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View Poll Results: Best Island in Thailand?
Koh Samet 1 12.50%
Koh Chang 2 25.00%
Koh Mak 0 0%
Koh Kut 0 0%
Koh Tao 0 0%
Koh Phangan 0 0%
Koh Yao Noi 0 0%
Koh Yao Yai 0 0%
Koh Phi Phi Don 2 25.00%
Koh Lanta 1 12.50%
Koh Ngai 0 0%
Koh Muk 0 0%
Koh Kradan 0 0%
Koh Libong 0 0%
Koh Lipe 2 25.00%
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:39 AM
 
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Now about the topic, I spent a week in Koh Chang in late March and, though the climate in that period was roasting hot, the island itself is very nice.

It is a mountainous highland with the top peak reaching 800 meters, and that provides a good remedy against the heat. The level of development is growing, but there are still a parts of the island (e.g. the south-eastern part) which are rather unspoiled.
All in all a good compromise between nature and human activities.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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One of the plus side of Pattaya is that it is cheaper compared to other major tourist destinations. Of course the main hot spots (Walking Street etc) tend to be expensive, but the city is big and offer a huge range of options for the budget-conscious tourists.

That said, if you are looking for a nice beach and a nice sea don't go there.
Yep, all you gotta do is walk away from the beach and by the time you get to the third ring road beers are a Dollar, in comfortably safe, outdoor venues. If I was a Winter visitor escaping the cold; I would prefer outdoors, and the month or two, when it is blazing hot in the afternoons; it is perfect in the night time. Take a perfect Spring day in New York, that is in the 70s, you would be freezing your tail off on the balcony by 9 at night.

I'm glad you had a nice trip to Kao Chang, can you give us some examples of prices?
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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It is my first time, I see phuket all over the place, and most likely will end up there.

I know Pattaya isn't an island, or is it? Either way, what can you tell me about this town?

Which one would be better, as I'm planning to get some real beach time and rest when I'm by the ocean.
Koh larn island is in Pattaya city . You can go by ferry boat (30thb)(50min) or speedboat (~1,000thb)(30min) .
Review >> [url]http://m.pantip.com/topic/33224361?[/url]
Pattaya has many tourists places to visit ,ex: sanctuary of truth,mini siam,bottlemuseum,Pratamnak viewpoint,Pattaya floating market,Tiffany show Pattaya,Ripley’s giant balloon,art in paradise,elephants village , Pattaya park.

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Old 05-01-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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I'm glad you had a nice trip to Kao Chang, can you give us some examples of prices?
I went with my Thai wife and a French friend, also with a Thai wife.

I paid 700 baht/night for a bungalow with bathroom, double bed and aircon, and a big communal swimming pool.
My friend has a big pickup so I did not pay for transport.
Prices of food in Thai restaurant were slightly higher than the normal prices you see in a non-tourist location, though for a westerner they are still affordable. I did not eat any Western food however.

OTOH, if you are a backpacker with a backpacker's budget, it is possible to eat cheap because there are one Tesco and one Big-C supermarket on the island where you can buy food and other items at discount prices.

All in all the island is still cheap compared to the more touristy Phuket and Samui, but it is going to be more touristy and more expensive in the future I am afraid, as development of high-end resorts is well under way.
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