i have a 20 day stop off in thailand before i go to OZ for a year, i plan to spend a couple of days in bangkok then get to phuket (patong bay) for the main part of my stay then back to bangkok.
the main reason is because iv been there before and loved it. but if anyone has any ideas of other places to spend my 14 days or so and how to trval to and from them please let me know im open to all idvise.
ps. im joining the OZ intro group in sydney on the 30th of october if anyone is doing the same or even just travelling about thailand at the same time as me......give me shout.
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Simce you are in Phuket already, why don't you take the ferry to Phi Phi, then over to Krabi? There are many islands and beaches in the Krabi area that are worth visiting. I would also save a few days on the end for Pattaya. Just a fair beach, but wild nightlife. Worth 2 days before you have to fly out, if you like booze & broads!
Hi Scotty, if I were you, with 20 days to spare in Thailand, I would include Chiangmai and ChianRai as well. These are cities to the North of Thailand where the natives do a lot of handicrafts you can buy in Bangkok.
Thus far, I myself have been to Bangkok, Phuket (yes, Phi Phi Island included) and Pattaya. Plenty of pubs in Phuket and Pattaya where you could literally drink from night till morning non-stop. Bangkok is great for street food and cheap Japanese cuisine, and the shopping is good.