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Places to go and see in Thialand in 8 weeks?

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1. Posted by River88island (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Travelling to Thailand for 8 weeks and have no plans of where I want to go.

I will be travelling via train and buses and boat. Places I have decided on so far are Chaing Mai, Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Ko Samui.

All advice is much appreciated :) x

2. Posted by talesbackpack (Full Member 117 posts) 4y

Good choices. I recommend all of them!

Sukhothai and Ayyuthaya are excellent for temples and sight-seeing. We rented bikes and just hit the roads when we were there.

Kanchanaburi - for historical sites, there's the infamous bridge over the river Kwai. Also, the national park is fantastic, not to mention the Tiger Temple!

Ao Nang - terrific beaches. Kayaking and rock climbing opportunities are abundant.

3. Posted by graby (Budding Member 33 posts) 4y

Also I would definately reccommend Railay beach in Krabi, from there you can get the boat to Phi Phi too. It's a really chilled out place with a nice beach!

4. Posted by River88island (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Thank you both for your advice, will certainly be pin pointing these places on my map!!

the infamous bridge, is that the 'death bridge' or something like that? im really interested in seeing that!

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6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 4y

I'd also recommend visiting Khao Sok national park while you are in Phuket - you can easily arrange a day trip, although I wished I'd stayed longer as it was stunning!

7. Posted by talesbackpack (Full Member 117 posts) 4y

Quoting River88island

Thank you both for your advice, will certainly be pin pointing these places on my map!!

the infamous bridge, is that the 'death bridge' or something like that? im really interested in seeing that!

It was built by Allied POWs in WW2 during the building of a railway from Thailand to Burma. The railway is sometimes referred to as the "Death Railway" due to the number of prisoners who died during construction. The movie "The Bridge over the River Kwai" is a fictional account of the building of the bridge - something interesting to watch for context.