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  • nicchab

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    Im heading off to thailand (from singapore) for a small week (I know it's quite short but I couldnt do longer) And I was wonderng if you had any must see places . I will arrive in bangkok on the 19th of march and would like to spend a few days there before trying another city

    Thank you

    #1 Posted: 10/3/2013 - 09:47

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  • Drew84

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    my two cents is that it would be a horrible waste to spend a few days in bangkok. again, just my opinion so take with a grain of salt

    #2 Posted: 10/3/2013 - 11:49

  • caseyprich

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    There are a few good thoughts already going on this forum you'll want to check out:


    #3 Posted: 10/3/2013 - 18:35

  • Tilapia

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    See Exacto's comments in the link given by Caseyprich.

    For 5 days (does that mean 4 nights?), you might want to just stick around Bangkok for the entire time and make a couple day trips. Ayuthaya, as mentioned by Exacto, is a good one, as is a place called Mahachai. You can do a very good, easy, and fun daytrip there from Wong Wian Yai station in Thonburi. It's also very cheap. Mahachai is Thailand's largest seafood port, and the town, around the water, is loaded with great fresh and dried seafood markets, and a couple of very good seafood restaurants close to the pedestrian ferry. The train to get there costs 10 baht.

    #4 Posted: 10/3/2013 - 19:31

  • exacto

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    when i lived in bangkok, i did similar length or even shorter trips to singapore, kuala lumpur and the cameron highlands, and hong kong and macau. they were amazing visits and i'm really glad i went. besides, it's only a 2-hour flight to bangkok from singapore. i think you'll have a great time in thailand during those five days.

    you'll have time for bangkok and one or two nearby day trips/overnights. if you've never been to thailand, i'd recommend ayutthaya for sure. that day trip Tilapia mentions to Mahachai is a real winner too. search the Travelfish website for previous message board threads on how to get there. it should be fun and easy. cheers.

    #5 Posted: 10/3/2013 - 23:43

  • nicchab

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    thanks for the responds! and Yea I want to stay just a bit in bangkok as I was born there and would like to see where I used to live ^^
    I had chang mai in the back of my head, but is it too far? as i will be in for more than just 5 days, it will be 8 nights and 9 days (well minus 2 days, as one ill be arriving in the evening and the other travelling back home in the evening)

    #6 Posted: 11/3/2013 - 04:59

  • LeonardCohe-

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    Yeah you can try another place. If you like beaches fly to Krabi or Trang. Flights only cost around 1200 baht.

    #7 Posted: 11/3/2013 - 07:05

  • Geer1

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    Chiang Mai is nice with lots of things to see and do there, can take night train there as well to lose little travel time on your short trip.

    #8 Posted: 11/3/2013 - 12:02

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