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  • mick110971

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    Hi everyone was wondering if it is possible to bus from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi then on to Ayutthaya and back to bangkok?

    Any suggestions on guest houses or sightseeing would be appreciated.

    Planning to stay one night in ech place.

    Thanks, MIck & Treen

    #1 Posted: 6/4/2007 - 11:21

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Mick,

    From Sangkhlaburi you'll have to return to Kanchanaburi from where you may be able to get a govt bus to Ayutthaya -- though I'm not sure theat such a bus exists -- if it doesn't you'll need to head back to Bangkok then north to Ayutthaya.

    Going to Sangkhlaburi is a long way to go for a single night -- if you can squeeze another night out of your itinerary from somewhere else, a second night in Sangkhla is worth it. Just a thought.


    #2 Posted: 7/4/2007 - 04:14

  • exacto

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    hey mick and treen,

    check out the trip reports section for ideas on guest houses and sightseeing in kanchanaburi and sangkhlaburi. also, like somtam says, only one night in each place will mean you are spending most of your time getting there and not much being there.

    in any case, you can bus from kanchanaburi to ayutthaya, but it isn't a direct bus. you'll need to first catch a bus to suphanburi, and from there transfer to ayutthaya. the folks at the kanchanaburi bus station should be able to help you sort it out. that should be fun, as it is all scenic back roads and i doubt too many western tourists travel that route.

    another option is to book one of the special backpacker vans that make the kanchanaburi to ayutthaya run. unfortunately, those don't seem to run every day and tend to be a bit expensive. i think they were in the 350 baht + per person range, if memory serves.

    have a good trip. cheers.

    #3 Posted: 7/4/2007 - 08:05

  • mick110971

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    Thanks for the info
    We are in the early stages of setting our itineray for thailand/laos and cambodia we are hoping to see as much as possible but we are also aware not to over do the one night stop overs .Taking the back roads sounds a good challenge and a bit of fun thanks exacto
    and thanks for the info
    mick and treen

    #4 Posted: 9/4/2007 - 04:40

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