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Best of the best of Thailand???

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1. Posted by AUSpilgrim (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 9 Nov '05 03:16

Hey there ppl im goin to Thailand with 10 of my friends in January and was wondering about peoples most amazing experinces/coolest things to do ovewr there??:)

2. Posted by leia (Budding Member, 22 posts) 9 Nov '05 04:40

Hey, i was in Thailand in Feb adn going back there in Feb next year, but one of teh best things we did in Thailand was in chiang Mai when we went Bungee jumping. It was great fun and relatively cheap. That and white water rafting adn elephant riding. But the best thing is just to hang out with the locals, they are really friendly adn are lovely people. but if you want something to do do one of the above, it's great fun.

3. Posted by David_ (Budding Member, 23 posts) 9 Nov '05 09:33

Well, I think the best thing I experienced was the "Loy Krathong Festival" in Sukothai. It was amazing,so many people, few tourists. And the people the Sukothai were the nicest I ever met in Thailand.

Another great place is the city of "Pai". It is in the north-west of Chiang Mai (about 3-4 hours with a minibus). A small city with a lot of flair and great (!!!) atmosphere. Don't expect that you are the only tourists there, there a a few, or many, but it is still a wonderful place, instead to tourit places like chiang mai. You can also do there some great trekking I heard.

any other infos needed?

david

4. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member, 349 posts) 9 Nov '05 11:56

Khao Yai National Park, in the mountains in northeast Thailand. It's pretty easily accessed by train from Bangkok up to Pak Chong (on the same line as about ten cities that end in -buri, like Lopburi). Khao Yai is home to a herd of elephants, a number of hornbills, crocodiles, Burmese pythons, gibbons, macaques, even about 15 tigers--on and on. It's totally worth spending at least a few days exploring. There are plenty of places to stay and a number of guides, but only a few guides worth hiring. Green Leaf Tours, on the highway south of Pak Chong just outside the park, probably does the best job. "Birdman," the guy who owns/operates the treks, knows the park like the back of his hand, and you'll find yourself wandering on, off, and over trails. He can spot animals from an unbelievable distance. He also encourages smart hiking, like eating snacks that are better for you than some candy (like we saw another group doing), wearing proper clothing, etc. He'll make you feel like you're part of a National Geographic expedition.

5. Posted by ozintro (Full Member, 56 posts) 9 Nov '05 19:38

best of the best?

in my opinion..

best beach = bottle beach, ko pha ngan
best shopping = chutta chuk weekend markets, bangkok
best hostel = ibizia bungalows, haad yao beach, ko pha ngan
best place to dive or snorkel = koh tao (southwest pinnacle)
best food = green curry chicken, mama's guesthouse, chang mai
best bar = cactus bar, haad rin beach, ko pha ngan

6. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive, 1052 posts) 12 Nov '05 05:57

traditional thai massage - many hours every day

waterfalls and hot springs - many around chang mai

floating markets (not necessarily for a shopping but for hunging around) - Taling Chan, despite being in Bangkok, is a nicest one