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Thai ATM withdrawal 30,000 baht... Which Bank?

Posted by altmtl on 26/1/2015 at 07:44

I've asked this question before but never really got a straight answer... Does anyone know which Thai bank ATM's you are able to withdraw 30,000 baht from (international debit card) as opposed to the regular 20,000. I know they exist. I'll be in Ranong, Phang-Nga & Krabi, then Pai and Mae Hong Son Has someone done such a transaction recently? Please don't reply with a visa, mastercard or cash advance answer. - ATM ONLY - Which Bank? Does it depend on the branch? Yes I know 180 baht fee, ...

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Price hike at some Thai national parks

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/2/2015 at 19:02

Richard Barrow has put together a handy reference chart of the price hikes at Thai national parks that kicked in on February 1. I'm not going to bother getting into the whole double pricing thing, as I've ranted about on many occasions before, but I am curious just how they come up with these prices. Take for example four pretty good national parks, which are all now 300 baht for a foreign adult Kaeng Krachan National Park Sai Yok National Park Erawan National Park Khao Sok National Park The ...

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Diving Koh Tao

Posted by cjbaines on 2/2/2015 at 13:11

Hi, I'm looking at doing a Padi Open Water diving course late March, and I'm wondering whether it's best to book when I get there or before I leave? If anyone has any advice or would recommend somewhere, I'd appreciate it. Alternatively, any free diving advice would be great. Thanks, Charlie ...

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May i drive Toyota Hiace minivan in Thailand?

Posted by thomcat on 30/1/2015 at 15:56

Hello everybody, my question: may i drive Toyota Hiace minivan in Thailand with european B category driving license? My problem is this B category is valid for 9seater cars in Europe, but in Thailand at the car hires i seen only Hiace with 12 seats... Thailand is in the signatories to the 1949 Geneva Convention and in my international driving licence is only B cat. BUT in Thailand there are no B categories, but there are categories type1-7!! See below: Type 1 - Temporary Private Car: This licenc ...

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Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Khao Yai Transportation preferences and advice?

Posted by wormann on 27/1/2015 at 12:33

Hello Traveling community! I have been doing some reading and research but I had a few questions that I was wondering if anyone with personal experience might be able to answer or give preference on My husband and I want to travel first from Bangkok to Ayutthaya just for the day and then later make our way to Khao Yai National Park where we will spend the night and then be there the following day in the morning for a full day tour in the park. I have read about taking buses and mini vans ...

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Learning basic Thai

Posted by karibou on 1/4/2013 at 23:22

Can anyone suggest a good free tutorial (online) for learning some basic Thai? I have almost a year to study up before my first visit, and I'd like to master at least some rudimentary phrases to help me get by when I stray from the main tourist trails. Thanks! ...

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Any buses from Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom

Posted by stekmer on 29/1/2015 at 14:06

I've just read that there are no buses that run from Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom, only buses between Bueng Kan and Nong Khai. Does anyone know if this is still true? ...

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Ubon Ratchatani to Bangkok sleeper train booking

Posted by dastott on 22/1/2015 at 01:26

I want to travel back from Pakse to Bangkok overland, getting a sleeper train from Ubon Ratchatani to Bangkok. The sleeper trains leave at 18:30 and 19:30. Is it possible to book this train in advance online, or do we have to book in advance at the station and spend an extra day in Ubon? Thank you. ...

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Rent a house for a month in Phuket?

Posted by lok2015 on 27/1/2015 at 09:34

Im on a long holiday with my girlfriend, booked a hotel and after arivel found a great 2 staged house near Kata beach (5min on bike). Its my second visit to Phuket, so i know the island pretty much. This house has Gorgeus view! Nice kitchen and 2 balconies. 2 bedrooms and seperate bathrooms. Its much more beutiful then hotel and cheaper (whole house is 1800$ per month, its more like villa realy). How do you think is it safe to share a house with traveling couple or a solo traveler (i want to lo ...

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Where to stay in Ko Lanta? - Quiet, no big parties but still social

Posted by miriamamanda on 26/1/2015 at 10:06

I´m heading of to Ko Lanta on saturday, and would appreciate any advice on where to stay. The parties further north sounds a bit to rowdy for me, and Kantiang Bay might be a bit too slow? I´m leaning towards Khlong Nin at the moment. I (27) have a week off from my research in Myanmar, and I´m looking for a place where I can have some downtime during my visa-run. The perfect week would consist of me reading my books, swimming, doing some yoga (by my self or take a class) have some ...

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Bangkok police harassment

Posted by daawgon on 26/1/2015 at 19:49

A very important problem with police harassing tourists was reported in the current newsletter. Have any of you had personal experience with this harassment, lately? ...

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Viewed 1,340 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 26/1/2015 at 21:39

Chiang Mai Airport to Arcade Bus Station...

Posted by altmtl on 25/1/2015 at 00:35

I read that a taxi from the airport to the bus station was between 150 - 200 baht? Is this correct Is there an alternative way of transport - shuttle or bus - Songthaews - Where would I catch them? Thx ...

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Camping in Phuket

Posted by rudder6 on 24/1/2015 at 22:49

Hello! Going to head to phuket in the next couple of days and I really want to camp and get away from it all. Anyone have any suggestions as to where ?? I would need to hire tent too. Thanks in advance ...

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Electrical socket (plug type)

Posted by relf on 6/4/2008 at 04:44

I tried a quick search and couldnt come up with an answer...what type of electrical sockets are used in thailand? (bringing my laptop) And is this type also found in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam? Thanks! ...

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Mountain Biking around Chiang Mai

Posted by SebastianX on 17/12/2014 at 11:59

Hi everyone, Any mountain bikers around who have explored the Chiang Mai / Dao / Rai area? I am looking for tours with nice singletrail and downhill rides - either guided or on one's own. I would be happy to receive recommendations! cheers, Sebastian ...

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Buying and donating a bicycle in Nakhon Phanom

Posted by stekmer on 19/1/2015 at 02:30

I'm due in Nakhon Phaom in a couple of weeks time (my 4th trip) and have decided to buy a second hand bicycle (hopefully) rather than settle for one of the ancient offerings from LA Cycles or using a communal one from my Hotel. Assuming I find one worth buying, I am hoping to be able to sell it at the end of my weeks stay but accept that this may be difficult. My second choice was to donate it to a worthy cause or recipient. Can anyone advise on any charitable organizations that may accept a b ...

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Viewed 1,091 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AdrianeLeith on 23/1/2015 at 00:29

Ko Chang - Lonely Beach to Bailan Bay

Posted by kipcasper on 20/1/2015 at 01:49

Hi, I've been to Thailand a few times, including Ko Chang, but never been to Bailan Bay. I usually stay on Lonely Beach but haven't ventured further up the road. I'm looking at being on Ko Chang during Songkran this year and I'm thinking of staying in Bailan Bay but would still like the nightlife of Lonely Beach. Could anyone tell me the distance between the two and if it is easily walkable, especially during nighttime? Cheers, Kip ...

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First Time Solo Trip To Thailand Itinerary

Posted by adventurebil on 25/12/2014 at 19:33

I'm new to the forum. A Londoner living in NYC. I love to travel but have mostly travelled with friends and have always wanted to do a trip on my own so I just booked my first solo trip to Thailand (19days) & Tokyo (6days). I'm also using this as a test to see if I want to leave what I'm doing to explore longer term travel (1yr+) so excited to get 2015 going! After reading through the forum archives & research, I've worked out the below but I would love your expert opinion and recommend ...

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Thailand for a 3rd time visiting. Where to go?

Posted by dangerzone15 on 9/1/2015 at 17:27

So I'll be going to Thailand for a month before going to Australia this February and just looking for some suggestions on places to go. I've been twice already to Thailand which is making my choice more difficult. I've been to BKK, Ao Nang, Phi Phi, Phuket, Chiang Mai (twice) and Pai (although it rained constantly when I was there). I'm 24 and do like a drink but I've decided that I'd rather not drink too much on this trip as it destroys my budget. I actually would like to be going to the g ...

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Anyone have a 3-4 Day Beach Suggestion from Bangkok?

Posted by suetravels on 8/1/2015 at 05:52

I am heading to Bangkok in February and have three/four days to seek out a beach. I would like to sit on the beach for a few hours and enjoy the view (happy to do beach activities as well - dive/snorkel - or just read), eat some good food, grab a massage (if available), and relax. Goal is to relax. There are no kids, just adults. Would you recommend: Hua Hin, Ko Samet , or fly south to Krabi or any other places you would suggest (Ko Samui, etc)? Travel Time: - Day 1 - Arrive in BKK ...

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