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Travelling Through Thailand...

Posted by ShackJaymz on 5/1/2012 at 13:40


I was just wondering if you could help me out...?

I'm travelling through Thailand later this month with my girlfriend. We've been given some recommendations on where 'not to miss' and this is the travel plan we've came up with

Chiang Mai
Khiri Khan
Phi Phi Don
Phi Phi Lee
Ko Yao
Ko Lanta
Ko Muk
Surat Thani
Ko Samui
Ko Phangan

We've got a full month in Thailand before we head over to Cambodia, but I really want to get as much out of the country as possible!

Is there anywhere that we should definitely NOT miss?

Personally I'm thinking it looks slightly bare between Bangkok & Phuket

Can anybody give me any advice?

Best wishes,


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Posted by whardy on 10/1/2012 at 02:34

17 places in one month? You should slice that list to at least a third of that, or you'll get nothing out of the country except for pictures out the window of the bus. Focus on a few places you really want to get to know and have activities that you're interested in. What if you make friends with someone you want to travel with or a local invites you to their village? It's important to be flexible and free in your travel plans. Maybe draw a line to where you want to be and by what date and leave the rest up to chance or advice you get on the ground. For example, if you want to end up on Phi Phi, give yourself 5 days to get there from Bangkok. That way you can check out Prachuap Khiri Khan for a few nights, or if you don't like it, move on down to Khao Lak if it looks nice, or go straight to Phuket for a night before getting there early. Maybe you'd like to be on Koh Lanta 4 days after that. That gives you flexibility to stop by Krabi if you hear good things about it, or an extra day or 2 in Phi Phi. If I can make one point, it's don't rush! Thailand is all about taking it easy. Don't make your vacation travel 'work'.

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