Thailand, Asia -- where to go?

Nov 4th, 2002, 10:43 AM
  #1  
Ocean
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thailand, Asia -- where to go?

My husband and I are thinking of visiting the east next year sometime. We have NO idea where to even begin, but we are definitely interested in Thailand and maybe one other country. What are some top suggestions of places to see in Thailand? What is the best time of year to go? We are thinking of a 2-3 week trip... is this a good amount of time to get a taste of the culture there? We are in our late 20's and enjoy beaches, sightseeing (temples, buildings etc.), but not so much into clubs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
Nov 4th, 2002, 12:58 PM
  #2  
Kathie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thailand is a good place to start exploring Asia. The Thai people are very friendly, and they consider hospitality to be a high calling. There is lots of tourist infrastructure in Thailand.

Generally, first timers opt for some time in Bangkok, a trip to the north (Chaing Mai, Chaing Rai) and a trip south to beaches (Phuket, So Samui, etc). That's not a bad plan for three weeks (I'd recommend three weeks, if you can do it). If you are more adventuresome, I'd recommend trading a trip to Angkor Wat for the time in northern Thailand. There has been a lot of talk of Angkor on this board recently, so look at some of the other posts.
 
Nov 15th, 2002, 08:07 PM
  #3  
Darja
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I agree with Kathie. Thailand is a great spot to start and I can say I was there 3 times and I will definitly go there again. If you need some suggestion for itineraries just let me know.
 
Nov 16th, 2002, 05:09 PM
  #4  
Veronica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
If you are into culture and history and seeing the true Thailand I would avoid beach places like Phuket or Koh Samui as they are just commercial beach places, little or no culture at all, and any you see is probably arranged for tourists. A very good site to see how much on offer is www.sawadee.com.
 
Nov 16th, 2002, 06:14 PM
  #5  
David
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Since you love temple , beaches you must visit India with Thailand , If you are nature lover then you go to India , Spec. North India and Rajasthan to see indian culture.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mpark
Asia
1
Dec 14th, 2017 12:27 AM
yestravel
Asia
21
Mar 18th, 2013 07:07 AM
bella27
Asia
10
May 23rd, 2010 06:58 PM
SeldomSeen
Asia
11
Feb 20th, 2009 09:26 PM
bobdevens
Asia
4
Aug 6th, 2007 08:51 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:32 PM.