The whole point of this thread: The price of taxis in Bangkok:
Last weekend, this is what I paid for taxis in Bangkok.
Note: due to the riots, our taxi from BKK to Khao San and Khao San to DMK had to take slightly longer police patrolled one way routes. The city was on lock.
- (DMK) Don Muang to >> (BKK) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, 4pm, 45 minutes, 317baht + 75baht toll
- (BKK) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to >> Khao San Road , 7pm = 375baht + 125 baht toll
- Khao San Road to >> (DMK ...
As Travelfish regulars will be aware there was a coup in Thailand in late May and since then there has been a steady and relentless wind back on freedom of speech, freedom to gather in public, and, well, freedom in general. Earlier today, in the junta's infinite wisdom, they've decided to extend their grasp to the internet.
As of today, according to this story on the excellent Prachatai website, "Thai police warned Thai Internet users on Monday that "liking" or expressing approva ...
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A few of general pointers;
1) I do have t ...
I'm starting to plan a trip to Thailand in Jan/Fab next year. I'm weighing up whether to catch a budget flight or sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. What's the latest with food availability on the train? I've read that the restaurant car was at one time not available due to Covid but am unsure how up-to-date that is. Any comments would be appreciated. My wife and I will have about 10kg of luggage each.
I just spent a few nights in Nakhon Rachasima (Korat) where I didn't find a traditional drop-off laundry service near my hotel, but I did find several of the new style laundromats to use. The nice lady I talked to at the laundromat said that these are becoming much more popular these days. I've been seeing random coin-operated washing machines in many places for quite a few years now, but this is a full on laundromat with several coin-op washers, dryers, soap machines, folding tables, and wai ...
According to Bangkok Post report between October and March this year Visa On Arrival will be extended from 15 to 30 days and Visa Exempt Entry (30 day stamps on entry for qualifying nationalities) will be extended to 45 days. Doesn't seem to be any official announcement as yet.
My last trip to Thailand was in early 2019, and I'm dreaming of returning early next year. I'm wondering how similar or how different it will seem. For example, do my favorite cheapie guesthouses still exist? Do buses and minivan services run as they previously did, or have the routes and frequencies been curtailed? Are the historical parks and other touristic attractions keeping similar opening hours as they previously did? Is it like here at home where everythi ...
In August, we would like to travel through Southern Thailand by car.
However, when I search for a rental car, I always end up with the big companies (Avis, Budget,...), and the prices are correspondingly high for 20 days. We plan to rent the car at Bangkok airport and drop it off at Surat Thani airport.
Is there a possibility of renting locally? Is this cheaper?
Do I wait until after landing to rent a car at the airport?
I'm in Hua Hin at the moment and expect to be here for at least the next two weeks. Several of my Travelfish member buddies have commented off line that they aren't big Hua Hin fans. With the traffic and other issues, I can understand why, particularly when compared to my recent visits to Prachuab town and sleepy little Ban Krut. But at the same time, Hua Hin's current vibe reminds me a bit of Bangkok in the 1990's, which was one of my favorite times in Thailand ...
Due to several last-minute flight cancellations by my ticketed airline, I needed to re-book my round trip flights to Thailand. I already have my 60-day Thai Tourist visa (and my Thailand Pass). Originally, I booked my flights for a 60-day itinerary with the intention of extending my visa for another 30 days once I arrived in country and changing my flights to match the longer stay after a visa extension was approved. However, because I had to re-book my flights due to the cancellations, I wen ...
Hello, I am planning a trip in late December and I was thinking about going to Koh Samui and Koh Tao, because I've already been to Koh Phi Phi, Kraby (Railay) and Koh Lipe. However I'm beginning to question my choice as it seems that the beaches are not as nice as the Andaman Coast. I need someone that has been to both places to give me an honest answer as where I can find the best, more pristine, whitest beaches in Thailand. Thank you!
I'm planning a 3 week vacation to Thailand in November. The last week I plan to go to Southern Thailand. I have 6 days to get from Chiang Mai - down to the South - and then back to Bangkok (will by flying). Looking to snorkel and relax.
Right now, I'm looking at Ko Lipe and Khao Lak (with Similan day trip). Leaning towards Ko Lipe for the snorkeling - but doesn't sound easy to get to(coming from Chiang Mai ). I'm also wondering about staying at the national park - ...
I'm planning to stay at a Mae Rim hotel for 3 nights. Looking to relax, see the countryside, and hike.
How easy is it to obtain a taxi or shuttle from Mae Rim to different destinations (Doi Suthep, Chiang Dao caves, etc)?
Is there a taxi or shuttle company the people would recommend?
The place where I'm staying charges a lot for shuttle services, so looking for other options.
This is my first post on this site in a long time, was super busy for a long stretch lol. Good to be back!
My wife and I will be getting our second round of the vaccine soon and have been thinking we want to do a long stay in Thailand, 1-2 months. We read that there is a change coming in April that allows vaccinated visitors to only quarantine for 7 days. We are US citizens.
1. What covid insurance are people recommending? I have used World Nomads in the past and their ...
Hi group, I have been to Thailand three times from 2019 to 2020, and in my last trip I really felt that its very hard to communicate in English, especially if you are a business traveller. So after searching some videos on YouTube, buying some books on "How to learn Thai", I am convinced that all these things are scams, as you can't learn Thai Language in 3 months from any App, videos or especially not from a book. Some of my friends have suggested me to use Dulingo, but even this ap ...
I wanted to touch on a topic that I often see people confused by, tourist visas (and other visa's in general). I see so much confusion about this topic out there online, and a lot of miss information too.
I found this post on the topic of Thailand tourist visas a little while ago which has some great information and has helped me out a number of times, I also use the site to download my visa extension application forms and print them on the road which speeds up immigration processes for me. S ...
Would like to know if we can only choose one: the west (Andaman Sea) or the east side (the Gulf of Thailand), which one offers the best in terms of:
1. White sandy beaches
2. Snorkeling (corals scene) (we can't dive, so diving is not our concern)
3. General scenery ...
I'm looking to go from Buriram to Roi Et. I have searched numerous bus lines and cannot find a bus. The only way I found so far is. Buriram to Khon Kaen. Khon Kean to Roi Et. That makes it a very long trip. I know I could probably take a taxi but it could be very expensive.
Any advice would be appreciated. ...