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      Ban Bang Saen (2) 4 hours ago

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      Here is a link to the hostel via tripadvisor:

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      Bangkok Jul 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

      This is the plan guide gave us which I don't understand.

      Wat Arun and Wat Suthat + Giant Swing are both on other side of river; then why not to do in one day? Why on 2 different days?

      Why not to do Wat Saket when we do Grand Palace and Wat Pho; all on the same side of the river.

      Itinerary / Program

      December 24th :
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      12.30 Grand Palace
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      15.00 Wat Arun
      16.00 Flower Market
      16.30 Chinatown
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      December 25th
      Meeting at hotel at 8.30am.

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      10.00 Wat Suthat + Giant Swing
      11.00 Old Bangkok area
      12.00 Lunch
      12.30 Canal Tour
      13.30 Baan Silapin (Artist House)
      16.00 Silk Community
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      Silom Road safety in July, 2014

      Bangkok Jul 3, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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      Bangkok Yesterday

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      Bangkok ferry to Ayuttaya and taxis services in Ayuttaya

      Bangkok Jul 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

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      Bangkok Jun 18, 2014 at 2:56 AM

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      Bangkok Jul 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM

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      3. Is it far from highlighted places and BTS station?
      4. How much will the transport cost from Don Muang to this area?
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      Bangkok Jun 19, 2014 at 2:30 AM

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      Bangkok Jul 2, 2014 at 10:48 PM

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    • shopping malls and night out

      Bangkok Jun 16, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      Hi there, I and my frens will be travelling to bangkok couple weeks from now n we are staying at Soi 2 area. This is our first visit. May I know:

      1. Which is the preferable transport from Don Muang airport to hotel in Soi 2? And how much does it cost?

      2. Which shopping mall does not have heavy crowd and offering good pricing?

      3. Where is the safe gals night out that we can go such as club and night market?

      4. Nice food and massage parlour that you recommend over the area of Soi 2?

      Thank you so much on your opinion!

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      Bangkok Jun 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM

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    • Bangkok sighseeing

      Bangkok Jun 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      We will be staying in Centra Central Station Hotel Bangkok for 3 nights. these things are pretty close to this hotel:
      Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew
      Wat Arun
      Wat Saket
      Siam Square

      We are talking to a guide and he is planning us to do following in 2 days and charging $250/day for 4 people ($500 for 2 days). Is it advisable to get a guide or just visit these places by taxi and a boat? Please advise.
      His email:
      So far I think on 24th it would be indeed Grand Palace + Wat Phra Kaew then Wat Pho, Wat Arun then Chinatown and Wat Traimit.

      On 25th then it would be Wat Saket, Wat Suthat, visiting some old Bangkok area before heading to the river and go for the canal tour, stop at the "artist house" to see the puppet show and then back to Siam Square and Erawan Shrine to finish the day.

    • Bangkok Night life

      Bangkok Jun 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      I am going to Bangkok with my friends in two weeks time. I am so glad to hear that the curfew have been removed. So im looking for some advice of nightlife expenses in bangkok. How much will a liquor and beers will cost in clubs at Bangkok? n which clubs are really safe for tourist ?... Thank in advance.


    • Any good beach close to Bangkok??

      by charlottexmachin Online Now Apr 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      Hi, we are 3 people who are looking for a good beach not too far from bangkok, my friend has only 2 weeks, so we would like to spend not more than 3 or 4 days at the beach before going up north to Chiang Mai. Does Ko Samet a good option? Or Koh Chang? can we find cheap accommodation, How long does it take to get there from Bangkok by local bus? Any suggestions about accommodation, beach, activities? Thank you very much!

      2 Answers May 1, 2014 at 3:17 AM
    • What Activities on Koh Sommed!

      by administration Online Now Nov 7, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      If you didn't want to relax on the beaches of Koh Sammed, what else is there to see and do!

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2013 at 7:58 AM
    • Speed boat from Ban Phe to Koh Samet

      by lesleygj Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Please advise if we can hire a speed boat at around 8 pm as our flight to Bangkok doesn't arrive until 4pm? thanks and regards, Lesley

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 4:56 AM
    • Crime in Ko Samet

      by pjcvreis Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM

      "Armed robbery is a common occurrence on Ko Samet. The local police has little to no interest in resolving those crimes. The southern end of Ao Pai beach seems to be a robbery hotspot. Armed robberies even inside hotel rooms have been reported in this area." ( - is this truth? I'm planning to go there with my wife and son, this month...

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2013 at 9:20 AM
    • Help retrieve photos from a lost camera (Koh Samet, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1)

      by levkantor Online Now Sep 19, 2012 at 7:04 AM

      Well, here's my sad story. Just yesterday me and my girlfriend, we came back from a vacation in Thailand – our first vacation together, and it was incredibly awesome, feels like a honeymoon, awesome journey. But here’s a thing – unfortunately, we lost our camera, just forgot it on a table in Seahorse Restaurant at Wong Duean beach on Koh Samet island. It happens at approx. 6-7 PM on Thursday, 13th September. It was full of amazing photos and short videos. Which are very valuable for us. It was a day before we left, and local police wasn't really helpful, and we tried our best, asked every reception on the beach, asked staff at the restaurant – but wasn't able to find it.

      My good guess is – in case the camera was stolen, probably thieves would try to sell it, instead of keeping it. I know, that chances are very slim, but I will try:

      So, if anyone found or buy used Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 camera, black, with a serial number FD96A002862, and with a 16GB memory card in it – anywhere around on Koh Samet island, or in Rayong, or Pattaya, or online, or anywhere else in Thailand – please, please, please, contact me! At this e-mail: IMPORTANT NOTICE: even if the camera had no pictures in it, it’s actually pretty easy to restore them from a formatted memory card on a computer – there’s a lot of free and easy-to-use utilites to do that. So even if it’s empty (most likely it is), please, contact me anyway, before taking a lot of pictures with it! Obviously, I won’t be asking for a camera back, and no questions asked – all I want is to try and retrieve my photos.

      I will send you a link for a program and detailed instructions on how to restore deleted photos. I will explain to you and provide you online storage to upload those pictures, and I will pay any internet bills, and we would be eternally thankful for saving and returning us photos from this vacation. If you can’t upload them, maybe you can just send them via mail on a flash/CD-R, I will pay for all postage rates, etc.

      If you can help to spread the word around you, or suggest any other good forums/communities where to post this note, I would be very thankful too! I know chances are very slim, but I still want to try to do everything possible.

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
    • Buying a sim card in Ko Samet

      by Ljbimka Online Now Nov 22, 2011 at 4:29 AM

      Where is it possible to buy a Thai SIM card in Ko Samet?
      I really need one.

      3 Answers Nov 24, 2011 at 6:38 AM
    • need urgent help on koh samet (1st timers)

      by indian_reviewer Online Now Oct 31, 2010 at 11:05 AM

      we r a couple wanting to go to kOH SAMET for a overnight stay , bus just dont know which beach to choose from.?

      we like less crowded beaches where there's little or a bit close to night life(fire jugglers) , but what we r looking more for is sun bathing and (beach shore snorkeling like some islands in phuket have)as we dont know much swimming :(

      also any help with the accommodations will be obliged

      budget 1000-1200 bahts beach house with ac or huts on stilts

      hope get speedy answers as leaving for pattaya in 7 days

    • getting to Koh Samet

      by sharklad Online Now Oct 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM

      my wife and i are travelling to Koh Chang in November, and we would like to go to Koh Samet for a few days before heading back to Bangkok.

      we would like to get a ferry or speedboat from Koh Chang to Koh Samet. Is this possible or would have to go via the mainland?, If it is possible how much does it cost and how long does it take to get from Koh Chang to Koh Samet?

      anyone got any helpful information?


      1 Answer Oct 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM
    • speed boat

      by 1vs Online Now Sep 24, 2010 at 12:10 PM

      I'gonna come to Bangkok at 7 PM and take a taxi .How much time does it take to get Ban Phee pier? Can I find a speedboat after 10-11 PM to get Sae kaew beach? And how much is it ?Thanks.

      4 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 10:02 PM
    • Anybody want to share boat fee on 23-24 July 2010?

      by rickwoo Online Now Jul 4, 2010 at 7:57 AM

      Anybody want to share boat fee on 23-24 July 2010?

      I will be staying in Koh Samed with my girlfriend and planning to take a boat to travel other island for fishing and scuba diving, the more people join the more cheaper boat fee. I can be reached at


    • Help re where to stay in Koh Samet

      by Frazzlepants Online Now Jan 6, 2010 at 6:41 AM

      I will be in Bangkok for a few days from Sat 30th Jan to Wed 3rd Feb and want a few chilled beach days; Koh Samet looks the nearest and easiest choice. Hotels online are looking quite expensive; I am wondering a) how easy it is to rock up and find somewhere reasonably priced say 800-1200baht a night and b)what beach/resort is the best choice?? I would like something relaxed but with a few restaurants/bars, beach activity etc...
      Is anyone who has been there able to advise?
      many thanks...

      1 Answer Jan 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM
    • Bungalow/Guesthouse availability round New Year

      by chris5153 Online Now Jul 23, 2009 at 7:57 AM

      I am looking at visiting Ko Samet Haad Sai Kaew around New Year time (not the weekend). What are the chances of just turning up & getting a decent bungalow/guesthouse for under 1000 baht.

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2009 at 6:08 AM
    • Help!

      by katieabbiss Online Now May 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM

      We are looking to stay at the paradee resort for our honeymoon, but do not want to just eat etc there. I understand that we are right at the end of the island but are there any restaurants etc nearby that are walkable or if not how difficult would it be to get transport to say candle light beach? Any tips would be greatly received

    • Where is Bart Koekoek ? The Dutch men

      by maartenvanderwilk Online Now Apr 4, 2009 at 6:14 AM

      I am looking for mr. Bart Koekoek from Amsterdam Holland
      birthday 13 december 1956.
      He is traveling on Ko Samet
      It is very urgent that he make contact with:
      Mr. Maarten van der Wilk from Amsterdam
      His familie is in problem.
      Did anybody see him? Please let him know to cal me.
      +31-626228539 or email:


      3 Answers Apr 4, 2009 at 7:21 AM
    • Vongduern Beach Resort photos and experience to share

      by Isabelllla Online Now Nov 20, 2008 at 7:26 AM

      Any photos of Vongduern Beach Resort to share?
      What are the recent reviews? Anyone stayed there?
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2009 at 2:30 AM
    • VongDuern Villa

      by Isabelllla Online Now Nov 10, 2008 at 9:02 PM

      What about this resort?
      Any recent reviews and photos?
      Planning for coming holidays.

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2009 at 3:19 AM
    • Are there any tailors in Koh Samet?

      by Weeble69 Online Now Oct 26, 2008 at 2:50 PM

      Are there any tailors in Koh Samet?

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    • Weather??

      by Weeble69 Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 10:41 AM


      Whats the weather like in the middle of November?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    • Any feedback on VONG DEUAN RESORT?

      by Weeble69 Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 10:27 AM

      Hi All, Planning to stay there for a week in November if your reviews are good?

      Any advice welcome.



      1 Answer Oct 23, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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      I just CANT seem to make a decision!!!

      by sugarpuff Online Now Oct 20, 2008 at 12:36 AM

      I have been looking constantly for the last 5 days for somewhere to go with a relaxing atmosphere, but also be able to grab a drink in the evening..somewhere with lovely beaches and see-through water, but also nowhere more than 500B a night....

      I have been to Koh Tao three times over the last 3 years and I guess Im looking for something very similar to that, but just cant seem to find it...

      I have looked at Koh Chang, Koh Samet and all that area, but just cannot find a single review that says the same thing! Today is 20th Oct and I want to fly there on 24th, so as you can see, time is not on my side!!!

      Any ideas please...Gulf of Thailand islands will be rainy now as otherwise I would prob just go back to Samui and the cosy little bungalows we had there one year...

      And of course there are so many places which do not probably advertise on the internet so there may in fact be places like Im looking for, but I wouldnt know until I arrived...

      Help please...Ko Chang pros and cons, Koh Samet pros and cons...and of course anywhere else in that area! South west is too expensive for me.

      Thank you.

      7 Answers Oct 21, 2008 at 8:35 AM
    • Going to Ko Samet this weekend...

      by rimarhodey Online Now Oct 13, 2008 at 3:40 AM

      Hopefully, someone can answer me before Friday. I tried to make a reservation at Tubtim Resort but I need to call and reconfirm on Friday. After looking at many sites about Ko Samet it looks like to get a budget bungalow you really can't make reservations and you just need to go there. Is this weekend going to be too busy and we may not get get a room? Also, we may get to the pier after 6:00 p.m. and it looks like the ferrys stop then. What is the best/cheapest way to get a speedboat after 6:00 p.m.? Go to a travel agency? Are they still even open at night? I have loads of questions, sorry about that. Thanks much.

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2008 at 6:53 AM
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      Which Beach bungalow resort would you recommend

      by kirkcowan Online Now Oct 7, 2008 at 9:52 AM

      Arriving mid week in February and would like to book a beach front bungalow in Ko Samet. I would be grateful for any recommendations for somewhere quiet but within walking distance of bars and restaurants approx 2500 baht per night. Also approx cost of getting from the ferry to resort.
      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Oct 8, 2008 at 3:14 AM
    • Ploy samet Restaurant or Mook Samed Restaurant

      by Isabelllla Online Now Sep 22, 2008 at 4:58 AM

      Ploy samet Restaurant and Mook Samed Restaurant for dining with family.
      Which one is good and less expensive?

    • Koh Samet vs Pattaya

      by Isabelllla Online Now Sep 21, 2008 at 7:06 AM

      Is Koh Samet more affordable than Pattaya in terms of food and daily sea activities ?

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM
    • Ao Phai Beach

      by Isabelllla Online Now Sep 21, 2008 at 6:57 AM

      Has anybody been to Ao Phai Beach?
      How far is it to go to the to Hat Sai Kaew Beach and to WongDuern Beach?
      How's entertainment and eating (day/night) in this beach?

      1 Answer Sep 21, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    • Samed Villa

      by Isabelllla Online Now Sep 21, 2008 at 6:52 AM

      Recent opinions or reviews(pros/cons) are all welcomed.

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2008 at 3:49 AM
    • Relaxing and Affordable Accommodation

      by davidkline16 Online Now Jun 25, 2008 at 12:32 AM

      I am looking for a nice place to stay on Ko Samet. Preferably with a hot shower and seaview/beachfront if possible without having to pay a fortune. It would also be great if it was on a quieter beach. Any suggestions? Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 25, 2008 at 12:33 AM
    • accomadation on koh samet

      by ace12 Online Now Mar 31, 2008 at 11:55 AM


      we are a couplethat are arriving on koh samet on 24 of april and will be staying 10 days.....we would like to stay on beach, lung dam, thain.....

      how can we book??

      Best Regards Ace

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2008 at 10:55 PM
    • Ko Samet

      by kennieGo Online Now Nov 30, 2007 at 2:04 AM

      1) How to and good way to travel to Rayong and Ko Samet?
      b) What are the best months/time to travel to Ko Samet?

      1 Answer Nov 30, 2007 at 3:21 AM
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      Koh Samet in Feb. Where to stay?

      by motherof2 Online Now Oct 29, 2007 at 12:48 AM

      Hello VT:

      Plan to Koh Samet in Feb. with 2 kids, 6 and 4yrs old.

      1) Which beach is the best choice to stay with the mini marts and restaurants with easy walking access?

      2) Any recommendation for the mid range price kids friendly family resort we can choose? My budget is no more than 2500B/night. Thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Sep 22, 2008 at 6:09 AM