Agree with all the previous poster says about Thailand. Keep in mind that it is the rainy season at the moment, here in Hua Hin we get some rain almost every day. In addition to the beach scene, there is plenty of interest in the North around Chaing Mai and Pai. Trekking into the countryside to visit an ethnic village is big business here. If you are interested in WW2 history, Kanchanaburi has Burma railroad and river Kwai sites to visit as well as the famous tiger temple. Transport infrastructure is very good and inexpensive. Take the buses, the trains are slow and regularly run late. about 6 years ago
Suggestions for a single room in Hua Hin , reasonably close to railway station and not too far from beach ??
1. Laila's Guesthouse. Soi Sarawat (behind soi 80. 5 min to Rly stn, 650 baht a night. Very friendly and welcoming, quiet street. Beach a nice 12 minute walk away. 2. Pananchai Hotel 10 minutes to Rly Stn, Oldish 6 story hotel. 650 baht. Good showers and strong Wi Fi. Close to bar area and 15 min from beach. about 6 years ago
Difficult to answer. Where do you enter? Maybe Bangkok 3 days, overnight train to Chumphon for the ferry to Koh Tao which is the most popular dive site. Then on to Koh Samui for the backpacker party scene. Fly back to Bangkok or cross west to Phuket to fly from there. Now is rainy season so be prepared for storms. over 6 years ago