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1. Posted by Custard (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

As you can probably see from my previous post. We're off to Thailand in a few weeks. Mid November for 6 weeks to two months (not sure if we're doing xmas there yet or not).

Could anybody offer any advice on the best way to get around...

We're currently thinking go north the Chaing Mai/Rai then south as want to finish up chilling out on some beaches island hoping...

We're open to lots of suggestions and stupidly left our Asia guide book in Oz and now we're in Nz we're in need of lots of friendly advice so...

Best mode of Transport to get from place to place.
Good places to stay, places not to stay... any advice appreciated.

2. Posted by thanitk (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Kaosarn Rd. is quite convenient to stay many guess house and 7-11 and tour agency and many things but if you want more peaceful I suggest you to stay in the guesthouse in SOI KASEMSAN area.

Abt going to ChianMai, there is a night train to go there, and in the south, this season is the Andaman side not the gulf of Thailand side.

More info upon your request

Iam running out of time


3. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 465 posts) 12y Star this if you like it! another travel guide?
Lonely planet are best for Thailand.

4. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Trains, planes & automobiles. Going north to Chaing Mai/Rai, flights are cheap you can get a flight for 1500baht there's also the overnight trains and busses. Same same going south.


5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Custard

First thing to do, when u get to Bangkok(flying, i presume), would be to get a taxi, to Khoa San road. Do not go directly outside, at the airport. Go down stairs, in the airport, to get the metered taxis. I have been told, that a taxi, to the Khao San Road, will cost u the equivalent of 4 British pounds.

Check this link, to find a list of guesthouses, on the Khao San Road.
i dont think there is any need, to book them in advance.

If i have time later, or on Monday, i will give u info, about going north to Chaing Mai/Rai, and south for island hopping.
Any particular islands u are interested in visiting. Off the beaten track, or the more popular ones?