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  • Haych

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    Hey guys,

    Firstly this site rocks on so many levels, so informative and great to see everyone giving their advice.

    Im heading around Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam and have posted my itinerary below. I want to make this trip with my partner amazing. Not only see sites that has made these countries famous, but also I want to experience them in a way which not many ppl see.

    Any help or suggestions would be great. I dont know how long to spend in most places, but Ive guessed.

    Cheers Guys

    DAY WHERE
    1 Fly into Phuket go Surin Beach
    2 Surin Beach
    3 Surin Beach
    4 Phi Phi
    5 Phi Phi
    6 Phi Phi
    7 Phi Phi
    8 Koh Tao/samui?
    9 Koh Tao/samui?
    10 Koh Tao/samui?
    11 Bangkok
    12 Bangkok
    13 Bangkok
    14 Chiang Mai
    15 Chiang Mai (hills)
    16 Chiang Mai (hills)
    17 Hanoi
    18 Sapa
    19 Sapa
    20 Sapa
    21 Halong Bay
    22 Halong Bay
    23 Hue
    24 Hoi An
    25 Hoi An
    26 Doc Let Beach
    27 Doc Let Beach
    28 Nha Trang
    29 Ho Chi Minh City
    30 Mekong River
    31 Phnom Penh
    32 Phnom Penh
    33 Siem Reap
    34 Angkor Wat
    35 Angkor Wat
    36 Koh Chang
    37 Koh Chang
    38 Koh Chang
    39 Fly out from Bangkok

    #1 Posted: 3/12/2008 - 09:45

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  • mic59

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    You might want to see if you can spend your last day or two in Kanchanaburi. The Death Railway, Two Pagodas Pass, the war museum, the allied and Chinese cemeteries. Also some of the best accomodation, guesthouses on rafts. It will be easy to arrange a minibus to take you to the airport, there will be adverts for this all along the main backpacker enclave on Menem Kwai Rd.

    #2 Posted: 4/12/2008 - 19:02

  • Haych

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    Thanks Mic

    Reckon that would be a goer. Rather than just doing a day trip up through there and back down to Bangkok, do you think its worth going up there and keep going through up to Chiang Mai? Is there anyway we can connect onto the train that leaves from Bangkok? Ive heard that the train is quite scenic..

    Cheers

    #3 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 06:03

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    The train lines to Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai are different routes, so you'd need to either return to Bangkok to get the train north or take a bus from Kanchanaburi to say Ayutthaya where you can jump onto a northbound train.

    #4 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 07:59

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Hi, I would deff try to fit in Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya - Great places!

    One thing I would change with your itinerary is skip on Samui. Only becuase its not going to be a great deal different from Phuket and if you use the time to see another part of Thialand it should be much more worth it. (dont get me wrong Sumui is great on its own)

    I would also recommend more days in Chang Mai and Angkor Wat.

    Don't try to fit EVERYthing into such a tight itinerary. You will probably find you love some places and wished you had more time there.

    #5 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 17:27

  • Haych

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    Thanks for all the great advice. have since changed my itinerary to fit in Kanchanburi and Ayutthaya. Also have dropped nha trang out as well to give me more time in angkor wat, saigon and the mekong (have heard pretty disappointing reviews). im tempted to explore around southern vietnam in and around the mekong. recommended? or do i just need to walk away and be happy with what ive set? haha

    #6 Posted: 8/12/2008 - 17:35

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Walk away and be happy! lol

    Good move on K-buri and Ayutthaya. As long as you get up early and go to bed late you might fit it all in. :)

    #7 Posted: 13/12/2008 - 18:13

  • travelrock

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    too many places for mine

    easy to spend 40 days just in thailand and that's what i would do


    if you want culture ISSAN is very low on tourists and high on culture - better than visiting touristy places in vietnam or cambodia. angkor wat is owned by a crook so i wouldnt visit there. you can visit kymer ruins in issan at phimai and phanom rung, burilam

    #8 Posted: 16/12/2008 - 09:27

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    Wouldnt skip Angkor myself but why is it owned by a crook? lol!

    Kao phanom rung is great! Also, prasta mung tam. (think thats right of the top of my head)

    #9 Posted: 18/12/2008 - 21:35

  • travelrock

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    well known that angkor wat is owned by a crook

    gee some travellers are naive

    #10 Posted: 18/12/2008 - 22:23

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  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    What? Fuck off.

    All I am asking is why its owned by a crook. Don't call me a naive just because you might know somthing I don't.

    Ive been in alot of places in Thailand owned by mafia btw,

    ;(

    #11 Posted: 18/12/2008 - 23:00

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