Do I need to book my ferry ticket to Koh Phangan in advance? Or can I just turn up at the pier?
It’s best to plan ahead and book your ferry ticket to Koh Phangan in advance.
Between the other islands (Samui, Koh Tao) and the mainland ports (Chumphon, Suratthani) there are several ferry companies operating but only a few trips each day. The most popular services are the Lomprayah ferry and Seatran ferry.
The ferries do often get fully booked – especially during peak seasons and around the dates of the Full Moon Parties. So certainly it’s a good idea to book your ferry ticket to Koh Phangan at least a few days in advance.
You can book your ferry ticket through the following websites: http://www.lomprayah.com or http://www.seatrandiscovery.com
This is my recommendation on what you might be interested to do in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai
Bangkok – to visit
1. Grand Palace
2. Wat Arun
3. Boxing match – Lumpini/ Ratchadamnoen (depend on the date of opening)
Ratchadamnoen Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Open on Monday, Wed, Thur And Sunday From 18:30 to 22:30 am
Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Open Tue 6.30-10.30pm, Fri 5-8pm, Sat 8.30pm-midnight
4. JJ Market
5. Dinner Cruise along Chao Phraya River
CHIANG MAI – TO DO
1. Elephant Riding
2. Doi Suthep
3. Nimman area- Eating (lots of delicious food)
4. Zoo very good weather from Dec – Feb
5. Walking Road.. it’s call “Tanon Kon Dern” / “?????????” in Thai
2. Snorkeling at Similan/ Phi Phi Island
3. Chilling and shopping at Patong
4. Sun bathing @ the Beach ^___^
5. All marine activities i guess
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If you already admire the majestic elephant or would love to learn more about this magnificent mammal, then prepare for an experience of a lifetime. This is a 2 day / 1 night package to Northern Thailand to show your love and care by being an “elephant owner” one-on-one for a day. You will learn how to approach, care for, and ride an elephant through forests and waterfalls.
About the budget, if you have around 3,500 – 5,000 baht per night, you can book a really nice hotel. For the air ticket cost, you should have around 7,000 – 8,000 baht for economy class for round trip from Bangkok to Phuket (less cheaper from Bangkok to Chiang Mai) by Thai airlines… will be cheaper for low budget airline. The cost of the meals, you should have around 500-600 baht for two persons in a nice local restaurant, and around 1,000 – 2,000 baht in a very luxury hotels. If you want to try street food, it would cost around 50-100 baht each to fill up your stomach
Enjoy Thailand!! Hope it helps you in some way!!
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