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1. Posted by Chris789 (Budding Member 13 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Im heading to Thailand at the start of July for 2 weeks. Flying into Bangkok and planning on spending a couple of nights there before heading south. Going to take in the full moon party and spend a few nights in Ko Sumai. Unsure of where to head after.

Any suggestions on how to maximise my 2 weeks would be helpfull?

2. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 473 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Koh Samui is pretty overdone now so you might want to leave early.

Khao Sok national Park is in the same province - Surat Thani - and well worth a visit.
stunning lakes and jungle scenery - with "karks" etc - lots of adventure type stuff to do too.

3. Posted by KevinRB (Inactive 76 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


Based upon what you have already decided on, that uses up pretty much one week of your two weeks so far, so the choices are:

1/ do more of the same - Phuket, Krabi, Koh Lantra, Phi Phi Islands - all in the same area.

2/ head further north and visit Koh Chang, Koh Samet back to Bangkok then either fly, bus or train to Chiang Mai, 3-4 days up here being a reasonable amount of time to explore Northern Thailand, then back to Bangkok - and home !!.

Personally my suggestion would be no2 as that would give you a more interesting perspective of all the different aspects of Thai life, rather than just the "beach life". Chiang Mai is a very nice & friendly city full of old Thai culture.

Good luck



4. Posted by ekay (Full Member 23 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

It will be good to experience the South (beaches) and the North (mountain, hill-tribes, Lanna culture) perspective of Thailand.

Spend a couple of days by home staying with some Thai family to add value to your travels.