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south thailand

west mids
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south thailand

ok we've booked flights and some accomadation as follows!

dec20th 2010 arrive bangkok for 3 nights

next accomadation is 24/25th dec in hua hin

after that nothing booked until 30th dec 2010 in koa samui

so we need to fill the gaps in between we would love to see beautiful scenery, and experiance thailand not necesasary beaches as we will have beaches on our last few days....its so hard decideing what to do we thought about heading north for hill tribes but are finding it difficult to fit in with tours because of the time scale we have...any ideas thoughts suggestions would be wicked so confused but want to make the most of our time there...cheers trace :-)

Hell, Norway
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1. Re: south thailand

You might be leaving it a bit late for flights and hotels at peak season. Chiangmai is the obvious thought. How about Kanchanaburi for the national parks etc? Or You could head further south to Sam Roi Yot national park, Prachuabkhirikhan, etc.

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2. Re: south thailand

Ayutthaya 80 km north of Bangkok is lovely, extensive old temple grounds. There is also an elephant ranch where you can stay. Sukhhothai is the other former capital, a little further away. Chiang Mai is charming, of course, as is Chiang Rai. Mae Sai on the Burmese border is a very lively place with lots of border trade, few tourists. One could even cross into Burma for the day last time I was there. There are several national Parks if you are into that, like Khao Sok

Edited: 05 September 2010, 01:32
Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: south thailand

Hi, since you are in the South I'd explore, it's great. You could get the Day diesel rail car (very comfie aircraft type seats) time table on net "Thailand railways" but you have to book elsewhere OR take an A/C bus to Prachaup Kirri Khan, there are a couple of hotels there, you cant swim but there are two spectaculat temples one on a mountain the other in a spectacular island. Then move across (Bus) to Rayon quite spectacular countryside, lots of hotels there, then perhaps Krabbi or Phuket. You can Bus from Krabbi or fly from Phuket to Samui. Enjoy, Frank

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4. Re: south thailand

HI, have a look at Elephant Hills, luxury tented camp. We stayed there in April, had a fantastic time, up close and personal with the elephants, kayaking through the mangroves, jungle walk etc. fantasic food, great staff, all in all a fantastic time.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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5. Re: south thailand

Hampshire Tips,

You may wish to go to the Khao Sok Forum at tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g1657011-i16537-… as someone is asking for information about Elephant Hills.

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