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I have limited time to see Thailand and need some good recos on beaches that are within reasonable distance of Bangkok that don't involve a whole separate trip. Thoughts?

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    Koh samui over 6 years ago

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    Depends on your idea of reasonable. Check out Pattaya - sleazy but the beaches are nice. Hua Hin nice and quiet too. over 6 years ago

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    Nothing really closer to Bangkok (I mean less than 100km). My choices would be between:
    1) Ko Chang = it's a quiet and beautiful island in the area between Cambodia border and Rayong. Easy to reach from Bangkok by Bus or Taxi. Then a short ride on a boat to land on the island
    2) Pattaya Area = the closest to Bangkok. Avoid Pattaya Beach and go directly to Jomtien Beach, just 10 minutes drive farer
    3) Hua Hin = a bit far from Bangkok but can be reached by Bus and maybe taxi if you pay well. Nice place in development. Famous for Golf Courses over 6 years ago

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    Koh Samui, you need to take another plane trip...

    Someone said Pattaya is sleazy..guess it depends on where you stay and do.. there are a lot of things to do in Pattaya that are not sleazy.. Pattaya has everything you could want from shopping, beaches, bowling, cinema, bars, elephants, canoes, etc etc

    HuaHin is about 3 hours with car.. very quiet..

    Guess it depends on the purpose of the trip.. Koh Chang is a 4 hours car drive plus 1 hour boat.. but could be worth it..

    Anyway, good luck! over 6 years ago

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    Hua Hin, less than 3h by car, west of Bkk
    Jontiem beach, around 2h east of Bkk
    If you wanna fly, prefer Krabi or Samui over 6 years ago

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    pattaya about 2 hours over 6 years ago

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    Koh Samed is da best and near to Bangkok (approx 2 hours drive and 30 minutes boat) over 6 years ago

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    Beaches in Pattaya are filthy cannot swim unless you like polluted water..
    Check out Koh Kood near Koh Chang or 1 hr flight To Phuket .. very nice Beaches including Nai Harn or Krabi beaches are nice .. Hua Hin beaches are average..
    Koh Chang is my favourite place for relaxing though beaches are average
    My favourite beaches are in Phuket away from Patong beach .. about 5 years ago

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