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best island, weather wise early october?

Posted by kateemily on 29/9/2011 at 18:09

Hi we've experienced the floods in siem reap and phnom penh, heading to Laos tomorrow then onto Thailand next week for two weeks. We're looking at koh samui then koh lanta, but are looking for a bit of sunshine, where are the best islands, weather wise, at this time of year? We're checking weather sites non stop, we'd just like some advice! ...

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Lighthouse bungalows

Posted by mikal83 on 26/6/2017 at 05:14

Have just read the latest blog from TF and its section on Koh Phangan and wanted to check out if they praised where we stayed at the Lighthouse bungalows and to our dismay, they weren't mentioned. Well I will. We stayed there for 4 nights and we were very happy with the owners, staff, food and most of all the accom. Perched on a steep slope built into cliff edge, the large room with ensuites had a view to die for. As it can only be reached by foot or small motorbike, its very quiet and a real re ...

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Beach for family late July early August???

Posted by jbmcd1 on 22/6/2017 at 21:00

Greetings, I am looking for a beach for my family (2 children age 10 and 12) for the last week in July and first week in August. At that point we will have been traveling for 6 weeks and will be looking for some proper holiday time. We will be returning from Laos to Bangkok at this time. Flights to Koh Samui (to get to Koh Tao or Ko Pha Nagano) might cost too much for our budget at that point. Though I would welcome advice on getting the cheapest round trip flight back to Bangkok. Is it not a ...

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South thailand for mxas & NY

Posted by doobieninja on 21/6/2017 at 10:28

Hello everyone! Me and my girlfriend will be in Bangkok around Xmas eve and Xmas day (our first time in south east Asia!!!) We are then looking at around 10 / 11 days down in the south islands but I'm struggling to decide exactly where. We want what most people want - jungle treks, waterfalls, snorkeling, boat trips e.t.c but we don't want hordes of people everywhere and party backpackers. (I do appreciate the time of year we are traveling) I really want to visit the elephant sanctuary in ...

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Islands/Beach in August....is Koh Samui the best option?

Posted by juliet17 on 21/6/2017 at 23:48

Hi, My boyfriend and I are spending three weeks exploring Thailand and Cambodia this August. We'd like to spend 5-6 days on a beach/island hopping. I understand Koh Samui and the surrounding area don't get as much rain at that time of year, but it also sounds like it's built up and a bit of a party scene. We are 27 and love nice cocktails, but are mostly looking for authenticity and a way to relax after taking the bar. Are there other places besides Koh Samui that wouldn't get so much rain ...

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Bangkok Tour

Posted by casey2016 on 16/5/2017 at 04:15

I would like to know what are the Must - see attraction / destinations in Bangkok. we are a couple and are keen on visiting Major Beaches in Bangkok and not miss the must-see attractions in Bangkok as well. Also an itinerary for a weeks travel time would be very helpful. ...

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Snorkeling visibility first week of September?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 4/6/2017 at 14:55

During periods when it's not raining in the Andaman Islands is the water much murkier for snorkeling than in the high season? It's fine to come in part of each day, but is the whole experience diminished by not seeing so much at any time? This is for 2 people looking for US$40-70 per night. The Trang Islands look appealing because I read that there's less of a "party scene." All advice appreciated. Thanks. ...

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Ratchaprapa Dam

Posted by BillGood on 22/6/2017 at 01:49

I would like to visit this dam. Has anyone stayed at one of the resorts near the dam but not on the dam. I would like to stay in a village nearby not miles away at the jungle area. What are the full day trips like on the dam in low season? Found some options on booking.com Belong Jin The Dam Resort looks nice but happy to .consider others. Is there any food markets nearby? ...

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Ahhh please help visa confusion

Posted by AnnaWrecks on 15/6/2017 at 11:00

Hi Guys, I thought this would be the best place to ask as I'm sure someone will be able to help me. Me and my BF are planning on travelling SE Asia for 4 months at the end of this year. We are both UK citizens, our plan is to fly into Bangkok then fly to Myanmar for 3/4 weeks, fly back to Bangkok and fly into Cambodia, travel into Vietnam and Laos (6/8weeks) and travel over a land border back into Thailand (to Chaing Mai) and travel through Thailand for 28days before flying back to the UK.(mayb ...

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From Koh Tao to Ko Phi Phi?

Posted by silvibrenes on 2/4/2017 at 17:31

Hi there! In a couple of weeks I'll be flying to Thailand. I was thinking to visit Koh Tao and then go to Ko Phi Phi . I heard it's rainy season in the West Coast. Is it really a good idea to go to Ko Phi Phi around May 4th? If it is, what's the quickest way to get to Ko Phi Phi? And if it is not a good idea, what other beach would you recommend me? I'm 21 years old and flying solo. Thanks! ...

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Honeymoon in Thailand and the Philippines

Posted by Vukz on 8/5/2017 at 13:29

My fiancee and I are planning on traveling to Thailand and the Philippines for our honeymoon in November/December. We plan on spending about 16 days in Thailand and 10 in the Philippines. This is not including travel time. We have a rough plan as follows... Bangkok - 2D/2N Khao Sok National Park - 3D/2N Railay - 2D/2N Koh Phi Phi - 3D/3N Koh Ngai - 3D/3N Koh Lipe - 3D/3N After Koh Lipe we plan on taking a ferry back to Phuket and fly later that evening to Bangkok and then to Manila. Once ...

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Out and In Same Day Visa Renewal - Trat Province

Posted by Dunk71 on 11/6/2017 at 00:17

Hi all, I am staying 5 weeks in Thailand and so need to do a quick 'out and in' visa run to avoid overstay charges on my 30-day Thai tourist visa. If I could do that from Trat town (as I will be on Ko Chang) it would be very helpful. I have no idea on ease and timings for this however so any info appreciated, Thanks... PS If I do just leave after 5 weeks and pay overstay charges (500 Bt / Day?) is there a problem with black mark in passport or unable to return to Thailand etc? It may be e ...

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Bus connection in Chiang Mai

Posted by Trish177 on 22/5/2017 at 21:46

I am travelling from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai tomorrow - due to arrive in Chiang Mai around 12:30 - I then need to catch a bus to Pai and last one seems to leave at 2pm, so in theory I have enough time. But to save time, can anyone give advice on where I run to to get my ongoing ticket to Pai and can anyone confirm that both buses arrive/depart from the main Arcade station. ...

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dentist in Bangkok

Posted by robrachow on 5/4/2017 at 19:11

I am looking for recommendations for dentists in Bangkok - anyone? Thanks! ...

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Snorkeling destination with on-land attractions?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 4/6/2017 at 15:04

Two people traveling in August/September with about 4 nights for an island/beach. One of us wants to snorkel and get out on the water, but the other can't swim. Is there anywhere with beautiful marine scenery but on-land cultural appeal too: temples, museums, markets? Thanks for sharing your knowledge. ...

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i need an island May 24,2017

Posted by ebphoto on 19/5/2017 at 20:41

greetings, im in Bangkok now! I need a few sugestions as to what islands face the east, are small, have a Bar, food and Hostel, guesthouse on the beach?? cheap of course! Snorkling would be nice. I have three weeks before visa runs out. Due to it being low season an rain, I would like these islands to be a short ferry/ Boat ride from mainland.ill be flying out of Krabi to KAL after time on your suggested islands! thanks so much for any info. ebphoto ...

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Andman Sea or Gulf of Thailand

Posted by czulsk on 11/5/2017 at 12:24

Hello, I want to travel to Thailand during the first week of August. I have read that this time of year is the monsoon season. Which side and islands would be best to visit? Im thinking of a 5 day island vacation and looking for some nice beachfront bungalows. Thank you, czulsk ...

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The Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/6/2008 at 18:22

I just received the following release from Care for the Wild, a UK-registered conservation group. In the past we've suggested visitors to Thailand should consider carefully before visiting the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi. This release, with a link to the full report, should be considered essential reading for anyone considering visiting the place. ##release starts Tiger Temple- Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, Animal Cruelty and Tourist Safety Risks http://www.careforthewild.com/news.asp ...

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3 week itinerary suggestions needed

Posted by Asia123Sophie on 11/5/2017 at 02:52

We are planning to do Thailand next year for three weeks, was going to stay in Patong for 6 nights where we can do day trips out, followed by phi phi for 5/6 nights but then was not sure where to go next... we are flying home from Phuket so it can't be too far but maybe another island? Please can I have people's suggestions on the best places to go? Thanks ...

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18 Days in Thailand, beach, trekking and thermal water Itinerary suggestions!

Posted by mingersai on 11/5/2017 at 01:56

Hi, guys, I spend time did some research for the trip but still feel more comfortable to post a new thread for more opinions. 3 of us will fly into Bangkok on May 21st and out on June 8th. We don't want to rush through too many places, we have a list of things thing we want to do: Chiang Mai, Hot Springs, rain forest, trekking, beach, snorkeling and diving. We are older group so we want to avoid backpacker party scenes and more quiet place is prefered. From what I have read, there are good ...

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