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best time to visit thai beaches

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 15/9/2009 at 05:43

im wondering when the best time of year is to visit southern thai beaches...when the sands are the whitest and water the clearest. from what i understand after the rainy season the beaches can look a little less appealing? ...

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Which beach/island?

Posted by Susan on 13/9/2009 at 07:34

We will be in Laos and maybe Vietnam or Cambodia for four weeks next February. We want to end the trip on a realaxing beach...Choices we are considering are Koh Pu/Jum, Ko Chang, or the Surin Isands Nat. Park. Also thought about Phu Quoc in Vietnam. Last time we were in Thailand we did the Poseidan Live aboard in the Similans and loved it, but we want to stay put this time at the beach. We are looking for a quiet spot, with good swimming and snorkeling not too far. Any suggestions would b ...

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Chiang Mai-Sukhothai-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok

Posted by ano_1 on 14/9/2009 at 07:46

Hi, I would welcome some opinions of travelling from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai to Kanchanburi to Bangkok. Will have young (and hopefully willing) teenagers in tow, time constraints will only allow 2 nights in Sukhothai (New Sukhothai) and Kanchanaburi. Does the difficulty of the do-ability outweigh the benefits of visiting said Sukhothai and Kanchanaburi. Many thanks for any advice/ opinions offered ...

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Questions and itinerary

Posted by TheAlmightyBob on 13/9/2009 at 10:47

(sorry for the vague title and long message, but it seemed perhaps preferable to starting multiple threads... feel free to tell me if I was mistaken) I'm dragging two friends on a quick (3 week) tour through Vietnam/Cambodia/Thailand. Yes, it's very much the well-beaten tourist path. We probably best fit the "flashpacker" category (a term I never came across until Travelfish)... overland travel, budget-but-not-too-budget guesthouses, etc... First, some questions: 1. Chiang Mai trekkin ...

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Railay and surroundings in October?

Posted by Sampan on 10/9/2009 at 13:25

Hi all, Would the area around Railay be very crowded in October? ...

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Casino bus to Poipet?

Posted by lukebp on 13/9/2009 at 10:33

Hi, I've heard some reports about a "gambler's express" that departs somewhere around Lumphini Park on Weekend mornings and takes you straight to the border. This seems like it's inarguably the best way to get there. Does anyone have the precise details about this service - where it departs from, exactly, and when? ...

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Posted by artformsnow on 12/9/2009 at 23:21

Hi folks, I'm planning a trip for this December. My plane will get into Bangkok from Almaty somewhere between 4 and 5pm on a Monday and I'm trying to make it to Ko Samet. Is it possible to do it that day or should I plan to spend the night in Bangkok? From what I've read, it's 3 or 3.5 hours to Ban Phe by bus and the ferries to Samet make their last run around 5 or 6pm so that's out. What about the speedboats? Or would it be advisable to take the bus to Ban Phe (arriving around 9 or ...

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Ayutthaya/day trip where to leave the luggage?

Posted by boleslav on 10/9/2009 at 03:34

Our plan is to take a morning ride to Ayuthaya, explore the wats and hop onto the sleeper train on to Chaing Mai. The questions is what should we do with our luggage while visiting the temples (probably on the bike). thank you. ...

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Best snorkelling in Thailand???

Posted by coopr on 10/9/2006 at 23:34

Back to Thailand later this year... looking for opinions on the best places to snorkel. Already familiar with Koh Tao, Phagnan, PhiPhi, Krabi, Chang but want to try other places. Looking at Koh Lipe, Tarutao and Koh Rok but would welcome other suggestions and opinions on these places. ...

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how is the beaches at Haad Nopphara Thara?

Posted by Sampan on 3/9/2009 at 16:43

Hello all! I'm soon to leave for a 8 month stay in SEA, mainly Thailand, but will also be visiting some of the neighbouring countries. My travel plans are very "loose" and for Thailand they look something like; arrive in Bangkok and spend about a week to get a feel for it and do some shopping. After that (in the beginning of October) i'm heading down to Krabi and plan to find some quiet and simple beach accommodation suitable for recreation and stay for a month or two. So far t ...

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Cooking classes in Samui area

Posted by dgwcooper on 10/9/2009 at 19:05

Does anyone know if there are any good Thai cooking classes available on or near Ko Samui ? I'm in Chiang Mai right now and wanted to do one here, but my time is running short and I don't think I'll fit it in. But I'll be staying on Ko Samui or Ko Tao for about a week later this month; might I be able to get my culinary fix there? ...

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Trekking and Rafting Northern Thailand

Posted by ano_1 on 10/9/2009 at 15:54

Hi All, I would greatly appreciate some information/opinions/advice on trekking and bamboo rafting in Northern Thailand. What areas and operators should I look to? We are a family of 5 with young teenage kids. Trekkng through beautiful country, with some bamboo rafting thrown in the mix would be fantastic. Open to whole day, overnighting or longer. Many thanks for taking the time to help. ...

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Mae Sariang

Posted by ano_1 on 10/9/2009 at 11:27

Hi, Was considering staying at Mae Sariang whilst driving Mae Hong Son loop. Seeking information from anyone who has taken the Mae Sariang day trip to Mae Sam Laeb and the Salween River... is it worthwhile? if so who did you arrange thru and approx cost? Many thanks for any help ...

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Clothes & embroidery in Bangkok??

Posted by husqvarna on 10/9/2009 at 02:56

I will be in Thailand in January and have heard that custom clothes are very reasonably priced. Any advice please. Also, I am interested in getting a daily wear ( not a suit ) jacket made with embroidery and/or patches. I have heard that it may be better to buy one in the USA and get it embroidered in Thailand due to the possibility of low quality jacket material. How do I go about having embroidered patches made in BKK. Thanks ...

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Need help working out how to get from Ko Mak/Chang to Phuket

Posted by RuthJ on 9/9/2009 at 19:02

Hi. We're going to be in Thailand for just over 2 weeks at the beginning of November. We've not been to Koh Chang before but would like to go but from what I've read we'd probably prefer Koh Mak. After going there we want to visit friends in Phuket. As we've only got 2 weeks we'd rather fly and save time than do buses. I have found out we can either fly direct from U-Tapao (near Pattaya) or via Bangkok from Trat. I thought I read there were boats from Koh Chang to Pattaya and Koh Samet but ...

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Thailand Islands in mid September

Posted by MineyMoo on 2/9/2009 at 02:46

Hello, I'm sure this question has been asked but I can't find any answers! Can anyone recommend a nice Island to stay in mid September, We are flying in to Bangkok on 19/9 and going to see Ayuthaya and Sukothai for a few days but I would love to have a few days or more relaxing on a lovely quiet island with beautiful beaches. Every time I look at the weather map I get more confused about where to go! Any suggestions will be really appreciated. Many thanks. ...

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Koh Phangan - Accom away from Hat Rin

Posted by brizzichick on 8/8/2009 at 01:50

hi all i'm planning to be in kpy for a week or so from around 27 Dec...I was thinking Thong Nai Pan Noi....basically i want to chill but have some places to go to eat and visit some other areas of the island whilst chilling... i'm up for the full moon party for NYE but want to stay away from that area for the rest of the time as i stayed near HR when i went to a full moon party many moons ago.... any ideas or recommendations?? ...

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Full Moon Party Ko Tao/Ko Pha Ngan

Posted by bwayne on 1/9/2009 at 01:49

Hi I am arriving in Ko Samui on the 31st of Oct '09 I really want to see both Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao . Should I go to Ko Phan Ngan for two nights providing I can get accomodation (have a possible on- line reservation for bungalow in Haad Yao...Your thoughts on staying here?)and then head out to Ko Tao for two days or rather base myself in Ko Tao and catch a ferry over for the FMP? It the latter possible at all? This will be the last leg of my journey so would like to relax and not ru ...

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Ko Si Chang

Posted by outofthebubble on 9/9/2009 at 10:09

Hello everyone! My partner and I are about to take off on a 6 month journey throughout southeast asia. When we first fly in to Bangkok we are going to take off to Ko Si Change for a bit to rest and relax before moving on to more exciting places. It's close and easy to get to and looks beautiful. Do you have any recommendations for us while we are there? Any great spots to camp? We have read that the beaches there are terrible (full of trash) and we have read they are surprisingly beauti ...

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Calypso Cabaret Show and Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Posted by mhlow on 9/9/2009 at 10:51

I'm nearly done with my planning! Just need to ask u guys a few more questions. 1. What is the actual price for the Calypso? The actual website advertised it to be 900 baht but i;ve seen others that are selling them for only 700 baht. I'm just worried that the other websites are not trustworthy. 2. We were thinking of going to the Khao Kheow Open Zoo? Is it worth the trip there? Or shud we just stick to somewhere within bangkok? Thanks guys! ...

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