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Thailand was Great, what's your fave beach??

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1. Posted by BrandyGirl (Budding Member, 6 posts) 11 Mar '09 23:08

Hi everyone, i'm new here. I just got back from a terrific tour of Thailand and can't wait to go again. The people were so friendly, tasty spangy food and the beaches were beautiful. And not like i heard on the news i felt really safe. No problems for female solo travellers.
This trip i went to Bangkok, Kanchanburi and Krabi (Ao Nang and Chicken Island, Poda Island)

Im already planning to go back again, what do you think are the most beautiful beaches in Thailand???? Please list!!
After, going down south (July/August) i want to take the train down to Singapore, but you think it's safe to take the train through south of Thailand?? I forget to ask when i was in Thailand.

Ok, i start, my favorite beach;

at Poda Island

2. Posted by holidaykay (Budding Member, 5 posts) 12 Mar '09 04:56

I love Thailand too! My favourite island is Koh Samet near Bangkok. Koh Chang is great too.

By the way, it's totally safe to take the train to Singapore. I've taken that train a few times.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3491 posts) 12 Mar '09 10:10

I vote for Phra Nang Beach, Krabi. Beautiful sand/water. I also met a real cutie from the UK and we went from 2 bungalows to one. That might have influenced my vote a bit!

4. Posted by BrandyGirl (Budding Member, 6 posts) 13 Mar '09 00:33

Hee hee... Vegas Mike.. sounds like you had a 'pleasurable' time. Pity i didn't get to go to Phra Nang beach just Ao Nang.

Kay: Taking the train down to Singapore. I checked the map, how about the train route via Had Yai, Sung-ngai Kolok and Kota Bahru then the jungle train thru Malaysia, think it's all right?

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3533 posts) 13 Mar '09 00:58

Quoting BrandyGirl

Kay: Taking the train down to Singapore. I checked the map, how about the train route via Had Yai, Sung-ngai Kolok and Kota Bahru then the jungle train thru Malaysia, think it's all right?

I would highly recommend the jungle train- great scenery and an enjoyable way to travel between Kota Bahru and KL.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Mar-2009, at 00:59 by bex76 ]

6. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3491 posts) 13 Mar '09 16:42

Quoting BrandyGirl

Hee hee... Vegas Mike.. sounds like you had a 'pleasurable' time. Pity i didn't get to go to Phra Nang beach just Ao Nang.

Phra Nang is a postcard type beach, just perfect. I have a photo of me on that beach, over 15 years ago now. I was thinner and had more hair! And yes, it is just really special when you meet someone while travelling and you just click.
I overstayed my visa by 1 day because of Margaret, or Mags as she liked to be called. We did not want it to end, but of course it had to. I had a flight out of SIN and her flight was out of BKK. Still a very fond memory!

7. Posted by BrandyGirl (Budding Member, 6 posts) 16 Mar '09 01:33

Thanks for all the info! Will check out Phra Nang beach for sure next time and take the jungle train. You think the train from Had Yai to Kota Bahru is safe?

8. Posted by kcsun (Budding Member, 15 posts) 22 Mar '09 01:51

BrandyGirl 16 Mar 09, 01:03

Thanks for all the info! Will check out Phra Nang beach for sure next time and take the jungle train. You think the train from Had Yai to Kota Bahru is safe?

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The train from Bangkok to Sungai Kolok (eastern side) is " uncertain" as there has been no cases of the militant group attacking train at southern Thailand. You still need to swap train from Sungai Kolok(Malaysia) to Singapore.

Another train goes from BKK to Butterworth (western side) which is more safe. However you have to swap train from Butterworth(Malaysia) to Singapore.

As an alternative you can stop off at Hat Yai (Thailand) and then take a coach/bus from Hat Yai to Singapore. Or even fly from Hat Yai to Singapore. This is the BKK to Butterworth train.

9. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member, 101 posts) 22 Mar '09 09:08


  1. 7. As the above poster said you'll have to pass through Sungai Kolok in Narathiwat province. You shouldn't have any problems at all, but traveling through this province is at your own risk.


Pls check current and past news reports before deciding.

10. Posted by BrandyGirl (Budding Member, 6 posts) 23 Mar '09 01:20

Dont seem to be any problems at all with the trains in the south, i'll think i will go for it. Worth taking the tiniest of risk, anway safer than your average main road.