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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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Bangkok hotel recommendations

Posted by Max2010 on 9/5/2017 at 06:54

The hotel that I have been using for decades located in the Sukhumvit/Asoke area is closing this year so now I need to find somewhere to stay. Apart from the odd occasion when this hotel was full I have never had to consider looking for anywhere else. It was never the smartest of places but was clean and friendly. The staff would even remember my kids from when they were toddlers up to now being 20 and 17. Obviously the choice is immense so any recommendations would be a help. Preference is to s ...

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Walkable beach destination in May

Posted by snepat on 5/5/2017 at 00:22

Hi, I'm doing a last minute 1-week trip, and I'm hoping to find an island that is in order of priority: -Walkable, or has walkable parts -not too touristy but has outdoor activities -has decent beaches/scenery -not a long journey to get to(super long boat transfers) Really liked Koh Yao Noi but wished the beaches were a bit better. Thanks! ...

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Would you spend 18,000 baht on dinner in Chiang Rai province?

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/5/2017 at 02:29

This is a rather high-end take by the NYTimes on kicking around in Chiang Rai province. I dunno, I read the NYT and there is no way on earth I'd even consider paying 18k for dinner for two up that way. Thoughts? ...

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Thailand in July

Posted by Idan78 on 11/4/2017 at 16:57

Hi My wife and I are coming to Thailand in July for a week. Thisnis our 9th time in Thailand but first in that period as weather in Phang Nha islands tend to be rainy. We are looking for a 5 stars resort and but Kho Samet has only one 5 star resort which is very pricy. We consider Hua Hin/Cha Am but I am afraid it has mote camily orientation and the beaches are not " Thailand feel like" and not so special. So we left only Kho Samui (or Phangan..) 1. Does anyone have amother beach desti ...

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Going to Koh Lanta? Don't go to the Mango Guesthouse which is featured on Travelfish

Posted by LilianKok on 3/5/2017 at 05:28

We have had a horrible experience at the Mango Guesthouse + Villas on Koh Lanta. This place is featured on Travelfish, but I would strongly recommend everyone traveling here to find accommodation elsewhere. Below is the full story as a review I wrote on several channels: Me, my husband and mother (from Holland) booked one week at the Mango Guesthouse suite two+three. This accomodation was supposed to be the 'luxury' ending to a 3 week trip with mom and husband. Me and my husband had been trave ...

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Five weeks in Thailand with three small children

Posted by martinah on 21/4/2017 at 13:41

Dear Thailand-experts, We have visited Thailand twice for a month each time, as a family of four, and travelled in the eastern region, Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Wai, Koh Maak and Trat, Chanthaburi and of course Bangkok. This time we are five (two adults and children of 7,5,1). We would like to see some new places, yet fear we won't enjoy them if they are too crowded. We didn't quite like Koh Changs northern beach (white sand beach) due to that reason. We love street food and finding genuine g ...

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Room for rent in patong

Posted by Terrat on 20/4/2017 at 23:42

Hello, I'mseeking a budget room for rent in Patong Beach, Phuket. I have got offers in 450-500$ permonth, and they also do not let a joiner enter into the room. It's unreasonablesince I hire a room with a double bed, meaning the room is for 2 people, So Idon't understand why I need to pay extra if I enter a girlfriend from time totime... Anyway,I would be happy to hire a double bed room in a reasonable price. The proximityto the beach is not so important since I intend to use a scooter. Be ...

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Where to find an electric kettle in Koh Lanta?

Posted by Megancornelius on 12/3/2017 at 23:20

My partner and I are staying in Koh Lanta for 10 days. We found a great affordable room but we are looking to cook in our room to save $ on dining out. Any idea about where to find an electric tea kettle on the island? A handheld water boiler would work as well. We are in the south but could rent a scooter to get north if need be. ...

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Family Travel Bangkok Airport Prices?

Posted by goodmclean on 14/4/2017 at 22:38

We are a family of 5 (Mum, Dad, 9, 7, 5) trying to get to Suvarnabhumi Airport on Monday. We are staying near Bang Chak BTS. I have calculated that if we take the BTS and then the airport train link it will cost us 100B each (kids are the same price as adults). Does anyone know if we can take a taxi for the same price or less? We are Backpackers, so we don't mind moving and carrying, but if we can cut out the hassle and do it for the same price, we will. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Tha ...

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Honeymoon Plan (Phuket & Langkawi)

Posted by NancyMostafa on 31/1/2017 at 12:09

Dears, I'm planning my honeymoon, and I'll be visiting Phuket and staying for 6 nights (from October 29th until November 4th) then I'll travel to Langkawi and stay for another 6 nights from (November 4th until November 10th). My problem is that I'm trying to look for a way to get to Langkawi from phuket other than via airways, and I couldn't find anything that's confirmed. It would be great if anyone can help me. ...

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North Mountain View Koh Tao

Posted by molejo on 16/4/2017 at 07:39

Hey if You're planning to visit Koh Tao - there is a new breathtaking viewpoint, still not shown by google and other sites, but it's here and it provides unforgettable experience, as this is also the first and only hiking trail thru the jungle to intimate, small and quiet Lighthouse Beach, which provides possibility to snorkel in crystal clear water. ...

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