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1. Posted by aquinn101 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 May '07 07:06

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Sup ppl.

Myself and a couple of friends arrive in Bangkok on 5th June, and are due to depart again from Bangkok on 18th June. We are planning to stay in Bangkok for a couple of nights and hope to visit Koh Phangan for either a half / black moon party. (Unfortunately we are just missing out on a FMP). Was thinking that we could maybe visit Pattaya for a few nights too. Just wondering if anyone has any advice they could offer on this regarding travel etc.??
Would it be possible in 2 weeks? Should we do Bangkok - Pattaya - Koh Phangan - Bangkok or Bangkok - Koh Phangan - Pattaya - Bangkok? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru, 5073 posts) 22 May '07 09:21

Sup.

It really depends what you want to do. Are you going for the touring, the beach, the bars and clubs?

If it's touring, spend more time in Bangkok. Pattaya is ok for a few days but it's just a tourist trap really, although a good one! The beaches aren't great there though, you'd be better on the islands if it's the beach you're after.

3. Posted by gandk (Full Member, 100 posts) 23 May '07 05:36

hi there i went to thailand for 16 days (previosly for 4 weeks) and managed to go from bankok - Koh Tao - Kohpanyang - Samui and back to bangkok no worries.

I would recomend the night train from bangkok to chumporn where you get on the boat to koh toa then spend a night or 2 there great island, the best on the east coast without a doubt. the kohpanyang for a party then back to bangkok very easy to do all the transport and baots are all laid out for you and you can book on the day, the night train means you can travel while you sleep so savign a day there.

good luck have fun.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1287 posts) 23 May '07 21:49

Quoting aquinn101

Sup ppl.

Myself and a couple of friends arrive in Bangkok on 5th June, and are due to depart again from Bangkok on 18th June. We are planning to stay in Bangkok for a couple of nights and hope to visit Koh Phangan for either a half / black moon party. (Unfortunately we are just missing out on a FMP). Was thinking that we could maybe visit Pattaya for a few nights too. Just wondering if anyone has any advice they could offer on this regarding travel etc.??
Would it be possible in 2 weeks? Should we do Bangkok - Pattaya - Koh Phangan - Bangkok or Bangkok - Koh Phangan - Pattaya - Bangkok? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Keep in mind that Thailand is warm all the time and even in Bangkok or Chiang Mai you can get a tan just walking around. You don't have to be at the "islands" to get a tan!

Like the other post say - depends on what you want to do. One thing I will mention that if you are going on the cheap, Pattaya has some of the cheapest good hotels available. Even some of the cheap hotels (with air/hotwater/private toilet/TV/refrigerator, etc.) may have a pool too!

The beach in Pattaya is okay for sunbathing and lounging on a cheap beach chair. The beach is good for walking also, however, most of the people swimming there are usually Thais and a Japanese person every now and then. Jomtien Beach is not that far if you want to swim in something other than a pool.

The VIP bus to Pattaya from Bangkok is around 120 baht from the Ekamai bus terminal on Sukhukmvit Road. Ride takes around 2.5 hours depending on traffic.

Have fun.

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru, 768 posts) 24 May '07 07:03

Quoting karazyal

[quote=aquinn101]

however, most of the people swimming there are usually Thais

Ummmmm.....would that be because they are in Thailand?

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 26 May '07 05:48

Quoting mikeyBoab

Sup.

It really depends what you want to do. Are you going for the touring, the beach, the bars and clubs?

If it's touring, spend more time in Bangkok. Pattaya is ok for a few days but it's just a tourist trap really, although a good one! The beaches aren't great there though, you'd be better on the islands if it's the beach you're after.

yea,i agree that beaches in Pattaya arent great!
I think Hua Hin will be much better than Pattaya!!!And its on the way south as well!!!
It is located in Phetchaburi Province.You can take bus from Sai Tai (southern bus terminal). it takes you about 2-3 hours only.;)

7. Posted by Louissa (Budding Member, 59 posts) 2 Jun '07 01:15

There is a daily flight from Pattaya U-tapao Airport to Koh Samui, takes just 1 hour, from Samui you can get to Koh Phangan.

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