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Recommended spots in Thailand?

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1. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Can anyone recommend some good places to go in Thailand. After the Tsunami etc I'm not sure where the good spots are. Flying into Bangkok anyway and staying a week, possibly two.


2. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I definitely wouldnt stay in Bangkok for over a week, there isnt too much to do there. If you want to experience Thailand the right way, go up to Chiang Mai (do a trek), go to Ko Chang (one of the prettier islands to the east), everything in the south is up and running normally, and I would definitely go to Katchnaburi (this may be spelled incorrectly) to visit the elephants and bengal tigers.
Good luck!

3. Posted by cdntrvl (Full Member 50 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Chiang Mai is a great base for some hill treking (we had a great 3 day trek with a not so great opium addicted guide). Kanchanaburi is a nice relaxing town but just avoiding going to the "Bridge on the River Kwai" when there is a slew of tourist busses - not pretty. Get a hotel with rooms floating on the river. I have heard conflicting views concerning the tiger temple - apparently the tigers are pretty much drugged up (I've never been there so I don't know if that is true). Ko Tao is a great little quiet relaxing island and the best dive sites are very close. This really helps if you like diving since most of the excursions from Samui and Phanagn go to the sites around Tao. Bangkok has some interesting sites - Grand Palace, Wat Po, Wat Arun, a walk through China town, the red cross snake farm is pretty cool at milking time, the town of Ayutthya just north is woth a day trip and for right off the beaten path you can visit the phallus shrine by the hilton.

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

cruise or commuter boats on Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, long tail boat on Bangkok khlongs (canals), floating market in Taling Chan on Thonburi, Kho Kret just south of Bangkok is inhabited by Karen artisans