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East coast vs. West coast?

  • olsons

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    Hello,

    We'll be in Thailand in January for two weeks. We plan to spend about 1 week up North (Chiang Mai/Pai/Chiang Rai) and the other week visiting the beaches. Any suggestions on whether we should visit Phuket/Krabi or Ko Samui? Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 20/8/2007 - 07:07

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  • cybervlad

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    Hello olsons,

    In January you can select either East or West coast because weather is good in both places.
    If you will stay in Phuket you can visit nearby places - Phi-Phi, Racha Yai, Pha Nga bay (007-island, sea gipsy village), get trip to Similan islands etc.
    If you will stay in Samui you can also visit nearby Koh Phangan, Koh Tao (real paradise for divers and nature/relax lovers!) and marine parks.

    Of course you can read additional info in TravelFish guides:
    http://www.travelfish.org/ebooks/thailand/eguide-phuket
    http://www.travelfish.org/ebooks/thailand/eguide-ko-phi-phi
    http://www.travelfish.org/ebooks/thailand/eguide-ko-tao

    #2 Posted: 20/8/2007 - 11:27

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Krabi (IMO) is the most beautiful out of the 3. After that, samui and then phuket. Phuket is a rip off (IMO) compared to other places and is very touristy.

    If you stay in samui check out Lami.


    Ant.

    #3 Posted: 27/8/2007 - 18:29

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