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Thai Beaches

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Thai Beaches

At the beginning of November, I am travelling with my elderly mother (enthusiastic & fit!) around Thailand & then Singapore by train. We fancy visiting a beach resort, but wonder which one would be the most scenic & easily accessible if travelling by train on our way from Bangkok to Singapore.

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1. Re: Thai Beaches

Firstly November the weather is generally better on the west coast as the east coast is in monsoon. Unfortunately the Thai Railway better services the east coast rather than the west coast, but you could look at stopping off at Hua Hin which is only a couple of hours south of Bangkok, it's a nice beachside town that still retains a Thai feel. If you go to Surat Thani you can get bus connections from there to Phuket which take about 5 hours, from there you can also look at Khao Lak and Krabi (stunning scenery). If you head to the last stop in Thailand before the Malaysian border, Hat Yat, then you can again get bus connections to Trang which has some beautiful islands that are much less touristy than other parts of Thailand. Once you go over the border into Malaysia you have access to Langkawi and Penang which are both worth visiting, you can also get a ferry from Trang to Langkawai and Penang and then continue your journey onto Singapore from Butterworth. Tigerline Ferries also run from Phuket right down the east coast stopping at various islands on the way.

http://tigerlinetravel.com/

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Many thanks for your information, very grateful, especially the ferry information.

Edited: 3:32 am, August 26, 2012
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3. Re: Thai Beaches

Sorry that should have read Hat Yai, not Hat Yat.

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