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Koh Lanta: Best Beach for kids

Posted by ashsmoen on 26/7/2014 at 20:10

Hi All, We will be on Koh Lanta with our 5 year old in January. Trying to decide between Khlon Dao (Nobel House or Slow Down) and Khlong Nin (Narima). The bungalows look so appealing at Narima, but is the beach rocky or steep? We prefer a gentle beach. Any advice is much appreciated, thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,120 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 27/7/2014 at 01:15

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the Surat Thani Railway station scam to catch the last boat of the day to Koh Samui

Posted by Terryofcrete on 25/7/2014 at 13:17

The train from Bangkok to Surat Thani can get delayed along the way and this makes it tight to catch the last boat to Koh Samui. When the train arrives there are guys running up and down the platform shouting Koh Samui, and as a first time traveller on that route, coming from Hua Hin, I asked how much to the boat and was told 150baht. Lovely ! However when he had gathered a dozen people into his van he took off at breakneck speed and 10 minutes later stopped and handed us over to another drive ...

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Viewed 1,173 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/7/2014 at 07:32

Koh Lanta via Trang or Krabi?

Posted by ashsmoen on 25/7/2014 at 20:20

Hi All, Flying from Bangkok, is it more convenient to transfer to minibus/ferry going through Krabi or through Trang? We are looking for the right balance of convenience (4 year old in tow) and budget friendly. Thanks for any advice! ...

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Viewed 1,248 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by captainbkk on 26/7/2014 at 07:02

3 weeks: from north to south itinerary (and Angkor?)

Posted by Dimas on 22/7/2014 at 21:23

In two days we leave and we don't have the route yet. I'm working on it just now and I'll appreciate any comments or suggestions. I'd like to be free to change the plans in Chiang Mai and the south (islands) on the fly. OPTION A: 170 euros / person (2 internal flights) Day 1: Arrival Bangkok 19h (Khao Sand Rd.) Day 2: Excursion Ayutthaya Day 3: Chatuchak + Royal Palace + NIGHT TRAIN to Chiang Mai Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Chiang Mai and surroundings (City temples + Wat Pra That Doi Suthep + Elep ...

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hualamphong Station going to Aranyaprathet

Posted by jedai2007 on 9/7/2014 at 19:56

Hi guys, I need some advice. Me and my friends will visit Siem Reap,Phnom Penh,Ho Chi Minh City and go back to Bangkok as our last stop. Sept. 1 - Will arrive Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 11:50 PM Question: a.) What's the best mode of transportation going to Hualamphong station so that we can catch the 05:55am schedule going to Aranyaprathet?Since its really late that will be arriving at BKK Suvarnabhumi, is taxi the best option or is there a bus/minivan going to Hualamphomg station at that time?Ho ...

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New Tourist - Hotel Advice Needed

Posted by ctravelusr on 20/7/2014 at 06:28

Hi friends I am travelling to Bangkok (BKK airport) for fun. Main requirements are girls and night life. Some questions: I am told that I should book hotel near Sukhumbit area because that is the central place where i can get anything easily. Is is true? Should I not stay near Phuket in case I am interested in nightlife/girls?[/li]I need cheap hotel (single room) which allow girls for overnight stay. Budget = about 800 thai baht per night. Hotel should not be bad - it should have AC, comforta ...

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Viewed 776 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by ctravelusr on 21/7/2014 at 20:50

Thailand in December

Posted by FindlayLJ2427 on 17/7/2014 at 12:20

Hi, can anyone recommend a Thai island with good weather, nightlife, food, and a beach around the first week in December. I know it's probably a stupid question but I want the inside scope. Thanks Findlay ...

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Viewed 1,011 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by FindlayLJ2427 on 21/7/2014 at 04:54

Will new Thai visa rules affect our plans?

Posted by katieandchris on 16/7/2014 at 13:53

I have done a lot of reading about the new Thai visa rules but wanted people's opinions on how this might affect our plans. Our initial plan was as follows: Fly from Heathrow to Bangkok, arriving on 6th October 2014. Stay 30 days on Visa exemption stamp. Leave Thailand at the end of the 30 days and go to Laos. Spend 30 days in Laos. At this point we wanted to go back to Thailand for another week before heading into Cambodia. This would be end of Nov/Beginning of December. Then we would be i ...

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Longer visa exemption extensions begin August 29, 2014

Posted by Captain_Bob on 20/7/2014 at 06:35

"The Immigration Bureau has announced that of August 29. 2014 you will be able to extend your visa exemption period whilst you're in Thailand by 30 days, instead of the current 7 days, giving a total visa-exemption stay of 60 days. The fee for extension of stay is 1,900 Baht (unchanged)." More here ...

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Bangkok - Cambodia - Bangkok Visa validity

Posted by andiamo on 1/8/2013 at 07:08

Me and my spouse will be visiting Bangkok mid August and have planned to travel to Siem Reap from there. Was worried about validity of our Thailand tourist visas once we exit the country. We need to take our flight back from Bangkok and are concerned if the Thailand tourist visa would allow us to re enter the country again. We will be travelling by trains from Bangkok - Siem Reap - Bangkok and wonder if land border regulations would allow re entry into Bangkok. Advise please ! ...

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East Line to Aranyaprathet - Can you board at Hua Takhe near Suvarnabhumi?

Posted by jmurray411 on 15/7/2014 at 17:53

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to catch the East Line train (Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet) at Hua Takhe Rail Station in the Lat Krabang area? All timetables show that the 5:55 AM train stops there at 7:08 AM. Thanks kindly! ...

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Viewed 1,039 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by jmurray411 on 18/7/2014 at 23:24

BANGKOK LOCALS: Where can I find myself a badass laser pointer?

Posted by comtam3000 on 18/6/2014 at 09:54

I'm talking about one of those sweet green laser pointers where you can see the entire beam. Ideally I could light a ciggy with it. That's not entirely necessary though. As long as I can see the beam. Any ideas? Panthip? MBK? That back alley behind _____? Cheers all. ...

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Viewed 3,013 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by bosummer on 16/7/2014 at 10:24

Proof of onward travel on Air Asia?

Posted by JulietteR on 17/2/2012 at 01:06

Hi- i'm sure this has been asked somewhere else before on this forum - but can't find it! Does anyone know if Air Asia requires proof of onward travel before boarding a plane to Thailand? I'm flying from Saigon to Bangkok on the 29th and was wondering if I should buy another plane ticket out of Thailand to be safe. I know Thai immigration doesn't ask for it (was in Thailand last month) but I've heard some airlines require it, so I just want to make sure. Thanks! -Juliette ...

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai night train from DMK upon arrival. How can I get a ticket before arriving?

Posted by Arikara1985 on 13/7/2014 at 18:13

My flight arrives at 330pm from Bali (October 4th) and I want to leave immediately for Chiang Mai. I'm just worried that if I try to buy it when I arrive it might already be sold out. Any suggestions on what I can do here? ...

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Help with 3 weeks in Chiang Mai

Posted by Annielay on 15/7/2014 at 01:51

My partner and I are 60 years young and reasonably fit seasoned travelers and have booked to travel to Chiang Mai in October. We have been to Bangkok a few times and Phuket and surrounding areas so know a little of Thailand but we have never been up north. What we were thinking of doing was staying 4/5 nights in Chiang Mai then travel to Chiang Khong to get the slow boat down the Mekong to ? Also we thought it might be possible to go to Cambodia to see Ankar Wat. Does anyone have any ideas ...

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Argh! Itinerary doing my head in

Posted by jessyb on 15/7/2014 at 04:23

Would appreciate a reality check ... 2 possible ideas at mo. 2 adults & a 15 year old. 1. Fly into CM pm. 2. CM - Chilling & temples. 3. CM - Elephant camp. 4. CM - Samoeng Loop. 5. CM - Huay Xai - (7 hrs + on bus, not ideal!) 6. Gibbon Experience. 7. Gibbon Experience. 8. Slow boat Huy Xai - Luang Prabang. Pakbeng for eve. 9. Slow boat Huy Xai - Luang Prabang. LP for eve. 10. LP. 11. LP. 12. Fly LP - BK. 13. BK. 14. Fly out BKK 10pm. Is this too much? Not sure about the crappy da ...

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Good spot in Bangkok to watch the World Cup Finals tonight?

Posted by evanh on 13/7/2014 at 08:10

Hi fellow travelers, Just got to Bangkok a few hours ago and realized that the World Cup Final is tonight at 2am (woo!). Are there any good spots to watch the game? Would love to watch the finals in the company of other human beings Thanks in advance for the tips! -Evan ...

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Viewed 764 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by MADMAC on 13/7/2014 at 09:03

Planning trip to Thailand next August

Posted by Annie26 on 11/7/2014 at 03:52

Hi. What a fabulous blog this is - so much information. I am planning a surprise trip to Thailand for my partner's 50th birthday next August. I plan to go to Bangkok 3 nights, Chaing Mai 4 nights and Koi Samui 7 nights then back for a couple of nights in Bangkok. The weather worries me and now I don't know whether to go on his actual birthday in August or postpone the trip until November. The latter will have missed the point of the celebration I think but I wouldn't want to be drowned out for a ...

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Posted by charlottem92 on 20/5/2014 at 08:20

IS IT WORHT IT? Or is everything closed because of the 'bad' weather? I stayed on the Gulf of Thailand for 2/3 weeks in july last year, and had amazing weather. But would love to explore the other side too. ...

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Viewed 1,923 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by freiburger on 8/7/2014 at 00:52

Khao Sok National Park

Posted by rocketgirl on 4/10/2007 at 21:08

Does anyone have any information about staying at Khao Sok National Park? I would ideally like to stay there for 2 days/3 nights in January 08, however I can't afford the tour prices, but still want to spend a night on a rafthouse on the lake. I've found some accommodation in the jungle, but I can't seem to find anything on the lake. Is there a way of booking this without resorting to a tour? Also how do you get from the jungle to the lake? I may end up having to resort to a tour though - if ...

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