|03-02-2010, 02:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
One Week in Thailand
Dear friends... I would like to go to Thailand viz.. Bangkok pattaya and phuket i.e. 2 days each in these places in end of march. What should be the best way to go.. and do you think that it is better to spend these 6 days in bangkok and pattaya only rather than visiting phuket as well in such a short time. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks__________________
|03-06-2010, 07:20 AM||#2|
ITYT Cabin Crew
Join Date: Jan 2010
If you are looking for a week of total relaxation I would recommend heading straight to one of the islands or beach resorts. With a one-week itinerary carefully consider your transport options. Buses and trains are inexpensive and can be a great way to travel in Thailand, but if you are travelling long distances flying may make more sense. Flights to Ko Samui take just over an hour from Bangkok compared to a combined rail and ferry journey which takes over 15 hours. Flights to Krabi and Phuket also take just over an hour from Bangkok. Ko Samui, Krabi and Phuket all offer a choice of beaches, a variety of nightlife and a wide range of accommodation options which makes them all a good choice if you are staying in Thailand for just a week.__________________
If you don’t want to fly but still want to hit the beach you could make a beeline for the pretty little island of Ko Samet. Getting to Ko Samet from Bangkok will involve a road journey of just over 2 hours to the port at Ban Phe and then a 30-45 minute ferry crossing. If all you want to do is sunbathe and swim for a week, then consider Ko Samet. Another idyllic island is Ko Chang. Part of the appeal of Ko Chang is that it is a part of a marine archipelago and day trips to neighbouring islands are easily arranged. Although it’s Thailand’s second largest island, much of the interior of Ko Chang is covered by jungle and as such is uninhabited. The palm-fringed beaches have started to attract developers but not to the extent of Ko Samui or Phuket. Getting from Bangkok to Ko Chang takes just over 5 hours, including the ferry crossing. There is an option to fly to the nearby airport at Trat, but because it is on the mainland it still involves a ferry crossing to Ko Chang.
|10-22-2010, 12:27 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I agree with you Lance, Pattaya is an attractive and superb place for anyone who is looking for a journey in Thailand. Pattaya’s sights are mainly modern, much reflecting the town itself.
Sights often double up as activities but there’s still an array of interesting things to see, especially if you’re willing to travel a little.
Places like Underwater World, Mini Siam are, Museum of Bottle Art, Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum and Sanctuary of Truth are top attractions.
|10-22-2010, 11:39 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Phuket is almost at the bottom of Thailand, you would have to pay for a plane ride to get there. After flying there, I don't think only a day or so there is worth it! You waste a lot of time waiting in airports too.
A day in Bangkok, a final night or two in Bangkok and the rest of the time in Pattaya. Pattaya usually has cheaper hotels than Bangkok, Phuket is more expensive than both places.
For Bangkok choose a hotel in the Sukhumvit Road area, not far from the Skytrain, this way you will be able to use the Skytrain to get around. You will also have malls, restaurants, nightlife, hotels in all price ranges, travel agencies for tours and even supermarkets. The Skytrain can also take you to the Ekamai bus terminal where you can get the bus to Pattaya. Price is around 120 baht for the 2 hour ride. Buy your tickets inside, right side corner.
In Pattaya choose a hotel on or near Pattaya 2nd Road. This way you can walk to malls, street vendors, nightlife, restaurants, etc. For tours in Bangkok and Pattaya visit a nearby travel agency and check out what they have.
In Bangkok there is a new Rail Link. That rail link is only 15 baht (until the end of the year) to get you from the airport to the Pratunam area of Bangkok. If you arrive during the day hours, early evening, from the Rail Link Pratunam stations you can either take a meter taxi to your hotel in the Sukhumvit area or even use the Skytrain. The last three stops of the City Line are in the Pratunam area. The Skytrain is at the Phaya Thai stop. A meter taxi from Makkasan Rail Link station to Sukhumvit hotels will be from around 65 baht to 85 baht using the meter only. No Skytrain or Rail Link after midnight.
Why only six days? Unless you are from a nearby country, staying longer in Thailand doesn't cost that much more. The biggest expense when you are coming from far away is the plane tickets. Hotels are pretty cheap if you go for some of the budget places.
|12-12-2013, 06:07 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2013
Thailand has been one of the world's most visited tourist destinations for the last thirty years. Every year, millions of tourists come to Thailand to see Thailand's famous temples, beaches, and mountains. They eat Thai food, ride elephants, climb mountains, visit hill tribe villages and even meet Thai girls. If you're a tourist planning on coming to Thailand though,__________________
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