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A few off beat excursions from Bangkok

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/9/2015 at 04:49

In Bangkok for a couple of days with some time up your sleeve? There are a few suggestions on this piece that are worth a look - I'd never heard of Wat Phut Udom and Wang Lang market is a good one. ...

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Bus or Train to Chian Mai

Posted by fergal28 on 30/8/2015 at 05:36

Hey Guys, Arriving in Bangkok on the 6th October in the morning but I want to head to Chiang Mai the same day.Which would be wiser and easier to sleep on A Bus Or a Train I Have been doing more research on a potential Place I could fit in from Mae Sot on the Way south to Bangkok.Its Probably Between Sukhotthai,Pitsanulok or Kamphean as transport to these places is good.Umphang sounded fantastic but from what i have read there is no onward travel south so I dont think i would have the time. ...

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Ko Tarutao in November

Posted by R0bson on 27/8/2015 at 05:48

Hi, I looking for any informations about Ko Tarutao in November. I will stay in Ko lipe on 4-8 November and next a really want to see Ko Tarutao Is it possible to get from Ko Lipe or Pak Bara to Ko Tarutao on 8-10 November? I read in some websites that Ko tarutao is open from 15 November and it concern to Adang-Rawi Islands? but i also read that dates change every years. I will be glad for any informations. -- Kind Regards Robert kloc ...

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3 week itinerary -- am I not doing enough?

Posted by alexizfresh on 30/8/2015 at 07:26

Fiance and I are in our late 20s and are doing an almost 3 week honeymoon (19 days) in Thailand this November. Were flying in from Miami (hooorray for 26 hour flights!) 11/17-11/20 Bangkok (overnight train ) 11/21-11/27 chiang mai (flight) 11/27 - 12/5 ko lanta So as you can see, were trying to keep it simple. I'm a firm believer in "less is more", especially because this is our honeymoon. However, I just want to make sure that we arent board at any times. I was thinking one other de ...

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Can you help me with my itinerary?

Posted by Esseff on 22/8/2015 at 20:31

Hi everyone, My friend and I are traveling to Thailand for 2 weeks, between November 14-28. We're taking backpacks but we're staying in moderate hotels. This is our first time in Thailand. Here's what we've got (for reference, I'll list the day of the week and date if it makes it easier): We fly from Toronto to Bangkok, arrive in Bangkok at 21:30, we have a hotel booked for that night (Sun15). The following day we're in Bangkok and we're taking a sleeper train to Chiang Mai (Mon16). We'll spe ...

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Itinerary Help Please..

Posted by fergal28 on 26/8/2015 at 13:04

I need a bit of help choosing a destination to fit into my current itinerary. I have 17nights from October 6th-23rd I have created a kind of loop North to Chiang Mai and Back to Bangkok.Im struggling to find somewhere in between (Bangkok-Chiang Mai) at the start or somewhere in between (Mae sot-Bangkok) at the end of my route. Bangkok Chiang Mai (3nights) Pai (3nights) Mae Hong Son (2nights) Mae Saraing(2nights) Mae sot-Mywaddy (3nights) Bangkok I had thought I may have been able to fit in Kha ...

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3 weeks Thailand: This is my itinerary, what do you think?

Posted by lolovitch on 26/8/2015 at 04:16

Hi all, new member checking in, wishing you all the best with your respective travels! We plan a three-week well deserved holiday in Thailand for February next year. My wife and I have been to Thailand previously but it will be a first time for our 4-year old son. While I am convinced that he is old enough not only to accompany us but also to enjoy such a trip, planning automatically becomes a little more elaborate and you ask yourself more questions as a father Currently, we are considering ...

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Entrance Fee for Khao Yai National Park

Posted by deeral on 24/8/2015 at 09:56

Has anyone paid to enter Khao Yai NP recently....(last month or 2). Can you confirm how much you paid. ...

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Considering this route, any advice appreciated.

Posted by BuzzmFrog84 on 20/12/2014 at 12:47

MADMAC recommended this route to me and I like the sound of it. I was wondering if anyone had any tips/advice for any of these places or the process of the travel. The time frame is about a month. I'll hopefully have $5,000 USD to spend after my plane ticket. Starting in Trat, to Phimai and Prahear Vihar. Next is Chaiyaphum followed by Leoi. The last stop is Chiang Khan . How do these places sound with the time frame of a month? Also, Would it be best to fly straight to Trat? As f ...

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Non Touristy Thailand: ayurvedic, yoga, meditation, beauty, swimming NON TOURISTY?

Posted by CadyLady on 4/3/2015 at 16:17

Looking for suggestions places/retreats that possibly have all or some of these things... ayurvedic, yoga, meditation, beauty, swimming NON TOURISTY? ...

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looking for a 'new' island...

Posted by tamara on 18/8/2015 at 08:33

Hello I went to Koh Jum for a couple of years and still think it's a wonderfull island, but it's changin' too fast. Time for another place... I'm looking for an alternative... Koh Phayam? Koh Chang Noi? Something else? Any experiences or advice? thank you.. T from Belgium ps: as less crowdy as possible.. ps: I don't need wifi ...

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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 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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