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Traveling around Thailand

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Traveling around Thailand


Will be in Thailand 25/12/14-17/01/15 and arriving in Bangkok.

There's lots I want to see in Bangkok but not sure I want my whole time here.

Sky scanner shows flights to Phuket, koh Sam etc am I better booking in uk?, are there nearer comparable resorts with postcard beaches?

Any recommendations for trains, buses etc

First time in Thailand so open to suggestions.

What is Christmas like in Thailand.

Many thanks :-)

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1. Re: Traveling around Thailand

You are travelling at the MOST expensive time of you.

The weather in Samui is not going to be as good as that in Phuket.

The flights are cheaper to Phuket, and best if booked well in advance.

You can use trains or buses but they are slower and cost about the same as an Air Asia ticket to Phuket.

Thailand is great fun at Christmas. Warm, sunny, things are open, no turkey!

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2. Re: Traveling around Thailand

I'm sure you WON'T want to spend 3+ weeks in Bangkok. If you book flights now, you will get the lowest prices. Have a look at Air Asia, Thai Airlines, Nok, etc.and read past posts for more info. A good first visit itinerary that is often recommended on this site is - Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and a beach stay.You've certainly got time to cover 3 locations.

I have visited Thailand many times and always in December. I agree it's the most expensive time of year, but it's all relative and you will still find it inexpensive.

Happy planning!


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3. Re: Traveling around Thailand

Hi, you need to do more research to see which places suit you but I definitely wouldn't stay the 3 weeks in Bangkok, the standard itinerary is Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai then down South to one of the beach resorts, the andaman coast will have the best weather in December.

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4. Re: Traveling around Thailand

Spend some time in Bangkok and then head north to Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai from there hit some beaches on the West (Andaman) coast.

Its a great time of year to visit.

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5. Re: Traveling around Thailand

Take a couple of days to check out Kanchanaburi from BKK before heading north to Chiang Mai.

Enjoy your trip


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