Me and my boyfriend are planning to backpack thailand for 2 weeks we've never been there before so i need a bit of advice so i can start to get a idea of the options avalaible for us.
So far we plan to fly into bangkok say for 3 days there - what good things is there to see there? where is good to stay for cheap?
Iv heard theres a train that runs down the middle of the country we plan to go south on this i would like to stop off in the national park just for a day -can this be done? is there somewhere to stay in this area? how much is the train?
Then continue to travel down to phunket/phi phi by train and spend the remaining time exploring this area. - where would be recomended to stay for cheap? (beach huts?)
Before flying out of phunket back to england if we can get a flight from there.
Ideally we would like to see some good temples and beaches
Any advice would be great! thanx :)
#1 Laurawrr has been a member since 28/2/2011. Posts: 1
Depends what time of year you go re cheap rooms. May to Oct is low season which means 30-50% off room prices.
Read this site. It talks about bangkok, phi phi and phuket.
Some people are too lazy to even plan their very own holiday.
#2 Krabiman has been a member since 2/1/2011. Posts: 223
Here you will find all train info incl prices http://www.railway.co.th/english/index.asp
I would do Bangkok on the way home instead, it is very very hot and very very busy but a lot of fun when rested and no jet lag. My fovourite thing to do there after backpacking - book a luxury hotel, many online web pages offer huge discounts. River trips (17 B one way on public boat!!!!) and Pattong market - crazy, wild plus excellent fakes for sale! Roof top bars for cocktails. I always put money aside for Lux things in Bangkok.