I am going to be in Thailand for 3 weeks from 18th December and am looking for ideas of where is a good place to be for xmas and new year. I am a 32 year old female travelling on my own ( a little terrified ha ha) and am pushing myself out of my comfort zones with this trip thats for sure, cheers
#1 Daisy32 has been a member since 3/11/2010. Posts: 2
I guess a good place would depend on what you like to do and what types of places you'd like to visit/experience. For a first trip to Thailand and if you were looking to meet up with new folks on the road, the obvious Chiang Mai or one of the islands could be a great choice. But there are other more out-of-the-way places too - just depends on your comfort zone. Some of my personal favorites are Nong Khai, Trat, and Kanchanaburi. I think you'd find a good mix of locals and western travellers at those places and definitely enough fun and interesting things to do for a few days.
No matter what you decide, remember that the international New Year is a very busy travel time in Thailand, so you'll want to have your transport and accommodation sorted ahead of time (or be settled in already) so you don't get caught short.
Anyway, let us know what you want to do and maybe we can make more specific suggestions for you. Have fun. Cheers.
Thanks for your reply, my only committment is going to visit a friend in Krabi, so I was thinking a bit of time around Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Khao Yai NP then travel down to Phuket/Krabi probably spend xmas with my friend but then was a bit stuck about new year - i had thought about Kho Samui but not sure if going there over NY periood is a good idea I know that everywhere is going to be booked very quickly so I think I am just panicking about what to do!
#3 Daisy32 has been a member since 3/11/2010. Posts: 2
I'll be getting into Thailand on the 19th of Dec. I think, to start my 4 month tour. I'm also curious about what to do for New Year's (and xmas, but not as important). It's one of my favorite holidays and I hope to spend it well :) I'm 35, male and hope to go to a party with people at least near my age (mostly end up hanging out with people younger). More interested in the music and dancing scene than the fine food and wine scene :) Keep up on here as to your possible plans and any interesting possibilities you run into, and I will as well.
The best way to start your trip in Thailand is to start it from Khao San Road in Bangkok. I recommend that you stay for a couple of days on Khao San Road and then move to the Southern Island of Koh Phangan for the New Years Full Moon Party. There are a lot of transport options from Khao San Road to get to any part of Thailand.
At both these places you will never feel left out as you will be in the centre of all the fun and excitement ;-)
By the way, I will arrive in Bangkok on 24th of December, will be in Khao San for Christmas and then move in full gear to Koh Phangan for the ultimate New Year's party on planet earth :-)
It would be even great if we could meet up in Thailand and we could buddy up for the rest or part of the travel in Thailand.
Let me know your thoughts...