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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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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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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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3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at NKP?

Posted by exacto on 19/2/2010 at 07:03

Does anyone know when the 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge between Nakhon Phanom and Thakhek is scheduled to open? I went past in January and it looks like they've been working on it for about a year or so. It's a good 8 km north of NKP on route 212, so I imagine there will be an international bus making the trip just like with the other two. ...

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Pre plan my route (flights) or take it as it comes?

Posted by markacino on 18/2/2010 at 08:54

Hey all, To preface this, I have only been overseas once, to Phuket, and it was all arranged at a travel agent. My partner and I are looking at doing Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam over approximately 8 weeks. We were planning on pre-booking flights everywhere. Starting in Phuket, to Chiang Mai, to Bangkok, to Phnom Penh, to Siem Reap, to Ho Chi Minh, to Hoi an, to Hanoi. Then back home to Melbourne. We were also planning on booking any hostels/guesthouses before we leave on a booki ...

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Koh Tao to Khao Lak

Posted by adrienne on 17/2/2010 at 07:37

I'm having trouble finding any good information on the best way to get from Ko Tao to Khao Lak. Can I easily get a ferry back to Chumphon and then buses down to Khao Lak? Or do I need to ferry all the way down to Surat Thani and get a bus from there? ...

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Krabi in August`

Posted by anthoney123 on 16/2/2010 at 20:57

We are thinking of going to Krabi in August but are a bit concerned about the weather at this time of year, we have heard they have a heavy rainfall at this time of year. Any advice please. Thanks Peter ...

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Couple planning six months in Thailand - how much money, where to go, etc.

Posted by Doodler on 17/2/2010 at 05:19

Hi there, My boyfriend and I are planning to spend six months in Thailand, leaving this June. Will €6000 be enough for the six months between us - we are planning to go on the cheap? Also, any suggestions on open ended flights from Ireland? Finally, any particular place a young couple should start? Thanks ...

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Thaksin's assets trial coming up Feb. 26

Posted by DLuek on 17/2/2010 at 09:48

Hi, It looks like the Thai courts are going to freeze former PM Thaksin Shinawatra's assets in a trial on Feb. 26, and many people are predicting major "red shirt" demonstrations and possible political violence in Bangkok if they indeed do freeze his assets. I wouldn't cancel any trips over it, but it's something to be mindful of if you're planning to be in Bangkok around that day. At the very least you'll probably see a lot more army personnel than usual - I hear they're going to try to "s ...

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Khao Sok Nature Resort

Posted by ano_1 on 5/10/2009 at 09:39

Hi, I was interested in any opinions of the Khao Sok Nature Resort. I am looking to overnight in Khao Sok National Park area and found mention of this accomodaton, though little 'review' type info. Many thanks ...

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