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What happened to Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar?

Posted by Laura11 on 21/11/2016 at 08:22

I just visited the night bazaar in Chiang Mai and was very disappointed. Is the sad, touristy market I witnessed a regular change due to increased tourism, or is this possibly due to the mourning period? My sister just arrived in Thailand to visit me, and although she had never seen a night market, even she was asking me if we were in the right area (we were). This said, where are other night or day markets in Chiang Mai that have more locals and more interesting goods and foods? ...

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Khao Sok - booking National Park bungalows

Posted by patty22 on 4/12/2016 at 18:41

Hello - I would like to stay at the floating bungalows independently of a pre-booked tour package. Planning to arrange for guides for jungle hikes and lake tours once there. Various posts mention reserving basic bungalows through the Thai National Park website so I set up an account to make reservation there. However, they do not accept online payment and instead give two options: "payment agencies under the Department of National Parks at 16.30" or "pay at the counter or ATM with ...

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Need Help with Northern Thailand Itinerary - Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Sappong, Chiang Dao, Chiang Rai

Posted by LadyKafka on 30/11/2016 at 01:37

Hi, I am about to venture into Northern Region of Thailand for 12 days. I plan to start with Sukhothai (2 nights) -> Chiang Mai (1 night) -> Sappong (2 or 3 nights) -> Chiang Dao (2 night) -> Chiang Mai (1 night) -> Chiang Rai (2 nights). Mainly travel by bus or minibus and fly from Chiang Rai to Bangkok at the end. I worry the plan might be too ambitious, please help me with the following: 1. Does bus or minibus run from Chiang Mai to Sappong on weekends? Wh ...

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Need help with last minute trip to Thailand

Posted by leftfield on 23/11/2016 at 08:32

Hello, I'm planning a trip to Thailand and Cambodia this Christmas. I have 11 days on the ground, excluding arrival and departure. 3 full days in Bangkok and 4 full days in Siem Reap. I would like to spend the remaining 4 days on an island or a nice beach. Problem is I'm not sure where. Would you recommend I stay in Krabi town and do day trips to Phi Phi island and Phan Nga Bay? Or am I better off staying somewhere else? This site seems to highly recommend Ko Kood, and it does look gorgeous ...

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7 week itinerary Thailand/Malaysia

Posted by daleuk on 29/11/2016 at 00:33

Hi All Please can you help us plan a 7 week trip through Thailand ending in KL, Malaysia. We will depart from Nakhon Ratchasima on 13th December, must be out of Thailand by 9th January. So have nearly 4 weeks in Thailand and then 3 weeks in Malaysia, flying home from KL on 31st Jan. We are a couple, do not need western accomodations but comfortable, love asian street foods. We do not like the party / drinking scenes, so want to avoid those. We enjoy exploring islands, walking, hiking, beache ...

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Staying on Ko Lanta

Posted by Justaperfectday on 16/11/2016 at 03:10

Hi Anyone stayed on Ko Lanta recently? We are currently on Ko Pu/Jum and looking to head to K Lanta for a week. Thinking of the south - we prefer quieter beaches, more backpacker/flashpacker places and just relaxing etc. hiking, swimming. Any recommendations gratefully received. Cheers ...

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Krabi 5-8 Dec & Bangkok 8th-11th Dec 2016 Meet Up

Posted by businessmanlondon on 23/11/2016 at 04:00

Hi, Based in the UK and it would be great to meet any fellow travelers. My dates are: Krabi - 5th Dec - 8th Dec 2016 Bangkok - 8th Dec - 11th Dec 2016 If anyone is around during the above dates and wants to meet please contact me. Thanks ...

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My Isaan trip in Thailand

Posted by srini771 on 20/11/2016 at 05:51

Hi, I am about to venture into the Isaan region of Thailand, after my week in Langkawi. I land in Udon Thani airport. From there, I am going to Wat Phu Thok, in the remote north-east by bus. Please help me with the following: 1) bus from airport to Udon Thani 2) bus from Udon Thani to Wat Phu Thok. (what are the best connections ?) 3) sleeping at Wat Phu Thok (i would like to spend a full-day there) 4) If possible, I would also like to visit Phu Wua wildlife sanctuary. Is ...

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Crackdown on Koh Samet

Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/11/2016 at 04:38

"National park authorities have launched a crackdown on businesses controlled by mafia groups on Koh Samet..." Goodbye banana boats and jet skis, at least for a while http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1137909/samet-beset-by-graft-probe-finds http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/954291-an-island-besieged-by-corruption-and-mafia-army-reclaims-koh-samet-as-true-national-park ...

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transfers not

Posted by potatopete on 14/11/2016 at 05:45

Can any one give any information on the best "not necessarily the cheapest " way to get from Utapao airport to Ko Kood island. Also has anyone used the sky train in Bangkok to get from Suvarnbhumi airport into Rambutri. My wife and I have been to Thailand many times in the past but not for a good few years,so slightly out of touch. thanks in anticipation. pete ...

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Viewed 371 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 17/11/2016 at 05:09

30 days in Andaman coast

Posted by Mrko on 8/11/2016 at 06:28

Hello, me and my girlfriend have been traveling in SE Asia for 2 months and we just arrived to Phuket. We planned to travel the islands of Andaman coast in Thailand for about 30 days. The amount of islands and information available is quite overwhelming and now we are having hard time with choosing where to go. We would like to do some snorkeling, trekkin, kayaking etc. and relaxing (I am also considering to go to diving course). Do you guys have any suggestions of islands to visit, or even so ...

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Beaches on the north coast

Posted by alessandro on 13/11/2016 at 02:51

Hello Me and my partner were looking for having a few days to a beach not too far from Bangkok (to reach by bus) on the north coast in the second week of January.We read of the islands in that area but we wanted to know how are the beaches along the coast. We are looking for a quiet place with no nightlife. What can you recommend?Thank you ...

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Crowds around Christmas/New Year?

Posted by mashiko on 11/11/2016 at 05:47

Hello! We are travelling to Thailand and Cambodia for Christmas and New Years' holidays. I was surprised to see that some seats on a bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap are already sold (only 2 out of 38, but it is 1.5 months in advance). Also I remember that couldn't book some cheap and midrange hotels around Thailand as they were booked out for Christmas in August already... I've been to Thailand before but it was some years ago and I have a feeling that around New Years it might require a muc ...

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Bus Phuket/Ranong

Posted by Juli50 on 9/11/2016 at 04:47

Hi! I arrive in Phuket Airport at 5.45pm and I must go to Ranong soon. I know a bus (Phuket/Ranong/Bangkok) depart at 6.10pm from Phuket terminal bus and stop near PhuketAirport. It don't stop in Airport, but along the street near Airport. But where?? And when?? Sameone can give me any informations??? Thank you!! Juli ...

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Thailand visa

Posted by Paulinebenj on 7/11/2016 at 16:47

I hold a UK passport and I am crossing by land from Laos to Thailand and will stay in Thailand for 20 days. I will then fly back to the UK. Can someone please confirm that the visa exemption (waiver) will cover me for this period of stay with an overland crossing. Thanks ...

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Thailand visa

Posted by Paulinebenj on 8/11/2016 at 00:48

I hold a UK passport and I am crossing by land from Laos to Thailand and will stay in Thailand for 20 days. I will then fly back to the UK. Can someone please confirm that the visa exemption (waiver) will cover me for this period of stay with an overland crossing. Thanks ...

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Thailand in 35 days

Posted by ZimboEm on 5/11/2016 at 17:09

I have worked out a rough itinerary for a first visit to Thailand in Jan 2017 and am wondering if anyone can give me tips on which areas I should drop/add. Am travelling with my husband and we are in our 50's ..adventerous and love scenic beauty and not afraid to hike (not taking tents but plan on doing the guesthouse route). Itinerary I am thinking: (days in brackets are definate) start in Phuket (4), Ko Lanta (2), Ko Lipe (2), Hat Yai for train/fly to Bangkok (4), Ayutthaya, Kanchana ...

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This years NYE in Bangkok

Posted by freiburger on 6/11/2016 at 06:15

Hi, my girlfriend and I planned to spend this years new years eve in Bangkok, so we booked our flights and hotels already in September. We will arrive 30th December in BKK and leave on 1st January for Siem Reap . On 4th January we will travel back via BKK to Krabi for one week scubadiving on Koh Lanta. Following the news I understood that all major NYE events in BKK are canceled. Any idea what we could do at NYE? Cancel our hotel in Bangkok and spend NYE in Siem Reap or stay in BKK? Our ...

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need help with travel planning

Posted by nancyw on 5/11/2016 at 11:00

Hello and thanks in advance for your help! My 17, almost 18 yr old daughter will be travelling to Thailand for a sort of gap semester experience this spring. She plans to take an intro to Thai class at Chiang Mai univ. for 3 weeks, spend approx 1 week at the Thai Elephant Home north of Chiang Mai, and then make her way by train probably, stopping to see the capitals and landing in Bangkok for a day or two. She will then go to the Wildlife Rescue Center near Hua Hin and volunteer for 2 m ...

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Chiang Rai Expat Bar for USA Election Watching?

Posted by chellie99 on 4/11/2016 at 06:11

We're two Americans traveling in northern Thailand, and will be in Chiang Rai during the USA election - results should start to come in early morning on Nov. 9. We were hoping to maybe find a good ex pat bar or hotel to watch the election returns - any thoughts on what the best bets might be? Obviously, early morning is not typical bar time, but given the amount of interest in the election, maybe somewhere is opening early? If you have a suggestion of where the ex pats hang out for us to check ...

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