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Best place to start trip, around Sept 25th

Posted by JustinC474 on 27/8/2012 at 14:33

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone had advice on the best place to start a trip at the very end of September. I was considering flying into Bangkok and traveling south, but I thought it may be smarter to fly into the south and travel north (because of the weather).

I also considered flying into Kuala Lumpur and travel north, but because of the 15 day tourist visas for land entry this doesn't seem as viable.

Any suggestions would be great!

#1 JustinC474 has been a member since 27/8/2012. Posts: 9

Posted by tezza on 28/8/2012 at 01:13

Wow, late Sept is tricky because all locations are still in wet season. But statistically and anecdotally the rain tends to ease first in the north, so heading that way may be the best deal. For the islands, the western Gulf tends to see rainy season ending sooner than others.
However I would feel far more confident about both regions if you were arriving late October.

No worries - I travel often in wet season, have yet to have a holiday spoiled by too much rain. And I'm a beach guy - always have got enough sunshine for a good time. However for the period mid-Oct thru to late Dec I tend to avoid the southern Gulf islands of Samui, Tao and Phangan which get really really wet and unpleasant about one year in 4/5, unfortunately on an irregular upredictable basis.

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Posted by RiniRabbit on 28/8/2012 at 04:51

I advice you go to Samet for the beach I recommend to stay in Hat Sai Kaeo beach or Ao Wong Duean beach. this can go by bus at (Ekamai bus station) but we like to take minivan at victory moment it's faster, and then back to Bangkok so you can do one day trip to Ayutthaya to visit historical sites, one day trip to Kanchanaburi and you can enjoy night life and shopping when you get back in Bangkok.
About Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi take bus from Ekamai or minivan Victory Moment it will take 2 - 3 hours (just leave early morning).
If you will go to Kanchanaburi ,visit Bridge over the River Kwai, Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park.
This just my advice. (:

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