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A Little Help!?

Posted by davie85 on 26/2/2010 at 04:43

Hey, Me and a freind are traverling on march 22nd flying to ... Bangkok,leavin 25th thinking maybe getting a bus to Chumphon and then a boat to Ko Tao stay there till the Fullmoon Party on the 30th, we will get a boat to koh phangan, Was wondering if anyone had any advice on getting to samui from koh pangan?? then wanted to get a boat ideally from samui to surat thani anfd a bus to Krabi maybe stop off at railay, then to PhiPhi, and Koh Lanta .... Now we wanted to go to ca ...

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New 'proof of cash' requirement to enter Thailand - or is it?

Posted by busylizzy on 23/2/2010 at 03:33

I have just received a travel news article that has indicated that as of 19 Feb, tourists must carry a minimum of 10,000 baht when they arrive in Thailand. I did a quick google search for more info (very slow and limited as I am on dial-up! argh!) - and only came across a discussion on, which suggests that this may be an old, legacy requirement rarely enforced. So I'm not so sure but just thought I'd raise it here for discussion. As per the original post on, the ...

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Romantic holiday in Thailand in mid May for two weeks?

Posted by Traveller84 on 21/2/2010 at 13:06

Hello, my partner and I are intending to head to Thailand from mid May for a two week holiday. We have 12 nights in total. My boyfriend would would like to spend the first three nights in Bangkok then fly to Chang Mai for three nights then fly to Ko Samui for six nights. I have looked on Thai Air website and Bangkok to Chang Mai seems fine, 1 hour 10 mins flying time but Chang Mai to Ko Samui seems to go through Bangkok and can take 7 hours all up. Would we be better spending 4 nights in ...

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Viewed 1,700 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by tezza on 25/2/2010 at 19:45

Krabi and Railay - places to stay on a budget

Posted by Worldtraveller on 25/2/2010 at 15:06

We're heading to Krabi on Sunday and have 5 days in the area. We'd really like to head to Railay but are finding it hard to find accommodation which is cheap and doesn't sound pretty nasty. Does anyone have any suggestions of places to stay? If anyone has any other suggestions of where to go in the 5 days I'd really appreciate it. Cheers ...

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Viewed 5,594 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 25/2/2010 at 19:21

Flights in & out of Thailand

Posted by amylou on 25/2/2010 at 08:44

Hiya, sorry if you have heard a similar question before but I am confused and need some advise! :-) I have flights booked in to Bangkok at the end of April then out of Bangkok (end of june) I plan to travel Loas, vietnam and Cambodia during the 8 weeks but my travel agent said that I would have to show proof of this as you are only allowed 30 days. I haven't booked any tours or flight as I plan to do it once in Thailand. so how do I prove this when I arrive at Bangkok airport?! Many Th ...

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10 day in Thailand - what island do you reccommend?

Posted by daricaletka on 23/2/2010 at 00:46

Guys, i will have only 10 days to spend in thailand, I would like to go to island, just to chill out, beautiful beaches and nature, perhaps some detox program, not to much party....from all those island which one shall I pick up and how do i get there from Chiang Mia? Many thanks for your advice in advance ...

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Electronics shopping in Thailand

Posted by sapierre on 3/5/2009 at 17:12

Unfortunately I broke my DSLR camera in Laos and with 8 more months to go on my trip I am keen to buy a replacement soon. I am gonna be in Thailand next so was wondering how expensive it is to buy such electronic equipment compared to Europe and which place to go to? I will come from the North so if Chiang Mai has good deals I would prefer buying the camera there rather than wait until Bangkok. Any advice would be much appreciated! Cheers PS: I assume Laos is more expensive for electroni ...

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Travelling from Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan

Posted by courthag on 5/8/2009 at 00:15

Hi there, I have read the advice on this site but am still unsure what to do! We arrive in Bangkok latish on Friday night and have booked a hotel. We are planning on heading to Ko Pha Ngan. Can't afford the flights to Ko Samui. So we have two choices: Get flights to Surat Thani which arrive at either at 12.55 or 15.10 during the day. Not too keen on the early one cause would like relax a little and check out Bangkok before rushing off after the previous long distance flight. Would we make ...

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Chnag Park Resort

Posted by Sunshineclare on 24/2/2010 at 07:05

Does anyone know anything about Cchang Park Resort? Am considering staying there next month....... ...

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5 days in Thailand - help?

Posted by Sunshineclare on 23/2/2010 at 05:07

I have 5 days to spend in Thailand with my partner and am deliberating on where to go. I want to stay in bungalow style accomm with a pool on a nice island - not too quiet. Have already been to PhiPhi, Samui several times so was thinking of going to Ko Chang. Everywhere seems v.expensive or cheap as chips but I would like somewhere in between at about £20 per night. Can anyone help please? Am willing to go to a different island either.... ...

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Viewed 1,411 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Sunshineclare on 24/2/2010 at 06:32

Travelling Thailand for 4 months...any suggestions?

Posted by JessicaBenson3 on 23/2/2010 at 03:33

My boyfriend and i are flying into thailand on sept 1st and leaving from there Dec 21st. Im just looking for any suggestions on places to go and how to do it fairly cheap most of the time. We'de like to see as much as possible throughout southeast asia in the time alotted. Thanks! Jessica ...

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Wat Wear

Posted by ano_1 on 23/2/2010 at 09:43

Hi, On all previous trips to Thailand have packed and worn long trousers when visiting any place of religious significance. In an attempt to cut back on 'stuff' and generally travel lighter; my question is...Would a sarong suffice for said long duds at same time show appropriated respect and be culturally acceptable to Thais. Many Thanks Ano. ...

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Help on my 5 week itinerary: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia (Vietnam)

Posted by snowowl on 22/2/2010 at 21:31

Hi, I'm (26 year old girl) flying from Tokyo to South East Asia the 16th of March. The idea was to fly directly from Tokyo to Bangkok and start the trip there. I have from the 16th of March until approximetaly the 19th of April (almost 5 weeks). I have been looking at a lot of itineraries and I am so confused. I would love to be able to go to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia (and possibly Vietnam) but the problem is that I only have 5 weeks and I have to choose the places carefully, because I don’t w ...

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Wellness Spa at Haad Tien Bay, Thailand

Posted by daricaletka on 23/2/2010 at 04:02

Hello, has anybody tried detox program at the Wellness Spa at Haad Tien Bay? Any recommendation for close accomodation to that spa? Looking for beach bungallow Thank u so much for any advice Darina ...

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Haad Tien Bay Koh Phangan

Posted by DannyJ on 12/3/2006 at 04:41

Hi everybody! Has anybody stayed at Haad Tien Bay on Koh Phangan? I'm planning on staying there for a couple of weeks at the Horizon Muay Thai Camp, i've been training Muay Thai for a year in the U.K and will also be training in a few different places in Thailand, to experience proper Thai training. I've read a bit about the Bay but was wondering if anyone has any personal experiences they'd care to share about the place? Also if anyone has any tips for Koh Phangan they'd like to share as well i ...

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Viewed 3,882 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by daricaletka on 23/2/2010 at 04:00

Please take a look at my Thailand/Cambodia Itinerary

Posted by lowndes on 18/2/2010 at 13:00

Hello, I was hoping somebody with knowledge of Thailand and Cambodia can take a look at my itinerary and give me suggestions on how it looks. My wife and I will be taking a trip in August 2010. Thanks in advance for the help. July 30th: Depart NYC for London July 31st: London Aug. 1st: London Aug. 2nd: London Aug. 3rd: Depart London for Bangkok Aug 4th: Bangkok Aug 5th: Bangkok and evening train to Chiang Mai Aug 6th: Chiang Mai Aug 7th: Chiang Mai Aug 8th: Chiang Mai Aug 9th: D ...

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thai beaches and weather in early April

Posted by daphnehk on 16/2/2010 at 09:05

We had been planning to go to Koh Lanta in mid-March, but it just got pushed to early April, which I know is hotter and wetter. Would people still recommend going to that area, or is the weather iffy enough that another beach region is preferable - and if so, which one? Many thanks! ...

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Ko Lanta to the Perhentian Islands

Posted by Kiah on 17/2/2010 at 10:00

Hi All, I'm off to Ko Lanta in a few days and from there I want to travel onwards to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. I'm confused about the best route to take. I want to get there as quickly as possible and have been told that going back to Krabi is the best way? Has anyone done this journey before and can advise the best means of getting there (bus all the way? Bus and train?) Also is it possible to do in one day? Thanks for any help! ...

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5 weeks in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by waitrya on 15/2/2010 at 04:39

Hi, My partner and I are travelling through these 3 countries for the first time in May for 5 weeks. We mostly want to experience new cultures, see all the sights and relax on some nice beaches. We have a bit of an itinerary which includes, Bangkok - 3 days, Ko Chang - 3 days, Siem Reap - 3 days, Phnom Penh - 3 days, Ho Chi Minh City - 6 days, Phuket and West coast islands - 4 days, Eastern Islands - 6 days, Chang Mai - 4 days. Just wanting to know if this sounds like a good ...

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Please advise a good gh with kitchen in chiang mai !

Posted by VladimirGoa on 19/2/2010 at 15:59

Hi friends! We are going to visit Chiang Mai on March. Can anybody advise us good spacious room clean guesthouse (may be cheap too ;) with KITCHEN at Chiang Mai? Because I prefer to cook by myself. ...

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