Thailand 208/2019 new year

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1. Posted by Manued (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I will be spending new year in Thailand this year. Can anyone suggest the best area to stay at that time for a 36 year old female.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2643 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Riverside, Siam area or Pratunam area.

Bangkok is not a small city, about the same size as London.

No matter where you choose to stay there will probably be something on the other side of the city that you will need to get transportation to. Bangkok has city rail service, meter taxis are not that expensive if you know how to use them. Buses available too.

If in the city long enough you might consider staying in more than one area.

(My favorite is the Nana and Asoke area.)

Good luck.

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

You don't mention the city (cities) you're intending to visit.
If You're staying in Bangkok then Karazyals suggestions are good.
But really there isn't a bad place to be in Thailand.
Phuket is very nice but also the most expensive place in Thailand, but it's not too bad by European standards.
Places like Krabi, Hua Hin, Koh Samui and Koh Lan are also good places.
If you don't like beaches then Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai are great but can be a bit cool (it is their winter).

If you're open minded then Pattaya isn't bad. I wouldn't recommend it for families or single women as it's very much a single mans city, but I doubt you wouldn't enjoy yourself there. It's just other places would be more suitable.

Just use common sense like you'd use at home, so don't get blind drunk, walk down dark alleys late at night or dress like a hooker.
Obviously stay away from Drugs. At worse it's a death sentence (much more likely a long stay in a Thai prison which is definately not recommended) and at best you'll pay a policeman a very very large amount of money for his pension fund.

It's high season around Xmas, so you should really have investigated the areas you want to see and have booked accommodation already, however you can usually find somewhere to stay although it may not be in the most convenient area.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Dec-2018, at 15:34 by Andrew Mack ]

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2643 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

How long will you be in Thailand? Bangkok, beach area and Chiang Mai cities gives you a little taste of Thailand. But to give these places some value depends on how much time you can devote to your holiday.

Bangkok is the capital city. Thailand is the entire country. You should have some idea of what you really like to see. Many long distant flights from Europe first land in Bangkok. Thailand has some good long distance bus routes, okay rail service from top to bottom and several discount airlines too.

5. Posted by Manued (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Thank you I’ll be there for 2 weeks. My last 4 days are in Bangkok. I’m looking for somewhere to spend the 10 days. I do love beaches.