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August 20, 2023

What area of Bangkok should I stay in for three nights?

Solo trip advice: I'm going diving in Indonesia this December, and before I head back home I have three nights in Bangkok. I've been there once before, but when I was a young, poor and inexperienced traveller. [more inside]
posted by Pademelon around Thailand at 7:28 AM - 6 answers

June 10, 2023

Options for debit/other daily spending card for kid on trip to Thailand?

My 11-year old daughter is travelling to Thailand as part of a group trip with Girl Scouts in two weeks. We will not be travelling with her. We'd like to get her a debit card, pre-paid debit card, or something similar, that she can use for daily expenses like food and souvenirs. What options will work best for her? She does not currently have a bank account, and does not have a cell phone (and will not have access to one on the trip).
posted by skwm around Thailand at 1:28 PM - 11 answers

June 6, 2023

All the Koh Tao and Koh Samui advice for a first-time visitor

I will be visiting Koh Samui and Koh Tao in June (thank you to all the suggestions from this ask). I'm really excited to visit the islands and try out scuba diving for the first time and to do some snorkeling. Details below the fold! [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Thailand at 8:25 AM - 2 answers

May 2, 2023

Thailand during the rainy season (June)

I am going to be traveling to Bangkok for the first time on a work trip in mid-June. I have another 5-6 days to explore on my own. However, my understanding is that June is the rainy season and I should expect the weather to be very hot and humid. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Thailand at 1:48 PM - 4 answers has best

April 27, 2021

Putting the ‘Tourism’ in ‘Bangkok Medical Tourism’

My girlfriend is having a major surgery in Bangkok in December. We’re looking for interesting and fun things to do both before and during her recovery! [more inside]
posted by Summers around Bangkok, Thailand at 5:41 AM - 5 answers

January 30, 2020

Muay Thai in Phuket, alternatives to Tiger Muay Thai

Two physically active beginners want to live and learn Muay Thai for 2-3 weeks in Phuket, Thailand. Snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by jander03 around Thailand at 4:03 AM - 1 answer has best

July 30, 2019

Phuket for 3 old people and one curmudgeon-at-heart

My dad has got it into his head that he would really like to go to Phuket (Patong area) for about 5 days at the end of October. We will probably be joined by my aunt and uncle. What are some things for 2 old-but-fit-and-active people, 1 old-and-not-very-fit person, and 1 youngish person to do? [more inside]
posted by automatic cabinet around Thailand at 11:28 AM - 3 answers

May 8, 2019

Will people think I'm a sketchy guy for visiting Thailand?

I've always wanted to visit Thailand, and I finally have the time and money to do it. Only problem? I'm a single dude in his early 40s, and I'm worried that people (e.g. dates) will assume I went there for sleazy/sketchy reasons. Is this really something I need to worry about? And if so, is there a way to mitigate this? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher around Thailand at 10:58 AM - 43 answers

March 9, 2019

Two Nights in Phuket

I'm staying near Phuket on a several weeks long work contract, and when my flight was booked I asked to extend the trip by a couple of days to explore. This trip is kicking my ass and I'm finding myself without the energy/desire to think about planning those last two days. So the question: Have you stayed at a hotel or resort near Phuket that has direct access to an uncrowded beach, great vegetarian friendly food, and massages on site/very close by? [more inside]
posted by justjess around Thailand at 11:30 PM - 2 answers

August 1, 2018

What to do with a four hour layover in Bangkok

Hi all I will be stuck at Bangkok airport for 4 hours in the afternoon later on this month. Can anyone tell me what there is to do at Bangkok airport? Is there enough time to go outside the airport (if so to where?) or should I just pack a good book?
posted by EatMyHat around Nong Prue, Thailand at 10:31 AM - 7 answers

March 1, 2018

Place to store three suitcases in Bangkok for two weeks?

We're wanting to travel around Thailand for a couple weeks but we don't want to take all our stuff. We have three regular suitcases with excess clothing we'd like to store somewhere in Bangkok while we travel. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule around Bangkok, Thailand at 6:06 AM - 6 answers has best

February 18, 2018

Non-visual Thai tourism?

I'm totally blind, and visiting Thailand for the first time in many years, and trying to get a sense of the grandeur and history, without the pressing crowds. Can people recommend books, podcasts, etc which might be less visual? [more inside]
posted by Alensin around Bangkok, Thailand at 8:38 PM - 3 answers

November 2, 2017

Beach recommendations in Thailand

Headed to Southeast Asia in March and very excited! Will be concluding our trip in Thailand and seeking recommendations for a beach destination there. Details on preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by DavidNYC around Thailand at 11:22 AM - 11 answers

March 26, 2017

Financially smart ways to convert USD to THB

I have a friend who is hoping to have surgery in Thailand and would like some assistance with the financial process. There are two main questions they're trying to resolve. What is the best way to convert their USD to Thai Bhat? And how can they hold THB before they make their payment to the doctor? [more inside]
posted by polyhedron around Thailand at 2:32 PM - 8 answers

January 14, 2017

Using a layover as a mini vacation in Bangkok

I have a flight scheduled into Bangkok and a few hour later into Siem Reap Cambodia. I would like to make the flight into Bangkok a few days earlier and explore Bangkok on my extended 'layover.' I have a U.S. passport - would there be any issues with that for Visa on arrival in Bangkok?
posted by jander03 around Bangkok, Thailand at 1:29 AM - 5 answers

December 3, 2016

Where should we go in Thailand?

My boyfriend and I are considering a short trip (up to 1 week) to Thailand in January. Help me pick the perfect location for us. [more inside]
posted by cloverthistle around Thailand at 9:02 PM - 4 answers

November 18, 2016

Magic Mike has a lot to answer for: Bangkok Edition

So, my best friend is getting married in Bangkok. I am one of her bridesmaids. She wants to go see male strippers for her hen do/bachelorette party. Please help me make this not terrible. [more inside]
posted by litereally around Bangkok, Thailand at 5:17 AM - 4 answers has best

October 23, 2016

Surfing Lessons Near Bangkok

I just had my first surfing lesson and it was a lot of fun. I'll be in Bangkok and Pattaya later this week, but somehow I can't find any surf schools. Can the hive recommend and schools or teachers in that area?
posted by jander03 around Thailand at 10:40 AM - 2 answers

May 31, 2016

After Bangkok, Chiang Mai or beaches?

We're going to Thailand, and need help deciding which area to visit. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon around Thailand at 10:12 AM - 10 answers

July 10, 2015

Best Bangkok Non-Guidebook Sites, Attractions, and Food?

Will be heading to Bangkok with my boyfriend and a bunch of his friends from grad school to Bangkok from the end of July to the beginning of August, with a long weekend trip to Koh Samui. (We're in our late 20s-early 30s.) We have a few Thai friends but they won't be able to play tour guide the whole time. [more inside]
posted by gramcracker around Bangkok, Thailand at 1:06 PM - 7 answers