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Thailand Islands in January 2010

  • missmay

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    15th November, 2010
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    Hi all,

    Myself and boyfriend are planning on a three week trip to Thailand. I have been to Thailand twice. I need advice on what island to go to.

    This is the start of our Itinerary

    Bangkok- 3 nights

    Bangkok train to Kanchuburi- 3 nights

    Then a train from Ratchaburi to Surat Thani

    Then it's the tricky where next....

    I'm confused as i'd like to go to Ko Tao or KPN. However I went to KPN in 2008 for Christmas and it rained non stop. Will the rainy season end in Jan? Or would anyone suggested krabi/phuket etc....

    It's very confusing. I don't want to book a few bungalows in KPN and realise it's raining etc....I like places with a bohemian atmosphere.

    Advise needed


    #1 Posted: 15/11/2010 - 05:10

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  • guava_girl

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    By January the rain should be over. But weather is always unpredicatble so there is never a 100% guarantee.

    #2 Posted: 15/11/2010 - 09:57

  • tezza

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    Statistically early Jan is wetter on the Phangan side than the Andaman - see TRAVELFISH'S excellent interactive weather map.
    But it must not be a big deal on average because that is also high season there - you don't get high season when the weather is real wet, witness the Andaman in August when all the northern hemisphere is on holiday and looking for a beach.

    Having said that, if you want to play it real safe, the Andaman would be the go in Januaray. Me, I wouldn't worry about heading for Phangan or Tao in January - and I avoid these places Oct thru December.

    #3 Posted: 15/11/2010 - 15:55

  • caseyprich

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    That's a bit ridiculous, everyone knows the Chinese are busy with Laos and Myanmar right now anyway.

    Kunming is going to be connected to Yangon by a high-seed train with construction starting in two-months . . they say a plan to run one down to Vientiane is next - that should slash a nice little path through Northwestern Laos and Xishuanbanna.

    #4 Posted: 23/11/2010 - 08:13

  • sonnymav5a

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    25th November, 2010
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    Thailand has many islands to choose from. There is Phuket, Koh PhiPhi, Samui, Krabe, Kohtao Etc
    Enjoy your Holiday.

    #5 Posted: 25/11/2010 - 16:27

  • Dilligaf

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    27th November, 2010
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    Koh Chang is another option.
    You could fly directly from Samui or even fly from BKK or take the 4.5 hr bus ride to Trat then get to the pier and take the 40 minute ferry ride across?
    Even though Koh Chang is in the Gulf of Thailand, the weather should be just about perfect there in Jan. Feb/March is typically a guarantee of awesome weather, hence the room charhes at peak rates.

    #6 Posted: 27/11/2010 - 11:52

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