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    The South

    In the second week of December I should be in Los with my Mom and her B/F in tow.

    I'm thinking:

    1~3 days in Bangers and then heading to Phuket (renting a car) and hang at the beach mainly, BUT at least one day (or two) I wanna' take a road trip to a nice National Park. Any suggestions??

    I saw (and like the look of ) these places:

    Sri Phang Nga

    Ao Phang Nga

    Khao Phanom Benja

    Than Bok Korani

    Any further suggestions or first-hand experiences are very welcome.

    Basically looking for not-crowded, middle road conveniences (boat rides are ok), money is not a big issue.

    Cheers.

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    Re: The South

    Khao Sok mate, if you are interested I'll do some groundwork for you re. accommodation, food and transport.
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    Re: The South

    hire a longboat and go out into phang-nga bay. i've got a thread on it in here somewhere

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    Re: The South

    ^That's a beautiful trip too, also recommended.

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    Re: The South

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    3 days in Bangers and then heading to Phuket (renting a car) and hang at the beach mainly, BUT at least one day (or two) I wanna' take a road trip to a nice National Park. Any suggestions??

    I saw (and like the look of ) these places
    khao lak beach, much nicer than puggit
    second khao sok
    alos a drive to phang nga town and down to Krabi is a nice road also
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    Re: The South

    Quote Originally Posted by LeedsLeedsLeeds View Post
    Khao Sok mate, if you are interested I'll do some groundwork for you re. accommodation, food and transport.
    Indeed a lovely place for flora and fauna. Most folks will recommend the islands, Samui, Tao and Phanghan, but not this reporter. The Andaman Sea is much better than the semi-shit we got on the East coast, cleaner at least.

    After Phuket, if you want to try the East coast, you might want to work your way South to Raynong (a shit hole), turn left to Chumporn (another shit hole) get the high-speed ferry to Koh Tao, Tao is the least shitty of the shitty other two islands. The 70-kilo streach between Raynong and Chumporn is one of the loveliest drives known to man. Lots of little towns to stop and visit some nice country folk. Don't miss the WWII Japanese prison camp on your left. BTW, did you know the Japs came here in the 40's and took a huge piece of land without firing a shot?

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    Re: The South

    Quote Originally Posted by LeedsLeedsLeeds View Post
    Khao Sok mate, if you are interested I'll do some groundwork for you re. accommodation, food and transport.
    If it is not alot of effort for you mate, I'd love to here some details.

    Quote Originally Posted by zehner View Post
    hire a longboat and go out into phang-nga bay. i've got a thread on it in here somewhere

    I'll take a looksy into that big guy....but is the longboat noise a factor??...we quite like to chat aloud while we swill gin.

    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    khao lak beach, much nicer than puggit
    second khao sok
    alos a drive to phang nga town and down to Krabi is a nice road also

    Right....should have time for that....up to them really.

    I haven't been to Khao Lak since (1st) the tsunami cleanup and then a few months after tagging along with some superstars to pass out donations......Is it quite rebuilt up now?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    The 70-kilo streach between Raynong and Chumporn is one of the loveliest drives known to man. Lots of little towns to stop and visit some nice country folk.
    Funny you mention that, as we just might make the drive from Phuket (thru Ranong) to Chumphon to visit Jum's mom briefly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    If it is not alot of effort for you mate, I'd love to here some details.
    Not a problem Jimbo, I've been meaning to have a couple of nights camping there for months now. I'll shop around and let you know.

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    Re: The South

    If you've got a bit of money to blow this place in Krabi was lovely. Your folks would love it.


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    Re: The South

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    is the longboat noise a factor??...we quite like to chat aloud while we swill gin.
    it is quite loud but you can ask the driver to drop you off at your own deserted beach or just chill on the boat if you wish

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    Re: The South

    Thanks lads....I'll check that out Col.

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