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Short trip on way back from Australia

  • citizen

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    I have around 8 - 10 days and would like to see/do the following:

    1. Temples and Buddhas
    2. Very interested in food / cooking (perhaps a course)
    3. Probably some diving
    4. Spend at least a couple of days in Bangkok
    5. Basically chill out with the option to do some other things if the mood takes me...

    Originally I'd thought spend some time in bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chaing Mai, Ko Tao.. but I'll end up spending all my time on trains, buses; and in airports.

    So - perhaps more reasonably I'm thinking 2 / 3 days in Bangkok, a side trip north to Ayut', and then head down to Ko Chang for the remainder.. I'd still like to do the rest but I think it's just too much for a trip[ of that length.

    Do you think I'll be able to see / do what I'd like to in those places - any alternative ideas? (Is it possible / worth it to do a short side trip into Cambodia from e.g. Trat / Ko Chang?)

    Many thanks

    #1 Posted: 25/2/2009 - 22:40

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  • Thaiman

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    If I were you I'd decide what I really want to see and do.8-10 days is really not very long.Spend 2-3 days in Bangkok,a couple of days in Ayuttiah and another couple in Kanchanaburi and that's 6-7 days gone.If you really want to go diving spend the couple of days in Bangkok and then head to an Island,Ko Chang for example.Any other way and you'll just be travelling the whole time.

    #2 Posted: 26/2/2009 - 14:35

  • somtam2000

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    Agree with thailand -- either Ko Chang or Ko Samet -- if you want to see Angkor Wat, then I'd skip Ayutthaya and do that first -- so something like:
    Bangkok -> Siem Reap (overland or fly)
    Siem Reap -> Ko Chang
    Ko Chang -> Bangkok

    The following stories will be helpful re logistics:
    Bangkok to Siem Reap: http://www.travelfish.org/feature/71
    Siem Reap to Ko Chang: http://www.travelfish.org/feature/111

    Hope that helps!

    #3 Posted: 26/2/2009 - 18:32

  • citizen

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    Many thanks for the replies..

    Complete change of plans and am going to go for 4 weeks now - hooray!

    #4 Posted: 4/3/2009 - 20:34

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