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Backpacking thailand this year!

  • Laurawrr

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    28th February, 2011
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    Me and my boyfriend are planning to backpack thailand for 2 weeks we've never been there before so i need a bit of advice so i can start to get a idea of the options avalaible for us.

    So far we plan to fly into bangkok say for 3 days there - what good things is there to see there? where is good to stay for cheap?

    Iv heard theres a train that runs down the middle of the country we plan to go south on this i would like to stop off in the national park just for a day -can this be done? is there somewhere to stay in this area? how much is the train?

    Then continue to travel down to phunket/phi phi by train and spend the remaining time exploring this area. - where would be recomended to stay for cheap? (beach huts?)
    Before flying out of phunket back to england if we can get a flight from there.

    Ideally we would like to see some good temples and beaches

    Any advice would be great! thanx :)

    #1 Posted: 28/2/2011 - 20:31

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  • Krabiman

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    2nd January, 2011
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    Depends what time of year you go re cheap rooms. May to Oct is low season which means 30-50% off room prices.

    Read this site. It talks about bangkok, phi phi and phuket.

    Some people are too lazy to even plan their very own holiday.

    #2 Posted: 1/3/2011 - 06:56

  • Thomas922

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    Seriously. You have very broad questions that can be easily answered just reading a Rough Guide guide book or a Lonely Planet or really using this site.

    #3 Posted: 1/3/2011 - 19:12

  • busylizzy

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    #4 Posted: 2/3/2011 - 02:06

  • ThailandDia-

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    31st January, 2011
    Location Thailand
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    Here you will find all train info incl prices http://www.railway.co.th/english/index.asp
    I would do Bangkok on the way home instead, it is very very hot and very very busy but a lot of fun when rested and no jet lag. My fovourite thing to do there after backpacking - book a luxury hotel, many online web pages offer huge discounts. River trips (17 B one way on public boat!!!!) and Pattong market - crazy, wild plus excellent fakes for sale! Roof top bars for cocktails. I always put money aside for Lux things in Bangkok.

    #5 Posted: 2/3/2011 - 12:35

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