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  • Andreph

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    I arrive in Bangkok at midnight on January 22nd I am want to check out the FMP on the 30th on Ko Phangan. According to the info I have gathered it is best to arrive 4-5 days before the party. To find accommodations, that being the case, should I just book a train when I arrive for the following night? Or should I take a day train down there. I want to the cheapest way possible.

    Also – traveling on a budget, looking for a bungalow, nothing fancy just a place to lock my bag, and a bed to sleep on. (Preferably away from the noise – but cheaper is better)

    Thanks

    Andre

    #1 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 02:12

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  • Sparts

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    Book accomodation before you leave if you want to be sure.
    Thong Nai Pan beach is nice, 30 mins by jeep to the party. Baan Panburri is a decent place.
    As for the train, no idea but I'm sure someone does. TBH that question has probably been asked a dozen times on here so if you do a search of the site you could find the answer.

    Locals say the half moon is better (I've been and it's fantastic - in the "jungle") but I have nothing to compare it to. Maybe you want to take a bit more time before getting there and see some places on the way or spend some time in Bangkok. The FMP is not the be all and end all ;p

    #2 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 05:05

  • somtam2000

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    If you're getting there 4-5 days before hand and happy to stay away from the party, then you should be ok -- just be prepared for a bit of door knockin!

    Agree with Sparts on the party, the jungle one can be a lot of fun and it tends to be a little less "messy" than the beach one.

    #3 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 09:39

  • cupthehand

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    What about booking 4/5 days beforehand on Khao San Rd thru a travel agent, is there a good selection of available accomodation and is there a chance that a few days later when u arrive in Kho PhanGan that the place will have sold ur room to someone one else who was there earlier in person?

    #4 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 11:59

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    cupthehand: Booking on KSR can be a bit of a crapshoot -- if time allows I'd try to get down to the island and sort it out yourself.

    #5 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 20:44

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