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Pls help us plan our trip to Bangkok

Posted by marshwind on 23/2/2009 at 13:09

Hi everyone, I'm new in the forum but Ive been reading on this site for quite sometime now and I find it very informative and helpful.

Me and my friends just booked a ticket from Manila to BKK on May 29 FRI (ETA BKK 10:45PM) until June 2 MON (ETD BKK 12:30AM). It's just a very short trip because that's all we can stretch from our vacation leaves. It's our first time in Bangkok and we want to maximize our time there and see as much as we can! We want to check out a beach too and I heard about this full moon party.

I hope you can give us a lead to all the must see places in Thailand and make an itinerary for the given period. And also an advise on budget hotels and easy but affordable transpo. around places.

We are looking forward on this trip and I'm full of hope that you can give us some light. Thanks in advance!

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Posted by Thaiman on 24/2/2009 at 15:25

Good day marshwind
So you're in Thailand for 3 days or so-I'd forget about the full moon party,thats a fair way from Bangkok and you'd lose at least half a day getting there and the same comming back.Even if you fly,getting to the airport,checking baggage etc takes time.For 3 days I'd just stay in Bangkok and go look at the sights there.The nearest beach worth looking at is Pattaya[and that's a matter of opinion]and a good 2-3 hour bus trip each way.Better go see the King's Palace,trip on the river,Wat Arun,night markets etc.Hope this helps

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Posted by marshwind on 24/2/2009 at 17:53

Thanx a lot, Thaiman!

Do u have any suggestions on budget hotels too?

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Posted by Raiveen on 24/2/2009 at 19:38

Three days is such a very short time in Thailand. What you can do is to stay somewhere around Kaosan Road or Rambutri road. You might want to walk along Kaosan Road a bit at night. Accommodation there is cheap, you might be able to get 300 baht-room per night. The king's palace is not very far from there, a walking distance. you may want to spend half a day there and then go to Pattaya in the evening for the beach. Your days are gone by now, get on a bus or van to the airport. Next time you need two to three weeks at least in Thailand.


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Posted by marshwind on 24/2/2009 at 19:45

Noted. Thanks much, Raiveen! Btw, do you have any contact with any accomodation in Kaosan or Rambutri road? I'll appreciate it so much.

More fun in the road!!.

#5 marshwind has been a member since 22/2/2009. Posts: 3

Posted by dawntlc on 25/2/2009 at 01:26

Hello! I have read the posted messages and i am going to Bangkok and Kanchanabury on March 3 to 7.. I am searching on the net where budget hotel/hostel to stay in Bangkok. I have a short list made can you help me decide which one to choose: Suk 11, HI- sukhumvit, Sawasdee sukumvhit inn,Bangkok centre sukhumvit 25, pinnacle sukhumvit..wendys house, PHongs apartment.. i want one near the train station and near the shopping malls like MBK.. or if you have other suggestion please let me know..

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