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Where to spend Christmas in Southern Thailand?

Posted by chris9393 on 23/9/2014 at 06:15

Would anyone recommend the best places to stay around christmas time in Southern Thailand? I'm going to be travelling solo and will be in the southern islands in time for the Full Moon party at Koh Phangan. I'm wondering if it's best to just head to Koh Phangan around December 20th and spend christmas and new year there. I have already got my accommodation booked for new years eve in Koh Phanghan as I have heard ever where gets booked up but is this the same for christmas day etc? Thanks ...

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Tips? Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Northern Thailand, Ko Chang area, Khao Yai, Krabi & islands

Posted by sophiepops on 28/9/2014 at 12:30

Hi guys Me and my boyfriend are planning our trip to Thailand and Cambodia en route to Australia. (We arrive into Kuala Lumpur from the UK on the 28th October and Bangkok on the 30th. I have been researching it and have put together a rough itinerary... I'd love to get some opinions on whether youthink it sounds OK and doable . Bangkok: 2 nights Kanchanaburi (to do Erawan Falls mainly): 2 nights Sukhothai: 1 night Chang Mai, Chiang Dao, Chang Rai, Pai: 7 nights Ko Chang, ko Maak, ko kut: 3 nigh ...

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Viewed 2,246 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by SiamGarden on 30/9/2014 at 23:37

Update desired! Effects of martial law/curfew/traveler experiences?

Posted by jlawler on 28/9/2014 at 16:39

Hello! My partner and I are heading to Cambodia in just over a week and are planning to spend about three weeks in the middle of our trip in Thailand. I'm curious about the social climate in the country these days... Is there still a curfew imposed? Has travel been noticeably affected? Anyone have any safety concerns or tips to share? We are not planning on staying in Bangkok or Chang Mai - likely we will fly into Bangkok and head straight for a bus to Issan. Our time will be spent in that pr ...

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Viewed 1,238 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by jlawler on 30/9/2014 at 12:18

24 male traveling to koh phangan on 2nd November 2014

Posted by Tarik on 30/9/2014 at 07:11

Me n my friend r travelling to koh phangan on 2nd November 2014 . I have been to koh phangan 5 times in 3 yrs. .. I love tht place a lot as it gives me peace and party together... I'm looking for 2 more companions to look around and share my experiences abt koh phangan . I love meeting new ppl and we wud be glad to have a decent company and it wud be fantastic . ...

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Get tagged in Thailand

Posted by somtam2000 on 30/9/2014 at 00:43

From the "This is so stupid I couldn't make this up" file, Thailand comes up with the idea of wristbands for tourists -- and perhaps even electronic tracking. For their safety of course. The story is so full of stupid I don't know where to start. ...

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First time in Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, ??)

Posted by aaaazzzz on 28/9/2014 at 23:48

Hello, I'll be visiting Thailand by myself for the first time from Dec 1-10. At the top of my to-do list is good food. I'm not into sight seeing at all. Given the fact that I only have about 8 days (taking travel time into consideration), initially I thought of only going to Chiang Mai and Bangkok but the more I read about the wonderful beaches in the south, the more I feel like visiting one. I'm not looking for crazy parties or big crowds (I live in NYC so I get enough of that here) but sin ...

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Viewed 1,444 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 29/9/2014 at 03:59

Krabi to Kuala Lumpar.

Posted by Wozza87 on 23/9/2014 at 15:49

Hey, I'm travelling from Krabi to Kuala Lumpar at the end of October. I've had a look at flights but I'd rather not travel that way. If I have to I will! Anyone know if there's a train or bus that goes kinda direct? ...

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Three Pagoda Pass, Khao Laem and Srinakharin

Posted by Max2010 on 22/9/2014 at 08:50

I have travelled extensively in Thailand but never done much in the Western fringes. I have been to Mae Sot and Tak and Nam Tok. This December I will have access to a car and was thinking of doing some fishing at Srinakharin but was now thinking of Khao Laem and including Three Pagoda Pass as it has always been somewhere I wanted to go. How long does it take to drive from Kanchanaburi as the road on the map looks like it might be challenging and at the end of the day will it be worth it. H ...

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Viewed 793 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 24/9/2014 at 04:41

(Weather) Situation in Chiang Mai/Northern Thailand

Posted by Didado on 22/9/2014 at 18:56

Hey guys, I'm going on my first trip to Thailand (three weeks, arriving on Thursday) with a friend and am very excited - this site has proven to be a terrific source for information and quite useful for planning so far. However, I'm not so sure about our initial plans of going to Chiang Mai and travelling around there for a bit (from Sunday or Monday on - for a week or so) anymore since according to recent news, it seems to be quite chaotic around there because of the monsoon, floodings etc.. ...

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Viewed 941 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 23/9/2014 at 07:43

Things to do in Bangkok

Posted by clarissjavier on 14/9/2012 at 01:30

What are the things that one should definitely not pass up when visiting Bangkok or Thailand in general? One thing that should be experienced by any tourist in Thailand is riding the tuk-tuk. Please add to my list. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 5,470 times, with 32 replies. Last reply by friendlyfarang on 23/9/2014 at 05:05

Camera equipment in Bangkok

Posted by esseestpercipi on 29/8/2014 at 04:21

Hi everyone! I have been searching the forum for some information on purchasing camera equipment in Bangkok and what I have found is a few years old. Si forgive me if this is repetitive: I find myself (finally!) in BKK and I need to buy a memory card for my camera. Where is the best place to head to? I also need some ilford B&W film. But I dont know if this will be easy to find. Thanks in advance! ...

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Viewed 3,398 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by comtam3000 on 22/9/2014 at 04:57

2 weeks in Thailand...

Posted by Krishano912 on 15/6/2014 at 08:59

I'm looking to book a flight to Thailand for the end of November. Will be landing in Bangkok and plan to spend a night there before heading to the coast for some beach and partying. I also want to take in some culture so would be grateful if anyone could recommend three places that could fulfil my wants? Ideally alternating between taking in culture/land activities one day and a lazy beach day the next and partying at night. (Not a massive party animal these days but would like to experience eve ...

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Viewed 1,686 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by muskey on 21/9/2014 at 16:15

Flooding in parts of Northern / Central Thailand

Posted by DLuek on 6/9/2014 at 22:07

It's that time of the year again! Bangkok Post reporting here that the Yom River and some other waterways are overflowing and causing some fairly serious flooding in parts of Central and Northern Thailand. The photo at the top of the article was taken in the district just north of Sukhothai town and historical park, so motorbiking to Si Satchanalai might not be the best idea right now. However I just spoke with a staff member from Lotus Village, an excellent guesthouse in Sukhothai, and she ...

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Travelling alone @ Thailand on 12th September'2014

Posted by fahim101 on 2/9/2014 at 12:43

Hi, I have a plan to travel Thailand and Vietnam. I already booked hotel and got air ticket. One of my friend were supposed to go with me. But unfortunately he is not able to join with me, now I am lone Could you please advice me, if there are any risk. I don't want to travel alone. As I read some blog or travel adviser site, some people wrote it is easy to find some other lone traveler or group. Is it okay? Please need some advice. Thanks is advance. I really appreciate you help. ...

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Viewed 1,157 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 21/9/2014 at 02:57

December 8 nights in and out of Krabi, with 3 kids. Plan?

Posted by Newstarr on 13/9/2014 at 10:27

Hi! We are arriving from Bangkok on a Sunday night around 1930 and departing Monday afternoon to Chiang Mai. We are on a pretty tight budget and I'm trying to plan our time wisely during the most expensive time of the year. I am open to any ideas, Thanks. We are an extremely active family my kids physical stamina isn't an issue (12, 13, 14). Should we stay in nice accommodations thus limiting our activity spending or stay in Krabi Town and spend our funds on activities? Tentative idea: 3 Ni ...

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Malaria Risk Ko Phayam & Ko Chang

Posted by scrog99 on 20/11/2010 at 22:44

I'm heading to Ko Phayam & Little Ko Chang early December for 6 weeks ; I've just stumbled on a post saying that theres still a malaria risk on these islands ( the post also mentions snake problems) normally I'm not worried about this kind of stuff ,( I've camped out for months in the Andaman islands (india) but I'm taking my 3 year old daughter this time and this info has got my girlfriend worrying a bit , is there anyone who knows these islands well who could give an update on the health ...

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Posted by Morganj24 on 15/9/2014 at 08:59

I'm currently researching for my SE Asia trip next year. Reading through the Lonely Planet SE Asia on a shoestring book and I'm liking the idea of getting involved in a homestay within each country just so I can fully immerse myself in the culture. The first homestay recommendation I have come across in the book is no more I've had a Google but am reluctant to go with anything that I've not had recommended. So if anyone can recommend any homestay throughout SE Asia let me know. Thanks in adva ...

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Viewed 1,016 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 17/9/2014 at 05:33

Silver Thai cutlery

Posted by jan1 on 21/1/2014 at 01:53

Hi Can anyone tell me where I can buy some Thai stainless steel cutlery the ones with the decretive handles in Bangkok other than the C C market as I might not be able to be in Bangkok on the Sat or Sun when the market is on? and any ideas on how much you pay for 1 piece ? Many Thanks Jan ...

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Should I go to Mae Hong Son

Posted by msadek on 21/10/2010 at 09:18

Hey All, We are considering going to Mae Hong Son for a couple of days from Thailand; is it worth it or do we just relax in Chiang Mai for a couple of extra days? Any details will be greatly appreciated. ...

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Viewed 2,610 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by artyguy on 12/9/2014 at 11:10

Lopburi monkey festival 2014

Posted by Kimand on 20/8/2014 at 12:55

Hi. Can anyone confirm that the Lopburi monkey festival is on the 30th November this year? I know it is supposed to be the last Sunday of November but a google search has thrown up a couple of different dates. For those that have been would you suggest staying overnight the night before? Thanks ...

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