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Getting around Bangkok questions

Posted by daydreamfarmer on 20/1/2014 at 12:05

Hi everybody - I'll be visiting Bangkok for the 1st time Feb 11th - Feb. 16th. I hope things calm down some by that time...either way I'll be there. I have been researching this forum for quite some time and have found a lot of useful information posted by people here. I do have a couple of questions about getting from point A to B in Bangkok and would like to see what recommendations people here might have. I arrive in Bangkok by train at Hualamphong early on the 11th. I can't check into ...

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Viewed 1,035 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by daydreamfarmer on 22/1/2014 at 07:57


Thailand declares state of emergency

Posted by somtam2000 on 21/1/2014 at 05:40

Thailand has declared a 60-day State of Emergency starting tomorrow (Wednesday). The news is still breaking, so light on details, will update this thread as more becomes clear. As it stands the SOE has no curfew. It covers Bangkok the the surrounding area. The SOE gives agencies power to impose curfews, detain suspects without charge, censor media, ban political gatherings of more than 5 people and declare areas off-limits. Some brief media coverage includes: Reuters AsianCorrespondent BBC Wi ...

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Viewed 1,934 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 21/1/2014 at 21:34

Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya

Posted by mhlow on 2/9/2009 at 16:06

I need ur help again guys. My family and i have decided to go to kanchanaburi and ayutthaya in thailand and we were wondering what there is to do there? Are the elephant rides and bamboo rafting there worth a go? ...

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Viewed 13,665 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 20/1/2014 at 23:15

A good place to post up in Thailand for cheap?

Posted by Skittens on 19/1/2014 at 09:00

Hi. I'm a writer currently in Thailand. I'm going to be doing some traveling around Asia with a friend for the next month or so, but after that I'm going to be looking for a place to post up and get some work done. Ideally I would like to find a place that is relatively inexpensive and laid back, a mix of travelers and locals, and the opportunity to socialize when I want but also a place to recede to when I want to work or chill or read. Of course this is all personal preference, but I'm ope ...

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Viewed 1,040 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by exacto on 20/1/2014 at 21:30

Top 4 places from 8 mainland Thailand

Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 20/1/2014 at 19:00

Khon Kaen Nong Khai Loei Phitsanulok Kampaeng Phet Sukhothai Phrae Lampang What's your top 4 from this list? Order would be good but otherwise top 4 ...

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Viewed 775 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by exacto on 20/1/2014 at 21:23

Phi Phi to Phang Nga

Posted by jonster1 on 19/1/2014 at 10:51

Quite a specific question, but I'm struggling to fit everything in to my itinerary. I'll be staying in Phi Phi in March. My plan is then to go up to Phang Nga (via Phuket ) for a trip around the hongs before travelling over to Koh Phangan. In a bid to maximise available time in my 2 week trip my plan is to leave Phi Phi on the early morning ferry to Phuket, take a bus (either public or minibus) up to Phang Nga and then get on one of the half day, afternoon tours. Sayan's website suggests they ...

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Golden Triangle

Posted by sarah6969pink on 17/1/2014 at 11:52

Hi All, Firstly wanted to say thanks to everyone who has answered one of my posts on here before - you're all really helping me put together our dream honeymoon trip We had originally ruled out the Golden Triangle area due to time. But we're now thinking of cutting back on other bits of the trip to go up there. However I've read some mixed things!! The lure of seeing three countries altogether, a trip on the Mekong river and the possibility of popping ito Myanmar and / or Laos for a day each ...

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Viewed 1,039 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by brambora on 20/1/2014 at 07:39

Trip Report Phu Nam Ron - Visa run only 200km from Bangkok

Posted by relaxedTrev on 19/1/2014 at 22:12

Trip report from Phu Nam Ron, closest border to Bangkok for Visa extensions being only 200km via Kanchanaburi and or quickest overland route to Myanmar. I left Bangkok in the morning taking the shuttle bus which leaves throughout the day at 20-40 minute intervals. The minibus cost $110 Bhat, but equally I could have bused or the train. The mini van dropped me at the Kanchanaburi bus station. From there we then caught the 11:30am (also 10:30 & 12:30) bus from Kanchanaburi to Phu Nam R ...

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Viewed 2,893 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by SBE on 19/1/2014 at 23:06

Weather info July / August

Posted by Esusino on 19/1/2014 at 13:07

Hi all i'm planning a trip to Thailand from mid july to mid august and i'm trying to figure out how much does it rain and for how long Do you think this itinerary will be feasible? BKK --> Chang Mai (some trekking + villages) --> Laos --> Luang Prabang by boat from the border --> Phnom Phem (by plane) --> Angkor --> BKK --> Some island in the south Any suggestion is more then welcome Andrea ...

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Viewed 790 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 19/1/2014 at 21:51

Islands: Gulf vs. Andaman Sea

Posted by Tetso on 17/1/2014 at 16:29

Planning a trip back to Thailand for some island / snorkeling time and wanted to get some advice on the Gulf vs. the Andaman Sea. I've been to Ko Tao (AMAZING) and Ko Pha Ngan (both in the Gulf) - but that was 10 years ago. I really liked Ko Tao, it wasn't too crowded, it was quiet for the most part and had easy access to amazing snorkeling all around the island. I'm looking for something similar with good snorkeling - no need for big hotels / resorts. Ko Kood and Ko Mak look good. I was a ...

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Viewed 4,248 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 19/1/2014 at 05:18

Thailand Coffee Farm

Posted by stever1000 on 24/12/2013 at 18:03

Has anyone been on a coffee farm tour? I have some free time in Northern Thailand and would like to learn more about coffee. Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,703 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by stever1000 on 19/1/2014 at 02:14

Another Bangkok Layover Question

Posted by SoloGirls on 18/1/2014 at 23:21

Sorry guys"¦ I've been reading through the other questions on this topic, but everything seems to be domestic or in regard to using two different airlines. I'm looking to book a flight on Air Asia from HCMC to Phuket. There are a few options. One of them has a 1.5 hour layover. I could assume they wouldn't offer this option if it weren't doable, but I've also had airlines give me a 40 minute layover in Atlanta. If you've been to Atlanta's airport, you'd know how ridiculous that is. ...

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Viewed 951 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by captainbkk on 19/1/2014 at 01:25

Thailand Tour Companies

Posted by mgallo on 16/1/2014 at 10:35

Hi all.. I'll be heading to Thailand solo Feb 24 - Mar 9, 2014. I'll be in Bangkok from Feb 24 - 28 and was wondering if anyone knew or had any suggestions for tour companies / plans etc.. Ideally would like to join a small group but if anyone has their experiences or recommendations they'd like to share it would be appreciated! -Matt ...

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Any recommendations on budget Andaman island hopping during Dec-Jan?

Posted by cbg0927 on 7/12/2013 at 23:02

Hello all - arrived in Bangkok a few days ago for my first time. Already loving it here. I'd like to head down to the coast and start visiting some islands. I'll probably be doing this for roughly a month before I head north. Does anyone have any recommendations on budget island hopping during the high season months? I'm a solo male backpacker and am adventurous and don't mind staying in very budget accommodation. Some islands I have initial interest in: Coral and Raya islands? Ko Rok Ko Chan ...

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Viewed 1,562 times, with 21 replies. Last reply by tezza on 18/1/2014 at 02:39

Chumphon - north along the coast & then Sangkhlaburi via Kanchaburi...

Posted by altmtl on 17/1/2014 at 08:24

Chumphon - north along the coast & then Sangkhlaburi via Kanchaburi... I'll be returning to Thailand from Malaysia in late Feb. and was thinking of this route... Thap Sakae (can't find much info) - Prachuap Khiri Khan - Petchaburi - Amphawa Market - Kanchanaburi - Sangkhaburi. (I've been to Bang Saphan) - should I skip Thap Sakae or Petchaburi? Not sure I want to go to Hua Hin, but do want to visit some parks and go off the beaten track a bit. Of course I'll be looking for budget p ...

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Viewed 704 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 17/1/2014 at 19:42

Job in Thailand while backpacking

Posted by JajaCubbins on 16/8/2011 at 07:48

Hi everyone, I was wondering about how to find jobs while backpacking through Thailand. Is there any specific visa that we should apply? ...

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Viewed 28,478 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by LordTurtle on 17/1/2014 at 18:12

Hockey in Ko Lanta

Posted by Craigor on 8/1/2014 at 07:27

Hello I will be in Koh Lanta during the Olympics and wanted to know if anyone knows where I can catch some of the Olympic hockey games. Fingers crossed Canada will be playing for the gold and would love to be able to watch it. Any cool places to watch some sporting events? C. ...

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Viewed 910 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 17/1/2014 at 08:19

Cheapest and quickest way to reach Sihanoukville from Ko Chang?

Posted by MartinaSmartiz on 16/1/2014 at 08:11

Hi everyone! i'm currently in ko chang and planning to head to cambodia in a couple of days. A tour operator offered to take us to sihanoukville for 750baht, is that fair? Otherwise i will have to take a ferry to lem ngoep, a bus or taxi to trat, another bus to the border and a last one to sihanoukville,right? Anyone knows how much it would cost and how long it would take? Any advice is warmly welcome! Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,030 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by captainbkk on 17/1/2014 at 02:31

Need rec for 2-3 days in the north

Posted by dpassin on 14/1/2014 at 23:23

I'm in Chiang Mai but want to get away for a couple nights to see something different. Have been to Chiang rai already. Any suggestions? I will be coming back to Chiang Mai after. I am traveling alone and would love to go somewhere I might meet other travelers. ...

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Looking for a nice beach in Thailand with yoga and meditation classes available

Posted by Itsme on 29/12/2013 at 07:50

I am travelling to Thailand in early January. I've been a few times before but this time am hoping to do something slightly different. I'd love to find a nice, safe beach to stay on with a laid back vibe, where there are some good budget accommodation and food options and also places to attend yoga and meditation classes. If anyone knows of anywhere that might fit this description I'd love to hear about it. Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,495 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Itsme on 16/1/2014 at 10:13


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