Saturday, January 27, 2007

Need Thailand/Cambodia advice

Hey all - need your help! Tuyet and I are planning the rest of our travels through Cambodia (Angkor for sure, debating the capital) and Thailand. We're researching ways to get from Hanoi to BKK to Cambodia. Looks like Bangkok Air has a monopoly on the BKK-REP route. We're taking any and all suggestions for travel options - air, ferry, bus, train, as well as travel activities and advice on places to stay - the cheaper the better! We can also go to Cambodia first and then Thailand.

Our ideas for activities in Thailand are trekking, shopping, rock climbing, sea kayaking, eating & massages. No underwater activities since Tuyet is recovering from ear surgery. Possible locations are Chiang Dao (trek), Phuket area (Phang Nga bay=kayak, Railay=rock climb), ko samui. Bangkok is already a definite. I've already been to Chiang Mai so would like to try some place different this time.

Comment away or email me! Places to see/avoid, agencies to use, hostels to stay in, etc. Thank you!

Note: websites for research. I've been using and and a thailand travel guide. Any other good ones?


thong said...

Dearest Lin, are you and Tuyet up in Hanoi? If so, hit me up and let's all get dinner?

Sorry, haven't gone to Cambodia or Thailand yet so no advice to offer thee.

Beach said...

Tuyet and Lin,
Use tripadvisor's Thailand and Cambodia forum. There are a lot of good ideas on that forum. There is a forum regular name Land_premiere who is very knowledgable about the Thailand , Siemreap route.

peggy said...

We went overland from Bangkok to Cambodia stopping through Ko Chang for beach time--staying at "Lonely Beach" which as you can imagine is less populated than Ko Samui--crossed over and took a very long truck ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. I would not recommend the truck-- take the fast boat instead.