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Ideas for 1 month in Isaan and North Thailand?

Posted by Kmcgregor1 on 30/1/2017 at 05:41

Hi there I will be in Thailand from the end of March (arrival either 30/31st into Bangkok) for 1 month and would like to visit some areas in Isaan and head north to Chiang Mai (my friends will be there 11th-18th April so i would like to see them on one of those dates. I was wondering what the best route would be for exploring Isaan over 12/14 days whilst heading up to Chiang Mai? I'm interested in temples, nature, walking, maybe couple of days in a city. Once in North Thailand I'd like to v ...

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Getting from Si Satchanalai to Lampang

Posted by Sknew on 9/2/2017 at 23:11

Can someone tell me how I get from Si Satchanalai to Lampang? Do I rejoin the bus that dropped me off from Sukhothai? Or are there songthaeows (sp) from somewhere? I don't know why I forgot to ask this question in the planning stage. I'm learning how, after all my travel experiences, Thailand manages to bewilder me. I need to travel tomorrow (Saturday)! ...

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Avoid this bus from Bangkok to Kampaeng Phet

Posted by Sknew on 7/2/2017 at 00:13

The 12:30p bus waited for 45 min past departure so far, apparently to fill more seats? There may be a way to embed a photo of the company, but I don't know it. I am beginning to think that I should just have rented a car. ...

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Visa Extension - How far in advance?

Posted by altmtl on 7/2/2017 at 07:32

Hello, I am a Canadian citizen with a single entry (2 month) visa, which I would like to extend for one month. I entered Thailand Jan.10th & would like to extend it on Feb. 15th - Is this possible? In Krabi? Thank You ...

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Trat airport to Ko Kut - transport & route?

Posted by JeremyH on 7/2/2017 at 23:23

Hi there, Been a few years since I last visited Ko Chang & some of the nearby islands. This May 17 I'm heading to Ko Kut . Are there direct boats to Ko Kut from Trat or do I have to get one from Ko Chang? Any recent knowledge/advice most welcome. Thanks, JeremyH. ...

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Posted by Purplehayes on 6/2/2017 at 04:01

Hi there! I arrive in Bangkok on the 13th at 3:30pm and I will be starting my PADI course at 4:30pm the next day. My question is: Where should I stay for the first night? The way I see it there are 3 options which I have listed below. I am curious as to whether it is worth going to Bangkok for the afternoon/evening? I will return to Bangkok so there will be other opportunities. Should I go straight to Samui and spend 1 night there? I won't be back except to alight. Or just spend the night near ...

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Ko Tarutao accommodation and onward travel

Posted by Bilbo1 on 2/2/2017 at 08:50

Hi fellow travellers, I'm planning to travel from Ao Nang to Ko Tarutao on Friday February 24th for a couple of nights and was wondering if I need to book accommodation at Ao Phante Malaka beforehand or is it safe to just turn up? Also, I want to travel onward to Ko Lipe so is it possible to buy a ticket on Tarutao or do I need to buy one before getting there? Thanks in advance for any advice! Bilbo ...

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Thai railways on line booking

Posted by amnicoll on 30/1/2017 at 05:25

As from 1st Feb you can book train tickets on line at www.railway.co.th or www.thairailwayticket.com 2-60 days in advance ...

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Visiting Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai area

Posted by Sknew on 31/1/2017 at 19:37

Hi all. I planned a day trip to see, finally, Doi Suthep. But the costs of transportation seem to vary widely depending on the source. I'd prefer to hire a taxi with A/C for half a day. I'd use this for Wat Buak Krok Luang, Wat Suan Dok, and then Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Ratchawarawihan (the main attraction). Where can I negotiate this deal, and what would be fair? I really dislike songtaews, they tend to give me headaches and take forever. Note I will start this trip from Lampang. Woul ...

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Car ferry to Koh Yao Yai

Posted by MyThaiPhilip on 1/2/2017 at 07:16

Hi there, I want to bring a car to Koh Yao Yai. The car ferry information on the Yao Yai page is unfortunately out of date and no longer accurate. It is difficult in the extreme to get current information (phone numbers go unanswered, web searches turn up little, et cetera). I had a hotel owner there tell me there was a daily car ferry from Ao Nang (I assume she means the Nopparattara pier) but no one else seems to know about it and she could not provide further details. The car ferry servic ...

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Ko Kradan or Ko Libong (or both?)

Posted by maristia on 9/3/2016 at 19:14

So, we're heading to Trang from Bangkok next week, and we've read great things about both island. However, we can't decide if we should go to both, or choose one, and which one for that matter. Do you think it's worth it to visit both, or are they too similar? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,785 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by smiliemail on 31/1/2017 at 18:56

Nana to airport via Makkasan: Is this cutting it too close?

Posted by NamManao on 31/1/2017 at 14:16

I've got a Thailand trip planned for March. On March 6 (a Monday morning), I would like to take the 7:10 a.m. flight to Krabi on Thai Smile from Suvarnabhumi Airport. I'll be leaving from the Nana area (Soi 11) and plan to take a cab the short 2 km distance from there to the Makkasan Station so I can take the air terminal train to the airport. Here's the thing though: I see that the first of those trains running in the morning leaves at 6:18 a.m. Information I find online says that the trai ...

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Vipassana Meditation at Wat Doi Thusep near Chiang Mai

Posted by skinny1 on 18/1/2017 at 21:11

Folks Tomorrow I will finish and check out from my 10-day course at Wat Doi Suthep. I will be in Chiang Mai for the day from about 10am. If you are interested in going to Wat Doi Suthep I can tell you about it and you can have my 10-day old white clothes and scarf (meditation uniform) for half price ($13). Email Robert at kittyandrobert1@gmail.com. RH ...

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Viewed 365 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Jennyadara on 27/1/2017 at 02:02

Pai to Mae Hong Son Motorbike?

Posted by Thebutterfield on 23/1/2017 at 19:20

Hi all, I've read the related posts on taking a bus to Pai and from there renting a motorbike to get to Mae Hong Son and I am interested in doing this. However, the only issue is that I don't know if I can rent a motorcycle in Pai and then drop it off in Mae Hong Son so to take a bus on to Mae Sariang. Anyone have any tips? Thanks. ...

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3 Days in Bangkok

Posted by GratefulGypsies on 19/1/2017 at 12:41

Hey TF community! We just finished a post that was a long time in the making - 3 Days in Bangkok. Would love some feedback from Bangkok experts or fellow travelers. We didn't really like the city so much on our first visit, but after coming back quite a few times it's become our favorite in Asia. With a good plan I think you can have an amazing few days here - far too many people skip over Bangkok just to catch a plane to an island. If you ask me, sitting on a beach is only fun for a day or two ...

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Viewed 408 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Jennyadara on 27/1/2017 at 01:58

1st time in South East Asia

Posted by Cindynyc on 26/1/2017 at 08:59

Hello Fellow Travelers, My name is Cynthia. Itravel during my summer break vacation. I am a school teacher so I can only travel within a certain period oftime. I predominately travel on a time constraint. I still enjoy myself, but it can berushed. However, I get to enjoy theadventurous side of exploring as a backpacker regardless! I want to post my itinerary to get feedback from those thathave possibly explored the same or similar route. Length of time: 5weeks -I arrive in Ho ChiMinh City ...

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SE Asia Vaccinations

Posted by mattocmd on 4/9/2007 at 22:57

Hello everyone, Great website! I just bought the Vietnam Central Highlands guide and I would recommend it to anyone. It seems like a great destination for those looking to get off the same traveled path. Anyway I have a question about vaccinations. My friend and I are flying to Bangkok on 10/8/07. We are going to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai and Phuket. She is leaving from there and I am staying in SE Asia for about 3 more months. I will travel to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and maybe Myanma ...

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Yao noi to phi phi

Posted by snepat on 14/11/2015 at 23:32

Hi, we're planning to stay in ko yao noi for a few days before heading over to ko phi phi. What would be the simplest/fastest way to get there? This is for two people. ...

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Visa waiver re-entry via air?

Posted by mjb on 23/1/2017 at 10:26

New to this great site as planning a 'big' summer trip round Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. I have read the Thai visa page but i think it's not explicit on this point:- I enter under tourist visa waiver (Brit passport holder) and tour for a couple weeks then fly to Vietnam for 2 weeks then Singapore for few days before flying back (from Singapore) to Thailand (Phuket) where I'll spend another approx 10 days before flying home from Bangkok. My question is: will a second visa waiver ent ...

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Motorbike rental in Ubon Ratchathani

Posted by lucasan on 19/1/2017 at 00:21

Since we found Ubon a surprisingly nice place we decided to stay longer and visit the surrounding area. The hotel gave us a well done tourist map with many places not on any guide. She told us of a motorbike rental in town: Jay Jay Car and Motorcycles Hire, Nakhonban Rd corner to Sappasit Rd, it's on Google maps, 250 Baht a day or 1500 Baht a week. They claim to be open from 8 AM but we found it closed at 10.30 AM. The owner speaks good english and on the phone (+66 89 625 5823) she told us the ...

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