Which beach resort to visit if I am in Bangkok?

16th of November 2012 7

Which beach resort to visit if I am in Bangkok?

I will be staying in Bangkok for 5 days. I am planning to go to a beach resort for one day during the 5days.

1. What beach resort do you recommend to go to FROM Bangkok?

2. How long is the travel time from Bangkok?

3. How do I go there?

Best answer:

Answer by negeshia
For one day you’ll probably go to Pattaya. Taxi will take you for 1200 baht ($ 40 US). Pattaya can be reached in a comfortable 2-hour drive along the Bang Na-Trat and Sukhumvit Highways (Highway No. & Highway No 3) via Bang Pakong, and Si Racha. One can also avoid a lot of traffic on Bang Na-Trat Highway by opting for Motor Way (new Bangkok-Chon Buri – Pattaya route).

By Bus
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned coaches regularly leave from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) and the Mochit 2 Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet Road throughout day.
Departure times and fares may be obtained by telephoning the Eastern Bus Terminal (391-9829) for air-conditioned coaches and 391 -2504 for regular coaches and the Mochit 2 Bus Terminal at 936-3509 for air-conditioned coaches.

By Train
The State Railways of Thailand offers daily train service departing Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station at 6.55 a.m.
The journey takes about 3.30 hours. Tel: 223-7010, 223-7020

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  1. Tom yum goong 7:51 am 16/11 of 2012

    You could try Pattaya – about 2 hours from BKK, would be better if you spent more than 1 day…. at least over night as with a minimum of 4 hours travel (depends on the trafffic), you dont have much time…

    Other places Cha-Am, Hu Hin also about 2 hours from BKK
    Any travel agent in BKK will organise this trip for you

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  2. karazyal 8:44 am 16/11 of 2012

    Pattaya is closest to Bangkok, perhaps not the best but it is the nearest one, like the previous posts mentioned.

    If your hotel is close to the Skytrain route you can use it to get to the Ekamai bus station. At that bus station get the ticket from the Pattaya window. The bus will cost approximately 115 baht and take around 2 hours. There is a much slower Pattaya bus you want to avoid, that ride takes 4 hours! Usually the “slow milk run” bus is the first bus you see (on the left) and the “pusher” is saying “hurry up and hop on, just leaving!” Slow, cold and no toilet on board! Avoid it!

    Hotels are cheaper in Pattaya than Bangkok, perhaps you could stay an extra night or two and save money. The beach at Pattaya is okay for walking, sunning yourself, shopping, restaurants – but tourists don’t swim there! They use the pools (even some hotels in the 800-900 baht range have pools.) Or, you can go to nearby Jomtien for beach type swimming. Air conditoned hotel rooms with hot water, TV, probably refrigerator, safety box and maid service begin around 400-700 baht.

    Baht bus taxi rides are 10 baht for tourists for set routes, special baht bus ride to Jomtien is 20 baht from Pattaya, not far from Walking Street, near Pattaya 2nd Road.
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    For a swanky beach resort you might want to check out the Marriott Hotel, it is between Beach Road and Pattaya 2nd Road. Next to the Royal Garden Mall.

    Good luck.

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  3. msufiany 9:06 am 16/11 of 2012

    i highly recommend hua hin coz pattaya can be very packed especially during the weekends. hua hin is a bit more quieter and the beach is cleaner. it’s only 2.5 hours from bangkok by bus and there are frequent bus services there.

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  4. johnny_farang 9:16 am 16/11 of 2012

    1. Samet island would be my choice.

    2. 3 hours bus – 1 hour ferry

    3. Catch an aircon bus from the Eastern bus terminal in Bangkok to Ban Phe. Then take the boat from Ban Phe to Samet.

    I would suggest you make it 2 days. Even a trip to pattaya you will want to overnight.

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  5. chai22 9:31 am 16/11 of 2012

    Pattaya is about 2 hours, Hua Hin about 3 hours. It depends how you want to spend that day. I agree staying the night in either is better as you can go out in the evening, enjoy the restaurants, a but rush for a day trip.
    If you tell us how you want to spend the day it helps to sugggest which would suit you better.

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  6. Tramadol 10:26 am 16/11 of 2012

    I have read the Holy Bilble & the Holy Quran and the Great Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) last Prophet of all Prophets (Peace Be Upon Them All) taught Peace, restraint, living in Harmony & many other rightoeous things.

    The Prophet Muhamad (pbuh) made his ememies into his freinds, thats one of the beauty of Islam, the Wisdom of Allah Subanatallah.

    You have read wrong and are very narrow minded person, very un-intelligent & insecure and also you have deep issues, its so obxious.

    The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) lead his armies against those who were against rightneous, to those who mocked God, to those who killed and attacked innocent people, the Prophet (pbuh) liberated women from slavery, gave them equal rights, freedom and also to men to.

    Sometimes only way to bring Peace is by war, what esle you are going to do when you see people being killed? sit around and have tea with them? lol. You ask yourself why did the Prophet Muhamamd (pbuh) survive all his life when there were so many wars? because the will of Allah Subanatallah (God), sometimes there was no choice but to fight ur ememies just as many Christians have done in the past in the name of God.

    Fact is the Holy Bible has been changed many times by man to suit their way of life, full of lies, corruptions thats why the Christian world today is immorall, single mothers, ppl ending up alone, affairs, rape, high rate of divorces.,hiv/aids and other sexual dieseas, high rate of crime, so many athiests today were christians and their ancestors christians, you see i can go on and on and point out valid points, facts and truth but you know Islam is a great Religion, you know Islam is superior then Mankind, you know you have been outdone, outclassed in history, if Islam spread by voilence then why did Islam spread so far as it did? werent there people strong enough to fight back Muslims and suceed? maybe people converted out of their own will, Al-Humdulliah.

    I belive in Allah Subanatallah (God), the Great Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us to fast, help the poor, give to charity on a regular basis, taught to pray , is all this wrong? is this all bad? why wud ppl kill and then tell ppl to act like this? because they dont, it doesnt make sense.

    War has always been part of mankind, the Prophet Moses (Peace Be Upon Hum) lead the Jews against the Pharaphos and many Pharophs (Egyptians) died because Moses (pbuh) asked God to do this so to survive and prevail, you see as i said sometimes war is only option to prevail and option, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was commanded by Allah Subanatallah to fight against satan, satan who lead ppl to kill and do wrong so war was only option as ppl would not do right, would not be righteous, would not repent, you see you are very weak minded/hearted person who only does what ppl tell u to, you say things which dont make sense & is outclassed but u still carry on saying things which dont matter and u carry on even if u r defeated. We Muslims respect ppl of all Faiths but u ppl insult, see the contrast? see who is more Peaceful now? i can on and on but u r a minority (small & rear) of ppl who read one sentance, one verse and make judgment without reading the rest and thinking about it, thats why u r weak and thats why Christianity has so many denominations, we Muslims respect all Prophets (Peace Be Upon Them All). I rest my Case.

    May Allah Subanatallah guide u to right path, make u see rightnoess, makes u strong minded/hearted/willed, makes u respect other ppl, makes u happy and forgives ur wrong doing.

    Peace.

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  7. who eats Thai 11:11 am 16/11 of 2012

    cant go past ko samet un real forget hau hin BORING, pattaya is fun and is on the way to ko samet
    easy get a bus or taxi to pattay then travel agent can arrange everything to get ya to the island it truly is a hidden paradise.

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