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  • rylb01

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    Does anyone know what accomodations, flights, and attractions remain open during Thai New Year April 13-15?
    Any info will help we want to head to BKK around that time.

    #1 Posted: 20/2/2008 - 07:21

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  • khunwilko

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    27th January, 2007
    Posts: 560

    Really a bit general.

    song Khran as you rightly identify is the Thai new year.....the wear throwing period.....you will need to dress accordingly......clothes you don't mind getting soaked and covered in talcum powder......all your valuables left in the hotel or wrapped in plastic bags.

    booking in advance is useful at this time of year as it is a major holiday for the Thais as well as being Easter for Western tourists. even "out of the way" places can get pretty full.

    For more info Google "Song Khran"

    #2 Posted: 20/2/2008 - 10:39

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Thailands hotels, flights, buses etc.. remain the same during Song Kran (Thai new year) 1 word of advice tho, DONT bother trying to travel by bus or train during the new year week. Imagine about 5 million people leaving bangkok to go home to Issan at the same time! I've seen people sleeping at bus stations in Ko Rat waiting for a bus back to bangkok the week after. lol

    #3 Posted: 8/3/2008 - 09:29

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