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  • ricardo4

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    Im going to be going to thailand for basicaly the month of feb, i shall be going to bangkok for a few days, then ayuttaya, kanchanburi then down to krabi and koh lanta, do you think i need to book hotels in advance or should it be fine to play it by ear and see whats available when im their?

    Thanks in advance

    Rich

    #1 Posted: 10/10/2013 - 06:21

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  • somtam2000

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    From an availability point of view, I'd say no need to book -- unless you have some very specific room or resort you are after.

    You may get cheaper rates booking in advance -- but that will depend on the type of accommodation etc.

    #2 Posted: 10/10/2013 - 06:57

  • ricardo4

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    Apart from at kanchanburi i dont have anywhere in particular in mind, its just i keep reading that dec/jan are the busiest times to go to thailand, so it will have calmed down a bit by the start of feb?

    #3 Posted: 10/10/2013 - 11:41

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    December and January are peak season, but Kanchanaburi has so.many.places.to.stay that as long as you're not to fussed about legging it from one to another and are not set on a particular guesthouse or hotel, there is little need to book in advance in my opinion. February will still be busy, but personally I wouldn't bother booking in advance.

    Ko Lanta will be still quite busy in Feb, but I wouldn't say booking is essetntial.

    Cheers

    #4 Posted: 10/10/2013 - 17:44

  • Geer1

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless there is a certain place that you would like to stay at. If so I would just check a few days before you head there and book then rather then booking weeks or months in advance.

    #5 Posted: 10/10/2013 - 18:01

  • ricardo4

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    Thanks for the advice guys, i think im just going to book as i go as you all seem to think it should be fine!

    Another question, what are the train/buses like from bangkok to ayuttaya, and then ayuttaya to kanchanburi?

    Thanks again

    Rich

    #6 Posted: 13/10/2013 - 23:39

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