I am going to be spending 3 weeks in Thailand for 7th Feb - 29th Feb.. Its is our first stop on or trip to Oz...
I will be on a budget of around £7-800 for the three weeks, this will need to get us accomadation and transport for this time, aswell as spends,and we dont want to be scrimping too much...
We will be flying into and out of bangkok... my inital thought would be to stay in bangkok a few days, then head down to the islands... I want to go to Koh Panang for the Half Moon party on the 24th feb, so I intend to spend the last week of my trip in this area....
has anyone got any other Idea's... Think I want to be in quite lively yet picturesque places, that arent too overly priced....
As for my funds £800, how far will that get me in Thailand for 3 weeks??? I have worked very hard for this trip and want to enjoymyself, and thus not scrimp too much!
Any advice will be appreciated!
ouch, 800 is not too much to have for 3 weeks in Thailand, i think you will find yourself holding back quite a bit on only that amount
You think I will need alot more then Zachary?
I have more available if I need, however Thailand is just the first stop off en route to Australia so I want to keep the amount I spend in Thailand to a minimum....
Many people have told me thailand is very cheap in comparison to the UK, so was hoping to get quite far with my money...
Any Idea how much I should be thinking of spending in 3 weeks?
The British pound is very strong right now so if you stay away from the beer and western food you should do fine with 800BPS.
Take the overnight train when you can as it saves money on a place to spend the evening.
Here is an articel I wrote here at TP that might help you plan your Thailand Holiday.
Also an article on how to find a good Thai restaurant or food stall.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Randy and Ning
As Allthai says stay away from the western food & stick to the local beer. You can stretch £800 no problem as long as your not going at it full on every night. Party on the islands for a week then head north into the country, Pai between Chaing Mai & Mae hong Song is a good place & your money will go a lot further. Stick to trains & buses, you can end up having a good laugh on some of them.
Dont worry!!!! You have plenty of money, for 3 weeks, in Thailand. I have just been there, for a month, with my daughter. I changed 500 Euros, at the airport, on my way into Thailand. We still had some of this 500 left, at the end of them month. And that was for 2 people. I dont much like tours, and travelled 3rd class on trains and busses. I suppose that is why our trip did not cost much. Tours can make Thailand much more expensive, but i think u can afford a few, if that is what u want. .
I have only been to Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan, where islands are concerned.
For someplace picturesque and sort of lively, Ko Pha Ngan would be the place. It is certainly a beautiful island.
But be careful which beach u choose to stay on. They do not clean them, until they are chock full of garbage. At the moment the clean ones would be Ao Chalok and Coconut beach. Both in the north.
Coconut beach is not in the lonely planet, or any of those books, so here is a link, on the web, about it.
Although, i did not like Ko Samui, this would be the place for clubbing and lively bars, if that is what u want.
Thanks for the re-assurance over spending money, as I say I have further funds available should I need, but dont want to go overboard on the spending as its my first stop...
I do however want to do some Partying...
I think the Idea is be careful with my money and it can go quite far...