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1. Posted by pockets (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone,

Im planning a months trip to Thailand in November, its my first time there....I have a few questions concerns..

My plan was to fly to Bangkok and my first nights accomodation being the only thing I plan in advance, from there I just hoped to take it day by up to the north for 2 weeks then maybe take an internal flight from Chang Mai to Krabi and spend the next 2 weeks in the South...

However, I have read that with November being the busy season planning is essential...what does everyone think?

Also any other advise for a first time traveller in Thailand, it would really be appreciated.


2. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Pockets:

November is NOT the rainy season for most of Thailand, it is the beginning of the cold season. The rainy season is Sept-Oct.

It is, however, still the rainy season in the south of Thailand - but, the south of Thailand only has two seasons, rainy and dry. No probs though, even when it rains it only lasts for like half an hour and then stops for the rest of the day.
Planning is not that essential.

3. Posted by pockets (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for replying :)

The only planning I wanted to do was the first couple of nights in Bangkok and just take it from there, I assumed that November was a busy time so I was a little concerned about finding places to stay and arranging transport/train tickets on the day.

Im sure I'll have other queries about all kinds of things so I'll make sure I do some research before asking questions but this forum seems great for advice from seasoned travellers who no doubt know best!

Thanks again.x

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1851 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You can get a 30 day visa on arrival (part of a day counts as a full day). 500 baht a day if you overstay.

While November is not as busy as December - March, it can be some hassle if you have nothing booked as many do book rooms early. You can book onward rooms from internet cafes.

It doesn't hurt to spend the last few days in Bangkok. Do a bit of sight-seeing and a bit of shopping.

AirAsia does cheap flights. asiarooms does cheap rooms.