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plan from bangkok to the islands?

Posted by halongbay07 on 17/3/2009 at 23:27

im heading to thailand for the 1st time in september and plan to only stay in bangkok for 1 night before heding out to the islands, after reading up on here i definetly want to avoid phuket, koi sumi and any of the other heavily touristy & commercial islands. so i would just like to know which route of bangkok people recommend to get to the best islands, im also thinking about going into cambodia to see angkor watt for a day or 2 if anyone has any thoughts on thats as well? Thanks. Ben. ...

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Ko Chang and surrounding area

Posted by davythelegend on 18/3/2009 at 01:44

Hi, I'm heading to Thailand in April/May. I'm planning on going from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Phenom Pehn and then down to the Ko Chang area. 2 questions for anyone who has been 1. Is Trat worth spending a night in? 2. Is Ko Chang much of a party island? (I'm planing to split my time here and one other island maybe Ko Wai which will be quieter) ...

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Viewed 2,632 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Tilapia on 18/3/2009 at 01:57

First time to Thailand

Posted by demoncleaner on 11/3/2009 at 06:38

Hello everyone, My girlfriend and I are planning an 8 week trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. I have been doing some research/planning for it and I have found this site to be very helpful, though I still have several questions. 1) Many people/articles mention bartering. I have been about before, but was just wondering of the general tone/feel of it, and whether it is appropriate to barter over budget accommodations. Is it more like Latin America where the vendor will state a price and yo ...

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Viewed 2,251 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by khunwilko on 17/3/2009 at 14:48

anyone ever bought a tuk tuk?

Posted by peppermintpaddy on 17/3/2009 at 04:38

i was recently in udon thani,and saw brand new tuk tuks for sale-from£1000,-£1300 uk.anyone ever bought one?Anyone know if they can be taken across borders-eg,laos and cambodia.Thinking of a mad trip with 2 mates-It depends on cross border feasability.Any suggestions?/ideas/experience? ...

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Viewed 1,264 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 17/3/2009 at 07:31

Islands 15th - 21st march..help needed!

Posted by inthroughthebathroomwindow on 10/3/2009 at 19:30

I'm a wee bit busy volunteering at the mo and my indecisiveness is being increased in the heat I'm sure, so I need some help in planning a week down south. I'm planning on going down South for my last week of my 16 month trip and I'm not really sure where to go. I want beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets, a bungalow with a hammock & some other stuff to do i.e. snorkelling, maybe some hiking. Chilled out and not super busy, but a few people around for some fun too. Backpacker budget applies. M ...

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Thailand VISA FEE Waiver Program and re-rentry extensions

Posted by Kostichka on 12/3/2009 at 03:33

Hi, I just got a 60 day tourist visa free of charge at a Thai consulate (outside) Thailand but valid only for single entry. I am a national of one of the countries that can get 14day visa upon arrival. The consul told me that I can get re-entry stamps (for a fee of course) in immigration offices. I will need two more entries (total of 3). I would like to know how long does the procedure take? Are there any restrictions on number on re-entries? Can I get multiple re-entry stamps simultaneousl ...

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Viewed 2,210 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 13/3/2009 at 07:29

Free Thai Visas

Posted by citizen on 6/3/2009 at 05:33

I was at the Thai embassy in London today - expecting to pay GBP 28 for a 60-day tourist visa - only to find out that from March 5th through June 4th anyone eligible for the visa-free 30 day entry can get the 60-day visa free of charge. No idea if this applies at embassies throughout the world but it would seem likely.. ...

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Thailand, Laos, Cambodia route?

Posted by hunt_101 on 9/3/2009 at 21:22

4 of us flying into Bangkok on 30/6/2009 and returning home on 1/9/2009. This gives us about 8-9 weeks to check out Thailand, Laos, Cambodia. None of us have been to SE asia before and would like to get some advice on a decent route to take. Obviously not getting too specific about where we go just a general outline. We are all in our 20s and so want to try everything whether its jungle treking or zip lining etc. Perhaps incorporating the FMP on 9th July or 6th August. Maybe getting your ...

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Viewed 4,486 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 10/3/2009 at 07:24

HELP! Where can I get a lithium-ion camera battery in Chiang Mai?

Posted by Lornie on 8/3/2009 at 16:41

I arrived in Chiang Mai this morning and I stupidly left my camera battery in Bangkok! I need to get a rechargable battery for a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 camera. Any ideas? I visited every camera/electronic shop in Plaza Airport shopping centre in Chiang Mai but nobody had a compatible battery. Any ideas much appreciated. I didn't bring a spare with me so I can't take any photos of my trip!!! ...

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Viewed 2,528 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Lornie on 9/3/2009 at 14:20

Island advice...please!

Posted by jaymez99 on 8/3/2009 at 01:34

So Im flying into Thailand around the 23rd of April. In terms of weather, would it be better to visit the islands first around this time (end of April/start of March) or travel to Vietnam first and leave the islands until nearer the end of my stay in Asia (mid May/start of June)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! ...

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Viewed 1,918 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 9/3/2009 at 07:50

visa headache!

Posted by jaymez99 on 8/3/2009 at 23:02

im thinking of getting a tourist 60 day visa before travelling to thailand (just for piece of mind as i'm still unsure about the exact route we will be taking and dont want to disturb our route mid way through to do a boarder crossing after 30 days free visa ends). but does the 60 day tourist visa only cover a single entry into thailand? getting confused because the wording from the thai embassy is 'Tourist Visa: £ 28 as per entry (Up to 3 entries' Does this mean a one off £28 for up to three ...

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Viewed 1,510 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Lother on 9/3/2009 at 02:45

Weather question

Posted by kansaicanuck on 4/3/2009 at 15:05

Wondering if anyone has any advice on the weather from April - July. I can choose to either do SE Asia from Early April to Mid May OR Mid May to Late June. I need to be in Japan right in the middle of my time off so I have to choose if I go to SE Asia before or after my time in Japan (Mid May). Any thoughts? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 2,425 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by kansaicanuck on 7/3/2009 at 05:29

thailand,cambodia & laos in 3 weeks??

Posted by halongbay07 on 4/3/2009 at 17:31

Hi, after travelling in vietnam recently ive really got the taste for south east asia and since i can only get 3 weeks off work this time i was wondering if it is realistic to be able to travel in thailand,cambodia AND laos in just 3 weeks? as i wouldnt want to rush too muuch! has anyone had similar trips? and if so how did it work out? Thanks! Ben. ...

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Viewed 3,383 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by halongbay07 on 7/3/2009 at 00:37

Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai

Posted by mrnoxious on 4/3/2009 at 21:31

Would getting a train via Bangkok be the best way of getting from Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai? Or is there an easier/quicker way? ...

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Viewed 8,535 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 5/3/2009 at 21:21

Can you tell me the best route to travel ?????

Posted by liam123 on 5/3/2009 at 07:04

Hi so glad i found this website,found out some great info already :-) Im arriving at bangkok on the 18th with my girlfriend and havent made much of a planned route.We would like to see as much as possible inluding thailand, cambodia, laos and vietnam we have 3 months to play with and a small budget.Any info or pointers in the right direction would be used and very much appreicated. Many thanks ...

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Viewed 6,046 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by liam123 on 5/3/2009 at 19:27

Sak-Yant Sacred Tattoo Artists in Thailand

Posted by rsthomas on 30/8/2008 at 13:01

Hey guys...I am looking for a great recommendation for a tattoo master or monk to give me a sacred Sak Yant tattoo. I was referred to Arjan Noo (Angelina Jolie's artist), but he is way too expensive at $1000 U.S. I also heard of a guy named Arjan Sua, but cannot find his contact details anywhere. I am not interested in the tattoo temple just outside of Bangkok because they do mass tattoos in big groups and it is hardly sterile. If you have any details on any masters in and around Bangkok, pl ...

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Viewed 5,248 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by baharryy on 5/3/2009 at 18:31

Short trip on way back from Australia

Posted by citizen on 25/2/2009 at 22:40

Hi I have around 8 - 10 days and would like to see/do the following: 1. Temples and Buddhas 2. Very interested in food / cooking (perhaps a course) 3. Probably some diving 4. Spend at least a couple of days in Bangkok 5. Basically chill out with the option to do some other things if the mood takes me... Originally I'd thought spend some time in bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chaing Mai, Ko Tao.. but I'll end up spending all my time on trains, buses; and in airports. So - perhaps more rea ...

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Any Good Accomodation near Mo Chit or Chatuchak??

Posted by knot01 on 28/2/2009 at 04:13

We are looking for any cheap accomodation near this places as we will be going next day to Cambodia from Mor Chit Bus terminal early morning ( 5am). Is it anything arround??? ...

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What to do in Phitsanulok at 4.20am??

Posted by Lornie on 17/2/2009 at 20:07

I’m thinking of the getting the overnight train from Bangkok to Phitsanulok in a couple of weeks. I was wondering about what to do when I arrive there at 4.20am or thereabouts as a solo female traveller. Any ideas? I’m a little worried about being on my own in the dark with nobody around. I don’t know what to expect when I get there so early. I’d really appreciate advice. Thank you. ...

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Viewed 2,455 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by jamesspignesi on 1/3/2009 at 15:44

National Parks and Markets

Posted by guyhay on 1/3/2009 at 02:33

In a couple of weeks i'm going on a trip including these destinations, bangkok, chiang mai, luang prabang, vang vieng, vietiane, hanoi, hue, ho chi minh, koh pha ngan and koh samui and krabi. I'd like some suggestions for a couple of good/the best national parks around these areas (preferably with some good wildlife and i want to see some amazing waterfalls) and the names of good markets to visit in some of these places (i want to see something authentic, i'd love to go to a good floating marke ...

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