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First time Thailand Visit - Tips/Hacks/Other Travellers

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1. Posted by MGStern (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey all - Heading to Thailand from Jan 16 - Feb 6 and looking for quick tips on great things to see/do and places to stay. Any travel tips or travel hacks appreciated too.

Loose schedule has us flying into Bangkok, over to Ko Tao/Ko Phangan/Ko samui then to Ko Phi Phi and Phuket (Only to hop on a flight) up to Chiang Mai then back down to Bangkok.

Anything helps and if anyone's traveling during this time too feel free to shoot me a note!


2. Posted by Gingertoad (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hello, we did a pretty similar route 2013 you can read my blog here:

It might give you some ideas. Getting around Thailand is cheap and easy don't worry about language barriers the routes are tried and tested. At times it feels chaotic but you have to remind yourself they do things differently here. There are systems in place but nothing as efficient as we are used to in the west. We felt safer traveling Thailand than we do in our home town Barcelona.
Have a great trip, if you need any info about the towns we visited drop me a line.

P.s pack some duct tape - it has a million uses and will come in handy.

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1841 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I would plan to fly straight out of Bangkok, allowing enough time, when you get there as the protests are going on and on and causing trouble for tourists and locals alike.

Be aware that if you fly to elsewhere in Thailand, you will have to go via another airport (Don Mueang) some distance away from Suvarnabhumi airport. A shuttle bus will get you there but with a very slow immigration (expect one hour plus), etc you will need plenty of time.

Things to see and do, check out:

As to other travellers, a few hundred thousand other tourists while you're there.

4. Posted by dwaynes_world (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

thailand jan 21st-feb 6th heading to phanang first half moon party

Thailand w TY

8 stops on this trip

  1. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    16 Jan
  2. Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Ko Tao, Thailand
  4. Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand
  5. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
  6. Phuket, Thailand
  7. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  8. Bangkok, Thailand