As part of our round the world trip me and my girlfriend are going to Thailand for 1 month. We fly into Singapore, then need to arrange a flight to Bangkok, then travel down, through Malaysia and out via Singapore again. During the Thailand part we'd like to visit Cambodia for a week purely to visit Angkor Wat. This is the problem. We get a month visa when we fly into Bangkok, but when we travel back into Thailand after Cambodia we'll only get a 15 day visa. We thought about doing 2 weeks in the north, do Cambodia for a week then do the south of Thailand in the 15 days after. Is this a good idea? Any other suggestions?
[ Edit: Edited on 08-Mar-2009, at 08:17 by fretblaze ]
I vote 'yes' on your plan. Visit Chiang Mai/Rai or other points north, then into Cambodia. If you do go overland from BKK, here is a good source of information for the journey. I don't think you will need 7 days at Angkor. Get the 3 day pass, you will see all the rocks you want in those 3 days. This will give you 2 extra days for the beaches in the south of Thailand.
Good luck with your planning.
[ Edit: Edited on 08-Mar-2009, at 15:55 by vegasmike6 ]
Thanks that sounds great, although is 15 days enough to get to and see the south beaches/islands?
We were basically leaving a week to get to Angkor, see it, then get back into Thailand.
Our other option is to get a multiple-entry visa for around £20, but im not sure how much this is going to be worth it for just another 2-3 days.
[ Edit: Edited on 09-Mar-2009, at 07:01 by fretblaze ]
I think you definitely won't need 7 days to see Angkor Wat. Perhaps you could spend a day or two in Battambang. Fifteen days in southern Thailand is plenty! I would recommend the island of Koh Tao. If you run out of time on your visa you can easily cross into Malaysia and visit more beaches there if you are so inclined.
Hope this helps. Good luck