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Beaches

Going to Bangkok in early November. Is this a good time for the beaches? Closest nice beach to Bangkok, looking for nice not

sexy and not terribly touristic. Thanks!

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1. Re: Beaches

Pattaya a couple of hours, Cha Am about 2.5 hours, Hua Hin about 3 hrs. hua hin its much more class and quiet exotic and peaceful there.

Koh Samet in Rayong also a very popular island to stay 3-4 nights. Wouldnt bother with Pattaya if you want it quiet and not touristy

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2. Re: Beaches

I would go with hua Hin or Cha am, although Pattaya isn't all sleaze there are some nice places to stay away from all that.

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3. Re: Beaches

Hua Hin would be my choice and I would out of preference stay at one of the hotels a little out of town along the beach (much quieter beaches)

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4. Re: Beaches

The closest beach to Bangkok is undeniably Bang Saen: http://wikitravel.org/en/Bang_Saen Almost no tourists go there. It's primarily a Thai scene. The beach is walled in with sunshades and beach chairs. Most people coming for a day at the beach sit in the shade in family groups, and spend the time drinking watered-down whisky or beer and eating delicious seafood cooked fresh and delivered to the beach chairs by scores of vendors. Those who do go swimming venture into the water in shorts and t-shirts. You can take a van from the soi beside Century Cinema at Victory Monument, a bus or a taxi. See: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c175744/Thail…

Aside from Pattaya, the closest beach in the sense that most westerners think of a beach is Koh Samet, about 3 hours from Bangkok by bus or van: http://wikitravel.org/en/Ko_Samet

Edited: 27 August 2012, 20:03
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5. Re: Beaches

Should you opt for of Bang Saen,

here is a link with a map

jwtravel.co.th/images/…map-of-bangsaen.gif

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6. Re: Beaches

Thank you for your great advise!

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7. Re: Beaches

Thank you!

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8. Re: Beaches

Excellent, thank you!

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9. Re: Beaches

Thank you so much , great information!

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Thank you for the advise and link!