Just wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a few places in South Thailand that they would recommend..Bearing in mind that i'm a 38 year old, who isn't exactly a party animal or want to hang around with gap students who's main mission is too get wrecked everyday...hehehehe...sorry that stereotype was unfair on young backpackers.
I'm not really a beachbum so i would like to be something like walking or anything than sitting on a beach all day... any recommendations will be greatly appreciated...I will have only two weeks on my Thai visa so i will have limited time to see most of southern thailand
LOL Richard with a name like Charlie Sheen Jnr I was going to suggest Pattaya
Krabi province has a lot more than just beaches - I can let you know next week if Krabi is cool for over 38year olds who dont want to be bothered with the drunken louts - its also easy access with an international airport.
hi Cindy....yes please let me know what Krabi province is like.
I am travelling to chiang mai in a couple of days and then to laos and cambodia so this should take 6 weeks . Then i re-enter thailand to go south towards singapore. so i got loads of time to plan ahead...
Actually, since you don't like beaches, there really are not enough other sights to see given that the best way from Cambodia to that end of the Malay Peninsula is by Air Asia to Kuala Lumpur. From there I would recommend going to Penang, the Cameron Highlands, Melacca, and then down to Singapore. If you are not interested in beaches, about all you will find that is different from the temples you have been to in the rest of Thailand, are some colonial history on the east side of Phuket Island. But this is nothing compared with what you will find in Malaysia, so why backtrack. I hope this catches you in time.
I would say Koh Lipe... We just spend there a few days holiday last month and I think through what you want - this is the place you want to stay. Just check out our blog about it... Back to the water, this time...Koh Lipe!
hahahahaha.....Im laughing because I just arrived in penang today..Im following "home and away's" lead and heading to the cameron Highlands but i need to get to kuala lumpar and head off onto a unexpected tour around the philippines..
I did go to Koh Tao one of the small islands...it was ok to relax..but it was really centred for diving courses...and you kindda felt pressured when you first arrived..I didnt go onto the other isalnds so i headed down to malayasia...
Good move! And Ko Tao was also a good choice. Did you get your PADI?
Ok... Koh Tao is really about diving courses but Koh Lipe is something different. You can relax there and be on your own with the sound and peace of the see...
Especially it's out of the season - 2-3 hours rain per day. You would not see that much tourist there this time...
depends if you want to go to beaches or big cities.
Ranges from Had Yai, Songkla, to Phuket, Koh Chang (Chang Island), etc.
Koh Lipe is very very nice and a change from the usual places - compared to the usual phuket/krabi/pattaya.
U can go to the Thai tourist websites for specifics on each place (just search tourism authority of thailand) or smth along that line - u'll find it.
Also, facebook pages r useful - many thai companies are promoting traveling to thailand - for instance - Beer Chang - the famous Thai beer (that's now everton fc's official sponsor) - has a lot of activity on their FB fan page - (search for "live like you mean it" beer chang).
lots to look for out there!
Koh Tao is nice, but there is a lot of nice <snip> Similan Islands Tours which are great.
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You can visit these places in southern Thailand. It’s your type only: P