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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2017
Train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.  (4 Answers)

We have heard about and want experience train ride to go from Bakgkok to Chiang Mai. Need advice on which train (time) cost as compared to bus and any other details someone thinks important. Thanks very much.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2017
Night time temperatures in March  (4 Answers)

Hi there,

I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks from 3rd March. Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park and Ko Yao Yai island in the South. I know the days will be hot, I'm wondering how cold it gets at night. Would rather not bring a bulky jacket as I'm backpacking and trying to pack as light as possible. Will I get away with a light sweater?

Thanks for any answers :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2017
Is it better to take English money or baht  (6 Answers)

Hi I am going to Bangkok Phuket and Krabi which is the best currency to take English. Pound or baht which is better rate


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2017
Time to clear customs at DMK airport Bangkok  (3 Answers)

About how long will it take to clear customs at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport (DMK)? We will be arriving on a Thursday at 10:15 am in a few weeks using Thai AirAsia X Airbus 330. We already have Thai 60 days visa in our passports. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2017
taxi or bus? which is better? and the cost £££ from phuket airport to patong beach?  (4 Answers)

I'm flying from Bangkok to phuket next week, and on my arrival i have to take a taxi or bus to patong?, can u guys give some advice? which is better taxi or a bus? thanks a lot in advance :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2017
Exchanging euro for Thai Bhat  (7 Answers)

Should I change money before I fly to Thailand? Or would I get a better rate on arrival at airport in Thailand?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2016
Where is it good weather in south of Thailand ?  (8 Answers)

Hi
How's the weather in the south of Thailand ? I Wanted to go to Krabi but it's seems to be raining everywhere in the whole south ??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2016
Drive in Thailand without an international driving licence?  (12 Answers)

Hello!

I've a special demand this time to visit Thailand. I'm french if it's not written on my page and I'm renewing my driving licence after I lost it in a train... The administration in INCREDIBLY slow and I'm not sure if my national french driving licence will be ready on time before I go to Thailand... Plus if I have to make an INTERNATIONAL driving licence which is going to take 2 extra weeks... Needless to say I'm in a hurry.

I know it's not legal to use only my FRENCH driving licence (if I've it on time!) but I wanted to rent a car (through the agency Thai Rent A Car for example)... But do you know if those rental cars companies ask to see your INTERNATIONAL driving licence at the offices when you come to get the car or is it ok if you just show your own national driving licence?

I'm not talking about the fines if I encounter a picky Thai policeman, it's ok I can deal with it. But can I rent a car in Thailand simply with my NATIONAL driving licence?

Thank you a lot! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2016
How to get to Cambodia  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone
How do I get to Kampot, Cambodia from Bangkok, easiest way ?

If someone is kind enough to give me a bullet point breakdown I would greatly appreciate it.
Im not very bright you see lol

Thank yooooo xxx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2016
Does Mesaba Airlines still exist?  (3 Answers)

Hello,

I'm checking a flight from Shanghai to Bangkok, and the best flight I've found is operating by a company called Mesaba Airlines... An American company that stopped activity back in 2012...!

So was the company bought by a Chinese or Thai Airlines Company... or is this a trick? I really don't understand, it doesn't look trustworthy!

It's URGENT thank you :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2016
Island hopping best way to do it  (9 Answers)

Hi there are 4 of us coming to Thiland in March 2017 we're trying to sort out our trip/movements but there is so much to do in such a short space of time 14-16 days

We have decided island hopping & spending 2-3 days in each place is the way forward with maybe a few more nights at the last point

We want to do the elephant sanctuary
See the baby lions
Do some scuba diving etc
Do the full moon party in march (12th) I think it is

Can anyone recommend the best places to go to, to do the above I imagine there are some shocking animal sanctuarys 

We were thinking of starting at the furthest point & working our way back

Where would we fly into? How do you get to the other islands on a boat? What's the longest travelling time?

Any help/advice would be great so we can start making a plan/itinerary we're flying from the UK either Gatwick or Heathrow & then were planning on booking hotels on booking.com or air bnb

Roughly anyone that has done this type of thing how much should we be looking at money wise to do this?

I literally have no idea we're going to look at flights this week then hotel pricing & then I guess food/drinks everyday. Transport & trips


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 08, 2016
Best time to travel  (8 Answers)

I have never been to Thailand and i'm thinking of going there in about 12 months time or so and I was wondering what is the best time of year to travel in Thailand?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2016
Help with Bangkok itinerary  (12 Answers)

I'm travelling to Thailand in March and have a bit of spare time in Bangkok. I'm already planning a day trip to Ayutthaya, is there a similar trip that can be done in a day? Would it be worth flying to Chiang Mai just for two nights? Any advice would be really appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2016
What can i do to make Turkish airline to refund my unused tickets  (8 Answers)

Is there anybody who had issues with the Turkish airline and their services?
On the 5th of August. I and my wife purchased Turkish airline flight tickets via Expedia to travel from Bangkok to Istanbul and then to Tel Aviv to return on the 15th of August from Tel Aviv to Istanbul then Bangkok
We missed the first flight from Bangkok to Istanbul and I received a message from Expedia that Turkish airline canceled all of my 8 tickets, including tickets for the 15th of August.
Then I and my wife purchased a new ticket on the Turkish airline website on the 6th of August to the same destination (Bangkok to Istanbul and then to Tel Aviv) in order to return on the 15th of August from Tel Aviv to Istanbul and then to Bangkok, with a total of 8 tickets.
We used the tickets to fly from Bangkok to Istanbul but personal urgent circumstances forced on us in Istanbul airport to buy returning tickets from Istanbul to Bangkok.
So we used only 2 tickets this time, we didn't use the remaining 6 tickets, out of the 16 tickets purchased from Turkish airline I only used two.
to Turkish airline to refund my unused tickets. The First time I received an unintelligible reply and the second time, which is one month I wrote ago, I sent Turkish airline another message but until now I didn't receive any message.
I wrote also to Expedia,you notice it,but this is the next story....
So how do you think I can resolve this issue?... Any advice?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2016
Snorkeling  (4 Answers)

Hi im staying at the Regent Beach hotel Cha am in january and love snorkeling but have read the water is very murky there and the only good snorkeling is to take a trip to one of the islands 3 hours away is there no where nearer as i don't one to take trips every other day thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2016
2016 dec-jan krabi stay  (2 Answers)

Does anyone no any good cheap hotel in ao nang high season want to stay there 28th dec till 4th jan then try somewhere else 4 another week or so then back 2 krabi 4 flight home 17th jan would appreciate any emails of hotels


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2016
Advance Train Ticket Purchase  (4 Answers)

Do I need to book train tickets in advance for November? I intend getting the train from Bangkok to Surat Thani and then back to Bangkok again about 10 days later,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 16, 2016
60 Day Tourist Visa Question  (4 Answers)

Hi, I am flying into Bangkok, then flying out of Bangkok 3 1/2 months afterward. My plan is to travel in Thailand for 60 days, then travel to Cambodia, Laos, and maybe Myamar for the rest of the time before returning to Bangkok to catch my flight home. I am a US Citizen

So . . . I might have to criss-cross Thailand to get to these different countries after the 60 day visa is expired. I know I can extend that visa for 30 days so that takes care of 3 months, but when I return to Thailand for another country to get my flight can I get some kind of visa at the border to stay for a few days to catch my flight?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2016
Where's the famous beach in Thailand?  (7 Answers)

Hello, I'm just wondering where's the best beach in Thailand that is nice to visit.

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2016
Wanting to spend 6 months in Thailand - Visa Options  (6 Answers)

I am wanting to spend 6 months in Thailand, but aware that you can only get a 60 day tourist visa. If i cross the border to Burma for a couple of weeks, can you then get another 60 day visa? I am sure there are some loop holes but just want to be sure. Does anyone have any advice?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2016
Phi Phi... recommended cruise companies  (5 Answers)

Hello Phi Phi experts!
We will be staying on the island for a few nights at Cliff Resort and Zeavola.
Can anyone give recommended providers/companies which can offer
- a comfortable day cruise from PP. Proper lunch and drinks if possible.
- a cruise to Koh Racha Yai (is it too far?)
- a private speedboat to Krabi airport from Zeavola


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2016
Phi Phi Island  (4 Answers)

I am planning to travel to Phi Phi islands in Thailand am interested in doing some shopping and water activities although I need an advice about good hotels with some good rates


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2016
First time in Thailand  (33 Answers)

Good evening;
I am leaving for Thailand Sept 7. My original plan to explore Thailand in Sept then head to Maylasia in October however my plans are extremely fluid. Since I will be traveling alone I am somewhat concerned about safety especially with certain recent events if anyone could share a little knowledge or even some better insight into what's going on that would be great. Also any ideas as far as unique "non-tourist" stops I would really like to get off the beaten path and explore. Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2016
Temples in Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai  (11 Answers)

Hi Everyone, am travelling with my family to see Thailand in 2017. I am planning my days around as well as tour guides and all.

I am mostly interested in Temples and historical sites, not shows, classes, city or markets. :) no offence.

Can you guys tell me if i spend a day each in Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai, is that enough time to see the temples? :) so confusing and I'm a planner so i want to make sure i dont miss anything.

Thanks

Shei


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2016
Primo Piazza  (4 Answers)

Hi guys! I want to go to Piazza Primo from Bangkok. Can you help me how to get there please. Can I take a bus or do I need a priavte car? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2016
Chiang Mai New Years Eve 2016  (2 Answers)

Looking to visit Chiang Mai around Dec 30, 2016 - Jan 4, 2017. Can you advise if the Weekend Markets (Saturday & Sunday) will be open that weekend due to New Years Eve National Holiday? Am guessing that the Night Bazar will be open on Fri night Dec 30.

Could you also advise if most of the shops & stores would also be open over the New Years weekend?

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2016
aquarium dive  (2 Answers)

I would like peoples opinion about their personal experience in aquarium dive at pattaya underwater world or siam sealife ocean world in bangkok.

I'm thinking of making a booking for either one of the dive, but not sure which is better.

sealife ocean world at 6600baht whiles underwater world at 3500baht.

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2016
Lopburi Sunflower farm  (3 Answers)

Hi! Can someone please help me how to get to Lopburi Sunflower farm? Should I take a bus or train? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2016
Suggestion on steak and seafood  (3 Answers)

Can any one suggest some good place to eat seafood and steak in pattaya and bangkok cheap.

Some one did mention beefeater in pattaya which is good, but expensive, and I will be visiting khlong lat mayom floating market.

On youtube I do see in walking street seafood and steak, not sure if it's good.

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2016
Phetchabun Campsite  (1 Answer)

I wish to have more info for my next trip, I will be travelling from Bangkok and plan to over night with tent. Is there a camp site with facilities and groceries stall? Anything I shouldn't missed, foods, places of interest. Thank You



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