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Jan 11th, 2014, 09:58 AM
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How would you spend 7 days in Thailand?

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I am planning for 2 weeks in Southeast Asia. With my first week in Cambodia, I am looking to spend 7 days in Thailand. How would you spend 7 days in Thailand?
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Jan 11th, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Are you a beach person? If so, I'd split my time, 3-4 days in Bangkok and 3-4 days on a beach. You don't say when you are going, and there are weather considerations. Bangkok is a very interesting exotic city. I could easily spend all my time in Bangkok! There is a lot to see and do.
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Jan 11th, 2014, 12:57 PM
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On the cultural side, I would also consider stops at Thailand's prior capitals: Ayutthaya (just an hour north of Bangkok) and Sukhothai. Both places contain wonderful examples of Thai art (painting and sculpture) and architecture.
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Jan 11th, 2014, 02:48 PM
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We spent 4 days in Bangkok and 3 in Chang Mai. I'm not a beach person; much preferred the jungle. LOVED Thailand.
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Jan 11th, 2014, 02:48 PM
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I'd spend the week in Bangkok.
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Jan 11th, 2014, 04:02 PM
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Thank you everyone for your inputs. Sounds like I'll need to reconsider the 1st week in Cambodia. So much to see!!

The plan is for March.
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Jan 11th, 2014, 04:42 PM
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Why would you change the week in Cambodia?
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Jan 11th, 2014, 04:51 PM
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Just considering doing Cambodia on another trip. I felt like I was getting too eager. Still open for suggestions though
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Jan 12th, 2014, 07:46 AM
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I think it is wise to see Angkor sooner rather than later.
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Jan 12th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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You can do 3 days in Cambodia...u will be well-templed-out by that time! Then go to Bkk and Island rest of time
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Jan 12th, 2014, 10:56 AM
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It takes three full days just to see the so-called major temples. We spent a week and would have enjoyed even more time. So how long to spend at Angkor depends on your level of interest. Get Dawn Rooney's book, Angkor: A Guide to Cambodia's Wondrous Temples to help you decide how long you need there.
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Jan 12th, 2014, 01:41 PM
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You can easily spend a week in BKK if you like big, busy cities. YOu might consider 4 days in BKK and 3 in CM/CR. We loved Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai area. However, I would be careful going North during March as that is when they have their "burning season" and air pollution can be a problem.
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