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Bangkok to Hua Hin

Posted by flyer99 on 22/7/2015 at 10:14

We are four adults travelling from Bangkok to Hua Hin and returning to Don Mueang airport in mid October. Since there are four of us with luggage, I thought we might just rent a van and driver. But cost is a major factor. Getting scheduled bus or mini-van may be option but then we still have to get to pick up points and airport, which will add to the cost (not to mention handling luggage). Anyone have any specific suggestions? Thanks ...

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domestic to domestic transit time at suvarnabhumi airport

Posted by Happydaze on 18/8/2015 at 03:41

hi friends I am travelling from Chiang Rai to Bangkok with Thai Smile on a Saturday arriving at 6.15pm. I then need to collect bags and check in with Bangkok airways to fly to Koh Samui departing at 7.45pm. Do I have enough time to physically manage this (I am fit, lol) assuming the flights are on time? Thank you ...

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28 Days Thailand Itinerary help!

Posted by thefinebalance1 on 7/8/2015 at 08:25

Hello I'm planning on arriving in Thailand on October 16 and plan to stay until November 13/14 moving on to Siem Reap from Thailand. I have a few questions re: itinerary and the best way to get to Siem Reap. 2 days Bangkok (i.e. night market, grand palace, wat pho, floating markets) 1 day Ayutthaya (is it advisable to do a day trip?) EITHER Flight Chiang Mai and Pai (is Chiang Rai worth including?) How many days are advised? Is it better to do the north at the end of the trip OR ST ...

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Foreign exchange -- best way to do this

Posted by flyer99 on 12/8/2015 at 09:51

There does not seem to be any recent data on this, so thought I would ask. I am trying to figure out the best way to get Thai Baht with Canadian dollars. The web site XE.com says that 10,000 THB should cost about $370., but my bank wants $402. I realize they will get at least 2.5% more than the international daily rate but this amounts to nearly 10% -- ridiculous. So, if anyone is in Bangkok right now, could you please check the board at a local exchange place and tell be what the rate is ...

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VERY Last Minute 2 Week Trip - Help Please!

Posted by kiminthailand on 14/8/2015 at 04:46

Hello Everyone, due to unexpected circumstances, I will have two weeks of travel starting on August 16th. As you can imagine, I am excited but nervous (hence me posting at 3AM) and have been browsing the forum to figure out what I can do in this time. I will be flying in and out of BKK from LAX. I have traveled quite a bit and enjoy fast paced travel - so for something this incredibly short I would like to make the most of it and hopefully get a sampler of some cool places to visit in the region ...

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Chiang Mai Jungle trekkings

Posted by BrownieThailand on 14/8/2015 at 05:25

Hi, Im hoping for usefull advise regarding a jungletrekking in Chiang Mai. There are a lot online but i would like to know which trekking i should be opting for. It would be a 3 days 2 night thing and i thought you would sleep in tree huts but i am seeing a lot of overnight stays at longnecks hill tribes. Thanks in advance ...

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Thoughts on my Month in Thailand Itinerary

Posted by Lovelywanders on 7/3/2015 at 05:25

I am planning a trip to Thailand for the end of May/June and wanted to get some advice. I am an early twenty something and I am planning a solo backpacking type trip. I have travelled around Europe, but this will be my first trip to Asia! Any thoughts are totally welcome, as are suggestions for must dos! I plan on getting a visa as I am planning on staying just over 30 days. The basic idea is like this Bangkok: Day 1 Arrive in the morning, Day 2 Full Day, Day 3 explore and then Night Train ...

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Northern Thailand

Posted by fergal28 on 30/7/2015 at 14:25

Hey Guys, After a lotmore reading and research my plans have totally changed. I think I have coveredall parts of Thailandin my head now. So Northern Thailand is where I want to explore in my littletime in Thailandfrom October 5th to 23rd. I am thinkingof one night in Bangkoknext night train to Chiang Mai . I don't want to fly. I have picked out a couplemore destinations Chiang Dao ,Chiang Rai, Fang + Tha Ton or Mae Salong then ChianKhong to cross the border and do some Zip linin ...

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Is Kanchanaburi super touristy? how about Sukhothai?

Posted by Yesterday on 10/8/2015 at 01:07

Hi, I wondered if Kanchanaburi is super touristy along the lines of Chiang Mai? I really don't like the super tourist vibe (eg. Chiang Mai, Hoi An, Siem Reap, Ubud). But I would like to go to Erawan National Park and wondered how long to spend in Kanchanaburi. I'm not really interested in any war history. From there Sangkhlaburi would be the plan. I also think Sukhothai looks like a lovely town, thoughts? Just to describe what sort of experience I enjoy - swimming in waterfalls, some cycli ...

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Planning Problems!

Posted by fergal28 on 10/8/2015 at 14:16

This Is ridiculous I have a headache now trying to sort a route out for October 5th-23rd.Honestly I kind of wanted to do a border crossing somewhere from Thailand and Basically plan a trip by road around it and back to Bangkok. I know its daft but would anyone give me there input or suggest a sample Itinerary because ive spent a good month researching different routes.As you can see im quite flexible. Bangkok to Huay Xia Bangkok to Vientiene Bangkok To Siem Reap or Phnom Penh Cambodia (The ...

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Snorkeling from the shore in November?

Posted by benzine4 on 2/8/2015 at 12:56

As part of a six-month trip in SEA we are looking for a good spot for snorkeling from the shore during the last three weeks of November. We feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of possibilities and still not sure how to deal with the changing weather of November though it seems the west coast is a better guess. We are two quiet persons in the fifties. We don't mind snorkelling at the same place over and over, we like to find a spot and stay there for a few weeks, 3 in this case. Budget is limited b ...

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BEWARE Travex 'Phantip' bus rip off Bangkok to Krabi / Ao Nang

Posted by cornishcouple on 10/8/2015 at 22:37

Okay, Travex booked our travel arrangements by email from the UK. Great they booked and train and transfer to Krabi . This side of their service we can't fault. Whilst they were arranging our travel their communication was very good. However things have changed since I've put in a complaint against the bus service they use between Surat Thani and Krabi. Online the over night train arrives in ST station at about 7. We were about 45 minutes late, you come to expect small delays but we were not ...

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October Itinerary

Posted by fergal28 on 10/8/2015 at 06:11

Bangkok Oct5th- 1 Night, Overnight Train to Chiang Mai Chiang Mai-3 Nights ThaTon- 2 Nights Mae Salong -2 Nights Chiang Rai-3nights ChiangKhon+ Huay Xai- 3nights Phrae orPhaya or Nan- 2nights Bangkok-2 Nights Leave 23rd Oct 1. Doesanyone know how to get from Mae Salong to Chiang Rai. 2. In ChiangKhon can I get a bus from there south to either Phayao, Phrae or Nan and which would you recommend as a destination. I havetaken Chiang Dao out of my Plan. Im hoping to see some countryside ...

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phuket to koh samui by car

Posted by davsteer on 4/8/2015 at 14:35

hi, we are in Phuket for 2 weeks soon and want to go over to koh samui for a few nights - I would like to drive it and get the ferry, we are going with 2 kids and would like any info or advise as to how manageable or brave this is?? Have read that it is about a 4 hour drive from bang tao to dansak pier and then a 1.5hr ferry - if we left around 6am from bang tao how do you think our day would pan out and what time are we likely to get to koh samui - am I right in thinking the ferry does not ha ...

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14 days in Thailand over ambitions?

Posted by auroraphillips on 2/8/2015 at 08:19

Hi there, we are planning a trip for the first couple of weeks in October and would like some advise/suggestions please. My friends are visiting Thailand for the first time and I'd like to be able to show them as much as Thailand has to offer. We are a fairly active group of ladies (late 20s) so laying about in the sun isn't something we are too interested in, we are also definitely past it for Full Moon parties too. Maybe a break by the beach once or twice would be nice. We are really intereste ...

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Bad experience at Ning's Place, Prachup Khiri Khan

Posted by galapapuss on 6/8/2015 at 05:38

Firstly, I'd like to say that I don't criticise accommodation providers lightly as I recognise that there are often 2+ sides to a story. In this case, however, I feel sufficiently incensed to override such sensitivity. Apologies if this is in the wrong section/forum but I couldn't find a review option on the accommodation listing page. I called at this brightly-hued Rasta -themed place at 2pm one afternoon to enquire if a room would be available later that week. I was looking to book for at lea ...

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good video about khao san road in bangkok

Posted by shaaban on 30/7/2015 at 17:09

hello all today i post good video to you see khao san road i hope you enjoy it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqnQpCf1xHU ...

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Is it possible to do the Southeast Asian mainland on a bus?

Posted by anil_traveller on 1/8/2015 at 14:29

I intend to take a 5 month break from work and I was wondering if it was possible to do the Southeast Asian mainland only through buses? Has anyone done it? ...

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Viewed 1,147 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 6/8/2015 at 02:20

koh larn, Pattaya.

Posted by mikal83 on 3/8/2015 at 14:05

Anyone been there in the last year or two? Where did you stay, would you recommend it or is there a better place than you had. Cost of a days motorbike hire, nightlife, best beaches.... ...

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Koh samui house rental

Posted by RohiniNegi on 1/8/2015 at 16:18

hello all., taking a couple of months off with family to rest in koh samui june-july. Budget about 30,000thb per month for accommodation. What can one get for that sum? Preferably choeng mon area. Looking for villas/bungalows... Thank you. ...

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