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  • deencitychi-
    ck

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    Posts: 2

    Hi, my first message on here, and looking for some advice. Myself and my boyfriend are coming to Thailand for three weeks end of July/ start Aug and want some ideas of where to go. We are limiting our travels to the following areas:
    Phuket
    Krabi
    Ko Phi Phi
    Ko Samui
    Ko Pha Ngan

    Any advice on where to go? What do to? where to stay?

    We have a lonely planet guide, but would like some first hand ideas.

    THank you!!! :)

    #1 Posted: 21/6/2010 - 00:17

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  • sirhalberd

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    30th December, 2007
    Posts: 295

    "Any advice on where to go? What do to? where to stay?"

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    Yeah, everything you have is a just a beach. Why not see some of northern Thailand - like Chiang Mai for instance? Are you skipping Bangkok completely too? Thailand is sunny from top to bottom, try to see some of the things that make Thailand unique.

    If you start in Bangkok and have a final night there it usually makes it easier to make connections and have a nice break between flights. Besides Bangkok is worth a visit - it is the capital city!

    If "where to go" also means hotels - how much per night do you want to spend on a room?

    Good luck.

    #2 Posted: 21/6/2010 - 09:56

  • deencitychi-
    ck

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 2

    Thank you for your reply. We had originally planned to travel to Chang Mai and spend about a week in the north, then travel down to the south and spend two weeks there. However, due to recent events we do not wish to do so. We will go into Bangkok when we arrive, spend a day or so there, then travel to the south as I listed. Are there other things to do in the south than beaching it??

    We will probably spend a a day/ two days in Bangkok on the way home.

    Thanx :)

    #3 Posted: 22/6/2010 - 01:00

  • yogakhaolak

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    1st April, 2010
    Posts: 45

    If by recent events you mean the red shirt rallies they have have been finished for some time and it is safe to go to BKK and Chang Mai.
    As for the rest of your trip, It will be monsoon in Phuket, Krabi and Phi Phi. Not sure what you had in mind but you may not find sunny blue skies. But the weather is very unpredictable.

    There are many other things to do in the South than just beach it. There are National Parks you could go to, Krabi has rockclimbing. There are many watersports you can do. But all of these things are weather permitting.
    As #2 said, why just head to the beach destinations? If you don't want to go to Chang Mai what about Kanchanaburi or Sukkhothai. Both have some amazing things to see and plenty to do.

    #4 Posted: 22/6/2010 - 10:26

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