February 18, 2023

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  • Bangkok
  • Koh Samui
  • Krabi


These are other itineraries and guides that cover Bangkok and South Thailand. A lot of these I used as inspiration; feel free to consult them as well.


Useful links I kept on hand throughout the trip.


Our actual itinerary, with a few options here and there.

Day 1

  • Date: Saturday, February 18th
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Highlights: I arrive in the morning; friends join in the late evening
  • Weather: AccuWeather

Michael’s first day in Bangkok. Can meet up with Thomas as well.

Doing a day trip to Ayutthaya.

Here’s a guide. This website is also fantastic for Chiang Mai (…and I’ll definitely be consulting for my trip north, and to Cambodia and hopefully Laos).

Check-in to Revolution Hostel Asoke at night. (They were nice and emailed to confirm.)

Day 2

  • Date: Sunday, February 19th
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Highlights: Spend the day in Bangkok!
  • Weather: AccuWeather

Our first full day in Bangkok.

Areas of the city to explore…

  • Sukhumvit (party scene)
  • Chinatown
  • Old City (…especially Khao San Road)


Chatuchak Weekend Market. River cruise exists as well.

  • Group A
    • Wat Pho (near Sanam Chai MRT, USD$6.30pp, takes ~1hr), has reclining Buddha
      • Lunch near here: along Chao Phraya River, many restaurants
    • The Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew (5-10min walk from Wat Pho, USD$15.73pp, takes ~1-2hr)
    • (then) walk down the Chao Phraya River and explore Wat Arun (USD$1.57, ~1-3hr, depending on if you climb it)
  • Group B
    • The Marble Temple or Wat Banchamabophit (USD$0.63, near Phaya Thai, can tuk tuk the rest of the distance, takes ~1-2hr)
    • Jim Thompson House (near Siam BTS station, USD$3.15 with a student discount, takes ~1hr)
    • The Golden Mount or Wat Saket (takes bus #8 from the Victory Monument, USD$1.58, takes ~1-2hr)

Must stop by Khao San Road! Cool tourist hub, will be good to spend the night there. Walkable from The Golden Mount; else take a canal boat to Phra Arthit Pier.

There’s also Muay Thai a ~7min walk from Khao San Road. $65 for VIP tickets and takes ~3 hours. There’s the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium (MWFS) and Lumpinee Stadium (TThS); 6pm fights.

Another night at Revolution Hostel Asoke.

Day 3

  • Date: Monday, February 20th
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Highlights: The last day in Bangkok; depart for Surat Thani via train at night.
  • Weather: AccuWeather

The last day in Bangkok.

Plan it out of day 1 based on what we decide to do (and not do) on day 2. Only thing that becomes impossible is the weekend market, everything else is fair game.

Check-out of the hostel.

Catch train at 1850 and head for Surat Thani. Train departs from central station.

Day 4

  • Date: Tuesday, February 21st
  • Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
  • Highlights: Arrive in Surat Thani in the morning and head for Koh Samui right away.
  • Weather: AccuWeather

First day in Koh Samui!

It’s an amazing island. Here’s a few ideas…

  • Big Buddha
  • Tree-top zip-line; close to Tan Rua waterfall (can do afterward)
  • Mummified Monk, Wat Khunaram
  • Laem Sor Pagoda
  • Secret Buddha Garden (USD$3)
  • Coral Cove beach
  • A “walking street”… Fisherman’s Village, Maenam Market, Chaweng Night Market
  • Hin Ta & Hin Yai, grandmother and grandfather rocks

Check-in to P&T Hostel.

Day 5

  • Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
  • Location: Surat Thani, Thailand
  • Highlights: Enjoy another day in Koh Samui.
  • Weather: AccuWeather

Enjoy Koh Samui.

This day we could spend mostly at the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Other options: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan.

(Unrelated, but per this there’s some pretty good backpacking just north of Bangkok en route to Chiang Mai; might be able to rope that into my next trip.)

Another day in P&T Hostel.

Day 6

  • Date: Thursday, February 23rd
  • Location: Krabi, Thailand
  • Highlights: Head to Krabi; first day in Krabi!
  • Weather: AccuWeather

A quick morning in Surat Thani before departing for Krabi.

  • Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)
  • Khao Khanab Nam Mountains (USD$9.41)
  • Au Luk Mangroves (where are these?!)
  • Klong Thom Hot Springs (USD$2.82 for the hot springs, USD$6.27 for the nature reserve)
  • Emerald Pool (USD$6.27)
  • Wat Kaew Temple (USD$15.67)
  • Elephant Sactuary (USD$78.35…)
  • Thung Teao Forest Natural Pkar (USD$2.82)
  • Phra Ae Beach
  • Tonsai Bay

Check-out of P&T Hostel.

Head to Krabi.

Check-in to K-Bunk at AoNang.

Day 7

  • Date: Friday, February 24th
  • Location: Krabi, Thailand
  • Highlights: The first full day in Krabi.
  • Weather: AccuWeather

Enjoy Krabi!

Probably worth doing a day-trip to the Phi Phi islands. (Is there an island exploring day-trip?)

Second day at K-Bunk.

Day 8

  • Date: Saturday, February 25th
  • Location: Krabi, Thailand
  • Highlights: Fly back to Singapore!

Weather: AccuWeather

Check-out of K-Bunk.

(For the morning, can enjoy whatever is left, enjoying the day in Krabi town. Can also use it to study… lol)

Last day in Thailand. Fly back to Singapore, through KL, with Air Asia. Flight leaves at 1425.


  • Phat Kaphrao
  • Pad See Ew (wide noodle pad thai)
  • Thai Milk Tea
  • Thai curry

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