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1. Posted by Maudi55 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

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"I'm going to Thailand in November 18th though the 30th, 2004 with my husband. Can anyone suggest any Hotels, Tours, places to visit or suggested itineraries? I appreciate any feedback."

2. Posted by stucavs (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Please excuse my bias but ..
For the North of Thailand check out ...
http://www.chiangdao.com
it should give you a good idea of the type of things the North has to offer.
have a look and feel free to email me with questions.

For hotels in Chiang Mai
http://chiangmaihotels.chiangdao.com

If you have the funds, the Tamarind Village in Chiang Mai is a very nice place to stay.

cheers
Stuart

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 12y

Jim Thomson's house in Bangkok - An American who revived the Thai Silk industry has a teak house used as a museum to his life.

Kanchanaburi - 2hrs from Bangkok by coach (v.cheap). The site of the Bridge over the River Kwai. The Felix River Kwai Hotel is very good and reasonable out of season. You can walk over the bridge and do various trips and elephant safaris etc.

4. Posted by walky (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y

First, you have to tell me how long you want to stay here?
Many interesting place in Thailand. North, South, central, north eastern.
and also have many thing to do. In Nov is high season you should book everything here otherwise you will not get place to stay.

5. Posted by RoadKill (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

Good hotel deals here. I always use this site when I'm looking for a place to stay in Thailand.

http://www.thailand-hotels.voyagenow.com/

6. Posted by kakakookoo (Full Member 15 posts) 12y

November is our winter time, though it's not cold at all. Actually, it's hot as usual except in the early morning when it's less hot. If you travel north like Chiang Mai, the weather will be a little bit cold, not too cold though....just nice.

THE NORTH.....

NICE HOTELS IN CHIANG MAI:

1. Regent Chiang Mai Resort & Spa

Voted as "the Best by Design" by Conde Nast Magazine. No doubt why.
Thai rice fields are all around the hotel; even the pool overlooks the rice fields. It's part of the Four Seasons hotel group, so the beauty is 200% guaranteed!

http://www.hotelthailand.com/prepaid/chiangmai/regent/index.html

2. Tamarind Village

This one is really stylish and affordable, bit it's in the city and a bit tiny.

http://www.hotelthailand.com/chiangmai/tamarind/index.html

THE SOUTH....

November is also a good time to go to southern islands. Krabi, PP, Similan are nice.

Krabi is wonderful, and you can rent a boat to take you to nearby islands for a snorkel or diving trip. You've probably seen Krabi; it's always photographed for postcards and any promotion of Thailand beaches!!) Rayavadee in Krabi is the most breathtaking beach resort in Thailand, and so is the price. Just by looking at its pictures might take your breath away.

NICE HOTEL IN KRABI:

1. Rayavadee

Thais like to go honeymoon abroad, but even we who are crazy about foreign lands want --WISH to go honeymoon here at Rayavadee. The beach in front of the hotel is breathtaking with the view of the amazing cliffs looking down upon you. The lotus ponds in front of each villa (you get your own 2-storey villa with jacuzzi outdoors) will make you forget the world for your entire stay. And it comes with the very high price tag! For the experience, you'll call it cheap!

http://www.hotelthailand.com/krabi/rayavadee/index.html

NICE HOTELS IN PHUKET:

Though I'm not a big fan of Phuket myself, there are certain hotels that are really charming in Phuket. Avoid staying on Patong beach. It's the night center of everything. It's where you have to go, but do not stay there.

Here are really nice resorts and hotels in Phuket:

1. The Racha

Racha island is a tranquil, tiny private island 12 miles off Phuket with the most beautiful water you'll never forget in this life. The island is stunning with white sandy beach and cozy and romantic resort design. If you want a true getaway, away to the paradise, away from it all, this is definitely your answered prayer.

http://www.hotelthailand.com/phuket/theracha/index.html

2. The Chedi

the beach is nice, and the hotel/resort itself is ideal for a honeymoon (small, private & romantic)

http://www.hotelthailand.com/prepaid/phuket/chedi/index.html

3. Sheraton Grande Laguna

you'll enjoy the facilities here. The lagoon setting is fabulous

http://www.hotelthailand.com/prepaid/phuket/sheraton/index.html

4. The Banyan Tree

Truly expensive, but you'll get more than you pay for. You'll get your own Thai-style villa with your own fascinating pool. Voted as the finest hotel in the south of Thailand by Conde Nast magazine.

http://www.hotelthailand.com/phuket/banyantree/index.html

5. Mai Ton resort island

This tiny private island gives you the feel of a Maldives island, with a much more whiter sand. Plus, it's only 9 kilometers off Phuket!

http://www.asia-discovery.com/phuket/maiton-resort/

Check out the pictures of each hotel and the complete list of hotels in every single province and island in Thailand including special prices and packages for yourself at www.hotelthailand.com

For tourist information and all information about Thailand, visit the official Thailand Tourism at www.tat.or.th

WHILE IN BANGKOK:

Don't forget to try foot massage. It's everywhere. And it's cheap!

While in Bangkok, the 5 places you CAN'T miss are :

1. the Royal Grand Palace

2. Wat (meaning "temple") Pra Kaew (next to grand palace)

3. Wat Arun

4. Jatujak weekend market (opens only on Saturdays and Sundays -- this place is HUGE! and you will be overwhelmed with lots and lots of clothing and chic & modern Thai-style decorative items and furnitures.)

5. Jim Thompson's Thai house (there are Jim Thompson silk stores --the main branch is on Surawong road, make sure you visit this 3-storey silk store, and there is the legendary Jim Thompson's house where Mr. Thompson used to live --the house is just spectacular!!!)

NOTE: If you have time, hire a boat ride along the Chao Phraya river.

NICE HOTELS IN BANGKOK:

The nicest hotels in Bangkok are:

1. The Sukothai

The palm-lined drive and six acres of flower gardens and lotus ponds recapture the elegance and serenity of Thailand's Sukhothai period. The hotel takes not only its name, but also its architectural inspiration from Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam, reigning from 1238 to 1376. Sukhothai means "dawn of happiness", and the Sukhothai period is considered the golden age of Thai art and architecture.

http://www.hotelthailand.com/prepaid/bkkprepaid/sukhothai/index.html

2. The Regent (now the Four Seasons)

Why do you think the hotel is now one of "the Four Seasons"? Well, clearly because the hotel is absolutely stunning. Voted in Conde Nast as the best service among Asian hotels. (100 scores out of 100!)

http://www.hotelthailand.com/bangkok/regent/index.html

3. Sheraton Grande Sukumvit

The hotel may look ordinary but its swimming pool is the most charming in Bangkok --small, cozy with extraordinary landscaping. Plus the hotel is just right in front of the sky train station.

4. The Peninsula

By the Chao Praya river. New and equipped with all the modern gadgets for you. Voted by Conde Naste as the hotel with the best service among Asian hotels (score 100 out of 100!) I don't know, but it seems that every tourist that ever stayed here loved it so much they all praise it very highly. As for me, I don't fancy any hotels that are high-rising buildings But if you are fine with that, then it should be fine with you.

http://www.hotelthailand.com/bangkok/thepeninsula/index.html

AROUND BANGKOK:

Make sure you don't miss these 2 short trips:

1. Floating Market - you can easily book a day trip from your hotel in Bangkok.

2. Ayuthaya (the ancient capital of Thailand with all the temple and palace ruins -- reminds us how Burmese totally destroyed our city, yet there is still the remaining beauty we all can appreciate -- and don't forget to look for a Buddha face implanted inside a tree :O

Have a wonderful stay here

Jaruda
www.kyoopid.com

7. Posted by power1010 (Full Member 18 posts) 12y

Hi ,
And if you want to stay at youth hostels ,It's not too expensive.
www.tyha.org.th
Ask me If you 'd like to know anyplace by walking or by bus from hostel
in the middle bangkok.
e mail ; [email protected]
see you

8. Posted by soammarat (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

Firstly, my husband and I thaught of going to the beach. However, it's so lucky we found a wonderful resort in Chiangmai which make our honeymoon so special. We could feel and touch the real nature, just like we ever read from National Geography. It's not easy for us in a life time to spend time relaxing next to real waterfalls having wonderful tasty meals and listening to sound of wild birds such as peacocks, humming birds, etc. I would strongly recommend you to find out your own adventure at this boutique resort, Sukantara Cascade Resort. It's small but beauty. I believe it would be more beautiful during winter time Nov-Feb, full of wild orchids.
http://www.sukantara.com
It has a great deal honeymoon package too.;) Worthwhile to check it out.