Cheapest way to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Hua Lamphong Train Station, Bangkok

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Hua Lamphong Train Station

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Train Schedule

  • Check out our full video here Lost in Cambodia
  • Get to Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • If you would like to stay overnight nearby can consider Train Guesthouse (Highly recommended)
  • Train ticket would cost you THB 48 / MYR 6 / USD 1.50
  • It scheduled 5.45AM daily.
  • Train tickets available for purchase on daily basis (No need for pre-booking)
  • 6 hours – 7 hours train ride.
  • Third Class Train.
  • No A/C.
  • Local food vendor will sell various food in the train.
  • Multiple stops along the way.
  • Last stop at Aranyaprathet Train Station, Thailand.
  • Take Tuk Tuk to the Thailand Border (15 Minutes Drive) cost THB 80 /  MYR 10 / USD 2.30
  • Cross the Thailand – Cambodia Bridge.
  • Avoid all touts and VISA scams along the way.
  • Go through Immigration (Visa & Non – Visa).
  • Private Cab Ride (USD 40).
  • 2 hours drive to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • They will drop you off to a Tuk Tuk Driver
  • Tuk Tuk Driver will tell you it’s free of charge but they will want you to use their service or they will charge you USD 5
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Platform 6

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48 THB TRAIN TICKET

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THIRD CLASS TRAIN

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RICE WITH EGG OMELETTE

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Classic

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Saying goodbye to her family

 

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ARANYAPRATHET TRAIN STATION, THAILAND

ANGKOR WAT

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Sunrise Silhouette. 

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Ta Phrom Temple

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Ta From Temple (One of the scene in Tomb Raider was shot here)

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Reality

 

  • Sun starts to rise at 5.30AM.
  • Get your entrance ticket for USD 37.
  • Some locals will ask you to buy long pants for Angkor Wat visit. (Shorts are allowed).
  • Tuk Tuk ride to Angkor Wat normally cost around USD 15 – USD 20.
  • You can get a guide in Angkor Wat or your Tuk Tuk will brief you the history of Angkor Wat and some other temples around it.
  • Food in of Angkor Wat are normally expensive (One fried noodle would cost around USD 6)
  • Visit some other nearby temples (Not just Angkor Wat)
  • Check out Central Hostel in Siem Reap for accommodation (Highly Recommended)
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Places to visit in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

PUB STREET, SIEM REAP

 

  • Siem Reap night life
  • Shopping heaven
  • Make sure you visit Angkor What! Bar.
  • Pub Crawl Available
  • Exotic food (Scorpion, Snakes for you try
  • Night Market
  • Try Khmer noodles on the street
  • Cheap beers & liquors
  • Do not give money to the young kids who begged on the street.
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Pub Street

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One Dollar Fried Noodle

  • They have plenty stalls along Pub Street Area.
  • This particular stall is my favorite.
  • Try their one dollar vegetarian fried noodle.

SIEM REAP COUNTRYSIDE

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USD 3 FOR A DAY (MOUNTAIN BIKE)

  • Do visit the country side of Siem Reap.
  • Can book with the local tour or rent a bike on your own.

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These kids are getting last few pieces of snails

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Catching fishes at the Paddy Field

 

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Happiness

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This family saved my day! Check out my video for more details!

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Lost while searching for the sunset spot.

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They offered me this for free.

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Uncle Mech

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Uncle Mech’s Mum

 

 

 

 

 

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Route 1095 (Chiang Mai – Pai)

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How to get to Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Wat Chendi Luang

  • There are plenty temples to visit in Chiang Mai.
  • If you have limited time, do visit Wat Chendi Luang.
  • Located in the vicinity of Chiang Mai old town.
  • It was built in the 14th Century.
  • You can easily chat with the local monks here and most of them can speak English well.
  • Entrance fee is 40 THB / MYR 5/ USD 1

Pai, Thailand

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Route 1095

  • Motorbike Rent  200 THB / MYR 25 / USD 6 (24 HRS)
  • Full fuel tank 100 THB / MYR 12.50 / USD 3 
  • About 3 – 3.5 HRS journey to Pai from Chiang Mai. 
  • Do WAZE / GPS your destination before your start riding because the internet line could get pretty bad in the mountainous area.
  • Always wear your helmet.
  • There are minivan and bus services to Pai as well.
  • This is not a beginner friendly motorbike / scooter ride.
  • Uphill mountainous road with sharp corner turn.
  • Always fill up your tank when it show two bars or less.
  • Gasoline are available at most roadside local store.
  • Do not use Kiosk Gasoline by the roadside (Normally dried up)
  • There are many guesthouses and homestay along the way.
  • Occasionally, there will be military road block. Nothing to worry about.
  • It might get very chilly on your way to the top.
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Pai Canyon

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Pai Canyon

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Aerial View of Pai Canyon. 

  • Free Entrance.
  • Sunrise location.
  • Be careful of the ridges.
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Long Neck Tribe

  • Long Neck Tribe Village in Pai, Thailand. 
  • Small road on the left after the White Buddha entrance, follow the signboard.
  • Entrance is 100 THB / MYR 12.50 / USD 3
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Tuku Didgeridoo Band

 

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Tuku Didgeridoo Band in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Koleang Boat Noodle in Chiang Mai

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Ko Leang Boat Noodle. 

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  • Delicious and cheap boat noodle in Chiang Mai.
  • Open daytime only.

Tips when traveling to Chiang Mai & Pai, Thailand.

  • There are many tours services available in town and always ask for discount.
  • You can visit Doi Inthanon Park, White Temple in Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle and many more.
  • Night market are within walking distance.
  • Do spent more time in Pai if you love nature and mountains.

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand, Uncategorized

 

One Day Trip to Ayutthaya Historical Park.

  • Check out our video here Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • It’s about an hour drive from Bangkok, Thailand. 
  • We GRAB a cab to bring us there and drove us around for the day. (2000 THB / MYR 250 / USD 58)
  • There are train and buses services as well.
  • You could check another alternative here How to get to Ayutthaya by Travel Fish.

 

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  • Entrance fee for most temples is 50 THB / MYR 6 / USD 1.50.
  • You can get 220 THB / MYR 27.50 / USD 6 for 6 temples ticket as well.
  • You can get around Ayutthaya by bicycle, scooter or hire a Tuk Tuk driver.

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Wat Si Sanphet

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Wat Mahathat

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Smilling Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)

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  • Entrance fee for Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is THB 20 / MYR2.50 / USD 0.50.
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Best Iced Thai Tea Ever! 

Check them out here Malakor Kitchen & Cafe

Tips when travel to Ayutthaya Historical Park,

  • There are floating markets in Ayutthaya and I would suggest you to skip it.
  • Go early if you want to explore more of Ayutthaya because it is massive ruins and temples.
  • There are more than just one ruins to visit.
  • Always bargain with the Tuk Tuk driver.
  • There are many elephant rides and tours available in Ayutthaya. PLEASE DON’T RIDE THEM.

Koh Phangan (Full Moon Party)

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We planned a trip to Koh Phangan, Thailand. Obviously for the Full Moon Party. We heard a lot of crazy stories about it and decided to find it out.

Getting There

  • Book a flight to Koh Samui then take a ferry ride to Koh Phangan (More Expensive Option)
  • Book a flight to Surat Thani,  then about an hour bus/van ride to the Don Sak Pier then ferry ride to Koh Phangan (If you flying from Malaysia, choose this route and it would save you a lot of time and more affordable)
  • Get to Bangkok, book a bus + ferry tickets to Koh Phangan. Remember to book your ticket online if it is a peak season. We booked our tickets from 12go Asia Website. (About 1379 THB / MYR 173 / USD 40 inclusive of online booking fee)

 

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Check In at Lomprayah Bus & Ferry Boat Services at Khao San Road, Bangkok

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Waiting (30 Minutes) for the Lomprayah Bus at Khao San Road, Bangkok.

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The bus was kinda warm throughout our trip tho. Maybe because it was packed. 

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Toilet Break. 

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Lomprayah Double Decker Bus. 

 

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We arrived around 5am at the pier (2 hrs prior to boat departure)

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Finally on the way to our boat (You will have to check in at the counter office at the pier)

Ang Thong Marine Park (Full Day Boat Trip)

  • Booked from Orion Boat Cruise.
  • 2000 THB / MYR 250 / USD 58
  • Inclusive of snorkeling, Blue Lagoon viewpoint,  kayaking around the island and Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park viewpoint
  • Inclusive breakfast, lunch and tea break
  • Waterproof bag provided (To be return at the end of the day)
  • Free pick up from hotel
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Orion Boat Cruise

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Top deck with diving board and slide

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Snorkeling Area (About an hour boat journey)

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Snorkel Spot

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Lunch after snorkeled

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Blue Lagoon (15 minutes – staircase)

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30 – 45 minutes kayaking along the island.

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Ang Thong Marine Park Viewpoint

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Enjoy the sunset back to Koh Phangan

Full Moon Party (Haad Rin Beach)

  • You can check the schedule of the full moon party online here Full Moon Party Schedule before you book your ticket.
  • Ticket is around 100 THB / MYR 12 / USD 3. 
  • You can purchase the ticket at the entrance.
  • It starts at late evening but do not worry if you’re late cause they would party till sunrise.
  • If you missed it, there are actually Half Moon Party and Dark Moon Party available.
  • There are many bars and clubs playing along Haad Rin Beach. You could walk along the beach and find your favorite tracks to dance to.
  • There are many events going on such as fire dance, fire ropes and swings and some slides.
  • Do watch out for drunkards.
  • Bring necessary valuables only.
  • Go get yourself some neon or bright full moon party tanks or shirts and maybe some neon paints.
  • Party responsibly and be safe.
  • Get a Tuk Tuk to and from your place.
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Full Moon Party

 

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Cheap Alcohols

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Fire Dance 

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I do not know this guy. 

Sunset at Haad Yao Beach

  • About 20 minutes drive from Thong Sala. 
  • There are couple restaurants available there to dine in. (Check on TripAdvisor)
  • You could walk along the beach for free and enjoying the evening chill vibes there.
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Sunset at Haad Yao

Muay Thai Boxing (Kobra Stadium)

  • Located in Thong Sala
  • There are many other Muay Thai boxing stadium available in Koh Phangan. 
  • 600 THB/ MYR 75 / USD 17 for normal tickets.
  • 800 THB/ MYR 100 / USD 23 for front seaters.
  • Starts at 9.30PM (Normally they would start when there are more crowds so do expect some delay)
  • 5 Fights in one night.
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Boxing Night

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They normally saved the best fight for last.

Koh Ma Island

  • About 35 minutes bike ride from Thong Sala.
  • Koh Ma Island connected to Mae Haad Beach by bars of sands.
  • You can park your bike at the local restaurant and walk to the beach (Free)
  • You could explore the island on your own and snorkel around it.
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Koh Ma Island Aerial View.

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Sand Bar

Surat Thani, Thailand.

  • We took the boat ride from Thong Sala Pier to Don Sak Pier in  Surat Thani, Thailand.
  • We stayed overnight there for our flight back to Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 100% recommend you guys to stay here My Place Hotel in Surat Thani. 
  • They have one of the best customer service so far for a budget hotel.
  • They welcomed us with iced cold tea to quenched our thirst.
  • Friendly staff.
  • This place is walking distance to the local night market.
  • You can book shuttle bus to airport from here as well.

 

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Greeting notice from our room.

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Free postcard for you to bring back

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 Tips

  • If you up to some crazy slide and party, go to Slip N Fly and check them out. They do offered a packaged ticket with Full Moon Party. 
  • There are night market located in Thong Sala.
  • If you have plenty of time in Koh Phangan, you can visit the Phaeng Waterfall, Paradise waterfall & Than Sadet Waterfall National Park.
  • If you are here for the Full Moon Party, be prepared for the hike in price of almost everything.
  • There will be a lot of other travelers, tourists and backpackers too.
  • Make sure you book your boat tickets in advance because it normally sold out during peak season.
  • Always be ready with your sun block. It can get very hot and humid in the day.
  • Renting a bike in Koh Phangan normally costs around 200 THB / MYR 25 / USD 6.