week in either, and would love to experience a good new years eve party, but nothing too crazy.
Oct 29, 2013 4:32 PM
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