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  • Travelling_-
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    Hi all,

    I am a new traveller, planning to start my journey towards the end of 2014. I am travelling solo and plan to arrive in Bangkok for about a week and thereafter take the overnight train to Chiang Mai . From Chiang Mai I hope to travel by slow boat to Luang Prabang and spend about 3/4 weeks travelling south through Laos and then 3/4 weeks in Cambodia. From Cambodia, I would like to spend some time on the islands, firstly visiting Koh Kut. I'm trying not to plan too much and be fairly flexible.

    I understand that to reach Koh Kut I need to firstly make my way to Trat . What I am not sure is the best route to take from Cambodia to Trat and any advice would be appreciated. Or would it be better to go straight to the islands after Bangkok?

    Do you recommend any other island for a few days to spend on the beach? I'm not keen on anything too touristy or developed, but would like somewhere fairly accessible.

    Thanks in advance.

    #1 Posted: 30/9/2013 - 13:29

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    Bkk to islands is easier than going from Cambodia. Koh Chang is the obvious other island to visit and there's small Ko Wai and the medium Ko Maak. Those islands are next to Kood. Kood is the most expensive of the 4 with a long transfer as well and pretty much no nightlife. Chang is the best allrounder.

    #2 Posted: 30/9/2013 - 19:30

  • Captain_Bob

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    Location Thailand
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    "What I am not sure is the best route to take from Cambodia to Trat and any advice would be appreciated"
    See http://www.canbypublications.com/cambodia/overland.htm#Hadlek

    #3 Posted: 1/10/2013 - 03:13

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