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1. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 127 posts) 7y

Hey

Planning to spend a month or so in Thailand. I have a few questions

1. What accommodation wud u recommend in Bangkok not Khao San road

2. Ive been to Chiang Mai want to go to Chiang Rai - Any accommodation recommended and any responsibe triking companies?

3. Ive done Ko samui i wanted to go somewhere else along this route can you recommend an intinery??

4. Is it better to go to Phi Phi islands from Krabi than Phuket?? Can u stay in Phi Phi islands?

Any advice is welcomed :)

Thanks

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Annie,
Check the 'accomodation' option, left panel. Thailand, then BKK, budget. There will be dozens of choices in your price range.

I think you want to 'trek' not 'trike' in Chiang Rai. Many companies offer services, I don't know which one is best. I would not book anything until I was there. Hopefully you will chat with others before you get there and perhaps they will recommend one over another.

Of course you can hit Koh PhanGan or Koh Tao instead of Samui. Since you have been to Samui, I am going to vote that you spend those days over on the Krabi coast. It is cheaper to visit Koh Phi Phi from the Krabi side than the Phuket side. Yes, you can stay on Phi Phi. I suggest you visit Maya Bay on Phi Phi Ley. The movie 'The Beach' used Maya as the 'perfect beach' Leo DiCaprio was looking for.

If you have not been to Railay Beach & Phra Nang yet, I would day trip them from Krabi town. Just beautiful. You might also consider hiring a longtail boat while at Railay and islandhop. There are dozens of uninhabited islands offshore that will be worth your time to visit. This can be one of the most memorable things you do while in Thailand. Once you have seen Railay, Phra Nang & Phi Phi, Phuket is going to be a disappointment. Expensive, crowded, not as pretty.

Good luck with your plannning.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 7y

Quoting Annie0

Hey

Planning to spend a month or so in Thailand. I have a few questions

1. What accommodation wud u recommend in Bangkok not Khao San road

2. Ive been to Chiang Mai want to go to Chiang Rai - Any accommodation recommended and any responsibe triking companies?

Any advice is welcomed :)

Thanks

Any time you need recommendations for hotels always mention how much you want to pay per night. That way any suggestions you get are more likely to fit your budget. Unless of course, money is no problem and 4000 baht per night hotels are okay with you.

For Bangkok why not this time get a hotel near the Skytrain route with the adults! Usually it is kids that head for the KSR area. Check out the Ibis Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4 and see if that will do. Not far from the Skytrain route, close to malls, street vendors, restaurants, bars and travel agencies for tours.
http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-7295-ibis-bangkok-nana/location.shtml

In Chiang Mai you can check out the Montri Hotel near the Thapae Gate. I know you said Chiang Rai not Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is a little dead at night time. You can get treks out of Chiang Mai if you want. Also there are tours that leave Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, etc. if you are interested. Some of the tours allow tourists to get new stamps in their passports too! When you went to Chiang Mai the last time did you use the overnight sleeper train? Using the train saves you paying for another night in a hotel in Bangkok. If interested get the train tickets a few days ahead of time to make sure you get a sleeper berth.
http://www.hotelthailand.com/chiangmai/montri/

"Planning to spend a month or so in Thailand."

Make sure your visa is okay for more than 30 days if you do the "or so" and stay longer.

Have a nice trip.

4. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 127 posts) 7y

Thanks for the feedback:)

5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 7y

Why not you try Pai in Mae Hong Son Province. Its quite near to Chiang Mai.;)

6. Posted by KevinRB (Inactive 76 posts) 7y

Hi

Just to endorse what the previous poster said Pai is a great option, and a good base to explore the mountains, Hill Tribes & Mae Hongson areas.

Pai is also incredibly beautiful, and to be honest I think you will find it much more interesting than Chiang Rai !!.

Best Wishes

Kevin:)

[ Edit: Edited on 14-May-2009, at 05:53 by KevinRB ]

7. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 127 posts) 7y

Quoting KevinRB

Hi

Just to endorse what the previous poster said Pai is a great option, and a good base to explore the mountains, Hill Tribes & Mae Hongson areas.

Pai is also incredibly beautiful, and to be honest I think you will find it much more interesting than Chiang Rai !!.

Best Wishes

Kevin:)

Thanks Folks Pai sounds class really sold by it. Would you recommend any accommodation or any tours companies for Treks?? Any more advice re: Thailand would be appreciated. Also Kevin you say u have a shop do you sell furniture?? I would like to ship some furniture home when im out in Thailand. Any advice?

8. Posted by Gartt (Full Member 31 posts) 7y

I can thouroughly recommend HI-Sukhumvit hostel in Bangkok, stayed there a few times. A great hostel if youre after some budget accomodation, dorms are 300baht a night doubles start at 800 I think. Some of the nicest shared bathrooms Ive ever seen and great staff. Its also on a Soi 38 which is home to the food night market which is fantastic for cheap eats. Oh and two minutes to the skytrain.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/accommodation/14173-HI-Sukhumvit/

[ Edit: Edited on 14-May-2009, at 14:32 by Gartt ]