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Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by Beautiful Breath » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi everyone,

My partner and I are planning a trip to Thailand in december - hopefully between Christmas and New Year. She wants the beach...I want the Wats...haha! Any ideas regarding best way ahead generally would be gratefully appreciated - ie agents, hotels resorts etc... Thanks!!!

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Re: Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by plwk » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:23 pm

If u find an Ajahn Brahm amulet lemme know :lol:

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Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by GraemeR » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:23 pm

Beautiful Breath wrote:Hi everyone,

My partner and I are planning a trip to Thailand in december - hopefully between Christmas and New Year. She wants the beach...I want the Wats...haha! Any ideas regarding best way ahead generally would be gratefully appreciated - ie agents, hotels resorts etc... Thanks!!!

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easier to say where to avoid - Pattaya, Pukhet Bangkok in my view.

Have a look on the internet get some more ideas and I can give more advice

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Re: Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:09 am

Greetings,

Should you be landed with the (relative) misfortune of finding yourself en route to Phuket as opposed to somewhere further north, do check out Phuket Town!

Phuket Town & Surrounding Wats
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Re: Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by Beautiful Breath » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:13 am

...thanks.

Are there any resources that could offer up some advice for the first time (Buddhist) traveller to Thailand?

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Post by Kare » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:57 pm

Learn some elementary Thai before you go. There are several courses on CD available. Many people there speak and understand English, but a few words in Thai (even with rather mediocre pronunciation) will be useful at the markets, and you will be praised as the greatest linguist of all times ... :D
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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:53 pm

Greetings,
Kare wrote:Learn some elementary Thai before you go. There are several courses on CD available. Many people there speak and understand English, but a few words in Thai (even with rather mediocre pronunciation) will be useful at the markets, and you will be praised as the greatest linguist of all times ... :D
It's fun, too. I learned a few rudimentary phrases from a Lonely Planet guide before going to Phuket and it's such a wonderful way to engage with the locals.

Phom chawp Thailand!

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by Beautiful Breath » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:47 pm

...can't wait to go... Will likely sort out my Tibetan/Theravadin/Zen quandaries too...! :reading:

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Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by GraemeR » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:50 am

Beautiful Breath wrote:...thanks.

Are there any resources that could offer up some advice for the first time (Buddhist) traveller to Thailand?

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Lonely Planet is good

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Must places to visit on a short trip

Post by Beautiful Breath » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:19 pm

Hi all,

I am planning a relatively short trip to Thailand in Jan next year - my partner and I (who is not a Buddhist, though that's not an issue) have no idea regarding what are the must see places for a Lay Buddhist traveling there for the first time.

All advice gratefully received!

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Re: Must places to visit on a short trip

Post by cooran » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:33 pm

Hello BB,

This site may be of use:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/t ... ID=1863457" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Must places to visit on a short trip

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:56 pm

Hi, BB,
This thread seems to duplicate this one > http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... et#p199360
Perhaps they should be merged?

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Re: Must places to visit on a short trip

Post by mikenz66 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:00 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:Hi, BB,
This thread seems to duplicate this one > http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... et#p199360
Perhaps they should be merged?

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Now merged.

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Re: Must places to visit on a short trip

Post by Beautiful Breath » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:39 am

./..well not quite a duplicate but I did ppost twice as I was specifically after advice about travelling there rather than when I get there...apologies! :bow:


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mikenz66 wrote:
Kim O'Hara wrote:Hi, BB,
This thread seems to duplicate this one > http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... et#p199360
Perhaps they should be merged?

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Now merged.

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Re: Going to Thailand in December...any advice?

Post by Beautiful Breath » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:21 pm

...alrighty then... :thinking:

Lonely Planet Guide it is then!

I was hoping that someone from the UK had made the trip reqularly and could offer some advice?

No probs if there's nobody in here who has been!

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