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Help with ideas for Thailand

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1. Posted by pschwerdt (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Hi there,

Any help would be appreciated. I am thinking about going to Thailand for about 2 weeks next year. Either mid April or late May / early June. (Is either time better than the other... prices? weather?

I would like to see some of the famous beaches, I have been considering flying to Phuket from Bangkok and going to beaches and islands near there. Or flying into Samui and spending some time around there. I am leaning towards Phuket, because the flights are cheaper, but I certainly haven't made up my mind. Any other ideas?

Anywhere north of Bangkok that anyone would recommend? I have been thinking about flying from Bangkok to Siem Reap Cambodia for a few days at the end of the trip to check out Angkor Wat.

Thanks for the insight!

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Thailand good anytime - Aprill the hottest month, May/June begining of wet season. Xmas the most expensive.

try Ayuthaya 70km north from Bangkok and Kanchanaburi 100 km west of Bangkok.

Check out daily thai massage and explore floating markets

3. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 11y

If you are heading to samui you have to take a trip to Pha Ngan and stay on Thong Nai Pan Noi beach-it is devine. Quite yet if you want a party it is easy to find, serenly beautiful, cheap, and has massage huts on the beach!!! We stayed there for a week and had to drag ourselves away. Also take a day trip from there to Bottle beach which is even more secluded and you have to take a water taxi. We were tere in July and the wearther was perfect every day.

Chiang Mai is the only place North of Bangkok that we went to. We stayed in Nice Place 2 who organised a three day two night trek for us. estthing we did all holiday. Felt like crying with pain and exhaustion the first day but it was amazing to stay wit hthe locals and share beers and home cooked food around the campfire (INSIDE THE HUT). I included an elephant ride with the trek the next day and rafting on the last. Really was a great experience as you really get to bond with those who are on the trek with you. The temples are prety spectacular in this area too.

Koh Chang beside Bangkok is supposed to be nice at this time of year too