Places to visit in Thailand

Mar 28th, 2001, 06:01 AM
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dan
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Places to visit in Thailand

If you had 6 days in Thailand- where do you recommend spending your time?
 
Mar 28th, 2001, 09:37 AM
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Thailand is so varied, depends what you seek? For some it is the mountains of the north, others diving off the islands, for some it's nite-life or shopping, others it is a deserted beach.
You cannot really do the 'lot' in 6 days or even 6 weeks/months. I am sure many of us can help suggest but if you can give some idea of your interests we can be more specific. Regards, Sarah
 
Mar 28th, 2001, 11:00 PM
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Dan -

3 days Bangkok and 3 days Chiang Mai.

Lynn
 
Mar 29th, 2001, 04:37 AM
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Craig
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I concur with Lynn. You will need 3 FULL days to get a feel for Bangkok, though.

Craig
 
Mar 29th, 2001, 05:44 AM
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Sarah has a very good point- our recommendations will be more helpful if we know what you're interested in.

I'd recommend 2-3 days in Bangkok, and would replace Chiang Mai with Koh Samui (or another island) on which you can do many of the same activities (elephant tours, monkey farms, etc.) as in Chiang Mai, but you can also experience the famous beaches.
 
Mar 29th, 2001, 05:45 AM
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Here is a Bangkok to do list:
TO SEE - BANGKOK (CITY OF ANGLES)

*GRAND PALACE - EMERALD BUDDHA
*WAT PHO - RECLINING BUDDHA
*WAT TRAIMIT - GOLDEN BUDDHA
WAT ARUN - TEMPLE OF DAWN
ERAWAN SHRINE
ROYAL BARGES
*KLONGS BY BOAT - CANAL TRIP
JIM THOMPSON'S HOUSE
*VIMANMEK TEAK MANSION
AYUTHAYA - ANCIENT CAPITOL
BANG PA-IN PALACE
DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET
ROSE GARDEN
ELEPHANT GROUND & CROCODILE FARM, SAMPHRAN
SAFARI WORLD
SIAM PARK (WATERWORLD)
*MAHBOONKRONG SHOPPING CENTER (SIAM SQUARE)
CENTERAL DEPARTMENT STORE
KANCHANABURI - SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW - THE BRIDGE OVER THE
RIVER KAWI/ DEATH RAILROAD - SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES
RUBY MARKET
ELEPHANT ROUNDUP - LATE NOVEMBER @ SURIN (452 km FROM BKK)
CHINA HOUSE - ORIENTAL HOTEL
*LORD JIM'S - ORIENTAL HOTEL
*PATPONG STREET - KING'S CASTLE, PUSSY GALORE,
BAHN THAI
SILOM VILLAGES - RUEN THEP
THAI BOXING
LUMPHINI, 1820 HOURS, TU-FR-SA
RATCHACAMNOEN SADIUM, 1800 HOURS - 1700 HOURS SUNDAY,
MO-WE-TH-SU
CHALERMKRUNG ROYAL THEATER OR (SALA CHALERM KRONG), TU & TH
222-0434. LOCATION - CORNER CHAROEN KRUND & TRIPHET ROADS
MOVIES - SIAM SQUARE - WORLD TRADE CENTER - MAHBOONKRONG
*CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET AT CHATUCHAK PARK - SA & SU 8 TO 8
JOHNNY'S GEMS 222-1756 - 199 FUANG NAKHON ROAD
*SAMLOR/TUK-TUK, TAXI, WATER BUS, BUS, MOTORCYCLE TAXI,
SONGTHAEW
CHAO PHRAYA RIVER EXPRESS (RIVER BUS SERVICE) ENDS AT 6 PM
LAEMTHONG RIVER EXPRESS -LONG HAUL - WHITE W/RED STRIPE
RIVER CROSSING FERRY


LONG TAIL TAXI
BO-BE MARKET
DUSIT ZOO
NEIL'S RESTURANT
GOLD SHOPPING
CHINESE RESTURANT
INDIAN RESTURANT
*PASTEUR INSTITUTE SNAKE FARM
SEAFOOD MARKET - 89 SOI 24 SUKHUMVIT
SEAFOOD MARKET AND RESTURANT - 388 SUKHUMVIT
CHICKEN RESTURANT - SOI POLO
*BEER FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER
ROYAL GARDEN RESORTS AND SAIM EXCLUSIVE TOURS 476-0021
TOP-O-LINE COVERTED RICE BARGES
MEKHALA @ 3000 Baht - 10 CABINS
HANOHARA SONG @ 7000 Baht - 4 CABINS
@ MARRIOTT ROYAL GARDANS



*MUST SEE/DO/EXPERIENCE ITEMS
 
Mar 29th, 2001, 07:57 AM
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We will be in Bali for a week before that- so I don't really think we will need more beaches.

Do you think it is rushing around too much if I only spend three days in Chiang Mai and three in Bangkok?
 
Mar 29th, 2001, 10:20 AM
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I would spend 2 days in Bangkok, take a 3 hr train ride to the River Kwai, spend a day and night, take the tour bus to Hua Hin for a few days, then train to Surat for the ferry to Koh Samui, then fly or bus to Phuket.
 
Mar 30th, 2001, 07:24 AM
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Dan,

If you are going to try and tackle everything on the list from the poster above, you'd be rushing around too much. Last Summer, we spent 3 days in Bangkok and 3 days in Chiang Mai, not including 1/2 day to fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

On our first day in Bangkok, we did the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha-don't bother) and did some shopping. On the second day we went on a day trip to Ayuthaya and Bang Pa-in Palace (out by bus, back by boat--reserve through the Oriental Hotel). The third day we did the National Museum tour (took all morning), the Jim Thompson House and more shopping. There were a number of things that we wanted to do but didn't get to.

In Chiang Mai, we spent a full day shopping in the handicraft villages on the outskirts of town. We spent another day visiting an elephant camp, an orchid and butterfly farm, Wat Doi Sutep and a couple of other smaller wats. We spent a 1/2 day wondering around the inner city (not very productive) and another 1/2 day visiting inner city Wats and doing some more shopping.

Since we continued north to Chiang Rai (and then south to Koh Samui), we didn't feel the need to visit any tribal villages from Chiang Mai or take a boat trip on the river--you may want to consider doing one or the other.

Craig
 
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