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Travelling with children in Thailand

  • gazehunter

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    We are a family of 5 (16, 9 & 6 months) travelling to koh-maak for 4 nights and from there to Chang-Mai by train for a few days. We are looking for a balance of child friendly but not commercial (touristy) type of experience. Can any one help? Oh, and if you can recommend a not-too-expensive resort on Koh-Maak (one which doesn't charge a compulsory x-mas dinner fee)

    #1 Posted: 19/11/2009 - 18:59

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  • somtam2000

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    Most places that can be booked online do the Xmas gala dinner ripoff unfortunately.

    If you're arriving four days before Xmas, you may be able to get away without a reservation, but if you're looking at arriving on Xmas eve, then its a good idea.

    As for recommendations, I've got a whole swag of updated Ko Maak research that is going online over the weekend -- so I'll answer thaqt bit of your question in once it is online, as I've not read it yet myself.

    #2 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 07:47

  • gazehunter

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    Hi somtam2000,
    Thank you for your reply, I look forward to reading your Ko Maak updates. The whole 'Great Xmas dinner swindle' thing seems very cynical to me. We want to give our children a really great experience (we don't really do packages) but I am just a little worried we might be caught out if we don't pre-book.
    BTW - your article on travelling with children, 10 tips on packing for a baby in Southeast Asia, was really helpful. Did you post any more?

    #3 Posted: 20/11/2009 - 15:08

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