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Advice for Thailand Trip

Posted by jamesonaugust on 7/3/2013 at 07:37

Hey there,

i was planning a trip to Thailand in the month of august I wanted to know the best places to visit and hotels at budget in Thailand.i will be staying there for 5 days and fly to Bangkok and then travel the country side. Is there anything i need to know?

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 7/3/2013 at 07:57

Yes, you need a lot more than 5 days to see much at all. Might as well just stay in Bangkok and do a few tours.

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Posted by 2Peas on 7/3/2013 at 08:36

5 days? that's just enough for 1 place.

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Posted by Iqra on 8/3/2013 at 02:58

What is the best time to visit Thailand, Bangkok and Pattaya?

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Posted by MADMAC on 8/3/2013 at 06:36

James - I concur with the others. Five days? No point in even leaving Bangkok. There's a ton to see and do there and you don't want to waste any of you approximately 120 hours in buses or trains.

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Posted by chinarocks on 8/3/2013 at 07:38

I think you should go to the Phillipines and Indonesia as well.

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Posted by exacto on 8/3/2013 at 21:41

Hi James,

As the others have said, you could easily spend five days just having a look around Bangkok. But if you want to get out of the city a bit, some fun and easy choices are Ayutthaya for temples and history and a bit of backpacker vibe, Mahachai, Koh Samet for a quick beach trip, or Kanchanaburi for the Bridge over the River Kwai stuff. If I were to pick just one, I'd probably pick Ayutthaya, but where to do depends on what you like to do. Be sure not to try and squeeze too much into the time you've got, so you don't spend more time getting places than actually doing stuff.

There are good listings on the website for hotels to give you an idea of quality and price. There are also several sample itineraries in the intinerary section if it turns out you've got extra time. Those samples will give you ideas of fun places to visit, about how long you'd need in each place, and the time needed to get there. Have a good trip. Cheers.

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Posted by MADMAC on 9/3/2013 at 22:29

I'll second Ayudahya. Maybe Kanchanaburi to pay your respects to the men who died for our freedom. Some nice scenery there too.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 12/3/2013 at 21:08

He'll probably try to sell you a tour. Be careful.

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