Thailand

3 weeks in Thailand, from South to North, but stopping first for a quick visit of Angkor Wat, in Cambogia.

This itinerary could have been better, because going to Angkor Wat between Christmas and New Year, we passed way too many times through Bangkok. We should have optimized our flights (for example going from Chiang Mai to the islands)

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Our 5 best experiences

1) Visiting the Angkor temples (even though they are in Cambogia, we went there from Bangkok)
2) Seeing dawn from the sea and arriving extremely early at Maya Bay
3) Chatting with the Chiang Mai monks
4) Visiting Wat Pho and the Royal Palace
5) Enjoying the Khao San Road night life

Effective Itinerary in Thailand – What to see in 3 weeks

Day Date Place/Activity Accommodation Note
0 17/12/16 Luang Prabang => Bangkok. Departure 3.50pm, arrival 5.10pm Bangkok
Click here for the article about the Thailand Islands
1 18/12/16
Bangkok => Krabi (Plane, Air Asia, departure 2.20pm, arrival 3.40pm)
Krabi
2 19/12/16 Krabi (4 Islands Tour) Krabi
3 20/12/16 Krabi => Phi Phi Island (boat, departure 9.00am, arrival 11.00am). Looking for a private Boat. Phi Phi viewpoint. Phi Phi Island
4 21/12/16 Phi Phi Island: Private Tour with departure at 5.30am; Dawn, Maya Bay, Snorkeling, Monkey Beach. Long Beach Phi Phi Island
5 22/12/16 Phi Phi => Koh Lanta (boat, departure 11.30am, arrival 1.00pm). Rented a bike; Mangrove Forest, Old Town Koh Lanta
6 23/12/16 Koh Lanta: Khlong Chak Waterfall, Long Beach Koh Lanta
7 24/12/16 Krabi => Bangkok (plane, AirAsia, departure 4.20pm, arrival 5.30pm). Night in Khaosan Road Bangkok
8 25/12/16 Bangkok: Lumpini Park, Khaosan Road with Couchsurfers Bangkok
9 26/12/16 Bangkok: Wat Saket (Golden Mount), Suthattepwararam Temple, Royal Palace, Wat Pho Bangkok
10 27/12/16 Bangkok: Wat Aran in the traffic Bangkok
11 28/12/16 Bangkok => Siem Reap (bus, departure 9.00am; 2 hours at the border, arrival 6.30pm). Night in Pub Street Siem Reap Click here for the article about Angkor Wat
12 29/12/16 Siem Reap: Visit of the Angkor site (“Small Tour”) Siem Reap
13 30/12/16 Siem Reap: dawn at Angkor Wat and “Big Tour” Siem Reap
14 31/12/16 Siam Reap => Bangkok (bus, departure 9.00am, arrival 5.00pm). New Year in Khan Sao Road Bangkok
16 01/01/17 Bangkok => Chiang Mai (plane, AirAsia, departure 1.45pm, arrival 3.00pm) Chiang Mai
17 02/01/17 Chiang Mai: City temples Chiang Mai
18 03/01/17 Chiang Mai: Bike rental; Wat Suan Dok, Grand Canyon Chang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep RatchaWarawihan Chiang Mai
19 04/01/17 Chiang Mai => Bangkok (plane, Air Asia, departure 6.40pm, arrival 7.55) Bangkok
20 05/01/17 Bangkok: Mae Klong Market (train, departure 8.30am, arrival 11.10); Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (went back by shuttle busa, 1h 30min) Bangkok
21 06/01/17 Lunch in Chinatown. Bangkok => Manila (plane, Philippines Airlines, departure 6.50pm – Arrival 11.10pm) Manila

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Cambogia, Angkor Wat

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