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Tiger temple at Kanchanaburi? Reading mixed reviews, is it worth a visit along with the Kwai tour ? Going with two kids aged 8 &12.
Most likely your kids will love the Tiger Temple. It makes a nice contrast to the historical sites in Kanchanaburi, giving a bit more variety to your one day excursion. almost 5 years ago
Going to Koh Samui, krabi & bangkok in mid july for honeymoon. Where to shop in Bangkok for reasonable clothes? Things to do in Samui?
The shopping centers around Siam BTS have just about everything you could hope for. Cheapest would be MBK and the stalls and small shops in Siam Square. Or for brand name clothing have a look at Siam Center, Siam Paragon or Central World. Around that area you can see a massive range of shopping options within a relatively short amount of time. A little further along Suhkumvit next to Asoke BTS there's another new mall called Terminal 21, which is themed in floors. Especially the upper floors tend to have smaller Thai designer stores and boutique collections which can be interesting. And finally, one more interesting night-time shopping experience is Asiatique on the riverside. You can catch a free shuttle boat from the pier near Saphan Taksin BTS. This is a cool place with lots of small shops, and good for food too. (It's essentially the new version of the famous night bizarre which used to be at Lumphini park). It's a great place to spend an evening and you can find some interesting stuff. about 5 years ago
I stayed at Rich Lanna House recently. It's a newish guesthouse on the edge of the old city wall. The quality of the rooms was excellent for the price. Location was convenient and place has a small pool and reasonable buffet breakfast. I think their smallest rooms will be around $40. (Perhaps you can negotiate depending how many nights you are staying). See: http://www.richlannahouse.com/hotel-home-1-1/Rich-Lanna-House-Chiangmai/ Hope that helps almost 5 years ago