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Thailand or Cambodia beach?

Posted by ssgtravel on 14/11/2010 at 03:01

In February, we will be in Bangkok, then on to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. We'll have about a week for relaxing on a beach and would like recommendations for a nice beach, easy to reach from one of those locations, cheap accomodation (but with hot water and toilet) available, and cheap food choices (street food, beach bars, etc.), nice areas for walking--nature, etc. We've looked at many posts and information and are still confused as to which would best meet our needs.
Thanks for any recommendations.

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Posted by busylizzy on 14/11/2010 at 03:35

Are you flying or going overland from Bkk to Cambodia? If overland, you could consider going to Koh Maak and/or Koh Kood on the way through (via Trat ).

You would get a bus to Trat (about 5-6 hrs from Bkk), then get a ferry to the islands. Koh Chang is somewhat built up with lots of restaurants, etc. Koh Maak is much smaller, quieter and in my opinion, nicer. There are a range of places where you can stay. I haven't been to Koh Kood but others have said it's very nice too. There has been a recent discussion about these islands - search around in the Thailand forum.

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Posted by ssgtravel on 14/11/2010 at 04:25

Yes, overland, as you stated, either south of BKK, to Thailand beaches, then up to PP, or could go BKK to Siem Reap, then to PP, then to Cambodia beaches if that is a better option.

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