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Route Advice for Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

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1. Posted by naomi89 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


We are a couple flying into Bangkok mid September for 2 months. We have never been before but we are aware that it will be the wet season in some places. However, we want to see as much as possible! The second month we want to travel south along the beaches of Thailand, when its better weather. So that gives us the first month to travel northern Thailand (Chiang Mai etc), Cambodia and Vietnam. We would love to know if there is any advice people could give us, especially on places to avoid during the wet months!

Also, any information on routes would be amazing! (we finish our route in Kuala Lumpa)

Thank you!

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3579 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Here is my suggestion. After Chiang Mai, I would fly Air Asia into HAN. You can buy your VN visa online using the VN version of visa on arrival. My blog talks about my experience using VOA. Most visitors use either the train or open tour bus when travelling around VN. Train is safer, not as convenient. Bus is cheaper, convenient, not as safe, your decision. 3 weeks is perfect to get down to HCMC. Bus over to Phnom Penh, work your way up to Siem Reap. After Angkor, either fly or a long day overland. back to BKK. Here is a good resource for Cam. Then you can either fly down to the Southern beaches, or overnight bus. If you choose the bus, I recommend that you use the gov't bus system that leaves from a bus station. All the travel shops will try to put you on a private bus that leaves close to their shop. Many reports of theft and problems on these overnight bus trips. Ride the bus with the Thai people, not one full of tourists. That is my best advice.

I have other blog entries on DaLat, Nha Trang, Mui Ne that you might find helpful. Good luck with your planning.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Aug-2014, at 10:45 by vegasmike6 ]

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